I'm not an artist
I'm an asshole without a job
Making money off alcohol
Making money off calling myself out
"Look at me! A fraud! A phony!"

Thats all you'll ever become
You're no artist, you're a musician
So entertain us
Come on, sing us a song
Keep the customers drunk

I'm not a writer
I'm a kid with a guitar
And a notebook of scattered thoughts
Hum a tune, strum the blues, write some cryptic words
Whatever works
To get you to the next verse

And once the curtains are drawn
You're a screaming contradiction
So entertain us
Come on, sing us a song
The customer's never wrong

I'm not singer
I'm the one with the microphone
I've been making shit up as I go
I'm not a singer
They handed me a microphone
So play along
The show's got to go on!
(The show must go on)

Entertain us
Entertain us
Give the customers what they want
You're so down in the mouth
But sales are up this month

Lyrics submitted by BeccaBee

Entertainer song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentHoly crap, I love Tim Kasher.

    Everything he does is simply amazing.
    oh_doctor_doctoron April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe "And once the curtains are down" is actually "And once the curtains are drawn."
    emojuiceon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about faux artists, struggling musicians who sell themselves out to make a little dough.
    Also, he takes a little dig at himself, singing about making money off of calling himself out, which is what he does so often in his songs.
    Mellow_Harsheron May 28, 2006   Link

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