Friday, 16 September 2011

You Wanted to Change the World

I despair as I see that face
talking at me from the TV
Soul-destroyed, he knows his place
as he stresses the need for unity
This pompous, pretentious palace
doesn't know why we dislike it so much
Its folk mean neither harm nor malice
It's just their totally out of touch

You wanted to change the world
but instead it went and changed you
These days, gourmet, geld and girls
seem to dictate what you do
You wanted to make things right
correct the wrongs you'd seen
but since status skewed your sight
now you're part of the machine

Have you got something to say?
C'mon baby, get down off those fences
And if there is a price you have to pay
you can always claim it on expenses
This profligate public payroll
displays that greed has become the new lust
But you just can't see that this own-goal
has totally terminated everyone's trust

You wanted to change the world
but instead it went and changed you
These days, gourmet, geld and girls
seem to dictate what you do
You wanted to make things right
correct the wrongs you'd seen
but since status skewed your sight
now you're part of the machine

C'mon through and join the queue
to get five seconds on the news
Just say the word of the day
no - you don't have to mean it
Soundbites, media hype
gutter press trot it out in type
No need to fuckin read since
I've already seen it

Then you talk about trying to reconnect
with the disenfranchised populace
while your own bloated and warped sect
keep your noses in the trough and take the piss
The poisonous, poll-driven pigs
say they're all competing for your love
But in that poll the party that wins it big
is the one that calls itself 'None of the Above'

You wanted to change the world
but instead it went and changed you
These days, gourmet, geld and girls
seem to dictate what you do
You wanted to make things right
correct the wrongs you'd seen
but since status skewed your sight
now you're part of the machine

You wanted to change the world
so why didn't you?
You wanted to change the world
so why didn't you?
Why didn't you?

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