Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want? Lyrics

Is This The Life We Really Want? by Roger Waters
Album : Is This the Life We Really Want?
Released : 2017
Genre : Rock
Label : Columbia

[Donald Trump]
So as an example you’re CNN. I mean it’s story, after story, after story is bad. I won. I won. And the other thing, chaos. There’s zero chaos. We are running- This is a fine-tuned machine

[Roger Waters]
The goose has gotten fat
On caviar and fancy bars
And subprime homes
And broken homes
Is this the life, the holy grail?
It’s not enough that we succeed
We still need others to fail

Fear, fear drives the mills of modern man
Fear keeps us all in line
Fear of all those foreigners
Fear of all their crimes
Is this the life we really want?
It surely must be so
For this is a democracy and what we all say goes

And every time a student is run over by a tank
And every time a pirate’s dog is forced to walk the plank
Every time a Russian bride is advertised for sale
And every time a journalist is left to rot in jail
Every time a young girl’s life is casually spent
And every time a nincompoop becomes the president
Every time somebody dies reaching for their keys
And every time the green land falls in the fucking sea is because

All of us, the blacks and whites
Chicanos, Asians, every type of ethnic group
Even folks from Guadeloupe, the old, the young

Toothless hags, super models, actors, fags, bleeding hearts
Football stars, men in bars, washerwomen, tailors, tarts
Grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts
Friends, relations, homeless tramps
Clerics, truckers, cleaning ladies
Ants – maybe not ants
Why not ants?
Well because its true
The ants don’t have enough IQ to differentiate between
The pain that other people feel and well, for instance, cutting leaves
Or crawling across window seals in search of open treacle tins
So, like the ants, are we just dumb
Is that why we don’t feel or see?
Or are we all just numbed out on reality TV

So, every time the curtain falls
Every time the curtain falls on some forgotten life
It is because we all stood by, silent and indifferent

● Roger Waters – Is This the Life We Really Want? (Album Tracklist)
01. When We Were Young
02. Deja Vu
03. The Last Refugee
04. Picture That
05. Broken Bones
06. Is This The Life We Really Want?
07. Bird In A Gale
08. The Most Beautiful Girl
09. Smell The Roses
10. Wait For Her
11. Oceans Apart
12. Part Of Me Died

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