Give The People What They Want

Album: Give The People What They Want (1981)
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  • Hey, hey, hey
    Give the people what they want

    Well, it's been said before, the world is a stage
    A different performance with every age
    Open the history book to any old page
    Bring on the lions and open the cage

    Give the people what they want
    You gotta give the people what they want
    The more they get, the more they need
    And every time they get harder and harder to please

    The Roman promoters really did things right
    They needed a show that would clearly excite
    The attendance was sparse so they put on a fight
    Threw the Christians to the lions, it sold out every night

    Give the people what they want
    You gotta give the people what they want
    The more they get, the more they need
    And every time they get harder and harder to please

    Give 'em lots of sex, perversion and rape
    Give 'em lots of violence, and plenty to hate
    Give the people what they want
    Give the people what they want

    When Oswald shot Kennedy, he was insane
    But still we watch the re-runs again and again
    We all sit glued while the killer takes aim
    "Hey Mom, there goes a piece of the president's brain!"

    Give the people what they want
    You gotta give the people what they want
    Blow out your brains, and do it right
    Make sure it's prime time and on a Saturday night
    You gotta give the people what they want
    You gotta give the people what they want
    Give the people what they want
    Give the people what they want
    Give the people what they want Writer/s: RAY DAVIES
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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