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Oh, just another song about journalism.  There's just too many of those, isn't there?

Finished my story and now it heads to the hot presses
Wish I could’ve re-fact-checked all my second guesses

If you had to write the same story from the same facts that were given me

Would yours read like mine or like one of them op-ed pieces?

 

But it’s hard to not let the bias seep in

Cuz we humans weren’t built like Switzerland

 

My byline has the same ring, the same facts, like the story’s been frozen cold

When the headlines hit the stand tomorrow, they’ll read “SAME OLD, SAME OLD”

 

But it’s hard to not let the bias seep in

Cuz we humans weren’t built like Switzerland

 

And the subscribers may roll their eyes

Another man, holding up a girl, in disguise

But I’ll be damned if I can’t stop it

He wasn’t available for comment

 

If you write a take on my take of trying to write with a neutral take,

Make sure you say my heart feels so leaden, I fear my pencil may break

 

And maybe I wasn’t made for this journalism shit

Cuz you and everyone know how I feel about it

But it’s hard to not let the bias bleed and seep in

Cuz we humans sure as hell weren’t built like Switzerland

not enough attention is paid to switzerland.