"From the day when battery-run voices began broadcasting old speeches to battery-run listeners, the beast has been talking to itself. Having swallowed everyone and everything outside itself, the beast becomes its own sole frame of reference. It entertains itself, exploits itself, and wars on itself. It has reached the end of its progress for there is nothing left for it to progress against except itself."
-Fredy Perlman, Against His-story, Against the Leviathan! 1983
You aren't interesting or clever when you write or speak in the lyrics of others. Rather, what are YOUR words?
It's dead and over when close enough is good enough.