"I'm an Actor" as written by and Thomas Croquet Christian Mazzalai....
I'm an actor
I'm doin' well
and I want things to be done by someone
Who's taking care of me
I don't even care for me
I just care about what you think of me
Come and get me
I'm protected

If you ever come late
You'd better give me what I want

I'm addicted
It's growing strong
It's growing strong again
The consequences
I leave those things for someone else
Don't say I'm doing fine
I'm not even trying to

Bring it on and on and on and on and on and on and on
Bring it on and on and on and on and on and on and on
On and on

I'm addicted
It's growing strong
It's growing strong again
The consequences
I leave those things for someone else
Don't say I'm doing fine
I'm not even trying to


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"I'm an Actor" as written by Stanley Walden

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    General CommentI think this song is about me
    Lagon October 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, this song is NOT literally about actors! It's about an attitude, a way of life. It's just a self reflection. He is comparing himself to an actor because he feels and acts this way. I swear Phoenix is wasted on most of the people who listen to it. Yes it is good music and yes it is relatively simple. It's called a fuckin' metaphor! It is pretty simple. Get over the celebrity craze. The world does not revolve around them.

    Yeah, I feel exactly like this song describes most of the time.
    unstablejelloon April 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is hard! okay..

    this song is about a professionals life, it refers to how they can get thing easy. one of those things is sex. he says he wants things to be done by someone whos keeping care of them as to say they need affection that is in some way genuine. "i dont even care for me, i just care about what you think of me". that is the celebrity part. a lot of them get into drugs and just dont care they want affection also and part of this is sex. "im protected" speaks for its self.

    basically they want everything at all costs when they want it. this is primarly how celecrities act.

    my take! take it leave it
    leaveandletgoon August 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^This sounds pretty right but I don't really know if all of Phoenix's lyrics have super deep meanings...just good music.
    seldomburnon May 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is simply about an actor ... and as a lot of actors, he has too much ego, is addicted to acting, thing he got this natural talent: "Don't say I'm doing fine I'm not even trying to"....
    emmanuelron June 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy fav line is "The consequences, I leave those things for someone else." When I think of celeb culture and Paris Hilton, I think this is so true... Also this is one of the most straight-forward songs I've heard, there's no guesswork...
    juicewithjunioron July 12, 2007   Link

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