An idea dies, in the same slight way, that we lose track of the facts.
Slowly, unseen, slipping silently, through some fabricated cracks.
And now the freedom of the press, has turned to freedom to impress.
Perfect hair, sells product well, like suffocating, sickly smells,
The make-up smears, like false pastels, like glossy, sugarcoated, shells.

Tune in, tune out, goodbye, goodnight. They're buying you with fear and lies.
Turn it off until it's right, that's the news, that's all, goodnight.

The advertising dollars buy, the right to stifle antonyms,
to sterilize the truth with fiction, so we can sing their corporate hymns.
And all of us were cowed and bought it, hardly anybody got it.
While mergers made their spires grow taller what they let you know grew smaller.
And we were scared, or too bemused, and so we still turned on the news.

Are you afraid yet? They want you to be.
It will keep you coming back.
You are a loyal customer.
Are you afraid yet? You should be.


Lyrics submitted by Jayknight

Anchors Away song meanings
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    General CommentCool I'm the first one. Ok this song is all about the new and media. It's about how they put fear into peoples lives because they beleive everything the media and news tells them. And there is so little truth in what they say, it's like a perfect brainwash and nowbody nows it. After hearing this song I just can't watch the news. All they takl about is death and sin because that's what peolpe want to hear. This song is so full of truth.
    clutteron June 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfolly, FIF broke up in 2003, having released something like 6 studio albums as one of the two largest Christian ska bands in existence. This is off their last one, "The End Is Near", released in '03.
    jpers36on June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI never really payed attention enough to notice this song was about the media. What a great song! Now the title makes sense: "(News) Anchors Away"
    Panthorynon July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a very good FIF of my favorites (of course most of their songs are my favorites) but i like the part "Tune in, tune out, goodbye, goodnight. They're buying you with fear and lies. " it is interesting what this says when you actually listen.
    cf33092on February 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA decent set of lyrics. If they improve and mature in their writing, they could be quite good lyrically. Never heard them, honestly, but I might check out this song just because it shows promise. Doubt it will hold up, though.
    inpraiseoffollyon June 22, 2006   Link

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