We check all your transactions
It’s just part of the plan
And we track your occupations
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We know what you are thinking
Cos we follow your feed
We know just want you want
And we predict what you need
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And where you are
We’ve got satellites that tell us
We’ve got chips in your car
We know what you had for dinner
What you had for tea
And we’ll pass the data onwards
For our usual fee
It’s all part of the algorithm
We’re just part if the algorithm

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And somewhere in the deluge
Of bits and bytes
There could be somebody who loves you
Somebody that’s right
They could be sitting right next door
Or in outer space
And you’ll never even know
If that’s their real face
It’s just part of the algorithm
We’re all just part of the algorithm


A change is as good as a rest, as the old rubric has it. I don’t know what to say about this song – or even if I like it! It’s far out of my wheelhouse and I don’t have a feel for whether it’s a success or not. I’ve been tinkering with it for an age, and in the end I’ve cut it down to 2 minutes so that if it *is* bad at least it doesn’t hang around long enough to get irritating.

I’ve had the main keyboard riff around for about 5 years. I have a shitty old Yamaha keyboard packed with amazingly bad sounds and I like to tinker with it for laughs and one day I bashed this out. Played through a big amp at massive volume it sounds like a space invasion and is pretty awesome. Plugged through GarageBand…? I dunno.

Anyway, the lyrics are fairly self explanatory and not really interesting either. If this makes it onto the album, it will be strictly filler.