Media Man

I was playing some Flash and the Pan earlier, and thought this song is quite apt – its says it all, we have this Brexit nonsense, it really winds me up, people want this and that which they can’t have some instant solution to complex problems to the point where they are prepared to yell at each other, putting everything that generations have worked for at risk, baby bathwater and all.

Check out these lyrics, I think the media has a lot to answer for, as do politicians for following their lead.

I’m more interested in this guys take on it than the newspapers (which I never buy or read) or the talking heads on TV – he sees right through it all, a really good artist šŸ™‚

Anyhow, the song is called “Searching for a Headline” I cant actually find it online, but I can show the lyrics, and instead post another of their songs titled “Media Man” which has a similar theme, it seems the writer had a healthy mistrust of the media!

Searching for a Headline

It’s the time, it’s the day, it’s the season

That’s OK, it’s understood

It’s the dream and the plan and the reason

As they say, as they would

Sometimes you see, see it shining clear

Sometimes you feel, feel them in your ear

Broadcasting ego’s coming in on you

It’s just a feeling somebody’s on the screw

 

Searching for a headline

Searching, everybody

Searching for a headline

Searching for a headline

 

There’s a rage in the change to the weather

So they claim, it’s overdue

There’s a turd in the word of the blether

Just a fraud, through and through

Sometimes you see, see him closing in

Sometimes you feel, feel they’re gonna win

Broadcasting ego’s trying to push a hit

It’s just a feeling they shovelling you shit

 

Searching for a headline

Searching, everybody

Searching for a headline

Searching for a headline

 

Somebody leaks to the paper

It’s just a buck in the till

It’s just a laugh, just a caper

And everybody smile until they get the bill

 

(guitar solo)

[ad lib]

 

It’s the tale in the grail on the grapevine, on the grapevine

Get the word (it’s the word) up to date (and it’s late)

It’s the grit if it fit on the hateline (from the dateline)

It’s the sell (and it yell) to relate

 

Sometimes you see, see them use their tool

Sometimes you feel they take you for a fool

Broadcasting ego creeping up on you

It’s just a feeling there’s crap all over you

 

Searching for a headline

Searching, everybody

Searching for a headline

Searching

Everybody, you and me

This is democracy

This is bullshit

 

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