Truth & Illusion

Song Length 3:37 Genre Rock - Alternative, Pop - Rock
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Heated Subject General
Similar Artists The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello Language English
Era 2000 and later


A one-eyed magician pulls the other from his hat
And cries out that love and hate are illusions of an act
Myth and fact, faith and lies, vanish with a stroke
Truth is false, there is no God when you're dealing with smoke

The whole damn world is broke
Beauty, hung by a rope
Thrown down an icy slope
Where only the blind have any hope

On an ocean of shit, the faithful set sail
Veiled threats and broken vows, the wayward ship impaled
Rising on a wave, the captain calls for aid
No one dares to rock the boat when it's their head on the blade

The whole damn world is broke
Beauty, hung by a rope
Thrown down an icy slope
Where only the blind have any hope

Everyone on board wants to turnabout
Faced with a tidal wave of doubt,
The captain opens his mouth and shouts out,
"I don't care what you think, it's my vote alone that counts"

A blinded magician releases doves into the night
And cries out that reason has finally taken flight
Myth and fact, faith and lies, ride upon your view
It doesn't matter who carries the cross when he's surrounded by fools

The whole damn world is broke
Beauty, hung by a rope
Thrown down an icy slope
Where only the blind have any hope

Nice lyrical story and good phrasing on the vocal. Very natural sounding singer, good flow and delivery. Good arrangement, clear sections. The song settles in better for me around 2:20, the groove is more in the pocket. I love the live tracks, good band sound. Pretty good recording, I can tell there is some nice gear and studio being used. Nice effect on the vocal doubling, the mix on the two tracks was very good.

Lyrics Monteleone Music Monteleone
Producer Monteleone/Machin Performance Monteleone/Machin
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