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​They Got It Wrong (as Usual)

This song is by Graham Parker and appears on the album Acid Bubblegum (1996).

They took the girl with the famous eyebrows and plucked them out
They made her shadow disappear in the mirror
And called it a shadow of doubt
Then they wanted us to pay up front
For the privilege of watching this go down
Then they painted her eyebrows back on now she's a clown

They got it wrong (as usual)
They got it wrong (as usual)
Am
They got it wrong

They took the boy with the overworked vibrato
And called him a singer of songs
They made him lose his faith on the spotlight
Till he started singing 'bout his gun
They shot the wolves in the wild tundra 'cause man has to be top dog
Then they hauled out an innocent victim and gave him a hearty flog

Chorus repeat

They got it wrong and made it worthless
Got it wrong and made it worthless
As usual. As usual

They took the real things that worked for us and threw them out
They took the only things that really mattered
And said this is not what it's about
They killed the wolves in the wild tundra 'cause man has to be top dog
Then they elevated the ignorant like they were Gods

Chorus repeat