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The Malcontent (The Modern World)

Running Time: 3:10

Songwriters: Miles Zuniga, Tony Scalzo

Notes:

  • The song was written back in 2003 during Miles and Tony's acoustic tour.
  • An acoustic demo was put on the band's MySpace page on June 22, 2006.
  • A new studio demo of the song, with slightly modified lyrics, was put up on the band's MySpace page on December 14, 2007.
  • The song's title was changed from "The Modern World" to "The Malcontent (The Modern World)" as noted in the official track listing for 'Little White Lies' announced on January 15, 2009.

Release History:

  • 2009 - 'Little White Lies'

lyrics

I hear the ringing of the telephone
No one's home, none of you can reach me
I'm alone and I feel fine

There's nothing anyone can sell to me
There's nothing new none of you can teach me
But I'm sure that you will try

I'm tired of living in the modern world
With pretty boys and plastic girls
Broken hearts, vanity's the disease

I hear my (the) music on the radio
What's that song, from long ago they're still playing
Is it saying anything to you

Pretty people in the magazines
Play the part of kings and queens
Hair and makeup can cover up the ugly truth
(Do you love them, 'cause I'm sure that they love you)

I'm tired of living in the modern world
With pretty boys and plastic girls
Broken hearts, vanity's the disease
It really doesn't mean a thing to me
It really doesn't mean a thing to me

I'm tired of living in the modern world
With pretty boys and plastic girls
Broken hearts, vanity's the disease

I hear the ringing of the telephone
No one's home and none of you can reach me
I'm alone and I feel fine
(Pretty people in the magazines
Play the part of kings and queens
Do you love them, 'cause I'm sure that they love you)

I'm tired of living in the modern world
With pretty boys and plastic girls
Broken hearts, vanity's the disease
It really doesn't mean a thing to me
It really doesn't mean a thing to me
It really doesn't mean a thing to me

Notes on lyrics: Lyrics in parenthesis represent the original "demo" lyrics, where they vary from the studio release version.

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