"Big TV" as written by and Charles Cave Harry Mcveigh....
Slow
I'm gonna settle down slow
Down to the home of
Electric life and soul

Faith
In my hands a trait
But for the word I
The light of a bitter say

And you can get me work
But I can't work for free
I've got a room downtown
With a bed and a big TV

If you can raise a star
From garbage on the street
Then you can make a modern life
For a modern girl to lead

Alone
I feel alone
When I'm living in a building
Like a tooth in heaven's throat

True
It's a beautiful view
But you know they're gonna set it on fire
When they feel like something new

And you can get me work
But I can't work for free
I've got a room downtown
With a bed and a big TV

If you can raise a star
From garbage on the street
Then you can make a modern life
For a modern girl to lead

But why can't anything be real?
Emotion like the movies feel
?

So bring me to the hand of fate
The river on a new
So I can wash the empty hours away

But why can't anything be real?
Emotion like the movies feel

So bring me to the hand of fate
The river on a new arcade

And you can get me work
But I can't work for free
I've got a room downtown
With a bed and a big TV

If you can raise a star
From garbage on the street
Then you can make a modern life
For a modern girl to lead

Cause I'm living in a room downtown
With a bed and a big TV

Cause I'm living in a room downtown
With a bed and a big TV

Cause I'm living in a room downtown
With a bed and a big TV

Cause I'm living in a room downtown
With a bed and a big TV

Cause I'm living in a room downtown
With a bed and a big TV

Cause I'm living in a room downtown
With a bed and a big TV


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"Big TV" as written by Harry Mcveigh Charles Cave

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    My InterpretationThis song really feels like alienation and frustration to me. Almost like the feeling of being trapped in a society that falls short on its promises of happiness and elation. Maybe it is the feeling of being genuine, yet being trapped in a society of superficiality. This is an amazing song!
    whytespyder77on May 01, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionI think the song is criticism about instants stars being made usually, by reality TV.
    "If you can raise a star, From garbage on the street"
    And also for me, it is like criticizing the viewers, which it feels like they are only working for paying their privilege to see those shallow shows on TV.

    the speaker is of course telling a story in a cynical manner.
    "But you know they're gonna set it on fire
    When they feel like something new"

    And maybe the speaker implies he want that he will feel real emotions,
    not directed or manipulated as it looks on those reality shows:
    but it is ironic, because he do says that he wants his feeling to be like on the movies. again directed and manipulated.
    "But why can't anything be real? Emotion like the movies feel"

    you can think that maybe, we don't actually know what true real feelings is because we are only see them via TV shows and movies - and actually live our lives.

    for me this is a truly amazing song and i totally Identify with every line.

    * sorry for my poor English.
    itzik11447on September 22, 2016   Link

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