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Private Parts feat. The Grouch

from Cicada Exoskeletons by Tim Stiles

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Our data privacy is compromised on the daily, our internet navigations are tracked everywhere we click, and methods to protect ourselves are constantly compromised no matter what we do to prevent our personal information from being stolen. Featuring The Grouch (of Living Legends).


[Tim Stiles]
This site wants to know my location
Sure, I'll allow but subsequently send me notifications? Nope, I throw in the towel
My own accord's been out-waged by the proud
Robot overlords coding open doors like Blaise Pascal

When convenience is tantamount
We become lenient letting data rain from the clouds
As soon a privacy gets sold at a premium
It feels as if we're being disemboweled

Look, I'll accept your cookies with a satiated sentiment
But my data's sensitive, invading it takes precedent
Over any internet mandate or intent for its betterment
I don't care if it's to aggregate or eradicate pestilence

Encapsulating eating habits with my average weight
To feed me targeted ads through packets grazed
Is an undeniable breach of my rights
Sure, I clicked accept but a white flag wasn't raised

They say it's for my own protection,
It's so deceptive when they pry so hard
Data being driven in so many directions
A backseat passenger drives my car

No perspective on what they're collecting
Unclear objective, where'd the driver park?
That's how riots start
I wish they'd keep their hands to themselves, off my private parts...

[The Grouch]
Dat-data and information that if taken
Down and recorded is important
Yeah, I get it I don't really fear it
Cause love will prevail and we can afford it

An assortment of details
So you can get to know me well without knowing me
Well, I heard it in a seashell that Sally sold
Before the Silicon Valley mode

We had the northern Cali cold in seasons
A story of two worlds we believed in
I never sell my soul for the wrong reason
No one could take that from me if I'm breathing

Nature is sacred, that's what I put my faith in
No effort wasted, unplugging from the matrix
But the web we weave is a sticky one
Will your trigger finger squeeze when you get the gun?

The car, the house, the promotion
Is success worth the death of the ocean?
No, I say "success" in quotes and I'm hoping
To provoke thought and get your heart open


[Tim Stiles]
Most of the time we ignore keep on clicking
Accept this, allow that just to load a page we're visiting
Ads litter screens and block what we're reading
One index misstep leads to malware imprisoning

That's when they sell us apps supposed to rid it clean
Then all of a sudden that cleaner itself begins soliciting
CPU cycles dwindle as the virus starts to chisel away
Until the data loss is crippling

Nothing could outweigh the cost you're will to spend to stop it
Kick and scream all you want, the robots are gonna profit
So many security layers smother us while we're all asleep
Data miners will keep laundering the middle-ware cloth of kings



from Cicada Exoskeletons, released September 3, 2021
Written by Tim Stiles
Co-written by The Grouch (Living Legends)
Prod. by Qreepz
Co-prod. by Tim Stiles
Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Jay Battle @ The Battlefield


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Tim Stiles Santa Cruz, California

Tim Stiles is an independent hip-hop artist historically known as the lead vocalist/rapper of the satirical hip hop band, Passion Party. Tim is no one trick pony. He’s a clever, crafty wordsmith in his own right with an ability to adapt to just about any concept or genre. ... more

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