Saturday, April 3, 2010

getting something off my chest

(thanks, Voxtrot)

Life on the margins
Little looks we have to steal
I want to run like vagrants hand in hand across this field
But I know the way you are I could fall into the star

But it's not easy for everybody to fall in love

The city walls are reigning perilous and tall over dark chilling streets
No, it's not weakness when you fall
Oh it's just too much too fast
Crash that column into the wall

Don't let them tell you that there's a right way to fall in love

And she says

I want to live my life
Don't want to waste my time
I want a man who makes me feel like a woman

I used to be your biggest fan
I used to be your biggest fan
Now I find that you are slipping in my estimation

I used to be your biggest fan
I used to be your biggest fan
And now I know that you could never love someone like me

I used to run with my whiskers to the sun
I used to shed my weakness like a bullet sheds a gun
But I say
Close in on me, my foundations came undone
I said, why oh why is there so much hate in this world

Belt out a song, some vicious call-to-arms gone wrong
But we've tended now we're going fifty thousand strong
This one's a dream so shut your mouth and sing along
Oh the science of music is all stupid and cruel

And I know I want to live my life
Don't want to waste my time
Trying to strike the right lyrical density

I used to be your biggest fan
I used to be your biggest fan
Now I find that you are slipping in my estimation

I used to be your biggest fan
I used to be your biggest fan
But now I know that you could never love someone like me

And I know I want to live my life
Don't want to waste my time
I want to be the toast of the shanty-town

You stick around a while
And you cut your teeth
You can't go home

I used to be your biggest fan
And then I saw you in a doorway
For a moment you looked tender and I know
That I could never ever ever ever ever touch you
Because you might touch back

Oh yes, you might, oh you might touch back

Well I made a mistake, well I made two
One for me and one for you
And then I knew

That I would measure everybody against you
Yes I would measure everybody against you

Well I used to be your biggest fan

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