Other people's lives

Ray Davies, released on Other People's Lives (solo) © Davray Music Ltd. 2006

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Can't believe what I just read

Gossip on the Internet

Now the tabloids have the news

Cross my heart it just ain't true

I never thought it of you

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Name names and every line

Is feeding their suspicious minds

I'm not bitter or angry

I'm only feeling sympathy

You really found the time

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To feed the reporter with your views

See the reporter break the news

Read the reporter, join the queue

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Spread the news, scandalize

Words cut like a thousand knives

Take the cash, bag the prize

For playing games with other people's lives

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See the reporter break the news

Read the reporter, join the queue

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Eat it up, take a bite

Feed the reader's appetite

They'll swallow anything you write

As long as it's in black and white

And full of titillation

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I can't believe what I just read

Excuse me, I just vomited

Tell your story, it's your call

So autobiographical

But oh, so trivial

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Feed the reporter

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They put it on the Internet

To help improve the circulation

They'll pepper it with lies

It's only other people's lives

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Feed the reporter

Read the reporter

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Politicians dressed in drag

Careers stopped with quick back stab

While anonymous informer flees

And leaves us with our fantasy

And erotic visions

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Who did what, when, to whom

In the dominatrix room?

Tabloids daily titillate

Each sordid tale reverberates

All across the nation

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(What can I say?)

Feed the reporter

(It's a vendetta)

Read the reporter

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A rumor then a vicious phrase

A poison pen can wreck your day

And weather[?] words that crucify

As tabloid judges sharpen up their knives

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Read the reporter

Black and white

See the reporter

Victimize

See a poor sucker

Crucified

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To stop the truth, so tell your lies

Betray your friends and get the prize

The dagger's in, now twist the knife

The gutter's full of other people's lives

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