Welcome to the Holy City; the silver screen
Built with the lends of the low self esteem
A teenager's plea for meaning and means
We're selling the news

See, opinions are easier to swallow than facts
The greys instead of the whites and the blacks
If you shoot it too straight it won't come back
We're selling the news

See, money speaks volumes louder than words
And virtues with wings, maybe not quite at first
But salaries are payed with the eyes not the verbs
We're selling the news

See, all men are equal; all is for sale
A powerful dog has been chasing his tale
The lowest common denominator prevails
We're selling the news

I wanna believe you, I wanna believe
But everything is in-between
The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction

I wanna believe you, I wanna believe
But everything is in-between
The fact is fiction
Suspicion is the new religion

America listens as the story is told
With the eye on the truth as the story unfolds
But the ratings determine which story was sold
We're selling the news

Begging the question, mongering fears
Stroking the eyes and tickling ears
The truth is seldom just as it appears
We're selling the news

I wanna believe you, I wanna believe
But everything is in-between
The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction

I wanna believe you, I wanna believe
But everything is in-between
The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction

I can see your talking heads
On the television set
On the Internet they said
The fact is fiction

Suspicion is the new religion

Substance, oh, substance, where have you been?
You've been replaced by the masters of spin
Who make good looking books and write history in
We're selling the news

The lines start to blur; I get so confused
They get shiny new models mixed up with the blues
They get binary code mixed up with abuse
The facts are simply one option to choose

When nothing is sacred, there's nothing to lose
When nothing is sacred, all is consumed
We're still on the air, it must be the truth
We're selling the news

I wanna believe you, I wanna believe
But everything is in-between
The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction

I wanna believe you, I wanna believe
But everything is in-between
The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction

I wanna believe you, I wanna believe
But everything I see is green
The fact is fiction

Suspicion is the new religion


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"Selling the News" as written by Jon Foreman

Lyrics © THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI think this is talking about people including preachers who just tell people what they want to here. And in this age where in it all comes down to what makes the most money.

    "A teenager's plea for meaning and means
    We're selling the news..
    If you shoot it too straight, it won't come back
    We're selling the news"
    A preacher who just tell people what they want to hear because they don't want to loose them.
    "America listens, the story is told
    With an eye on the truth as the story unfolds
    But the ratings determine if story was sold
    We're selling the news
    Begging the question, mongering fears
    Stroking the eyes and tickling ears
    The truth is seldom just as it appears
    we're selling the news"
    It's all about the ratings and if you story was the most interesting or looked the coolest not if it was the most truthful.

    "The facts are simply one option to choose
    Where nothing is sacred, there's nothing to lose
    Where nothing is sacred, all is consumed
    We're still on the air, it must be the truth
    We're selling the news"
    This if the frustration with the fact that nothing including God seems to be sacred any more people just want a good story and they will do anything to get it. We as consumers just believe what we've been told must of the time with out even thinking about.

    "I want to believe you
    I want to believe
    But everything I see is greed
    The fact is fiction
    Suspicion is the new religion"
    This is simply stating that we can believe anyone any more and that we are now suspicious of everything even God.
    us.littlefairyon October 23, 2011   Link

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