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The Press Corpse

The memo says

We gotta work to make the facts fit the false charges
Pull the wool over the eyes of the filthy masses
Stab the people in the back for the corporate choice
Roll the propaganda out using the people's voice
"We don't want to talk about it"

The press scribble, scribble every half-truth spoke
Then shoot it round the country like an April fools joke
Hype the nation for a Desert Storm love affair
Wave the stars and stripes like you just don't care

They talk it up all day, they talk it up all night
They talk until their face turns blue
(Red white and blue)
But when the truth escapes the night and crawls into the day
We find the picture still a-skew

They don't want to talk, talk, talk, talk, talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and mindlessly salute
(Wo, wo)
They don't want to talk about it
They wanna tiptoe walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute, oh

And on the TV screen diversion and aversion is the flavor of the day
Was it WMDs or Democracy? Blame it on MI-6 or the CIA
The White House Press Corpse only has one thing to say
We don't want to talk about it

The White House boils over, "Al Jazeera got it wrong"
The Press Corpse jumps on board singing the White House song
While over in Iraq thousands are dead because of lies
The spineless war drumming, press corpse have taken lives

They talk it up all day, they talk it up all night
They talk until their face turns blue
(Red white and blue)
But when the truth escapes the night and crawls into the day
We find the picture still a-skew

They don't want to talk, talk, talk, talk, talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and mindlessly salute
(Wo, wo)
They don't want to talk about it
They wanna tiptoe walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute, oh

Fires fueled on endless lies
Black shrouds coat desert skies
A nation's viewpoint blurred and led
As embeds report what they're fed

We don't want to talk about it
We don't want to talk about it
We don't want to talk about it
We don't want to talk about it

(We don't want to talk about it)
We don't, don't want to, we don't wanna talk about it
(We don't want to)
We don't, don't want to, we don't wanna talk

They don't want to talk, talk, talk, talk, talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and mindlessly salute
(Wo, wo)
They don't want to talk about it
They wanna tiptoe walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute, oh, oh

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