Late Breaking News

from Horizontals by Jacob Earl

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late, late, for a very important date. this news is late, but it's still great; it's the late breaking news. it's so fantastic that you won't want to miss it. you will be on your toes, you will be in pins and needles, and you will be gripping your armrests tight. we're going to up the ante tonight.

we have a very special presentation tonight. it's based on a *hush, hush* true story! we are not making this up. all the events recreated especially for the broadcast of this program actually happened, and we are bringing to you exclusively, tonight only folks.

you are about to be given a rare opportunity to glimpse into the mind of a mad man. what you will see and hear with shock you; it may even scare or horrify you. if you get upset easily, you may want to turn away now. the drama is about to unfold.

the scene fades in, slowly opening on a quiet, suburban street in the middle of summer. it is the evening time, families are finishing their dinners, children can be heard laughing and playing, and parents are tuning into the late breaking news...

lyrics

this just in:
twenty more dead
from the suicide bomb
inside of your head
the sensational story
the moment you dread
when the truth is not muzzled
for the masses, spoon-fed

and Hollywood turns
the late-breaking news
into academy-winners
with four-star reviews
and we can just turn off
the pain if we choose
and nobody calls us
the killers

she tries to sleep
with shrapnel in her bed
and the barrel of a rifle
pointed at her kid
you and I are prisoners
of a much lesser pain
we just watch it on TV
a world away

and Hollywood turns
the late-breaking news
into academy-winners
with four-star reviews
and we can just turn off
the pain if we choose
and nobody calls us
the killers

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from Horizontals, track released May 5, 2012

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Jacob Earl Ottawa, Ontario

Independent DIY queer producer/songwriter/photog.

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