Tell Me What The Papers Say Lyrics

by Elton John

I spy headlines, newsprint tells lies
Tell me what the papers say
Save lives don't drive, everybody's got to die someday
At least that's what the papers say

Coal mines, closed down
Nobody's workin' underground today
More jails, peace for sale
Japanese still killin' whales

Teen dreams
On two inch screens
Lipstick boys all look like queens
Least that's what the papers say

I spy headlines, newsprint tells lies
Tell me what the papers say
Save lives don't drive, everybody's got to die someday
Least that's what the papers say

Dope and pills, guns kill
Death just buys cheap thrills
Coal mines, closed down
(Ooo, oo, ooo, oo, ooo)
Nobody's workin' underground today

Teen dreams
On two inch screens
Lipstick boys all look like queens
Least that's what the papers say

Tell me what the papers say

Tell me what the papers say

Coal mines, closed down
Nobody's workin' underground today
Dope and pills, guns kill
(Ooo, ooo, oo, oo, ooo)
Death just buys cheap thrills

Teen dreams
On two inch screens
Lipstick boys all look like queens
Least that's what the papers say

Teen dreams
On two inch screens
Lipstick boys all look like queens
Least that's what the papers say

Tell me what the papers say
Tell me what the papers say
Tell me what the papers say
Tell me what the papers say
Tell me what the papers say