“Fab Fact”

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Fab Fact

Once upon a land in a different time
Telling any lie was a social crime
   Uh-oh, no way to stay a hero
   Throw a stone and you wind up alone

Any bill of goods that you’d try to pass
Bouncing back to smash up all your glass
   Oh yes, did you make a big mess?
   You best go and change your address

Then they turned off all the lights
   Can’t tell one thing from another
Switching out the wrong and right
   Can’t see, head is under covers
Cheat, deceive, and fake their friends
But when lying finally ends

      It’s time for party nation
      When the fab fact is back again
      A giant jubilation
      When the fab fact is back again
      The fireworks and confetti
      When the fab fact is back again
      We’re dancing free and pretty
      When the fab fact is
      Back at home inside the mind and
      Waking us from this bullshit nightmare

Buried encyclopedia
Under the home-made media
   Look out, makin’ up your own doubt
   Shout loud and you get a crowd

Buried encyclopedia
With all the dirt they’re feedin’ ya
   Gone ‘round, covering the whole town
   All clowns wanna get dumbed down

Made a slave to every fear
   Pretend that you got your freedom
Blindfolds on the eyes and ears
   Pretend that you’ll never need ‘em
When they burn through every friend
Look who’s coming ‘round the bend

      It’s time for party nation
      When the fab fact is back again
      A giant jubilation
      When the fab fact is back again
      The fireworks and confetti
      When the fab fact is back again
      We’re dancing free and pretty
      When the fab fact is
      Back at home inside the mind and
      Waking us from this bullshit nightmare

Truth is truth is truth is truth
   If you prove it then you own it
From the basement to the roof
   If it’s true you don’t outgrow it
One thing left to recommend
Roll the credits now, my friend

      It’s time for party nation
      When the fab fact is back again
      A giant jubilation
      When the fab fact is back again
      The fireworks and confetti
      When the fab fact is back again
      We’re dancing free and pretty
      When the fab fact is
      Back at home inside the mind and
      Waking us from this bullshit nightmare

© Copyright 2017 Nate Orshan

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“Fab Fact” — 4 Comments

  1. This song is fab!…

    “Buried encyclopedia/Under the home-made media” — how do you come up with such brilliant lines?

    Love the trumpet segue (2:32-2:59)!

    If I may make a suggestion: I think the ending would be more powerful if the music stopped abruptly after the final “bullshit nightmare” rather than fading out.

    Ironically, Trump can chalk off another personal victory for inspiring this great song…

    • Heh. Thanks, Itai! I put a lot of time into the lyrics, so I’m grateful you appreciate ’em!

      I did give serious thought to doing just what you suggested. Although it would definitely put a bright underline under the chorus’ punchline, I decided I wanted to err on the side of a musical “outro”. But cheers for a keen ear!

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