Lyrics to Lauryn Hill’s Brand New Song, “Neurotic Society”

"Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)"

“Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)”

Yesterday, Lauryn Hill released a new song, entitled, “Neurotic Society”!

You can purchase a digital copy of the track from iTunes, here:

Ms. Hill also made a statement about the details of her single’s release on her Tumblr account:

Here is my effort to decipher the lyrics:

(update: on May 13, Ms. Hill was kind of enough to release the actual lyrics to this song, here! I’ve now added a strike-through to each part that I got wrong)

Verse 1
We’re living in a joke time
Metaphorical coke time
Commerce and guru men
Run the whole world men
Bold, drunken debauchery
Old-World mentality
Cold world, kills softly
Whole world, run savagely
Greedy men and pride fiends
Program TV screens
Quick-scamming drag queens
Real likely to blaspheme_
Think twice, it’s past dream
Crime, if you ask clean
Quick-fast, the poison has entered the bloodstream
Psychological mask, the consequences of tragedy
Mythological characters
Men and women as parody
Superficial to vanity, borderline to insanity
Out-of-order humanity
Crime committed so passively __
Desperados and casualties
Corporations want batteries
Explanations and strategies
Domination and mastery
Own Jones__ and the bankrupt
Grown people so corrupt
Vice- whores and yellow men
Junkies of popularity
Culturesold in_dependence
Vulture_-scavenged reality
Past feeling depravity
Decaying social cavity
Preying on human ignorance
Popular immorality
Symptom_ to disease_ hit
Population misled
Self-indulgent, past dead
Absent to the God-head
Pimps, pushers, and harlotry
Nepotism, no artistry
Despotism and piracy
Desperation, dishonesty
Push this as your policy
No money, less__ equality
Inflated global ego
Imitating reality
Hypocritics on salary
Idle hands, devil’s agency
Predisposed to complacency
Jealousy and audacity
Contagious social gluttony
Stages of mass malignancy
Epidemic deception
Generation in atrophy
Glam life in debt
Scam life in editors
Byproducts of neglect
Children hiding from creditors
Absense of self-respect
Phony, scared of competitors
Lifestyle of luxury at someone’s expense
Sensitive children
Used up as sacrifice
Blind__ to the consequence
Smoked up in dope pipes
Ecstasy, fast-life
Recklessly past life
Narcotics and cash fight this neurotic society
Benefactors turned actors
Addiction_triple_ captors
Experience, manufactured in this neurotic, toxic society

Verse 2:
It’s like post-war
They__ looking for the communist_, or who‘s the Marxist is
10,000 pictures on Facebook
It’s like the pot calling the kettle narcissist
Come on, really?
Saying the devil, but you’re the chief arsonist?
Hypocrites can’t even see their own part in this
No reflection
Vampire paradigm
No introspection
This star, that star rants, has a break down
Three months before pure obsession
Picture, can’t take-down
Children, it’s a shake-down
They just looking for a sacrifice
They been doing this since before Bobby Dar_in sang “Mack the Knife”
Before James Dean’s car did a jack-knife
Perhaps, it’s because they lack life or lack guts
Never confuse the head with the butt
Opinions are like assholes
And, most of ’em stink
I was told by a woman, so rethink
Don’t ever let them lead you to drink
Lead you to doubt
Lead you to fall
Get up, stand up
_ Cast Lucifer out
Shake it up, baby
Watch them twisting and __ shout
Insecure assholes
Looking for a ticket to ride off somebody like the pick et
It’s fucking wicked, shame on a nuh-!
In this neurotic, toxic society

Verse 3:
Sick psycho psychology
In desperate need of psychiatry
Exorcism_, sobriety
Forcing social lobotomies
People stuck in dichotomies
Pseudo-sicko anxiety
The serial criminal’s dressed in variety
Social transvestism
Subliminal, dressed up as piety
Transferrence, projections
Like Partesian images
Robbing innocence
Stealing __ inheritence
Quiet victims with no defense
Betrayed over dollars and cents
Maladjusted and ignorant
Mal_ediction and dissonance
Too much addiction, __ no consciousness
Don’t trust it
This cosmology’s busted
Broken and returned to the dust, a spin to corruption
Oppression, deceit
Abuse and repeat
They don’t feel complete
Unless they’re ____ robbing the sheep
Man is not a product
If you call him that, then stop it
In this neurotic, Godless society

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