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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Secrets: Song of the Times

Secrets in the age of the Internet are almost a thing of the past. For excellent thinking about privacy and secrets in the digital sphere, check out Danielle Citron's new book Hate Crimes in Cyberspace and watch for Frank Pasquale's forthcoming book The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information. For fun and insight on how the Internet is transforming this generation's sense of self, identity and desire for privacy/exposure, listen to this wacky song. Here are the lyrics.

I've got bi-polar disorder
My shit's not in order
I'm overweight
I'm always late
I've got too many things to say
I rock mom jeans, cat earrings
Extrapolate my feelings
My family is dysfunctional
But we have a good time killing each other

They tell us from the time we're young
To hide the things that we don't like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I'm not the only one
Who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well I'm over it

I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)So-o-o-o-o what
So what
So what
So what

I can't think straight, I'm so gay
Sometimes I cry a whole day
I care a lot, use an analog clock
And never know when to stop
And I'm passive, aggressive
I'm scared of the dark and the dentist
I love my butt and won't shut up
And I never really grew up

They tell us from the time we're young
To hide the things that we don't like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I'm not the only one
Who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well I'm over it

I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
So what
So what
So what
So what

I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)

Posted by Orly Lobel on October 14, 2014 at 11:29 AM | Permalink

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