Fear not says the man
I’ve got you covered
Put your mind at ease
No need to hurry
Or stew in your worry
Your feelings are transitory

Spend not says the man
Invest in the dollar
It provides stability
Money in the bank
Is a safe as a tank
Inflation is transitory

Prepare not says the man
Consume all you want
Eat, drink, and be merry
Good times are in store
We’ll always get more
This shortage is transitory

Fend not says the man
I’ve got you protected
From all foreign enemies
Lay down your arms
We won’t be harmed
These wars are transitory

Gather not says the man
You could fall ill
And cause all calamity
This is our shot
It can’t be for not
Our sickness is transitory

Cough not says the man
There’s germs in the air
A virus you cannot see
So cover your face
As you go place to place
Masks are just transitory

Hide not says the man
We’re past all that now
It’s time to play and be free
What happened has happened
The curve has been flattened
Isolation was transitory

Hunker down says the man
A breakout has occurred
We’re now under lock and key
Just stay in your home
And don’t you dare roam
Quarantine is transitory

Drive not says the man
Stay on your couch
And conserve your energy
This pain at the pump
Is but a speed bump
Gas prices are transitory

Hire not says the man
Your workers who quit
Still need to make money
They’re returning in mass
To do anything you ask
Unemployment is transitory

Speak not says the man
Your points are too valid
And too many seem to agree
Your voice must be silenced
While we wrangle defiance
Censorship is transitory

Lighten up says the man
The power’s back on
We’ve restored security
The grid shutting down
Was just a few towns
That darkness was transitory

Work not says the man
You’re but a victim
Take no responsibility
We’ll write checks to the masses
Until this thing passes
Defaults are transitory

Suspect not says the man
Those cookies and cameras
Are recording anonymously
We must monitor all actions
Lest we find infractions
Surveillance is transitory

Question not says the man
Your biometrics and money
Are your digital identity
Now we’ll have control
Of your life on the whole
Sovereignty is transitory

Fret not says the man
You’ll be able to sustain
On food or whatever we call it
As long as you comply
And don’t question why
We’ll keep supplying your wallet

Cry not says the man
For that freedom you had
Is not worthy of your lament
You now get to do
What we tell you to
Your enslavement is permanent.