"Cartoon" as written by and Daniel Murphy....
Now everybody's looking after me,
If I'm dragging by some coat tail,
I can't see it's too dark,
But I've got to know what's got the best of me.

When the circus that you left goes on parade,
And those things you see seem so far in your charade,
Too far,
But I'm feeling like I don't dare look away,
Don't look away.

Did it almost make you feel,
That something's got to happen soon,
When you wake up feeling lost in your own room.

If you're crying and you fear you're gonna drown,
If you think we'll rise above,
You'd better look around,
You'll see.

It's a mountain made of sand crumbling under me.
Maybe I'm chasing shadows on your wall,
They loom so large,
But make me feel so small somehow,
When you're chasing your own tail spinning your own wheels.

And a time to leave,
And a time to stay,
I guess the things I look away.
Did it almost make you feel that somethings gotta happen soon.

You're in the movies now that I'm in your cartoon.
There's a ringing in my ears that's heaven sent.
There's a beast out on the ruins,
Some broken down lover's lament.
It goes on and on but it won't go away.


Lyrics submitted by Nelly

"Cartoon" as written by Daniel Murphy

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentCant beleive no one has commented this is one of the greatest songs ever! I think it is about a guy who has just broken up with his girlfriend and is feeling pretty low and "everybodys looking after him", also the lines "There's a beast out on the ruins, some broken down lover's lament" are incredible
    bbjon December 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm with you bbj, fantastic song. Good interpretation. Amazing album. I've always got the feeling that this song is really about alienation, maybe some sort of generalisation about being/feeling different.
    rmgon June 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Sounds like it could be about lingering feelings after a break up.
    mb2621on June 14, 2012   Link

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