Monday, 17 October 2016

Bad Day - R.E.M.




A public service announcement followed me home the other day
I paid it nevermind. Go away.
Shit so thick you could stir with a stick- free Teflon whitewashed presidency
We're sick of being jerked around
Wear that on your sleeve


Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings
We're sick of being jerked around
We all fall down


Have you ever seen the televised St. Vitus subcommittee prize
Investigation dance? Those-ants-in-pants glances
Well, look behind the eyes
It's a hallowed, hollow anesthetized
"Save my own ass, screw these guys"
Smoke and mirror lock down


Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings
The papers wouldn't lie!
I sigh. Not one more


It's been a bad day
Please don't take a picture
It's been a bad day
Please


We're dug in the deep the price is steep
The auctioneer is such a creep
The lights went out, the oil ran dry
We blamed it on the other guy


Sure, all men are created equal
Here's the church, here's the steeple
Please stay tuned--we cut to sequel
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down


Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord, Count your blessings
Ignore the lower fears
Ugh, this means war


It's been a bad day
Please don't take a picture
It's been a bad day
Please


Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings
We're sick of being jerked around
We all fall down


It's been a bad day
Please don't take a picture
It's been a bad day
Please

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