Sparks - Life With The Macbeths Lyrics




All the dreaming and scheming and playing games
Are enough to draw millions each week the same
Same station, same time, new feuds
While a rating of "R" may be generous
All that blood and ambition so onerous
Our public, the public, enthused
Life With The Macbeths is now on view

As the cameras are rolling, we roll our eyes
But our lifestyle demands that we hide our sighs
One season, that's all you'll see
As the Lady inspires me to depths unseen
Killing all in my way, some will yell "obscene"
The ratings are off the charts
Life With The Macbeths, both tart and smart

Our public, the public, enthused
Ambition leads to murder
A royal reign of terror
The critics split in fervor
Some not that into murder
Is there a deeper story?
Or is it only gory?
Strong woman prods her husband
And then regrets what's coming

Are we both to survive, well, you'll have to wait
Maybe yes, maybe no, what we can, though, state
Each murder, the ratings soar
Life With The Macbeths is sure to score
Life With The Macbeths is sure to score





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  1. Pascal Nicolas

    Masterpiece

  2. Robert Christian

    Silly Genius at it's best!!

  3. frequenz5861

    Nice:-))

  4. John LaStrada

    I don't think the Mael brothers have ever produced a bad album. All these years later beginning as Halfnelson in the late '60s -- and then becoming Sparks for decades -- on virtually every major record label under the sun. Simply an incredible duo. Never running out of ideas and executing everything brilliantly.

    These artists -- Ron and Russell -- are to be admired and relished.

    R&R Hall of Fame? Better eat your steak, peas and mashed potatoes, they're getting cold and we only have the limo for two hours. Who do we nominate next year? Do they have to play their own instruments? Hell no. We'll hire the musicians. Maybe we should reconsider Milli Vanilli then...what about Sparks? You mean Jordin Sparks? Jesus. Give me a drink...

  5. Ashley-Terese Aronsson

    The albums goes right into my heart <3. Listening to Sparks since beginning of 1970th <3

  6. JOHN WALSH

    Absolute genius. Only Ron mael would think of turning macbeth into a TV show where the murders are real in order to attract higher ratings.

  7. anna chern

    lush.lush.lush. love Ron and Russell.

  8. Dario Western

    One of their most beautiful ballads next to "She's Beautiful - So What?", "I've Never Been High", and "Those Mysteries".  A fitting closer to one corker of an album.  :-)

  9. bob charlton

    listening to this late at night with a quality brandy is as good as it gets

  10. Anna Backman

    Amazing😄💓! Wonderful music and another clever lyrics. Brilliant comment on what many people watch on TV. The only differenses between Shakespeare's works and the crap shown on TV today is standard, to Shakespeare's favour, and number of acts. Anyone heard of Dallas? 😉😆 And of course, Shakespeare knew how to shed blood, brutally.
    Sparks just keep on delivering, if there is a God, will he become upset if I say "Thank You for giving Earth theese men"? "What the hell is it this time?" "Oh, sorry..." 😉

  11. Gaetano Novielli

    Such a clever lyric! Classic Sparks!

  12. Mike Cribdon

    A classic.

  13. Harald Wolf

    Da bekommt man nicht genug von!

  14. Gaetano Novielli

    What clever lyrics! Beautiful :)

  15. Archibald Ballantine

    magical

  16. 7otto666

    Saw the NYC show a couple weeks ago. Astonishing. I have the picture disk double LP, and at first i thought this song was kind of boring. I was wrong. It's a masterpiece.

  17. Archibald Ballantine

    sparks are so underrated

  18. itamar zohar

    https://www.haaretz.co.il/blogs/itamarzohar/1.4496340

  19. Looms29

    Excellent news! :-)

  20. Harald Wolf

    Einfach großartig!

  21. ViscountSinistere

    Orgasmic !

  22. Revolver Dolls

    Brilliant!!!

  23. naturamorevita

    Grazie di Cuore. Armonia e Bellezza.

  24. Yrret Ksif

    A dig at the audience for "Game Of Thrones"?

    James Kelly

    Yrret Ksif i got an NFL vibe for some reason

    Bil Thomas

    LOL!!! With John Facentas' voice over it, stating, "It was a cold gray afternoon in Green Bay............."

  25. Peter Paul Chato

    Wonderful.

  26. Globe Trotter

    I play this song on repeat, I love it so much

  27. Marilu Rasonyi

    Who is the women?

