"Conspiracy Theory" as written by and Steve Earle....
What if I told you it was done with mirrors?
What if I showed you it was all a lie?
Better be careful someone might hear ya
The walls have ears and the sky has eyes
What if I said you were only dreamin'?
What you wanna bet that all you gotta do
Is open up your eyes and you will wake up screamin'
When you realize that it's all come true?

Hush, now, don't you believe it
Cover your head and close your eyes
Now, take it or leave it
Go back to bed now, don't you cry

Half a million soldiers fly across the water
One in ten are never comin' back again
Fifty thousand sons who never grew to fathers
Don't you ever wonder who they might have been
What if you could've been there on that day in Dallas?
What if you could wrestle back the hands of time?
Maybe somehtin' could've been done in Memphis
We wouldn't be livin' in a dream that's died

Go on and tell yourself again there are no secrets
Go on and tell yourself that you don't want to know
It's best that you believe that you don't hear the footsteps
That follow you around wherever you go
Maybe you were thinkin' that it didn't matter
Maybe you believed nobody else would care
But once you've added every little tile together
You finally find the truth was always waiting there.


Lyrics submitted by Buddha of Suburbia

"Conspiracy Theory" as written by Stephen F. (fain) Earle

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    My InterpretationMost people shut themselves off from the life and history in all its multifarious complexity, preferring to buy into simple black-and-white fairy tale versions of "reality," rather than finding any alternate paths, vantages to understanding, which may all-too-easily be written-off as a "conspiracy theories."

    It's tough living in a world where most refuse to see beyond the "reality" of whats presented as "news" on their TV screens.

    Must comforting lies always take precedence over hard, frighting truths? Looks like it's deeply ingrained in human nature to be wary and fight against anything that puts us out of our comfort zones, even if that which comforts us also stunts and destroys us.


    ApesMaon December 15, 2011   Link

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