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Lyrics:

Even at the start
It soon falls apart
Shadows everywhere
Posers known to stare

Later on that year
They jack up the fear
Random passerbys
A small army dressed in suits and ties
More and more reduced to criticize

Is this what they're after?
Weak applause and laughter
Conjuring a straw man
Living in a slogan
Sticking pins of voodoo
Gives them something to do
See them selling tickets
Hoisting signs and pickets

Pictures of a beach
Truly out of reach
Getting off the bus
Others not like us

Losing confidence
Trying to make sense
Comedy ensues
Some are winning too bad others lose
You can spot them clearly by their shoes

Is it just confusion?
Or a mass delusion?
Dreaming up the straw man
Acting out a slogan
Sticking pins of voodoo
Gives us something to do
Hear them making speeches
Flimsy over reaches

In the mean time
Seven through nine

Straw man is plotting against us
Straw man is leaving us poor
Straw men categorize without sense
Straw man is evil to the core

Take a step back
Shadows in play, a lie
Fake an attack
Along the way, nice try
Nothing is real
Straw isn't bone or blood
Knee jerk appeal
Quite monotone, a dud

Such a silly season
War on truth and reason
Evoking the straw man
Working for a slogan
Sticking pins of voodoo
Gives you something to do
Spy them selling favors
Backroom deals and waivers

Four years later
Fabricator

Straw man is plotting against us
Straw man is leaving us poor
Straw men categorize without sense
Straw man is rotten to the core

Eight years later
Agitator

You should take it easy
Given your condition
First you need a reason
You're in no position
To question
 


Copyright 2017 Dan Markosian All rights reserved

Credits:

Music and Lyrics: Dan Markosian 
Arrangement, Performance and Mix: Dan Markosian 
Mastering: LANDR.com