I'm no longer preaching to the converted
That congregation has long ago deserted

And we discovered was even more despair
But we learned how to cope, we learnt now not to care

And the sun will still keep rising
Always deflecting, always disguising
Was there ever another place
Did we ever really exist?

All we make is entertainment
A sad indictment of what we're good at
We're all part of the grand delusion

We made so much and we let it all crumble
To safeguard our rights to make us more human
Oh this country is but an empty shell
A clearing house for heaven, a clearing house for hell

And the sun will still keep rising
Always deflecting, always disguising
Was there ever another place
Did we ever really exist?

All we make is entertainment
It's so damn easy, and inescapable
"We're so post-modern, We're so post-everything"

All we make is entertainment
An end to hope and civilization
A simple way to seek perfection

Please don't tell the nation of being exposed
It only confirms what we already know
Pointless jobs just lead to pointless lives
Breaking up our bones, breaking up our minds

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All We Make Is Entertainment Lyrics as written by Nicholas Jones James Bradfield

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  • +2
    General CommentGreat track from PFAYM. Apparently the 'get it made overseas cheaper' mentality has lead to massively declining British industries which has lead to mass unemployment and skills shortages. The one flourishing industry - making bad reality talent shows etc...
    lateleighon December 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt sounds kind of like the band's reflection on themselves- they used to be full of anger and attitude, barking out their culture and politics all over the paper, loving to be hated, whilst now they're just another rock band churning out entertainment for the masses- not the ideology, just music. It's like a statement of 'what went wrong?'

    Although still vastly superior to anything else on the current market, I was quite disappointed in Postcards. Some brilliantly fun tracks like It's Not War, but overall not Manic-y enough. I know it was all 'one last shot at mass communication' and that they were trying to go for 'big radio hits with this one', but I mean seriously- a female backing choir?!
    manic4manicson October 23, 2012   Link
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    General Comment'If there is a kind of political centrepiece to the record, it's All We Make Is Entertainment. It's just a kind of selling off of Cadbury's. It sounds really mundane doesn't it, for a rock song? It's just the abandonment of any kind of pride of making anything, our lie to the fact that we, y'know, self-imploded and self-destructed the record industry as well, and like anything we've ever been good at, we're quite happy to sell-out and destroy it.'
    - Nicky Wire
    manic4manicson February 22, 2013   Link

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