The Archives – The Lyric Book “Pyramid Scheme”

 

This song is an observation of certain characteristics of CEO’s of companies that negatively impact socio-economic culture around them in the name of profit. All companies that dump waste, all companies that implement deceptive marketing, companies that do not consider the well being of their customers however big or small. The more artists who bring attention to this, refuse to help contribute by boycotting their products and letting their fans know, the more chance we have of preserving a world that existed before every known resource became a for profit commodity.

 

Pyramid Scheme – Final Version

The elevator opens
He exits at the top
His black Armanis tap the marble floor
His limo leaves the lot

90 floors above the world he smiles at the people
His lawyers reassure him that the paper trails are legal

The protesters are powerless
The focus groups approve
From silver bottle fragrances
To alligator shoes

An empire rises quickly from superfluous demand
Once everyone tells everyone they have to try this brand

Stacking up the bricks in a pyramid scheme
Sitting high atop the American dream
Sponsored by greed and a sea of caffeine
Stacking up the bricks in a pyramid scheme

Habits and behaviors
Are plotted on a graph
Your every action’s monitored
He wants you coming back

Masterfully convincing it is worthy of your worship
As you’re trying to find the truth inside a building full of serpents

Stacking up the bricks in a pyramid scheme
Sitting high atop the American dream
Sponsored by greed and a sea of caffeine
Stacking up the bricks in a pyramid scheme

Bridge

Stacking up the bricks in a pyramid scheme
The only colors you can see are 50 shades of green
Sponsored by greed and a sea of caffeine
Stacking up the bricks in a pyramid scheme