The rich get richer, the poor get the picture
The bombs never hit you when you're down so low
Some got pollution, some revolution
There must be some solution but I just don't know
The bosses want decisions, the workers need ambitions
There won't be no collisions when they move so slow
Nothing ever happens, nothing really matters
No one ever tells me so what am I to know

You wouldn't read about it, read about it
Just another incredible scene, there's no doubt about it

Hammer and the sickle, the news is at a trickle
The commissars are fickle but the stockpile grows
Bombers keep acoming, engines softly humming
The stars and stripes are running for their own big show
Another little flare up, storm brewed in a tea cup
Imagine any mix up and the lot would go
Nothing ever happens

You wouldn't read about it, read about it
One unjust ridiculous steal, ain't no doubt about it
You wouldn't read about it, read about it
Just another particular deal, there's no doubt about it

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Read About It Lyrics as written by Martin Rotsey James Moginie

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    General CommentLove this song and wanted to comment on it since no one else had. For me this is about the difficulty of staying informed, not realizing one is subject to the biases of wherever you are born and the control the media exerts in keeping you from the truth. It doesn't matter if you're in the United States (watch the documentary "The Control Room" or China (what do you know about Tianamen Square--try googling it, still nothing, right?) (or the good ol' USSR to use the frame of reference from the 80s when this song was written). It is about how easy it is for an individual to become apathetic and ill-informed in such conditions.
    jvwon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCan I just say, I know what happened in Tianamen Square.

    Anybody who lives in a free country does, or can finding out.

    The Chinese don't, unless they somehow got word of it, which from what I've hear, most did.

    More details would be available if they had a satellite connection.
    rowan10on October 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree. The media feeds us what they want us to know. Rocking song
    mrsiegalon February 23, 2017   Link

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