Dan Mangan - Whistleblower Lyrics




How could I have known
The hollowness of bones
Until I was shown
The weight of being alone

The edge of all that is
Pierces slowly in
Opens up the skin
Takes as well as gives

But you could be the whistleblower
You could really sound it out
The end of all the willful blindness
Mayor of the town

This is how the deal came to be
This is how the deal came to be

So I could really use
The decency of youth
I am so fed up with all of you
Present company excluded

All this suffice to say
I'll come back from being away
Get complacent and unawake
Back to my senses

But you could be the whistleblower
You could really sound it out
The end of all the willful blindness
Mayor of the town

This is how the deal came to be...





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  1. Kenzo 709

    God damn, I love you Dan. I hope you never stop doing what you're doing. Every song is perfection

  2. Leah H

    So powerful. So beautiful. <3

  3. JJ and The Pillars

    Torn by this. Amazing. Hug from Dan at the end makes everything better.

  4. ingens

    Perfect. Beautiful. Raw. Necessary. And hugs for all of the performers from Dan?? Amazing!

  5. Eduardo S. Reis

    Vocês sabem mesmo como fazer boas músicas e belos clipes. Isso é que é verdadeira harmonia entre imagem e som. Meus parabéns, mais uma vez. Agora, deixa eu ver esse belo clipe denovo (pela quarta vez consecutiva, eu acho).

  6. Emma We

    This is beautiful.

  7. Micha W

    Right under my skin.

  8. Ross Squire

    Thank you for another uncomfortable, thought provoking, and yet beautiful musical statement. Hope to play host when you next come to Sydney. Best wishes Ross

  9. Wesley Brown

    Hi Dan!  You are amazing.  I love your lyrics...  and you have an amazing voice.  Your music helped me through one of the roughest points in my life.  I am pretty sure without your music I would have lingered in suffering much longer than need be.  I have always said, if I could be friends with just one famous person, it would be you.  I think you would be an incredible person to be around...  and I am sure your family and friends would affirm this!  (BTW, congrats on the new little one!)  Several of your songs will remain on my life soundtrack for eternity and typically, I love your music videos...  About As Helpful is probably my all time favorite, but Post War Blues is amazing and I love Indie Queens.  Sadly... I am not a fan of this one though.  I think I see what you were trying to do, but all that anger is really, really, REALLY hard to watch.

  10. Jonathan

    I love this song. It helped me through some struggles and always manages to put things into perspective.

    You are by far my favorite artist, Dan! I would love to see you play again in The Netherlands :)