Thing (Love Song to Karl Marx and Friends)

by Kegels for Hegel

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Objectophilia, she really feels ya. "Thing” details how a socialist-in-theory fights her capitalist desires to make objects her lovers in practice.Marx’s commodity fetishism is taken on with a breathy, slow, highly sexualized chanson with tinges of Brigitte Bardot’s collaborations with Serge Gainsbourgh.


Karl Marx

Your material conception of history,
taught me about commodities,
explained that my alienation,
was a form of object subjection

Oh Thing

Jetzt bin ich ein Gattungswesen,
Dass braucht eine Objekte zu fressen,
I am no ordinary consumer,
And thing, you’re a sly identity producer

Mein Doppelgänger

Labor and theory of value conflation,
Freud would tell me,
You, thing, are a product of psychic castration

Commodity Fetish,
Merges with Sexual Fetish

Bring perfection to me
in the form of a thing

Oh, Thing

Your progenitor a pioneer of the modern age,
formed by icons of the lifestyle stage,
Charles and Ray Eames, Oscar Niemeyer,
Philippe Starck, Le Corbu, your creations set me afire

Modernist Design

Object that completes me,
renders others obsolete,
After you I need no other,
With you I become another

Flawless Object

Barthes, put away ton Systeme de la mode,
We’ll fuck away vestimentary code,
Biding time until the revolution,
I’ll pacify myself with a materialist solution

Actual Object,
Sensual Object

Marcuse, awaiting the "great refusal,"
Who can be blamed for a few shopping perusals.
Je veux pousser, pousser, pousser,
ton modèle lang gui stic

Cou cou

Baudrillard, even système des objets,
Can’t deny that capitalist compulsion,
When satisfied, begets the most delicious convulsion.

Ma Chose,
petite chou

Ding, bist du was ich suche,
Ohne dich, würde ich verrückt

Oh Ding

Karl Marx, mein Liebe Schatz,
You pawned that coat,
but we both know, you needed it back

Oh Thing


released August 12, 2013


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