In the moat of the castle was where the Duke of Something's wife drowned
And the eyes of her portrait seemed to follow him around
The bank foreclosed on his dungeon when the Duke was late in paying
And now he looks at her picture and he seems to hear it saying

"What's it like to be alive?"
And she's got no answer to that
She's got no answer that she can hear
Though she may wonder, she doesn't get an answer

Framed in the diorama is the art of the taxidermist
Realistically frozen as it's pouncing with a grimace
Light gleams off of the marbles in the sockets where its eyes were
And every time they twinkle it's like a question from the tiger:

"What's it like to be alive?"
And he gets no answer to that
He gets no answer; he won't know
He'll always wonder; he doesn't get an answer

Close the window when you hear the howling wind
It's just a query and you mustn't let it in

On the Southeast Expressway, where they found the empty stroller
Being blown by the traffic through the trash along the shoulder
Was it the ghost of somebody who decided not to begin?
And under the sound of the car horns, can't you hear a small voice asking

"What's it like to be alive?"
And there is no answer to that
There is no answer; no one tells
There is no answer; there isn't any answer

And they get no answer to that
They get no answer they can hear
Though they may wonder, there isn't any answer

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