Bare-Faced Lie

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words and music by Paul Spencer, 2004

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1. We’ve got too many, the politician said,

    D

Too many refugees,

                      C                      G                      C                   G

It was a bare-faced lie and the editors knew,

                       C                 D                            G                               D

But they ran that lie like they thought it was true,

            G                                                              Am                C

The newspaper wrote what the politician said,

     D                  C           D

Too many refugees.

2. They’ve got things easy, the gossip-monger said,

They’re better off than us,

It was a bare-faced lie and the editors knew,

But they ran that lie like they thought it was true,

The television played what the gossip-monger said

They’re better off than us.

3. They take our jobs, the stupid bigot said,

They’re the reason we’re all poor,

It was a bare-faced lie and the editors knew,

But they ran that lie like they thought it was true,

The newspaper wrote what the stupid bigot said,

They’re the reason we’re all poor.

4. They’re evil people, the frightened racist said,

Never trust a refugee,

It was a bare-faced lie and the editors knew,

But they ran that lie like they thought it was true,

The radio played what the frightened racist said,

Never trust a refugee.

5. They’re bogus stories, the politician said,

They’re all trying to jump the queue,

It was a bare-faced lie and the editors knew,

But they ran that lie like they thought it was true,

The newspaper wrote what the politician said,

All trying to jump the queue.