Hello, I’m Entertainment!

Rise Against’s Entertainment addresses the issue of how intertwined we have become with our media. The song focuses on how society seems to live for others. Life has been a game of maintaining appearances by casting aside critical thinking and embracing the mob mentality. In the song’s chorus we hear, “We’ve all made petty fortunes but can’t afford a life” is a big commentary on how superficial society has become. People are no longer judged on their character, but are instead judged on whether their views conform to what society has been deemed acceptable. This song is similar to Robbin’s Lawn People as both address how we are largely defined by our capitalist society and hardly even realize it. While the two have different topics, they both address ideologies and how we fail to understand the illogical creatures we have become.

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