Facts are simple and facts are straight

In the midst of a discussion trying to explain the differences between data, facts, information and opinion, the T Heads kept popping into my head.

Facts are simple and facts are straight.
Facts are lazy and facts are late.
Facts all come with points of view.
Facts don’t do what I want them to.
Facts just twist the truth around.
Facts are living turned inside out.
Facts are getting the best of them.
Facts are nothing on the face of things.
Facts don’t stain the furniture.
Facts go out and slam the door.
Facts are written all over your face.
Facts continue to change their shape…
I’m still waiting (repeat)

-Talking Heads, Crosseyed and Painless

1980 Live version (including extended slow intro)

(You can see the original MTV video, which is vaguely uncomfortable in an almost but not quite racist way, here)

And a 30 minute cover by Phish (they crush it)

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