Sing yourself the waves, unbroken lovers

Save yourself with rings and floating ways

Sing yourself the waves and salty shoreline

Turn to her you dark unlinking gaze


Sing yourself the trees, oh foolish acrobat

Swing wildly casting shadows on the grass

You’re royalty to trees, to her you’re sunshine

But now you’re staring blindly at her


Oh, you actor, you

You change so they can’t hurt you, you

You love her, don’t you? Don’t you? You

Oh, you stupid actor, you


You drive taxis now, broken souls are so endearing

You read that somewhere, you know it must be true

You drive taxis, like Bowie or De Niro

But unlike them, there’s no one next to you


You’re a priest who wishes he were buddhist

At least with them you can try your luck again

You’re a priest who dreams of being knighted

But that only goes to singers and their friends


Oh, you actor, you

You change so they can’t hurt you, you

You love her, don’t you? Don’t you? You

Oh, you stupid actor, you

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