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Mascara hides the sleepless nights
Years of abuse, the downs and highs
A lonely drunk staggers on stage
Weathered and worn, battered and broken, I feel my age

Like a puppet on strings, look he strums and he sings
I feel like a cartoon , I'm alone on the stage
I'm the man on the moon
I'm the deer in the headlights, I'm the fish in the bowl
I'm on automatic pilot
I am remote controlled

Just a second guitarist, playing on the 3rd string
I'm the disclaimer, I'm a walking routine
I'm happily a cog, stand me up, plug me in
Like a robot I play all the songs, with a grin
I am Eric Melvin



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    General Commenta great song off the 7 inch of the month!

    basically a life stoy of eric melvin! somewhat depressing (specially the accordian)
    Halfdigestedon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really beautiful and i'm not sure i'm entirely comfortable with that. NOFX songs aren't supposed to be "beautiful"
    impon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite nofx song, I like the 7 inch of the month club version better, but both are great.

    Eric melvin needs more songs
    Trouserzon December 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEric Melvin finally gets his due with a song. Probably the most recognizable 2nd guitarist in Punk history...without Melvin, NOFX isn't the same.
    manicmarkuson December 14, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"I'm a fucking* routine", not walking.
    Dubstaphoneon November 15, 2014   Link

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