Cast Of Thousands

The Adverts

your living in other people’s lives
doesn’t seem to be doing you a lot of use
believing in other people’s lies
it’s getting pretty hard to tell the truth

when you read the papers
when you read the papers
you’re being told the easy side of life
exactly as it appears from the outside

now you know why the truth comes in disguise
it’s the backward side, some new ones arrive

when you read the papers
when you read the papers

when you get to heaven
you’ll meet them all again
the cast of thousands
spouting out of the corporate pen
demanding our money
to make up something new
starring new combinations
of the tried and twisted truth

all the human torches
catching fire
corrupt officials
getting caught
poor and the needy
robbers and killers
bankrupt stars [unintelligible] near-collisions
withhold your dreams

runaway wives
other people’s lives
loonie left
murder, divorce, suicide
political intrigues, hospital cases
british weapons to foreign places
earthquake, flood
bodies in the mud
poison, crowds
a cast of thousands

god, man: open fire