Media Man
Flash and the Pan Lyrics


He walk upon the left side
While leaning to the right
Blinded by the bright light
Where grey is black and white - no sight
Clap hands for the media man
He always know what to say
Clap hands for the media man
But does he breathe when the bright lights fade away
Media man - he's a media man
He used to be an acts man
A weaver in the ring
He could have been a tax man
The way he did his thing - with strings
Clap hands for the media man
He always know when to smile
Clap hands for the media man
But watch him laugh when he's crying all the while
Media man - he's a media man

Clap hands for the media man
He always know where to be
Clap hands for the media man
But does he back off when he sees the things he see
Media man - he's a media man
Easy on the eyesight
Compere collar hair
Mass appealing tonsils
Poisoning the air - no fair
Clap hands for the media man
He always know what to do
Clap hands for the media man
But does he think when he has to read the news
Media man - that's right he's a media man
See him push, see him crawl
Watch him rise, watch him fall
The excuse says the parrot in the tree
It's what my public want to see
Media man - media man oh yeah
Clap hands for the media man
He always know when to lie
Clap hands for the media man
But will it add up with a penny on his eye
Media man - he's a media man
That's right
Media man - go through it
Media man - read the news
Media man - voice over
Media man - media man
Media man - compere collar
Media man - beeps
Media man - charming
Media man - media man
Media man - pancake
Media man - gleaming tick
Media man - good guy
Media man - media man
Media man - the profile
Media man - sincere
Media man - the wink
Media man - media man
Media man - the image
Media man - the format
Media man - idiot poor
Media man - media man
Media man - popularity
Media man - rating
Media man - bullshit
Media man - media man
Media man
Media man
Media man
Media man

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David Larter

Here are the lyrics, with the missing part:He walk upon the left side
While leaning to the right
Blinded by the bright light
Where grey is black and white - no sight
Clap hands for the media man
He always know what to say
Clap hands for the media man
But does he breathe when the bright lights fade away
Media man - he's a media man
He used to be an acts man
A weaver in the ring
He could have been a tax man
The way he did his thing - with strings
Clap hands for the media man
He always know when to smile
Clap hands for the media man
But watch him laugh when he's crying all the while
Media man - he's a media man

Clap hands for the media man
He always know where to be
Clap hands for the media man
But does he back off when he sees the things he see
Media man - he's a media man
Easy on the eyesight
Compere collar hair
Mass appealing tonsils
Poisoning the air - no fair
Clap hands for the media man
He always know what to do
Clap hands for the media man
But does he think when he has to read the news
Media man - that's right he's a media man
See him push, see him crawl
Watch him rise, watch him fall
The excuse says the parrot in the tree
It's what my public want to see
Media man - media man oh yeah
Clap hands for the media man
He always know when to lie
Clap hands for the media man
But will it add up with a penny on his eye
Media man - he's a media man
That's right
Media man - go through it
Media man - read the news
Media man - voice over
Media man - media man
Media man - compere collar
Media man - beeps
Media man - charming
Media man - media man
Media man - pancake
Media man - gleaming tick
Media man - good guy
Media man - media man
Media man - the profile
Media man - sincere
Media man - the wink
Media man - media man
Media man - the image
Media man - the format
Media man - idiot poor
Media man - media man
Media man - popularity
Media man - rating
Media man - bullshit
Media man - media man
Media man
Media man
Media man
Media man



All comments from YouTube:

Stephen Farenga

Legendary! I bought this single from the imports rack based on the name and the cover art. Love!!! Played it till the grooves wore out. Never knew there was a video - thank you for posting!

Ermine Notyours

It's hard to tell from this version, but back when I saw it directly off TV it appeared they did all those flash and split-screen effects in film editing rather than in video. It would have been easy to do those effects in video, but doing heavy effects like that in film gave it a strange look. Pretty impressive.

Lou Perry

I used to have this on vinyl. The final lyric was actually "bullsh*t". Not quite ready for TV.

Thanks for uploading. I want to suggest to certain alternative radio shows that they use the song.

I get locked DOWN But I get UP Again

Louis Perry It was actually "BULLshit"

Steven Salemi

This is so fu@#@#*@ brilliant. The song is amazing and so is the video. Doesn't get any better than this, kids -- funny, deep, intelligent, genius.

Phoenix85040

Thanks to an amazing radio station here in Phoenix KCDX for introducing me to this song and group! I was able to find a double CD of Flash and the Pan. 🎉👍

mk41794

Oh man, what a sweet, sweet memory from my crazed youth.

Hugh Johnson

OK, I have not lost my mind. This song does exist. When it came out, I heard that the band was supposed to be together for one project only on purpose; hence Flash in the pan.

progmeup

Hey St. Peter was a surprise smash, so they kept going... and did some pretty awesome stuff!

ludo281160

Great song from Down Under...And what a video F&P produced in 1978...Real fun and extraordinary for that period. Thanks for sharing!

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