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Today's Paper

Today’s paper, the latest facts printed askew
but nothing brand new, that's cool, but what have you?
Some words from a gentle soul in a stupid man suit
I sell my soul to you mother earth while I'm telling god, damn you!

Some escape artist, a picture of today, tinted red
baby girl's carrying a barbie doll with nipple printed breasts
young boy skating with an unsafe skateboard they didn't test
meanwhile, their parents are inside having indifferent sex

Romantic film on TV, a couple having dinner with dark candles lit
some politicians with naughty ideas they could start scandals with
cities getting darker, thieves getting smarter, and the vandals sin
scandalous, some reporter reporting, but nobody's there to handle it

Today’s paper, the latest facts printed askew
but nothing brand new, that's cool, but what have you?
Some words from a gentle soul in a stupid man suit
I sell my soul to you mother earth while I'm telling god, damn you!

Some rich directors sitting on posts just waiting for the next bonus
some politicians campaigning, but it's all a great bogus
some magicians abracadrabraing a rabbit out of a hat, hocus pocus
meanwhile some munks climbing mountains to find the perfect lotus

Some people with visions, but aint making difference
because all of the politicians, able to make a decision
were missing, at the demonstration and therefore didn't listen
told voters they cared, but didn't, instead acted indifferent

Today’s paper, the latest facts printed askew
but nothing brand new, that's cool, but what have you?
Some words from a gentle soul in a stupid man suit
I sell my soul to you mother earth while I'm telling god, damn you!

Someone invented it, and since that day the wheel kept spinning
someone came up with role models, the ideal looks of women
some didn't listen, but the kids have and some keep wishing
they would be like this and that, while the other keep sinning

Some are making fortunes out of other peoples misery
making money out of the ocult, dangerous and out of mystery
some are trying to rewrite the past, burying it with other cindery
while others are shaping the now and the future into a new history

Today’s paper, the latest facts printed askew
but nothing brand new, that's cool, but what have you?
Some words from a gentle soul in a stupid man suit
I sell my soul to you mother earth while I'm telling god, damn you!

At last, someone looked at this piece of paper
realized truth's within the eyes of the beholder and people changed her
vandal stopped vandalizing, abuser stopped beating strangers
criminal realized what he caused the victims of his weekend capers

Old man accepted his life and released all anger
baby mother saw herself in her own baby, weeped and raised her
old woman told her self-esteem she wasn't in need of laser
emo girl told her emotions she wasn't really in need of razors

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© Martin Ångnell 2010 - 2017