I give myself away,
my voice slightly out of key.
You notice my mistake,
my moves slightly off the beat,
the rough not quite smooth enough.

Tonight, Matthew, I'll be out of step -
this choreography offends my conscience.
This is my one chance to get it right
in front of a national audience.
I've tried so hard to make the costume fit,
but it was clear that my heart's not in it.
Tonight, Matthew, I will be a Debutante.

Matthew, I'm not sure I'm quite the right
material for best in show.

Just between
you and me
I think this whole shebang
might be a set up.

Tonight, Matthew, I'll be out of step -
this choreography offends my conscience.
This is my one chance to get it right
in front of a national audience.
I've tried so hard to make the costume fit,
but it was clear that my heart's not in it.
Tonight, Matthew, I will be a Debutante.

I'm just making up the words as I go along,
but so far no one's noticed.
So pretend you know the words and sing along
with me.

Matthew, I have always tried my best.
I turned up to auditions
and I worked so hard to be like all the rest.
Lost in my despondent failure,
I was hit by inspiration bold.
Oh, my apologies, I'm not quite the right material
to be packaged, stickered up and sold.

Just between you and me I have been entertaining suspicions over quite some time -
Matthew, I think this whole damn scene is a set up.




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    General CommentIn a live show Frank said it was about the time he was on Stars In Their Eyes. I dont no if he was actually on there or no. He sounded like he was tellin the truth but I think its also about being judged to the point of destruction and diminishing self conscious due to the line. "Matthew, I'm not sure I'm quite the right
    material for best in show." and "Matthew, I have always tried my best."
    marleypaloozaon May 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAn interesting point there. Not many people know that Frank (and Ben) went to Eton (!), so maybe this is Frank's way of saying he has a right not to live up to expectations. The line "Tonight Matthew, I will be a debutante" may well be a riposte to those who expected him to do well at Eton (as opposed to forming a kickarse band) :)
    Redstarradioon February 21, 2006   Link

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