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The Edges Of Entertainment

by Mikel Rouse



The Edges Of Entertainment is the second single from the new album Swingers Castle. Available everywhere September 6, 2019.


The Edges Of Entertainment

Basic freedom basic income
Basically your frozen sitcom
Nothing left to reason with
So settle for new season myth
Recycling the garbage bin
Billboards in the bullpen
Hollywood Reporter
Psycho image sorter
Welcome to the status quo
As far as entertainments go
Vice Vox chicken pox
Thanks for the reminder
Justin Goldilocks

Trendsetting megachurch
White as white and mega-merch
Walk in daddy’s footsteps
Make that money
So proud of you
Saving souls and romcom honey
Hillsong Zoe Vous
Humanistic fuck you
Falwell et al. Robertson
Welcome to Adult Swim
On the edge of entertainment
And derangement
Freedom elected me a president

That’s entertainment
That’s entertainment
No one can blame it
No one can tame it

Sitting on the edge of darkness
Salt rooms of the Internet
‘Friends’ of ‘Carrie’ breaking bads
Reboot the baby boomer’s fads
Golden Age of nothing new
Of altos and sopranos too
Imagine past, the times of you
Inflicting damage for the few
Awake asunder and bury wonder
Another season’s adverts funder
Kinda glad the planet dies
Not the planet but the lies

Never followed golf or sitcoms
Strap on entertainment long bomb
See enough and death’s a blessing
No celebrity confessing
OITNB and chump change
This ain’t lifers this re- arrange
So Grohl vacant hole
Andy Williams whatcha know?
Conglomerates a force of good?
A corporate funded Robbin Hood?
A world you can’t believe
Dream that world just once and leave

Words that you can’t say
Put those fucking words away
Everybody benefits from
The PC condiments
To feel good about yourself
Maybe dream of Uber wealth
Home team
That’s a home team

That’s entertainment
That’s entertainment
No one can blame it
No one can tame it


released July 5, 2019


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Mikel Rouse New York, New York

Mikel Rouse is a New York-based composer, director, performer and recording artist hailed as “a composer many believe to be the best of his generation.” (NY Times 2002) His works include 25 records, 7 films (including Funding and Music For Minorities), and a trilogy of media operas: Failing Kansas, Dennis Cleveland and The End Of Cinematics. ... more

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