SONG LYRICS FOR: "DOUBLE SPEAK"
ALBUM: "WE'RE GONNA SING"
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Lead Vocal: Phillip Johnson
Music & Lyrics: Phillip Johnson
News Commentators: Gregg Diamant, Peggy Diamant

"DOUBLE SPEAK"

Intro and Narration 1

-Military planners, politicians and flag-waving journalists
Turn to "Double Speak" to gloss over the horrors of war.

Verse 1
They don't say "war" in the New World Order of "Double Speak",-
Only casualties sustained and armed campaigns in "Double Speak".-
There's no more battles, only armed conflicts,
High-tech weapons and electronic tricks.
War is just the same as a video game using "Double Speak".

Chorus 1
Truth is disguised, lies are contrived to minimize the cruelty.
The words they choose, the terms they use only confuse reality.
What's the real meaning of the news we hear?
The media explains, but it's not real clear.
They change the words around just to make a better sound;
Every week you can hear "Double Speak",
When they change the words around and cast the truth to the ground.

Intro and Narration 2

The language of technology is being used to make the terrifying
Uncertainties of combat sound completely pre-programmed.

Verse 2
A smart bomb will provide soft kill in "Double Speak",-
A body bag contains just human remains in "Double Speak".-
Even friendly fire has a kinda nice sound,
When you shoot your own men with a missile comin' down.
Just turn to "Double Speak," when your stomach is weak from the news this week.

[Repeat Chorus 1]

Intro and Narration 3
["They change"] ["the words"]-
--The enemy forces kill, destroy and terrorize,
But our boys simply take out, eliminate and neutralize.
Our soldiers are brave, highly trained professionals,
But theirs are brainwashed, ruthless terrorists.
The dictators use censorship and propaganda,
But we only have reporting guidelines, press briefings
And "Double Speak".

Verse 3
They don't bomb innocent civilians any more in "Double Speak" ["Double Speak"],
Collateral damage is just a part of war in "Double Speak" ["Double Speak"].
Surgical strike, not brutal attack,
Aggressive maneuver, not shoot 'em in the back.
Hit the bulls-eye from five miles high in "Double Speak".

Chorus 2
On the radio and the TV shows God only knows what they're holding back.
There are magazines and movie screens, but behind the scenes are the real facts.
Gang up on the weak to support the strong,
Politically correct but morally wrong.
They change the words around just to make a better sound.-
Every week you can hear "Double Speak"
When they change the words around and cast the truth to the ground,

Cast the truth to the ground.

To make a better sound [they change the words around]
And cast the truth to the ground!

 

"DOUBLE SPEAK" (with chords)

Capo: 1st Fret

Intro and Narration 1
(F#m)-(D)-(E)-(F#m)-(D)-(E)-(F#m)-(D)-(E)
(F#m)-(D)Military (E)planners, (F#m)politicians and flag-waving (D)journalists
Turn (E)to "Double Speak" (F#m)to gloss over the (D)horrors of war.(E)

Verse 1
They (A)don't say "war" in the (E)New World Order of "Double (F#m)Speak",(A)-(F#m)
Only (A)casualties sustained and (E)armed campaigns in "Double (F#m)Speak".(A)-(F#m)
There's (A)no more battles, only (E)armed conflicts,
(F#m)High-tech weapons and e(E)lectronic tricks.
(Bm)War is just the same as a (A)video game using (E)"Double Speak".

Chorus 1
Truth is dis(F#m)guised, lies are con(E)trived to mini(D)mize the cruel(E)ty.
The words they (F#m)choose, the terms they (E)use only con(D)fuse reali(E)ty.
What's the real (A)meaning of the news we (E)hear?
The media ex(F#m)plains, but it's not real (B9)clear.
They (Dmaj7)change the words around (E)just to make a better (F#m)sound;
Every (E)week you can (D)hear "Double (C#m)Speak",
When they (Bm)change the words around and (E)cast the truth to the (F#m)ground.

Intro and Narration 2
(F#m)-(D)-(E)-(F#m)
(D)The language of tech(E)nology is being (F#m)used to make the terrifying(D)
Uncertainties (E)of combat (F#m)sound completely (D)pre-programmed.(E)

Verse 2
A (A)smart bomb will pro(E)vide soft kill in "Double (F#m)Speak",(A)-(F#m)
A (A)body bag contains just (E)human remains in "Double (F#m)Speak".(A)-(F#m)
(A)Even friendly fire has a (E)kinda nice sound,
When you (F#m)shoot your own men with a (E)missile comin' down.
Just (Bm)turn to "Double Speak," when your (A)stomach is weak from the (E)news this week.

[Repeat Chorus 1]

Guitar Riff: (F#m)-(A)-(B)-(F#m)-(B)

Guitar Solo: (Bm)-(E)-(Bm)-(E)

Intro and Narration 3
(F#m)["They change"] (D)["the words"](E)-(F#m)
(D)-(E)-(F#m)The enemy forces (D)kill, de(E)stroy and terror(F#m)ize,
But our boys simply (D)take out, e(E)liminate (F#m)and neutralize.
(D)Our soldiers (E)are brave, (F#m)highly trained professionals,
(D)But theirs are (E)brainwashed, (F#m)ruthless terrorists.
(D)The (E)dictators use (F#m)censorship and propaganda,
(D)But (E)we only have re(F#m)porting guidelines, press (D)briefings (E)
And (F#m)"Double Speak".

Verse 3
They (A)don't bomb innocent civ(E)ilians any more in (F#m)"Double Speak" ["Double Speak"],
Col(A)lateral damage is (E)just a part of war in (F#m)"Double Speak" ["Double Speak"].
(A)Surgical strike, not (E)brutal attack,
Ag(F#m)gressive maneuver, not (E)shoot 'em in the back.
(Bm)Hit the bulls-eye from (A)five miles high in (E)"Double Speak".

Chorus 2
On the radi(F#m)o and the TV (E)shows God only (D)knows what they're holding (E)back.
There are maga(F#m)zines and movie (E)screens, but behind the (D)scenes are the real (E)facts.
Gang up on the (A)weak to support the (E)strong,
Politically cor(F#m)rect but morally (B9)wrong.
They (Dmaj7)change the words around (E)just to make a better (F#m)sound.(D)-(C#m)
(F#m)Every (E)week you can (D)hear "Double (C#m)Speak"
When they (Bm)change the words around and (E)cast the truth to the ground,
Guitar riff notes: (E)-(F#)-(A)-(F#)
Cast the truth to the ground.

Guitar riff notes: (C#)-(C)-(B)-(A)-(F#)

To (D)make a better sound [they change the (Bm)words around]
And cast the truth to the ground!

Guitar riff notes: (C#)-(C)-(B)-(A)-(F#)-(F#m)

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