"Voyeur (I Like to Watch)" as written by and Derek William/simmonds Dick....
Track down a satellite, beam in the action
Life lies bleeding live in your living room
Our senses on remote control, overkill on overload
From Lockerbie to Lebanon's getting closer every day
Hollywood to Hungerford's an impression away

I like to watch implausible pledges of polite politicians
I like to watch them even more than my video nasties
I like to watch

The bleating of a bimbo, a back-stabbing beauty queen
Titillating tabloids trigger off a wet dream into action
A fatal attraction, private lives are up for auction
A cupboard full of skeletons are coming out to play

I like to watch disasters in replay and rerun in slow-mo
I like to watch on-the-spot interviews, kicking in front doors
I like to watch

To watch as my face is reflected in blank TV screens
The programs are over, I like to pretend that that's
Me up there making headlines, camera closeups
Catching my right side
I don't care if it's only a moment
As long as it's peak-time
Just as long as all of my friends and family see me
The world will know my name - come on down

I like to watch psychologists speculate, analysts analyze
I like to watch my methods and motives, the topic of talk shows
I like to watch
Switch off, turn on

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"Voyeur" as written by Mike Simmonds Derek William Dick

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    General CommentA song that obviously discusses the worsening voyeurism of TV and the media. To think that this was song was written BEFORE such shows as Big Brother and the ilk. Sligthly dark at the end when he starts to discuss 'HIS' motives and methods in Talk shows....making me think he did something unspeakable to get the media attention he craves.

    The 'I like to Watch' line I believe is based off the Peter Sellers film 'Being there'.
    Shade70on April 15, 2012   Link

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