"Whitewash Is Brainwash" as written by and Samuel Lloyd Duckworth....
Our TV sets are drenched in pseudo reality,
When the truth is endemol can't save you from mundane existence.
Twelve unknowns light up 7 million homes,
Yet the news at ten is barely watched,
As it's the same old war again.
Lets talk about romance, are
Omance is dead.
An ideology exploited for commercial gain.
They want you to fall in love
With the idea of being in love,
Because nothing says I love you better than flowers and chocolates and cards.

But its all right now,
I can see clearer now,
Its all right now,
Now your head is up out of the clouds.

You can call me a cynic,
But at least I'm realistic.
I went to IKEA today,
It didn't change my life.
Yet everyone in my street is going Scandinavian,
It's like the upper east side in semi-detached suburban Britain.
You have to ask yourself why?
Its like whitewash is brainwash,
They're diluting out style

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"Whitewash Is Brainwash" as written by Samuel Lloyd Duckworth

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    General CommentThis song is so true. Big Brother and reality TV in general is not what life is about. People watch so-called 'reality' TV in order to avoid the harsh reality of life. The lyrics are brilliant. Flowers and chocolates and cards refers to how commercialised the most pure thing of all, love, has become. Valentine's day is all about making money. Everything has become the same, everyone shops at Ikea, but they think it is this amazing individual style. I suppose it is about how the masses are fooled into believing that they are individual, with their sheep-like existence.

    Sam is a cynic, but in the best way possible.
    funkyseaweedon January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat a good lyricist
    bloc_party15on August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing and so true.

    About how everyone is fooled..watching things like big brother instead of the real life things like the news.

    Love it.
    beautiful_soulon August 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the way Sam Duckworth is clear with what he wants to say with his songs, not hiding it in riddles like many other songwriters do.
    hugolarssonon December 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful, i especially love the bit about -and yet the news is barely watched, as its the same old war again. Hes saying how superfical life is, and that if we dont like something, instead of trying to change it, well forget it or cover it up. Hes such a brilliant man.
    fly-my-friendon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about companies like nike ect who exploit their workers be it by unfair trade or by long hours and poor wages. (this is what he told us at the gig i was at btw). he had a screen at the back with all the different companies doing this. hes right. we should make trade fair. although he does have a lot of geldof ideas.
    indiechick89on April 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's about three things really firstly the way that everyone is buying generic, cheap furniture which proceeds to a growing corporation and leads to everyone having the same supposedly "stylish" furniture but it creates a total lack of individuality. it's about big brother and why people would rather watch 12 people they have never heard of and don't know playing up to the cameras than actually find out what's going on in the world. He just asks the question, doesn't give us his answer except for that it's stupid. He also talks about how the media makes love seem attractive so they can make money from people buying gifts because that's what people now constitute as love i.e "i love you, here's the ring you wanted!" saying love has been killed by the want of material goods. This links to the Ikea thing because it shows how style and individuality has been killed by affordability and everyone conforming to what is supposed to be life changing and brilliant.
    Wilf_xon August 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentomg. this song is absolutely beautiful! i love the electronic feeling, get cape, wear.. has got. i don't know about his voice yet, have to get used to that one.
    johannsenon November 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentomg. this song is absolutely beautiful! i love the electronic feeling, get cape, wear.. has got. i don't know about his voice yet, have to get used to that one.
    johannsenon November 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpeople are losing their individuality and most don't realize it. Stop covering up what you don't like and CHANGE it.
    norwegian_woodon December 24, 2007   Link

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