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I played guitar on this with my KNEES!

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Can you tell me what the hell is going on?
What the hell is going on?

When I look today at the world I see,
Various forms of insanity,
If you said them all at once they’d lock you up.
I’ve been laughing hard ironically,
At the state of the economy,
And the back and forth of what we must do next.
Since way back when we’ve had this thing,
The double standard nod and wink,
We can say one thing and mean the opposite.
Cos everybody knows the way,
It’s not what you know, it’s who’s your mate,
And this can change, but don’t hold your breath.

Can you tell me what the hell is going on?
What the hell is going on?

On the news today was a looting spree,
A market crash and recovery,
Murders, swindles, deaths and a singing dog.
I am sick and tired of hearing how,
And why, and if, milk the cash cow,
The things you want will never complete you.
The world is changed, the internet,
Facebook, Youtube, Google Adsense,
And happy slapping, and one behind the ear.
If perception is reality,
You should believe just half of what you see,
And none of what you hear or read.

Can you tell me what the hell is going on?
What the hell is going on?

Anarchy is not ok,
And anger is an energy,
And sometimes we must stand to overcome.
But be careful when you’re speaking plain,
Cos the truth is that’s the easy way,
To make people think that you need a lesson.
I am trying hard not to be cynical,
But it’s really hard not to be though,
Trust no one, and you’ll never be trusted.
I’ve heard it said, and I think it’s true,
That “The truth will set you free”.
But first my friends it will make you miserable.

Can you tell me what the hell is going on?
What the hell is going on?

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from Throwing S​*​*​t at a Wall, released January 1, 2011
Everything by Bill.

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Bill Coleman Ireland

Makes music with a laptop, a guitar and a pile of live-recorded loops. Reminds people of Eels, Flaming Lips, Talking Heads...

Spent 2011 writing and recording a song a week - check out the "Throwing S**t at a Wall" album.

Currently working on his third studio album.
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