(Since when) was it just a fallacy of tainted memory
(Since when) to believe that things were really all right?
(Since when) were the qualities of wisdom and knowledge
(Since when) equivalent to mere facts online?
(Since when) were the virtues of character and content
(Since when) more than just a popularity game?
(Since when) was the protocol of rational judgment
Not the same as blame?
It’s fucked up beyond all recognition, just a symptom of the time
You might call it modern cognition without a reason or rhyme
(Since when) was the platitude of honorable mention
(Since when) only a dishonor to behold?
(Since when) was being second only first among the losers
Just the same as getting old?
It’s natural to feel unlucky, too many winners spoil the prize
So if you are on the bottom don’t you cry
(Since when) was history just a futile mission
(Since when) without a context to reveal?
(Since when) was lacking sense of place or social purpose
The new deal?
Yeah, it’s fucked up beyond all recognition, just a symptom of the time
You might call it cognition but don’t ask why
Ask since when