Class. Convenience. Societal strains.
Ads and brands. Commercials and chains.
It’s so much more than buying and selling,
Money moves markets. Quality be damned.
Chained to chains and branded by brands.
Our lives are pieces of a larger corporate puzzle
Break out of the corporate norm- take a stand
Invest in the community, don’t stuff the fat cat’s coffers.
Corporate money bags filling up,
Local communities drying up.
Ads play on your emotions and your choices are not your own.
Brands make decisions and consumerism’s your home.
Campbell’s. Purell. Ramen. Walgreen’s.
Walmart. Target. Goodwill. And Aldi’s.
The cheapest and easiest – Muncie has all of these.
Monopolizing markets is the vision of economies
Farm stands, Herot, Tonne have it pretty rough
The Island, Greeks, diamonds in the rough
Left to die by the big names
Muncie’s hidden name
People won’t go somewhere they don’t know
Can’t find the places if they can’t show
Up the big name signs
Hard to advertise against their dimes
For the big shops, you get what you pay for
You pay less expecting more
You want a Ferrari and get a Saturn
Where’s the trust?
The trust is in the city’s ways
The hideaways, not always pretty
Waiting for later days
Waiting for the rise, their comeback to fame
Ready to put these big cats to shame
But money flows like concrete,
Turns city streets into desert roads
Brings fast food and misery
While quick feet try to escape
These neighborhoods and cityscapes.
The communities are left in schisms
And that’s the price of consumerism.