Is This The Life We Really Want?

Album: Is This the Life We Really Want? (2017)
  • So, as an example, you're CNN
    I mean it's story, after story, after story is bad
    I won, I won
    And the other thing, chaos, there's zero chaos
    We are running, this is a fine-tuned mach

    The goose has gotten fat
    On caviar in fancy bars
    And subprime loans
    And broken homes
    Is this the life, the holy grail?
    It's not enough that we succeed
    We still need others to fail

    Fear, fear drives the mills of modern man
    Fear keeps us all in line
    Fear of all those foreigners
    Fear of all their crimes
    Is this the life we really want? (want, want, want, want)
    It surely must be so
    For this is a democracy and what we all say goes

    And every time a student is run over by a tank
    And every time a pirate's dog is forced to walk the plank
    Every time a Russian bride is advertised for sale
    And every time a journalist is left to rot in jail
    Every time a young girl's life is casually spent
    And every time a nincompoop becomes the president
    Every time somebody dies reaching for their keys
    And every time that Greenland falls in the fucking sea is because
    All of us, the blacks and whites
    Chicanos, Asians, every type of ethnic group
    Even folks from Guadeloupe, the old, the young
    Toothless hags, super models, actors, fags, bleeding hearts
    Football stars, men in bars, washerwomen, tailors, tarts
    Grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts
    Friends, relations, homeless tramps
    Clerics, truckers, cleaning ladies
    Ants, maybe not ants
    Why not ants?
    Well because it's true
    The ants don't have enough IQ to differentiate between
    The pain that other people feel
    And well, for instance, cutting leaves
    Or crawling across windowsills in search of open treacle tins
    So, like the ants, are we just dumb?
    Is that why we don't feel or see?
    Or are we all just numbed out on reality TV?

    So, every time the curtain falls
    Every time the curtain falls on some forgotten life
    It is because we all stood by, silent and indifferent
    It's normal Writer/s: GEORGE ROGER WATERS
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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