The Con Man’s Easy Chair

by John McVey

Genre: Pop

Lyrics

The Con Man’s Easy Chair

They call at you like a carnival barker
And you begin to see things kind of funny
Later on you’ll realize that you’ve been taken
But for now you can’t see past the money
They have read you from the moment you came in here
Just the unsuspecting fish they dream about
Just for sport they’ll reel you in and clean you, cuz
You’d believe anything
You’d believe anything
Sleight of hand is half technique and half distraction
You are dazzled by the banter and the flash
They pay lip service to all that you hold sacred
While they palm your purse and make off with the cash
It’s not your fault you are moved by this particular music
Much smarter people have been fooled in just this way
You rise like a cobra to the tune they play, cuz
You’d believe anything
You’d believe anything
That’s the con man’s easy chair
That’s why he’s a millionaire
And some of the best intentions
Often stand in line for welfare
The jokers moving cards down on the corner
And the bluebloods moving votes in the capitol seat
The only difference is the size of the deception
The only difference is the style with which they cheat
If you think a that a good suit bespeaks a conscience
If you think there’s always kindness in a smile
If you don’t think that guile hides behind friendliness, then
You’d believe anything
You’d believe anything

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