Cassandra

(Words and music by and © Talis Kimberley, 2008)

The shallow news says all is well
But deep down, things are moving
The situation must get worse
Before it starts improving
I know my style of reportage
Won’t go down well at home
They’d rather watch the weathergirl
Or play games by mobile phone.

This is Cassandra for the BBC reporting from the war
Calling in, calling in…
This is Cassandra for the BBC reporting from the war
Calling in, calling in… it’s not looking good tonight

Nobody likes hearing that
There’s trouble round the corner; don’t
Blame me, I don’t make the news
I’m only the reporter
Frustrating’s not the half of it;
I’m good at what I do
And things are going downhill –
It’s unpleasant but it’s true

This is Cassandra for the BBC reporting from the war
Behind the walls of Troy
This is Cassandra for the BBC reporting from the war
Behind the walls of Troy – it’s not looking good tonight

Calling in, calling in, can you hear me in the studio?
This line is getting bad, are we live, are live?
Did you get my last report? Is the link-up on the blink again?
This line is very bad, are we live, are we live?

I wonder if there’ll ever come
A better time for warnings
When people have the guts at last
To face their darker mornings
Then those who see what lies ahead
In distant future times
Might win a better hearing
Thank I ever did in mine

This is Cassandra for the BBC reporting from the war
Behind the walls of Troy
This is Cassandra for the BBC reporting from the war
Behind the walls of Troy – signing off tonight


A Little Bit About 'Cassandra'...

She's still telling it like it is, but are we any more ready to hear her than the Trojans were?


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