"Reel By Real" as written by and Andy Partridge....
In this secret time, invading on our privacy
Unknowing we mime, we play for the ministry
The can film you in bed
Or when you take a bath
They can tape every cry
They can tape every laugh
They can turn you around so you won't know what's

Real by reel
Busy little bees recording everything you feel
On real by reel
You're documented down like rats
They're catching up on every squeal
On real by reel
Real by reel by real by
Real by reel by real by

In this hidden time, ignorance may help you to cope
Rehearsing for crimes, and sex just in government cinemascope
The can film you at work
Or when they let you play
They can tape what you think
They can tape what you say
They can blur your I.D. so you won't know what's

Real by reel
They're busy little bees recording everything you feel
On real by reel
You're documented down like rats
They're catching up on every squeal
On real by reel
Real by reel by real by
Real by reel by real by

Now I lay me down to sleep
Knowing that your lenses peep
And now I eat my daily bread
And into the tape spool I'll be fed

The can film you in bed
Or when you take a bath
They can tape every cry
They can tape every laugh
They can turn you around so you won't know what's

Real by reel
They're busy little bees recording everything you feel
On real by reel
You're documented down like rats
They're catching up on every squeal
On real by reel
Real by reel by real by
Real by reel by real by
Real by reel by real by
Real by reel by real by


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"Real by Reel" as written by A. Partridge

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    General CommentBig Brother is watching. It's more relevant now than ever with video cameras everywhere...up and down the street, every corner, shopping centers, hundreds of miles above the earth, etc...
    MrLongroveon March 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    souljamikeon July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJust rediscovered this song after not hearing it for at least 20 years. It sounds even better now and it's lyrics have lost none of their bite. Andy Partridge = genius.
    Irishmonkon November 01, 2009   Link

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