"soap commercial" as written by John Ashton, Richard Lofthouse Butler, Timothy Butler, Duncan Kilburn, Roger Morris and Vincent Davey....
This is my shirt
This is yours
And this is called a dream
It must be the soap you use
And mine is called So Kleen

It was so well advertised
All day on channel nine
We live in the soap commercial
We are all a lie
Listen to this, listen to this
Listen to this, listen to this

I live in the factory
And we are all the same
I live in the family
And all the traffic screams

It was so well advertised
All day on channel nine
We live in the soap commercial
We are all a lie
Listen to this, listen to this
Listen to this, listen to this

Channel nine
Soap commercial, soap commercial
Soap commercial.


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"Soap Commercial" as written by Richard Lofthouse Butler John Ashton

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    My InterpretationThis is the most straightforward song on the first album, a criticism of Madison Avenue and shallow consumer society that could almost have been written by any other post-punk band. Except that Butler isn't offering any kind of remedy; modern life is just a dream, and we are a lie, but there's no hint of any true, pure reality to get in touch with underneath the lie. He's not a revolutionary like his contemporaries, he's a nihlist; he just wants to experience the absurdity for what it is.
    falcotronon November 11, 2014   Link

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