"Movies of Myself" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
Stop me falling down, stop me making movies of myself
Put that old dog down, stop me making movies of myself
Bring the carriage 'round, get me to the garden of sleep
Make that high gate speak, Perrier out of a paper bag

Looking like a hag
And start giving me something
A love that is longer than a day
Start making my heart sing something that it doesn't want to say

I'm handing it over, I'm saying that you're the only one
Don't run for the border, turn that corner
Already you've run in movies of myself
Darling don't you ever let me go
Wrap your loving arms around me
While the cold winds blow

Tell me what I really want to know
â??Cause I'm looking for a reason, a person, a painting
A Saturday Evening Post Edition by Jesus
An old piece of bacon never eaten by Elvis

So I'll say start giving me something
A love that is longer than a day
Start making my heart say something it doesn't want to say
I'm handing it over, I'm singing that you're the only one

Don't run for the border, turn that corner
In movies of myself
Oh I've seen it all before in movies of myself


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"Movies of Myself" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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    General Comment:O disbelief: no comments?

    One of my favourites off of Want One. Possibly about finding someone new to like or love and wanting so much more than the little amounts of joy that one gets from them. I also get the feel that he is fantasizing about the two of them doing various things and wants so so much more.
    boomerstyleon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite R Wainwright song, a real timeless classic - yet to be.

    The man needs the girl to help him feel wanted and loved. Without her he will resort to making "movies of myself" - reliving his memories of previous, short-lived relationships. He neccesity for her is desperate "don't you ever let go" and he desperately wants to escape himself "get me to the garden of sleep".

    His wants to get away from his self-obsessed past and to not go down the same road of maeningless one night stands that have forced him to assess himself and ask himself why the girls dont want a serious relationship with him. "Oh I've seen it all before in movies of myself" He confronts his unhappy memories and tells the girl that he dosn't want the same to happen. Because if it did, it would perhaps destroy him and expose his insecurities, as identified in line one "stop me falling down" - which is his main line of argument.

    An honest depiction of perhaps Rufus' love-life. He needs to be loved - and so do we all, whether or not we like to admit it.
    kentboion February 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat Rufus said in his website: "It’s about this guy. Behind every one of my records is some guy. And a lot of the lyrics are about him, but a few months after writing them, I realized they had nothing to do with this guy at all; the song is about knowing the end result of every situation you’re in, and being able to play it out in your mind and see it before it happens. It’s about addiction, really, about knowing how it’s all going to end up. In that sense, you’re watching a movie of yourself all the time – and then you want out of that movie."
    pauluniverseon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthmm, interesting, i always thought it was about vanity. but that addiction idea makes sense too.
    zennoron February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKentboi, why would he be talking about a girl when we all know he is gay?
    rufusworshipperon October 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the song but it seems kind of...plonky. I don't know.
    sonatinaon February 13, 2008   Link

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