“Total Entertainment Forever” – Father John Misty [YouTube Music Video]

LYRICS

Bedding Taylor Swift
Every night inside the Oculus Rift
After mister and the missus finish dinner and the dishes
And now the future’s definition is so much higher than it was last year
It’s like the images have all become real
And someone’s living my life for me out in the mirror

No, can you believe how far we’ve come
In the New Age?
Freedom to have what you want
In the New Age we’ll all be entertained
Rich or poor, the channels are all the same
You’re a star now, baby, so dry your tears
You’re just like them
Wake on up from the nightmare

Come on
Oh ho oh
Oh
Oh ho oh

No gods to rule us
No drugs to soothe us
No myths to prove stuff
No love to confuse us

Not bad for a race of demented monkeys
From a cave to a city to a permanent party

Come on
Oh ho oh
Oh
Oh ho oh

When the historians find us we’ll be in our homes
Plugged into our hubs
Skin and bones
A frozen smile on every face
As the stories replay
This must have been a wonderful place

Father John Misty has a new music video from his 2017 album Pure Comedy. Watch the aptly titled “Total Entertainment Forever” above.

The man otherwise known as Josh Tillman has imagined a future where people use virtual reality to take Taylor Swift to bed. In the music video, we see someone play a video game as Kurt Cobain (portrayed by none other than ’90s child star Macaulay Culkin), experiencing torture and starring in Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” video, with a few twists along the way. Much like the album, there are laugh-out-loud moments. The real world implications are often depressing, and yet somehow life affirming.

“Total Entertainment Forever” is one of the most happy and upbeat-sounding songs on the LP, and the full instrumentation adds a soulful vibe with horns, piano, bass, drums, and of course acoustic guitar. The full Pure Comedy album is streaming for free on YouTube, courtesy of Sub Pop Records, and has some visual elements you won’t get on purely audio streaming services.

Father John Misty heads out on tour May 5. Get the full tour dates and more awesome free music on his Zumic page.