Selling The News Lyrics by Switchfoot


Switchfoot Lyrics

Selling The News Lyrics
Welcome to the holy city, a silver screen
Built with the lens and a low self esteem
A teenagers plea for meaning and means
We're selling the news

See opinions are easier to swallow than facts
The grays instead of the whites and the blacks
If you shoot it too straight they won't come back
We're selling the news

See money speaks volumes louder than words
And virtues with wings maybe not quite at first
But their salaries are paying for the ad not the verbs
We're selling the news

See all men are equal, all is for sale
The powerful dog has been chasing his tail
The lowest common denominator prevails
We're selling the news

I want to believe you, I want to believe
But everything here's in between
The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction
I want to believe you, I want to believe
But everything here's in between
The fact is fiction, suspicion is a new religion

America listens, the story is told
Of our aim on truth, the story unfolds
The ratings determine, the story was sold
We're selling the news

Begging the question, longer in fear
Stroking the eyes and tickling ears
The truth, it's seldom just as it appears
We're selling the news

I want to believe you, I want to believe
But everything here's in between
The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction
I want to believe you, I want to believe
But everything here's in between
The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction

I can see your darkened heads
On the television set, on the internet it's said
The fact is fiction, suspicion is a new religion

Substance, oh, substance where have you been?
You've been replaced by the masters of spin
You make good looking books and write mystery in
We're selling the news

The lines start to blur, I get so confused
I get shiny new models mixed up with the blues
I get binary code mixed up with abuse
The facts are simply one option to choose

When nothing is sacred there's nothing to lose
When nothing is sacred all is consumed
Were still on the air, it must be the truth
We're selling the news

I want to believe you, I want to believe
But everything here's in between
The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction
I want to believe you, I want to believe
But everything here's in between
The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction

I want to believe you, I want to believe
But everything here's in between
The fact is fiction, suspicion is a new religion


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