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"Technology Is a Dead Bird" (originally titled "Between Here and Now") is the title track of the album of the same name by Mars Argo. Two versions of the song were released, one being the normal album version, and the other being an updated acoustic version with alternate lyrics, featured on the Internet Sessions EP in 2010.

An reworked studio version, produced by Johnny K and using the alternate lyrics, was recorded for the band's second studio album in 2010 and leaked through Discord on July 6, 2018.

Theme

This song tells us of this 'dead bird' that is technology. In poetry, art, and literature, a bird represents freedom, therefore, a dead bird represents imprisonment or no free will. Technology is in our hands (and therefore the dead bird) represents us using this imprisonment voluntarily; they’re explaining that we voluntarily give in to the mental imprisonment that is technology.

Lyrics

Album version

[Verse 1: Titanic Sinclair]
Just let me love, let me be
Here on the floor
Flying eastward toward the shore
Knowing that the stars won't last in the sky
I took you to a prison cell
You were afraid and I could tell
Then on a train we met a friend
Who showed us that we should pretend

[Pre-Chorus: Connie]
I need to be myself again
I know precisely when it is time to be the actor
It is amusing when everything is confusing
Let us be in on the joke the world is afraid to admit
Or ashamed to confess
Or, alternatively
Eager to expose
How is it that I'm all of the above?
There's got to be more than denial and drugs
Empty bottles are starting to feel less fun
And would deceive us is deceiving

[Pre-Chorus: Mars Argo]
Technology is a dead bird in your hands
Technology is a dead bird in your hands

[Chorus: Titanic Sinclair]
We could live in a dream (This isn't any time or place to be)
Where is my liberty? (This isn't any time or place to be)
Buried under a tree (This isn't any time or place to..)
Where is my liberty? (This isn't any time or place to be)

[Bridge: Connie]
Every one of us is in our wonder years
Wishing we were just one year younger
I, I need to get over myself
I'm going to end up on top of the mountain one of these days
If I make it long enough
Sometimes I just want to drift away into outer space

[Chorus]
We could live in a dream (This isn't any time or place to be)
Where is my liberty? (This isn't any time or place to be)
Buried under a tree (This isn't any time or place to..)
Where is my liberty? (This isn't any time or place to be)


Johnny K remix

[Verse 1: Titanic Sinclair]
I took you to a prison cell
You were afraid and I could tell
And on a train we met a friend
Who showed us that we should pretend

[Pre-Chorus: Mars Argo]
We could pretend
You could be my best friend

[Chorus: Mars Argo & Titanic Sinclair]
Technology is a dead bird in your hands
Technology is a dead bird in your hands
Simulation, computation
This is not a representation
This is how I know you

[Verse 2: Titanic Sinclair]
Your glow reflects upon my skin
You are the key that lets me in

[Pre-Chorus: Mars Argo]
We could pretend
You could be my best friend

[Chorus: Mars Argo & Titanic Sinclair]
Technology is a dead bird in your hands
Technology is a dead bird in your hands
Simulation, computation
This is not a representation
This is how I know

[Post-Chorus: Titanic Sinclair (Mars Argo)]
We could live in a dream (This isn't any time or place to be)
Where is my liberty? (This isn't any time or place to be)
Buried under a tree (This isn't any time or place to..)

[Bridge: Titanic Sinclair]
And through a screen I saw her face
I knew that she was my escape

[Chorus: Mars Argo & Titanic Sinclair]
Technology is a dead bird in your hands
Technology is a dead bird in your hands
Simulation, computation
This is not a representation
This is how I know you