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Virtual Reality

by TomboFry

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Plug me in Online surfing Racing down the highway Cyber in my mind Connected to computers Humans intertwined I've become a robot In perfect harmony Living in a work of fiction For everyone to see Living virtually In a new reality Driving in hover-cars Buy my all-new virtual avatars We don't need our planet We're comfortable and free And everything is burning But it doesn't bother me Mining for gold in the open seas Information is currency Minting pictures of monkeys Mocked by our future's history Researchers discover that humans previously lived on a planet called "Earth", some 200 years ago. Once filled with luscious green forests and deep blue oceans, a group of people single-handedly brought an end to civilisation on Earth. Also known as "crypto bros", they used most of the planet's resources to perform arbitrary calculations in order to obtain virtual currencies, causing unsustainable amounts of heat to be pumped into its atmosphere and life on the planet to die out. In a world where we must hold on for our lives (Plug me in) We escape the negativity and the lies (Online surfing) Make the same mistakes again and again and again (Living virtually) Suffering the same old fate until the end (In a new reality)
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Set in the present day, Virtual Reality is a song about human life, blissfully ignorant to our world collapsing around us. Bombarded by advertisements and call-to-actions, we, too, can have a slice of adventure - virtually, of course. Little do we realise that, one day, human life will forever be virtual, after Earth is evacuated due to runaway greenhouse effects and overpopulation. Where we exist then is unknown to us now, but the powerful will finally have permanent control.

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Backstory:

The first day I played VRchat was the day I started this song. To start off with, it was just a cheesy 80's song about being "plugged in" and "connected to computers", but the more I played multiplayer VR games with friends, the more I couldn't help but think about the "Metaverse". A dystopian, virtual future is being created before our eyes, filled with cosmetic accessories, paid for using cryptocurrencies. You could own them, too, if you'd like (...well, not really)! GROSS.

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released April 21, 2022

Production, Lyrics, Vocals, Cover Art: TomboFry

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TomboFry Glasgow, UK

TomboFry makes music in whatever style and genre comes to mind. Since 2013 this has largely been chiptune / 8-bit, but over the years he has experimented with dark and distorted soundscapes, synthwave, and more! He is largely influenced by 00's pop, progressive rock, and most recently k-pop. ... more

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