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LYRICS


THE LIVES OF OTHER PEOPLE
(written 2004/recorded 2004)



day by day we work and fray
at plants that keep us all away
from sweet lives lived by VIPs
the stars of films and our TVs

so hurry home, switch off your phone
and place yourself now all alone
in front of your small magic screen
that makes you feel so in between
and dream

we live the lives of other people
‘cause we don’t have our own
we live the lives of other people
the lives that we are shown

lazy in our living rooms
we love to watch the camera zooms
the pros they run and race and sweat
we share their strains from our home bed

the more they move the more we feel
that all our muscles turn to steel
while this sweet can of butter cream
with creamy cream just makes us gleam
and dream

retouched blonde hair done in curls
and sugarcoated boys and girls
we long to have the high gloss genes
of kings and queens in magazines

the mirror says we’re gross and fat
and ever we will stay like that
but leafing through the glossies’ sheen
we feel our rising self-esteem
and dream

we live lives of others
we don’t have our own we don’t have
other people’s lives

we live the lives of other people
‘cause we don’t have our own
we live the lives of other people
the lives that we are shown



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