From the recording Word Burps
(Music - M. Novak, Lyrics – C. Webster)
Carl and Kitty leave the showroom with glee
Pushing every button on their new 2023
Befuddled by icons, sounds and screens
“Don’t worry Carl, the book will tell us what it means”.
Their long dreams of a road trip coast to coast
The new car guarantees they won’t miss a signpost
Their faith in new tech is blind as they will see
“Don’t worry Kitty now I can drive hands free”.
The Boomers Boondoggle is now underway
The disembodied voice won’t lead them astray
No need to plan the car knows it all
Carl and Kitty are having a ball
The very first stop is not what they intended
But it must be right it’s what the car recommended
It said they needed fuel and it showed a location
Whichever station paid the most that is their destination.
Kitty asked for music Karl fingered the display
What they heard was not the music of their day
They’re tired in Nevada looking for a hostel
The car drove them to the lobby of a brothel.
Karl plots a course Kitty wants to smell the sea
Kitty asks Karl why does the sign say Corpus Christie
Karl blames the car for not getting to the Pacific
But technology demands that Karl be more specific.
The drivers now the passengers just along for the ride
Our abilities to engage and navigate have died
Does AI mean anonymous injuries and the lawyers get the check
Blind faith in tech what the heck, let’s have a wreck.