I actually wrote this song in French first, and you can read that version here.

Artifice (English version)

All that defiles on your TV is just a scene You fantasize on CGI and on greenscreen Your concubines have a whole life behind their cups Bet you wouldn’t recognize them without makeup

No hair around the cunt just shave your whole body Not fat, not flat, no muscles, none of that’s girly Or don’t you dare complain if you look plain ugly Couldn’t a lady have moment of mercy

So no one tell me it isn’t natural So no one tell me it’s a sin So no one tell me it ain’t natura~l When your lives are artificial

Isn’t it great, our world We’re certainly what God wanted us to become Isn’t it great, our wo~rld The age of heresy is long gone

All movies made these days are sexual And all advertisements superficial All the games of our youth are virtual We rely on media to be social

To have or not to have, we want it all Singular has taken over plural Engagement is only conditional Sensual often not consensual

So no one tell me it isn’t natural So no one tell me it’s a sin So no one tell me it ain’t natura~l When your lives are artificial

Isn’t it great, our world We’re certainly what God wanted us to become Isn’t it great, our wo~rld The age of heresy is long gone

The plane, Walt Disney World, roller coasters with Donald Duck The sand making the beach that has been dumped there by a truck The RV or the tent, the smores, the beer in plastic cups None of it’s natural - I don’t see you giving a fuck

Clothing, cars, shoes, perfume, trash bags, money TV, couch, news, music, cartoons, hockey The table where you eat, the wine and the candles Your daily luxuries aren’t in any way natural

Fruit juice from concentrate or fruit cocktail? The purity percentage forgotten Of salt and MSG I’ve got my share As long as it’s savoury nobody cares

So no one tell me it isn’t natural So no one tell me it’s a sin So no one tell me it ain’t natura~l When your lives are artificial

Isn’t it great, our world Don’t tell me that this is what God planned for us all Isn’t it great, our wo~rld Materialist, fake and superficial

So no one tell me it isn’t natural To be bisexual or to be gay Oh no one tell me it ain’t natura~l That being NB ain’t okay No don’t tell me, don’t tell me! That it’s something wrong brought by society That’s something’s not natural with me When nothing in your life will ever be

I originally wrote this song in French, but thought I’d try the exercice of translating it. While some lines were changed and carry a slightly different meaning, the overall message of the song is the same.

I have been working on a few songs with similar themes lately, and I thought it would be a good idea to publish this one first since I wrote it a long time ago and never shared this version.