It Says Here - Billy Bragg

    It says here that the Unions will never learn
    It says here that the economy is on the upturn
    And it says here we should be proud that we are free
    And our free press reflects our democracy

    Those braying voices on the right of the House
    Are echoed down the Street of Shame
    Where politics mix with bingo and tits
    In a money and numbers game

    Where they offer you a feature on stockings and suspenders
    Next to a call for stiffer penalties for sex offenders

    It says here that this year's prince is born
    It says here do you ever wish that you were better informed
    And it says here that we can only stop the rot
    With a large dose of Law and Order
    And a touch of the short sharp shock

    If this does not reflect your view you should understand
    That those who own the papers also own this land
    And they'd rather you believed in Coronation Street capers
    In the war for circulation, it sells newspapers
    Could it be an infringement of the freedom of the press
    To print pictures of women in states of undress

    When you wake up to the fact that your paper is Tory
    Just remember, there are two sides to every story


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