Everybody knows him he is a pleaser
Nothing else than just a teaser
Teaser of his own faint smile

Yes and how he is so amusing
Smiling can be so consuming
And so strange to explain

Oh... I know how
I think I might have known of you somehow
And what your name was

Like another man in many ways he is not
Like life itself a mystery or two
Hey Mr. Pleaser can you smile for me

Yes and how many times he hasn't
Spoken just to please not to displease
Please her if you please

Oh... I know how his life resembles yours
And you somehow are like him.
I see I have been too good for you
You know he is like me
Pleasing you and now, and now all
You do is wish I was more and more like him
If so would you consider keeping me
Closer I know, I know if I was......

He turns his head and doesn't see you
But when he does he looks and greets you
How are you and good luck !!
And so I call myself a pleaser
This time sitting on a secret
One secret now everybody knows


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    General CommentHa, I'm so glad someone finally put up lyrics for BR, thanks a lot.
    tsucolon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorites
    bottledinspirationon April 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentamazing song like whoa
    tigerbeaton February 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI am Mr. Pleaser
    Ulterior Romanceon April 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentright, so i think this song is about being the other man and feeling like the odd one out because the girl can't make up her mind between you and her current sig. other. it's a pretty shitty feeling, it happens to me over and over and i sort of want it to stop.
    clarkthe2ndon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"How are you and good luck"

    isn't that Bob Dylan?
    pac43764on June 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song describes the guy i really like right now. ah, although it makes me cry, its so beautiful.
    corpse_poseon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe singer being the odd man out and the girl not being able to choose who she loves is only part of the song. Don't forgot the singers inner turmoil as he considers if she would love him more if he were different.

    "... and now all you do is wish I was more and more like him. If so, would you consider keeping me closer..."

    "And so I call myself a pleaser."
    notworthlovingon January 09, 2007   Link

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