People See Through You

you’ve got covert action
prejudice to extremes
you’ve got primitive cunning
and high tech means
you’ve got eyes everywhere
but people see through you

you’ve got good manipulators
got your store of dupes
you’ve got the idiot clamour
or your lobby groups
you like to play on fears
but people see through you

you’ve got instant communication
instant data tabulation
you got the forces of occupation
but you don’t get capitulation
cause people see through you

you’ve got the sounding brass
you’ve got the triumph of the will
you do what you want to
and we pay the bills
you hype the need for sacrifice
but people see through you

you’ve got anti-matter language
contrived to conceal
you’ve been lying so long
you don’t know what’s real
you’re a figment of your own imagination
and people see through you

you’ve got lip service tributaries
you’ve got death fetish mercenaries
you hold the tickets to the cemeteries
you’re BIG and BAD and SCARY
but people see through you

(Bruce Cockburn, 1985)

About readerjohn

I am a retired lawyer and an Orthodox Christian, living in a collapsing civilization, the modern West. There are things I'll miss when it's gone. There are others I won't. That it is collapsing is partly due to calculated subversion, summarized by the moniker "deathworks." This blog is now dedicated to exposing and warring against those deathwork - without ceasing to spread a little light.
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1 Response to People See Through You

  1. naicasi says:

    Это было интересно, спасибо.

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