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Did you ever hear about the great deception
Well the plastic revolutionaries take the money and run
Have you ever been down to love city
Where they rip you off with a smile
And it dont take a gun

Dont it hurt so bad in love city
Dont it make you not want to bother at all
And dont they look so self righteous
When they pin you up against the wall

Did you ever, ever see the people
With the tear drops in their eyes
I just cant stand it, stand it no how
Living in this world of lies

Did you ever hear about the rock and roll singers
Got three or four cadillacs
Saying power to the people, dance to the music
Wants you to pat him on the back

Have you ever heard about the great rembrandt
Have you ever heard about how he could paint
And he didnt have enough money for his brushes
And they thought it was rather quaint

But you know its no use repeating
And you know its no use to think about it
cause when you stop to think about it
You dont need it

Have you ever heard about the great hollywood motion picture actor
Who knew more than they did
And the newspapers didnt cover the story
Just decided to keep it hid.

Somebody started saying it was an inside job
Whatever happened to him?
Last time they saw him down on the bowry
With his lip hanging off an old rusty bottle of gin

Have you ever heard about the so-called hippies
Down on the far side of the tracks
They take the eyeballs straight out of your head
Say son, kid, do you want your eyeballs back

Did you ever see the people
With the tear drops in their eyes
Just cant stand it no how
Living in this world of lies



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