The Big Lie
The Big Lie ? lyrics and music by Richard C. Tollini (Kluso) © 2006

?Round a blind corner it catches you from behind rumors of an apathetic warning sign
a Siren?s whisper on an ocean breeze
Just a gentle nudge that changes your mind
well its alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, well it?s alright jus? this one more time

Well that?s the game that we play,
over and over with a Cheshire smile
Liv?ing life frame by frame, finding reasons at the end of the day to justify
Well that?s the Big Lie

On the next corner the gutter is choking on vomit and spit rom the jaws and the maws of the innocent going on and about in their everyday lives
And if a casual tongue is the poet?s tool of his jargon and rhyme, then how can the common man feed the fires of our collective social and moral decline

Well that?s the way so they say, over and over with a Cheshire smile
Riding life wave by wave holding on ?til the end of the daythen wondering why??
Well that?s the Big Lie that?s the Big Lie

now stars jus?seem to fade away in the amber glow of the morning?s light
like when dreams fall into the emptiness of the pocket of our bitter discontent
we somehow find a way to rationalize well that?s the Big Lie

Under the rug lies the dirt and the mud of a younger man?s life,in the covert land of the quiet and shy, he can only perceive what?s in his father?s eyes
Claiming the truth he shrieks at the source of his eternal lament finding only the shadow of his silhouette ? now they?re playing at Cowboys and Indians

That?s the way, the blind mans says, over and over with a Cheshire smile
Finding someone else to blame gives ?em reason at the end of the day to justify
But that the Big Lie That?s the Big Lie
Lyrics Credits: Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini
Music Credits: Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini
Producer Credits: Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini / BotE
Publisher Credits: N/A
Performance Credits: KLUSO
Label Credits: BotE Productions
Short Song Description:
Comtemplating about what we think is right/O.K. and how we live our lives versus the reality of the effects and results of our behavior.
Long Song Description:
The concepts of "acceptable" behavior in our popular culture, in particular the prevalent use of drugs, foul and disrespectful language, and violence to resolve our problems, etc, etc, etc...that pervades modern life has become the new "norm"... i.e. the big lie.
Song Length: 4:57
Primary Genre: Pop-Rock
Secondary Genre: Folk-Alternative
Tempo: Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Life
Subject Matter 2: World
Mood 1: Worried
Mood 2: Outraged
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later