The eighth track to be written, the music came to me in March 2007 and (as I remember) it almost wrote itself. I’d been stewing about one of the latest political headlines and my usual cynicism about politics and those who practise it soon gave rise to this tale of lies, greed, corruption and double-dealing.

It rapidly became my favourite of all the new tracks, especially when Annie came to master it and discovered a clip of Gordon Brown on YouTube that provided the perfect intro!

 

 

 

See that face on your screen
Pointing right at you
In a smart magazine
What he says is true
You believe him, you do.
Cos what he says is true.

Hear the words that he speaks
Talking right at you
About monsters and freaks
What he says is true
And you listen, you do.
Cos what he says is true.

No, no, no! Remove those
Blinkers from your eyes
You don’t know anything
It’s all a pack of lies

In the Dog and the Duck
Talk goes round and round
While they’re raking the muck
Principles are found
And you walk out, you do.
Cos you’ve heard nothing new

See that face on your screen
Pointing right at you
In a smart magazine
What he says is true
You believe him, you do.
Cos you know what he says is true.

All a pack of lies
Everything he says
No spinning can disguise
Dirty game he plays

But believe him, you do
Cos what he says is true

No, no, no! Just rip those
Blinkers from your eyes
You don’t know anything
It’s all a pack of lies

In the House there’s a man
Jeering right at you
Domination his plan
He depends on you
You elect him, you do.
Cos what he says is true.

No, no, no! You don’t need
Blinkers on your eyes
You don’t know anything
It’s all a pack of lies

 

 

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