CHORUS: Don't want a life of lies and pretence/ Don't want to play at attack and defence/ Just want my own life. I want to be free/ So you can be you, and I can be me.

Respectable businessmen smart and secure/ Eat the fat of the land that they robbed from the poor/ The butcher is smiling as he brings down the knife/ As he cuts up the meat, he thinks of the wife/ As eminent psychiatrists suffer paranoid fits/ The ones they call mad have to pick up the bits/ The preacher speaks calmly, says it's love that we lack/ While his imaginary dagger is held at our back.

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In bed you're the master of mistress, who cares?/ Abusing each other as you work off your fears/ Go climb a mountain, go fuck a scout/ Avoidance of self is what it's about/ Pretence and illusion to avoid who you are/ Don't work on yourself, just polish the car/ Switch on the telly afraid you might find/That as well as body you've also a mind/ Cheap glossy surface to cover the lie/ Cheap easy answers to the what, where and why/ Media drivel, yet you still watch the screen/ Life ain't for real, it's a magazine/ Conned from the start but hang onto the lies/ You're a slave to the cathode ray paradise/You don't want the world, you just want the pics/ Media junkies, you'd die for a fix.

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So you say you'll reject it, well maybe a start/ But it's so fucking easy to act out a part/ You say you'll reject it, but still toe in line/ Conning yourself that you're doing just fine/ Anarchy, freedom, more games to play?/Fight war, not wars? Well it's something to say/ Slogans and badges worn without thought/ Instant identities so cheaply bought/ Well freedom ain't product, it isn't just fun/ If your looking for peace your work's just begun/Fighting oppression, aggression and hate/ Fighting warmongers before it's too late/ We've got to fight back to show that we care/ For so many years we’ve been silenced by fear/ Our lives have been ruined by liars and fools/ The powerful and greedy who bind us with rules/ Politicians and preachers who bind us with laws/ Who have stolen our peace and given us wars/ They've used us as means to their own violent ends/ Turned us against each other, made foes out of friends/ They've distorted, perverted, polluted our lives/ Brainwashed the world with their sordid beliefs/ They seek to possess, control and corrupt/ If it's freedom we're after, they've got to be stopped.


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    General CommentDon't want a life of lies and pretence/ Don't want to play at attack and defence/ Just want my own life. I want to be free/ So you can be you, and I can be me.

    these guys are the fucking lyrical apocalypse. rad.
    Possibilitieson December 02, 2006   Link

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