Selective amnesia
it couldn't be easier
The secret is known to the whole human race
We forget all the crying,
forget all the dying,
ignore a little bit more each time the world goes round.

How do we do this?
I do not know
I guess evolution created us so
It certainly helps us
To just close our eyes
Each time we do something that we despise.

Selective amnesia
it couldn't be easier
The secret is known to the whole human race
We forget all the crying,
forget all the dying,
ignore a little bit more each time the world goes round.

We don't see the children
Who live on the street
Their shoulders and faces slumped in defeat
Forced to beg us
for their chance to live
Forced to try and survive on the little we give.

Selective amnesia
it couldn't be easier
The secret is known to the whole human race
We forget all the crying,
forget all the dying,
ignore a little bit more each time the world goes round.

We don't see the lepers
We just cast them out
Ignore them, forget them, don't talk about.
Erase them from mem'ry,
erase evry trace
exclude them from the human race.

Selective amnesia
it couldn't be easier
The secret is known to the whole human race
We forget all the crying,
forget all the dying,
ignore a little bit more each time the world goes round.

Send your children out
to fight in your wars
greet each of their kills with thund'rous applause
It doesn't matter that
the dead were the same
all sent out in someone else's name.

Selective amnesia
it couldn't be easier
The secret is known to the whole human race
We forget all the crying,
forget all the dying,
ignore a little bit more each time the world goes round.

Drop down your bombs
From up in the sky
Noone can hurt you, you're safe way up high
Forget all the civvies
Who die at same time
Belonging to that country, their only crime.

Selective amnesia
it couldn't be easier
The secret is known to the whole human race
We forget all the crying,
forget all the dying,
ignore a little bit more each time the world goes round.

I just worked it out
I know how it works
How we all easily forget we are jerks
How can we expect to
see all that go by
When we've all been blinded, an-eye-for-an-eye.

Selective amnesia
it couldn't be easier
The secret is known to the whole human race
We forget all the crying,
forget all the dying,
ignore a little bit more each time the world goes round.

After you've finished
This piece I now write
You might remember it for the whole night
But when morning comes
You'll forget all I say
Amnesia wipes out the worries of yesterday.

Selective amnesia
it couldn't be easier
The secret is known to the whole human race
We forget all the crying,
forget all the dying,
ignore a little bit more each time the world goes round.