"Paper Lies" as written by Steven Thomas Rothery, Ian Mosely, Peter Trewavas, Mark Kelly, John Helmer and Steve Hogarth....
Good morning!

When you look into the mirror
Do you see a face you hardly recognise
If you look into the sun too long
Do the things you see begin to burn your eyes

Paper lies

Just to express what he's thinking
Must a man take all the mail will bring
Are we living only for today
It's a sign of the times
We believe anything and nothing

Paper lies

When you kill the truth
You can make a killing
You might just make losing look like winning

You came to tell the people what's goin' on
But nobody knows whose side you're on
Seems like you're sailin' pretty close to the wind again

Paper lies
You have already won a prize!

I know something that you don't know
Something that you ought to know
It's burning a hole in my pocket book
Listen ... do you want to know a secret?
We can print our own money here
If you let us do a piece on you
We can take you to pieces

When you look into the money
Do you see a face you hardly recognise?
When you get behind the news of the world
Do the things you find begin to bend your mind?

Paper lies

Why don't you let us take a piece out of you?


Lyrics submitted by Idan

"Paper Lies" as written by Steve Hogarth John Helmer

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    General CommentBrilliant song... the lyrics on "Brave" was probably the darkest written from Steve Hogarth.

    The opening lines refer to THE SUN & THE MIRROR.. a very famous newspapers in the UK. I think the song talks about how people easily believe all the things they read in the paper nowadays and how journalists and reporters manipulate the truth sometimes to make a something about nothing really. Also, i think in the first line
    "a face you hardly recognise, things to burn your eyes" refers to the runaway girl whom she is the main charecter in the album's theme, the girl talking to her abusive parents.. i dont know. Nice song anyway.
    MMM88on January 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBut the song has something to do with the conecpt of the "Brave" album for sure. I have not watched the movie that was made also titled "Brave" but everybody watched that movie should know almost everything about the story.
    MMM88on January 07, 2007   Link

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