The Answer Is Clear (Album Version)

Peter wrote this song to Daniel Ash as a come back for his writing “The Movement Of Fear” with Tones on Tail. In that song, Daniel described Peter’s appearance and tried to offer him advice. In return, Peter mimicked the song’s structure by describing Daniel’s appearance and referencing things such as the Tones on Tail song and “weird pop” (a descriptor for much of the Tones on Tail work) and offering him some similar advice.

Teach him to be happy
Teach him some control
Teach him what his friends are

With your sunken eyes
And your pretty looks
Underneath a see through disguise

You’re desperate for a good hook
Desperate for a good hook
You try so hard to see what you want
The answer is clear

Should you see your face
In the mirror, dear
Is that the movement of fear?

You’re kicking out at them
Judging all the time
As you criticize the bull
You do it just as fine
(Do it all the time)

You’re the source of what
You’d call weird pop
Well, that’s all you’ve seen
That’s all you’ve got

This is the movement of fear
Teach him to be happy
Teach him some control
Teach him what his friends are
This is the movement of fear, ha

Teach him to be happy
Teach him some control
Teach him what his friends are
This is the movement of fear, ha

Teach him to be happy
Teach him some control
Teach him what his friends are
This is the movement of fear, ha

With your sunken eyes
And your pretty looks
Underneath a see through disguise

Teach him to be happy
Teach him some control
Teach him what his friends are
This is the movement of fear

You’re desperate for a good hook
Try so hard to see what you want
This is the movement of fear, ha

You’re desperate for a good hook
Try so hard to see what you want
This is the movement of fear, ha

Teach him to be happy
Teach him some control
Teach him what his friends are
This is the movement of fear, ha

Ha, ha, ha
Teach him to be happy
Ha, ha, ha
Teach him some control
Ha, ha, ha
Teach him what his friends are
This is the movement of fear, ha
Ha, ha, ha

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