"The Daily Mail" as written by and Thomas Edward/greenwood Yorke....
The moon is high up on a mountain
The lunatics have taken over the asylum
Waiting on the rapture

Singing, "We're here to keep your prices down
We'll feed you to the hounds
To the daily mail, to get up, together"

You made a pig's ear, you made a mistake
Paid off security and got through the gate
You got away with it but we lie in wait, eh
Eh, eh

Where's the truth what's the use
I'm hanging around lost and found
And when you're here innocent
Fat chance, no plan
No regard for human life

You'll keep time, you've no right
You're fast to lose, you will lose
You jumped the queue, you're back again

President for life, love of all
The flies in the sky, the beasts of the earth
The fish in the sea have lost command


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"The Daily Mail" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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  • +5
    General CommentI picture big business owners caught with their pants down.
    blacktigermusic.comon October 16, 2011   Link
  • +4
    Song Meaningoops, the "together, together" should be part of the quote. it's in reference to both the hounds and the daily mail.

    the daily mail is a british tabloid that pretends to be journalism, similar to fox news in the states.

    the song is about the eventual accountability of the insane egotistic sociopaths with power ("lord of all"), like those responsible for the financial crisis, who will justify ("to keep your prices down") any egregious acts ("no regard for human life")
    vexingon December 31, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentFrom the first go, I heard this as a reply to pink floyd's "brain damage" from Dark Side of the Moon.
    The lunatic is on the grass
    The lunatic is on the grass
    Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
    Got to keep the loonies on the path
    The lunatic is in the hall
    The lunatics are in my hall
    The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
    And every day the paper boy brings more
    And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
    And if there is no room upon the hill
    And if your head explodes with dark forbodings too
    I'll see you on the dark side of the moon
    The lunatic is in my head
    The lunatic is in my head
    You raise the blade, you make the change
    You re-arrange me 'till I'm sane
    You lock the door
    And throw away the key
    There's someone in my head but it's not me.
    And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
    You shout and no one seems to hear
    And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
    I'll see you on the dark side of the moon
    yourgottisttodon February 16, 2012   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationIt's about Wall Street, the banks and the corporate greed that provoked the crisis we're currently living and got away with it.
    Thom participated in the Occupy! movement in London.
    Brilliant song.
    alitochon April 18, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Lyric Correctionthe Moonies are up on their mountain
    the lunatics have taken over the asylum
    waiting on the rapture

    singing "we
    to keep your prices down
    feed you to the hounds
    to the Daily Mail"
    together, together

    you made a pig's ear
    you made a mistake
    paid off security
    and got through the gate
    you got away with it
    but we lie in wait
    hey hey, hey hey hey hey
    hey hey, hey hey hey hey hey

    where's the truth
    what's the use
    i'm hanging around
    lost and found
    when you're here
    innocent
    fat chance
    no plan
    no regard
    for human life
    keep on trying
    you've no right
    fast and loose
    you will lose
    jumped the queue
    go back again
    president
    for life
    lord of all
    the flies in the sky
    the beasts of the earth
    the fish in the sea
    you've lost command
    hey hey, hey hey hey
    uh uh, uh uh uh
    uh uh uh
    vexingon December 30, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThe reference about 'hounds' and 'the Daily Mail'... I think it's all about populism and opium to the people... but the people is waking up.
    joseaon August 10, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI'm sure it begins "the moonies are up on the mountain", a reference to the religous sect.
    derykon July 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment* is prices
    gobon July 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSong is totally a throwback and still unique.
    antihexeon July 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere is this song and staircase from? bonus tracks?
    afglazeron November 04, 2011   Link

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