Easier to fool you

Easier to fool you

mike skliar's picture

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Liner Notes: 

I saw someone had posted a quote, attributed to Mark Twain, that it is 'easier to fool someone then convince them that they've been fooled'.

Thought it was a great opening line for a little bit of the current madness, and the rest seemed to come quickly.

Quick one-take iPhone recording, resonator guitar capo'ed up on the 4th fret.

enjoy!

Lyrics: 

Easier to fool you then convince you you’ve been fooled
So said Mark Twain, long ago
And the lies come daily, in a never-ending stream
it’s a full-time vaudeville sideshow

I’m old, so I remember, five channels on TV
When we all heard the same basic news
Now everyone’s in a zone, reconfirming what they see
We’re all in the bubbles that we choose

Easier to blame and point with a finger
Then address complex problems truthfully
So easy to sting with a soundbite smackdown
Forget the forest and yell about the tree

I’m old, so I remember, five channels on TV
When we all heard the same basic news
Now everyone’s in a zone, reconfirming what they see
We’re all in the bubbles that we choose

So what happens now, no one really knows
To repair the damage will take time
Gotta move the ball forward, one step after another
Its gonna be a long slow climb

I’m old, so I remember, five channels on TV
When we all heard the same basic news
Now everyone’s in a zone, reconfirming what they see
We’re all in the bubbles that we choose

(c) M. Skliar 2018



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Comments

rorowe's picture

Great lyrics, Mike! The quote really sparked something great, here.
Love the sweeter sound of the reso-guitar.

johnstaples's picture

Awesome lyrics with a critically important message! The bubbles that have been created may have been intended to better serve us something to our tastes but, like androids in sci-fi, they have turned against us! Or, more accurately, turned us against us. You captured this sentiment perfectly in your lyrics! And I LOVE this melody so much, especially the chorus! It feels really compelling and important and urgent! Great work here Mike!!!

‘So easy to sting with a soundbite smackdown’ wow what a line! - the alliteration really catapults it along til the word smackdown. I remember 5 channels on tv so this spoke to me. Good job

Acousticmaddie's picture

This is awesome, lovely lyrics. Very good energy in performance. Very suiting guitar. Love the political wake-up!_Message.

SueAwesome's picture

Such well written lyrics!! I especially like 'forget the forest and yell about the tree'. Your singing style reminds me of someone but I can't think who. (From the 70's) (when they only had 5 channels on tv, lol)