Selling the News

Album: Vice Versus (2011)
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  • 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    You've been replaced by the masters of spin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 Writer/s: JON FOREMAN
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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