DAVID WILCOX lyrics - Falling For It

"Falling For It"

Look at all the people in their living rooms
With their eyes all glued to the evening news
Catch 'em in a moment when they're all afraid
And then sell them well on the plans you've made

All the citizens who listen and believe
Falling just the same

Falling into line 'cause they did not know
Of the bait and switch and the shadow show
When you fake the truth and make your claim
You played our fears for your own gain

Then we needed a leader and you're all we had
So we told ourselves you were not that bad
You took the opportunity to have your way
While our wounds still bled, we were led astray

All the fears that came descending on us then
Falling just the same

Falling like the towers in a cloud that hung
So it blocked our view and it stopped the sun
While our eyes were down in all that pain
With your slight of hand, you cast the blame

Then you said it was over when it had just begun
Saying "job well done" as if the war was won
But all of us are watching as the numbers climb
Of the killed and injured, dead and dying

All the soldiers that have fallen in this war
Falling just the same

Falling for the trick that you played on us
When you made those lies and betrayed our trust
As if this war were just your game
You're breaking down our country's name
You're taking down our country's name
Our country's name