    Globe Trotter

    Rebecca Sjowall

    Marilu Rasonyi

    Thank you! Wonderful.

    Anna Backman

    Rebecca Sjövall also attended at "The seduction of Ingmar Bergman".

  28. hannibal7x

    I MIGHT TUNE IN TO THE KHARDASHIANS IF THEY WENT ALL MACBETH ON EACH OTHER

  29. VoiceOf Reason

    The New Album or CD is fantastic, grows on you each listen and there are some immediate 'classics' with not one of the 15 tracks just being a 'filler'. The guys have kept on going for decades and always reinvent their own sound. Cannot wait to see them in Manchester. A finer birthday treat I could not ask for.

    Back to the new album, buy it, Sparks need to get that hippopotamus out of that pool and its going to cost a fair bit once you add up what has to removed from the pool.

    Great album, great songs, comes across as a work of genius in a word in which mediocrity seems to seen as 'deep and edgy'. Sparks put the fun back into music, they craft their songs and make you appreciate the sheer genius that it takes to keep producing music that is somehow seen as modern enough to be accepted, but always different enough from the herd to be appreciated for its sheer originality.

    Donald Urquhart

    Edinburgh next Wednesday and then be at same gig in Manchester on Frid, can't wait - totally agree with your comments on Hippo

    Anna Backman

    Well spoken! A great album, great entertaining in all aspects. 💖💖💖
    I bought my copy from www.allsparks.com
    as well as a lot more stuff. That's the least one can do, when using Youtube so much as I do.💝💖💖💝
    It's a shame though, that so many things there are sold out. Whoever is responsible should clean it up and make sure they order enough to cover the request. ☹️

  30. dinca

    All the dreaming and scheming
    And playing games
    Are enough to draw millions
    Each week the same
    Same station, same time, new feuds

    While a rating of “R” may be generous
    All that blood and ambition so onerous
    Our public, the public, enthused

    Life with the Macbeths is now on view

    As the cameras are rolling
    We roll our eyes
    But our lifestyle demands
    That we hide our sighs
    One season, that’s all you’ll see
    As the lady inspires me to depths unseen
    Killing all in my way
    Some will yell “obscene”
    The ratings are off the charts

    Life with the Macbeths
    Both tart and smart

    Our public, the public, enthused

    Ambition leads to murder
    A royal reign of terror
    The critics split in fervor
    Some not that into murder
    Is there a deeper story
    Or is it only gory?
    Strong woman prods her husband
    And then regrets what’s coming

    Are we both to survive?
    Well, you’ll have to wait
    Maybe yes, maybe no
    What we can, though, state
    Each murder, the ratings soar

    Life with the Macbeths is sure to score
    Life with the Macbeths is sure to score

    Marilu Rasonyi

    Thank you!

    8 Ball Paul

    Thank you, 🅱 <3

  31. Вадим Баев

    Wow. I'm not sure I ever heard this band, but I was really surprised to hear something decent in my Shazam recommendations, as opposed to generic contemporary pop/EDM. A great song, by all definitions.

    TheAkelei

    I'm glad i could be helpful. It's my favourite, openly speaking. Did this piece with another text for a cabaret session 3 years ago and found it extremely difficult to sing ;-)

    Вадим Баев

    TheAkelei I didn't even try yet, but it sounds like it's not only sung in falsetto, but the vocal parts are mostly broken chords, which makes them kinda hard to hit right, especially fast.

    Donald Urquhart

    Congratulations on discovering the best band in the world

    Alabaster Smidge

    Donald Urquhart I agree!

    Anna Backman

    @Вадим Баев, Russell's own words about his singing, repeatedly said is that "I only sing what Ron's writing, I don't think so much about it"... Gift of Mother Nature. I can't SPEAK that fast!

  32. Xavier Quiñones de León

    Macbeths feel splendid in dis pool

  33. dcee73

    Love this. I hope they play it live at some point.

  34. lordsgirl57

    Gorgeous!

  35. Connor Clements

    The Power Couple

  36. dominiq

    Magnifique

  37. Михаил Плавинский

    Sparks, in this track you legacy of king Louis xiv. Don't know how, but I dream to work with you, I'm Michael plavinski - teacher, choreographer and would like to make a choreography dance in Your symptoms. Maybe You will be interested.
    With great respect Michael Plavinski.

  38. xtstevie

    Lush & wonderful again by a band who just never ever got worse.......

    frequenz5861

    warhaftig