Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin - The Fence

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omewhere in your wardrobe I'd be willing to bet

There's a t-shirt probably bearing the silhouette of Che Guevara

He was revolutionary, yeah, he wore a cool hat

But behind the design I think you might find it's not quite as simple as that

Che was a bit of a homophobe, Che was a bit of a homophobe

Che was a bit of a homophobe, Che was a bit of a homophobe

[Chorus]

This is my song in defence of the fence

A little sing along, a tribute to ambivalence

The more you know the harder you will find it

To make up your mind it doesn't really matter if you find

You can't see which grass is greener

Chances are it's neither and either way it's easier

To see the difference when you're sitting on the fence

Somewhere in your house I'd be willing to bet

There's a picture of that grinning hippy from Tibet - the Dalai Llama

He's a lovely, funny fella, he does good stuff galore

But let's not forget that back in Tibet those funky monks used to dick the poor yeah

And the bullshit line about future lives is the perfect way to stop the powerless rising up

And he tells the poor they will live again, cos he's rich now so it's easy for him to say

[Chrous]

I'm taking a stand in defence of the fence

I got a little band playing anthems to ambivalence

We divide the world into terrorists and heroes

Into normal folk and weirdos, into good people and pedos

Into things that give you cancer and the things that cu-ure cancer

And the things that don't cause cancer, but there's a chance they will cause cancer in the future

We divide the world to stop us feeling frightened

Into wrong and into right and into black and into white and

Into real men and fairies, into status quo and scary

Yeah we want the world binary, binary, but it's not that simple.

And your dog has a bigger carbon footprint than a four wheel drive

Yea your dog has a bigger carbon footprint than a four wheel drive

And your dog has a bigger carbon footprint than a four wheel drive

Well so does your baby, maybe you oughta trade HIM in for a Prius

ROCK!

[Chorus]

I'm taking a stand in defence of the fence

I got a little band playing tributes to ambivalence

We divide the world into liberals and gun-freaks

Into atheists and fundies, into tee-tot'lers and junkies

Into chemical and natural, into fictional and factual

Into science and supernatural, but it's actually naturally not that white and black

You'll be

Dividing us into terrorists and heroes

Into normal folk and weirdos, into good people and paedos

Into things that give you cancer and the things that cu-ure cancer

And things that don't cause cancer, but there's a chance that in the future

We divide the world to stop us feeling frightened

Into wrong and into right and into black and into white and

Into real men and fairies, into status quo and scary

Yeah we want the world binary, binary, 00 11 - 01!

The more you know the harder you will find it

To make up your mind it doesn't really matter if you find

You can't see which grass is greener

Chances are it's neither and either way it's easier

To see the difference when you're sitting on the fence

Cause it's not that simple.

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