Pain Of Salvation - Kingdom Of Loss lyrics

Someone sells us Toys™ in a cheap cartoon
Someone sells us Cars™ in the latest Bond™ that's coming soon
Someone sells us Trends™ through a sitcom star
Someone sells Herself™ in a docu-soap that goes too far

Life™ on sale

Can someone please just tell me what happened?
I mean, first we paid for fast-food that will make us all fat and tired
So then we pay for elevators
So we won't have to climb the 3 stairs up to our apartments
Then we buy freaking StairMaster™ machines
So we can burn away while watching someone make real food on TV
Now if that doesn't make us winners, I don't know what will
I bet we would hang ourselves, if the world would just cut us a slack
And now you think maybe you should see a shrink
Help you feel alive again - yeah, that's a plan
Just tell us who to pay

Someone sells us Man™ in a White House™ speech
Then Woman™ tightly pressed
Between two bouncing breasts on a Baywatch™ beach
Someone sells us Us™ everywhere I turn
Then introducing Them™
To earn stock-points on our concern

All for sale
All for sale
It's all for sale
All for sale

Welcome down to planet Earth™
Please don't ask us what it's worth
You will notice that the world you found
Is slightly tattered and worn down

Someone sold us every stain
Now if you wish to complain
There's an open spot at 6 pm
It's when Caucasia is listening

If you're tearing down my world
Please just try to do it gently
If you're tearing down my world
Please just try to do it gently
There is love inside
For a dream that has to die

See, it's really all about time and choice:
The fast food saves us enough time to squeeze lunch in exactly when we want it
The elevators save us just a little more
The StairMaster™ let us choose exactly when to walk the stairs
Time is so important these days
It's becoming a fucking disease
And I guess in a way it is
Since it's bound to kill us all in the end
Now with all the time and money we stashed away on others' expense
I can only assume that the tickets to hell are really expensive
And for some reason
It's important to be first in line

Someone sells us God™ in 2-for-1 with Shame™
Someone sells us War™
And the marketing, looks just the same
Someone sells us Fear™ on TV each day
A shape for every taste
If the flavour's right, we gladly pay

All on sale
All on sale
We're all on sale
All on sale

Welcome to the only Earth™
Please enjoy your only birth
You will learn to take more than you give
Buying scars you must live with
Someone sold us every scar
They somehow made us what we are
We all long that spot at 6 pm
But no one is really listening

No no
Not anymore
We're all too busy
Buying Sex™
Buying War™
Buying Self Confidence™
Insurance Plans™
Just buying More & More™

As you're tearing down my world
Please just try to do it gently
(There's still love inside)
As you're tearing down our world
Please just try to do it gently
(There's still love inside for the dream that has to die)