Intervention

“whatchado” and “whatchasay” don’t talk much
“whatchado” won’t listen to “whatchasay”
“whatchado” just walks around all puffed up
and “whatchasay” just talks and talks all day

and cnn is endless on the t.v.
people here are numb to all the news
even playing in the airport lobbies
only the outsiders are confused

better get ready for an intervention
cuz we’ve got your best interests at heart
we see you struggling to simulate perfection
we think you’ve gone too far

you like to guard your borders
keep the outside out, don’t want no spies
you’re following your orders
it’s against the new laws to ask why

why don’t you let some other leaders have a try now?
they may just know at thing or do
and, “whatchasay,” you quietly step down now
and give some care to “whatchado”

ya better get ready for an intervention
we’ve got your best interests at heart
we see you struggling to simulate perfection
we think you’ve gone too far

“whatchado” and “whatchasay” don’t talk much
“whatchado” won’t listen to “whatchasay”
“whatchado” just walks around all puffed up
and “whatchasay” just talks and talks
and talks and talks
and talks and talks
all day

you’d better get ready (we think you’ve gone too far)
you’d better get ready (for an intervention)“whatchado” and “whatchasay” don’t talk much
“whatchado” won’t listen to “whatchasay”
“whatchado” just walks around all puffed up
and “whatchasay” just talks and talks all day

and cnn is endless on the t.v.
people here are numb to all the news
even playing in the airport lobbies
only the outsiders are confused

better get ready for an intervention
cuz we’ve got your best interests at heart
we see you struggling to simulate perfection
we think you’ve gone too far

you like to guard your borders
keep the outside out, don’t want no spies
you’re following your orders
it’s against the new laws to ask why

why don’t you let some other leaders have a try now?
they may just know at thing or do
and, “whatchasay,” you quietly step down now
and give some care to “whatchado”

ya better get ready for an intervention
we’ve got your best interests at heart
we see you struggling to simulate perfection
we think you’ve gone too far

“whatchado” and “whatchasay” don’t talk much
“whatchado” won’t listen to “whatchasay”
“whatchado” just walks around all puffed up
and “whatchasay” just talks and talks
and talks and talks
and talks and talks
all day

you’d better get ready (we think you’ve gone too far)
you’d better get ready (for an intervention)

Witness
Thirteen

DISCOGRAPHY

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