"The Grand Illusion (Circa 1973)" as written by Troy Donald Jamerson, Tsidi A Ibrahim, Robert Fripp, Michael Rex Giles, Greg Lake, Ian Richard Mcdonald and Peter John Sinfield....
[Chorus]
It doesn't take your eyes to see
What the pain won't take away
When they take that fear away
We're just caught up in the mass confusion
Confused by the grand illusion
They're never gonna let you see it
'Cause if they did, we'd all be free, yea
We're just caught up in the mass confusion
Confused by the grand illusion

We were told that the hell below was a firey inferno
I rediscovered my soul between the lines inside my journal
Trapped in a pen state of mind yo paternal
External gratification is not happiness eternal
Interject, intellect, intercept, internet
A slave majority where 5% benefit
PhotoShop amateurs, retouched photography
Pornography, sodomy, child labor economy
Put away your hope, same political policies
2010 only minus the Space Odyssey
It's gotta be a better way, we pray to hit the lottery
We all need a the-rapist...
For the robbery of our God and official public apology
An angel plotted to have organized confusion
You fell for the delusion, I'll expose the movement
Illusion

[chorus]

Professional analyst, rhetoric, ramblin'
Symbicort, Advair, Albuterol, Ambien
I change the channel on commercials when I'm channelin'
Everybody's a star, lights, cameras
Seventeen thousand times a day the human eye blinks
Making us even more subjectable to the hijinks
IPhone, iChat, who gives a fuck what iThink?
One world currency, doesn't matter where I bank
There is no pot of gold at the end of a mythical rainbow
We're uneducated contestants, life is the game show
Your leader is the host, the results are painful
The judges weave a web in which we all get tangled
Their only contribution to the world is a delusion
Which has no physical power, I offer you a solution
Pharoahe Monch the antonym for translucent
Lyrical revolution, I'll expose the movement
Illusion

[Chorus]

They're never gonna let you see it
'Cause if they did, we'd all be free, yea
We're just caught up in the mass confusion
Confused by the grand illusion
We're just caught up in the mass confusion
Confused by the grand illusion
We're just caught up in the mass confusion
Confused by the grand illusion


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"The Grand Illusion (Circa 1973)" as written by Michael Rex Giles Robert Fripp

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