New song by me:


Good morning Mr Newspaper, for your enquiry, thank you kindly
you want to profile me? How wonderful, I must say, you surprised me!
Let’s have an earnest tete-a-tete on the dangers of realpolitik
Oh, what’s that you wanna know? What’s the taste of Putin’s dick?

I see what’s going on here

You come to me all compliments but we all know where you pay your tithe
If you wanna try to smear your shit on me I’ll grow roses in your shite
No matter how you twist my words, it’s me you’re gonna amplify
I got nothing to lose, I just tell the truth, it’s you who’ll be ashamed this time

Do you see what’s going on here?
I see what’s going on here
Do you see what’s going on here?

the harder you spin, the more eyes it will bring, til everything is in the light
Your job’s to obscure, to finegal the brutes, pay your tributes, dodge and weave, pretend that you’re right
you gotta think about all the big picture synoptics, gotta stay on message, gotta keep to the topic
Won’t somebody think of optics. Won’t somebody think of optics??

Do you see what’s going on here?
I see what’s going on here
Do you see what’s going on here?

What you don’t know is that those times are over, those who deal in the dark will have no deals they can make.
There’s a man in a cage who got your number, my friend, and the world now knows you’re a fake
Trust in the media’s now the size of your group chat, your Bill Maher condescension
has lost all its impact,
The tranks you inject are losing their effect and you have to be asleep to have a nightmare

Do you see what’s going on here?
I see what’s going on here
Do you see what’s going on here?

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