Reading This Could Destroy Your Life

Can watching the eleven o’clock news kill you?

Tune in at eleven to find out!

We report we have nothing more to report than we have nothing more to report

tune in later to hear us talk about how nothing is happening.

The media has become the industrial complex that Eisenhower warned America would be

should it continue to spend money on war machines so recklessly even in times of peace

put a gun in someone’s hand and they’re bound to shoot it

put a microphone in someone’s hand and they’re bound to shoot their mouth off

regardless of the truth

they’ve just gotta fill air time

by blowing hot air

now open the newspaper

count all the stories of celebrities, athletes, kings and queens

now look to read a single story out of Africa or South America

are you telling me by selling me these sheets of paper

that’s black and white and read all over

that nothing happened in two whole continents?

I don’t believe you

you’re fictional news

propaganda for the blues

ignoring all the light and bright and right in this world

feeding us with what’s wrong

rarely giving us a taste of what’s right

and we buy it

we create the news you shove down our throats

cause we consume it

well, how’s this for a news flash:

the sun will rise tomorrow

and the night will set

and the boogeyman doesn’t exist

unless you tune into the eleven o’clock news

to see what news you never knew you missed.

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