40% of Americans own a cell phone
So they can hear everything that you say when you ain't home
I guess Michael Jackson was right: "You Are Not Alone"
This song came out in 1999 when about 40% Americans had a cell phone. Mos says that this is so the government can tap your cell as well and listen to conversations your having away from your house. This may have seemed a little paranoid at the time but it later turned out to be true with the mass communications surveillance that took hold early in the war on terror (and continues to this day).
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