Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Journalists are cocky...continued

Here's lyrics to a great singer-songwriter from Hawaii - Jack Johnson. A few of his songs talk about media and reporters.. Here's a good one that demonstrates what I was saying in the previous post - people are weary of journalists...

Bad News

A billion people died on the news tonight
But not so many cried at the terrible sight
Well momma said
It's just make believe
You can't believe everything you see
So baby close your eyes to the lullabies
On the news tonight

Who's the one to decide that it would be all right
To put the music behind the news tonight
Well momma said
You can't believe everything ya hear
The diagetic world is so unclear
So baby close your ears
On the news tonight
On the news tonight
The unobtrusive tones, on the news tonight

And momma said, mmmmmmm
Why don't the news casters cry when they read about people who die?
At least they could be decent enough to put just a tear in their eyes

Momma said
it's just make believe
You can't believe everything ya see
So baby close your eyes to the lullabies
On the news tonight


Really, why don't we cry when the news is sad?? We are only human...

1 Comments:

Blogger Darcy O'Brien said...

You think those lyrics about journalists are bad? I'll raise you Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry" :

I make my living off the evening news
Just give me something- something I can use
People love it when you lose,
They love dirty laundry

CHORUS:

Kick'em when they're up
Kick'em when they're down
Kick'em when they're up
Kick'em when they're down
Kick'em when they're up
Kick'em when they're down
Kick'em when they're up
Kick'em all around

We got the bubble-headed beach blonde who comes on at five
She can tell you'bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye
It's interesting when people die -
Give us dirty laundry

Can we film the operation?
Is the head dead yet?
You know, the boys in the newsroom got a running bet
Get the widow on the set
We need dirty laundry

You don't really need to find out what's going on
You don't really want to know how far it's gone
Just leave well enough alone
Eat your dirty laundry

CHORUS

Dirty little secrets
Dirty little lies
We got our dirty little fingers in everybody's pie
We love to cut you down to size
We love dirty laundry

We can do innuendo
We can dance and sing
When it's said and done we haven't told you a thing
We all know that crap is king
Give us dirty laundry!

End.

Mel, there's enough blame for everyone (industry, consumers, etc.,). Tune in or tune out, but either way it's going to keep rolling. The only choices we have, are the ones we make for ourselves.

5:54 PM  

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