"The Leader" as written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones....
Atom secrets, secret leaflet
Have the boys found the leak yet?
The molehill sets the wheel in motion
His downfall picks up locomotion

The people must have something good to read on a Sunday

The leader's wife takes a government car
In the dark to meet her minister
But the leader never leaves his door ajar
As he swings his whip from the Boer War

He wore a leather mask for his dinner guests
Totally nude and with deep respect
Proposed a toast to the votes he gets
The feeling of power and the thought of sex!

Now the girl let the fat man touch her
Vodka fumes and the feel of a vulture
The driver waited in the embassy car
The fat man's trap was set for capture
So the girl let the thin man touch her
Mixing questions, drunken laughter
The ministry car was waiting there
A minister knows his own affair

The people must have something good to read on a Sunday

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"The Leader" as written by Teren Delvon Jones

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    General Comment"The people must have something good to read on a Sunday"

    Joe Jackson made similar commentary in his song "Sunday papers" and it's just as true. This song is just better...
    LolaBaton October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGod bless Rupert Murdoch...?
    Bratton February 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know about elsewhere, but where I come from the sunday paper's are filled with tabloid nonsense. Perhaps this song is about the scandals that take place to 'give us something good to read on Sunday'.
    RettAlexison October 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment""The Leader" has some amusing lyrics about the Profumo scandal."

    noyeson July 11, 2012   Link

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