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The Waifs, "Lies" - 2003 Cambridge Folk Festival

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Published on Apr 13, 2009

Here's a wonderful, pointed song by The Waifs, about the media many of us are helping to replace. It's from their performance at the 2003 Cambridge Folk Festival, available for streaming at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/events/ca...

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Waifs


"Lies"
words & music by Josh Cunningham

Recorded on The Waifs' "Sink or Swim" (2000; CD003)
http://www.thewaifs.com

You read the paper, watch the news and think
You're well informed
I've got some new for you, my friend
The headline that you read, the story that broke
Was a scandal and a scam, a political master stroke
They tell you what they want you to hear
You close your eyes and open your ears

It's easier that way when you don't have to
Think for your self you say
I tell you no lies
I read it all in black and white
It was on my TV - they were telling me just what to believe
I tell you no lies - and all the while they're telling you lies

Everyday you and me, we see what we are shown
It's hard to scratch below
The people at the top, are hidden far from view
They're not goin to show their faces
To the likes of me and you
You never see them out on the street but you
Always see the things that they do

They know they can get away and no price is too
High for them to pay

I tell you no lies.
Its very simple its in black and white
It's on your TV - we got every thing you

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