Roger Waters: “It was the Greatest Show On Earth … And when they found our shadows grouped ’round the TV sets … This species has AMUSED ITSELF TO DEATH”

Amused to Death
Roger Waters

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We watched the tragedy unfold
We did as we were told

We bought and sold
It was the greatest show on earth
But then it was over
We ohhed and aahed
We drove our racing cars
We ate our last few jars of caviar

And somewhere out there in the stars
A keen-eyed look-out
Spied a flickering light
Our last hurrah
Our last hurrah

And when they found our shadows
Grouped ’round the TV sets

They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data on their lists
And then, the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed
But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left

This species has amused itself to death

No tears to cry, no feelings left
This species has amused itself to death

Related:

(video) Roger Waters on ‘Amused to Death’ – Profound album remixed — Do we love our neighbor enough to help bring in the kingdom ‘that the world will know?!!’

The Moody Blues (1967): America in 2009 — “Breath deep the gathering gloom; watch lights fade from every room” because “we decide which is right”

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