MR MENDACIOUS

What an age we’re living in where you can use any means to win,
Where deception gets the prize whilst truth takes second place to lies,
Push and shove and bend the rules, cause principles are just for fools,
If honour doesn’t suit your schemes or morals dare disturb your dreams
say and do anything as long as you get to be king

Mr Mendacious
You make me angry, then you make me sad
Mr Mendacious
How did our leaders get to be so bad?

Bespoke facts are just your thing, con and fraud you wear like bling,
You design integrity to fit your popularity
Made to measure rectitude with elastic waist to fit your mood
Belt of fear, hat of hate, all dressed up to crash the gate of any party foolhardy to take you
in and raise a glass to

Mr Mendacious
You make me angry, then you make me sad
Mr Mendacious
How did our leaders get to be so bad?

The Sham and Fake, your favourite dance, you take your stance, all poised to prance,
to snake and shake, out on the floor, your fans go wild and shout for more,
swan and swagger, brag and boast, bluster to the winning post,
Punch the air, make your noise, loudest of the privileged boys, raised to think that they’re
the best, a cut well up above the rest
Taught to see the world as theirs, act like they’re the rightful heirs,
Entitled to stake their claim, make the rules to fit their aim,
Do anything to win the game, without conscience, without shame

Mr Mendacious
You make me angry, then you make me sad
Mr Mendacious
How did our leaders get to be so bad


Music and lyrics by Ivor Twydell | © Heartpower Music 2019