"Give The People What They Want" as written by and Ray Davies....
Hey, hey, hey...
Give the people what they want

Well, it's been said before, the world is a stage
A different performance with every age.
Open the history book to any old page
Bring on the lions and open the cage.

Give the people what they want
You gotta give the people what they want
The more they get, the more they need
And every time they get harder and harder to please

The Roman promoters really did things right.
They needed a show that would clearly excite.
The attendance was sparse so they put on a fight
Threw the Christians to the lions, sold out every night

Give the people what they want
You gotta give the people what they want
The more they get, the more they need
And every time they get harder and harder to please

Give 'em lots of sex, perversion and rape
Give 'em lots of violence, and plenty to hate
Give the people what they want
Give the people what they want

When Oswald shot Kennedy, he was insane
But still we watch the re-runs again and again
We all sit glued while the killer takes aim


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"Give the People What They Want" as written by Ray Davies

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    General CommentI have always viewed this song as a response from Ray Davies to music industry pressure to create another hit song. (So many artists pander to their fans and that is really evident with today’s music) My hat is off to Ray and the gang for their creative vision. Ray is a excellent song writer who seems to always do just what he wants.
    grogleyon December 06, 2006   Link

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