Press Ganged

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The modern world can turn lives upside down in seconds. Who would be a public figure?

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There's a crowd outside peering through his window
And he strains to hear the words the people say
There's a crowd outside peering through his window
And he wishes that the crowd would go away
He was happy, he was working one fine morning
Then a friend waving a paper ran his way
Now there's a crowd outside peering through his window
And he wishes that the crowd would go away

He was just a Joe, a John, a Phil, a Michael
Just an ordinary man with feet of clay
Now every move he makes the camera follows
And all he's ever done is on display
He'd never hurt a soul, he'd never argued
He'd never dreamed his life could go astray
Now there's a crowd outside peering through his window
And he wishes that the crowd would go away

Friends he trusted once have turned their faces
Now he sits alone there every day
Ex-lovers have been paid for their confessions
For photographs and lies and hearsay
He reads and reads and reads again the letters
From strangers saying God comes if you pray
But there's a crowd outside peering through his window
And he wishes that the crowd would go away

The phone rings in the hall he does not answer
They're beating on his door, he stands at bay
There's a crowd outside, a stone comes through the window
Now he knows the crowd will never go away

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from The Journey, released October 1, 1997

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