"The Actor" as written by Craig Russo, Brandon Christy and Robert Peter Williams....
Principal actors to the stage please,
Act One is about to begin in 8 seconds.

First you can't act, now you can't stop,
(What's my motivation?)
I used to like you a lot,
(I was the class nerd)
Exactly who I'm s'posed to be,
(I'm totally Strasberg)
You play a doctor on TV,
(What you're doing is SO brave)

Deep down you're dirty but you try,
(I'm a good person)
The truth would break you so you lie,
(I want my work to matter)
It's in the choices that you make,
(I want to inspire)
No talent, just fate.

[Chorus:]
I don't know where you begin,
I end, we start
Again,
They need, you love,
We all watch
The Actor Acting.

Good from far but far from good,
(All I have is my instinct)
You love to act, I wish you would,
(It's not acting, it's re-acting)
Act like you're not from out of space,
(When I'm on stage I feel alive)
You know ambition isn't grace,
(For me it's the craft)

Made of Sex, Maida Vale,
(Would I do better in New York)
You are the Alpha Male,
(I'm just too pretty for that role)
You are the good, you are the great,
(The words have power)
Now let me fill you with my hate.

[Chorus]

Monroe,
(Monroe)
Barrymore,
(Barrymore)
Mansfield,
(Mansfield)
D-d-d-d-Dame d-Dame d-Dame Judi Dench,
(Judi Dench)
Madonna Ritchie,
(Ritchie)
Ritchie, Ritchie, Ritchie.
Streep,
Close,
Hepburn,
Burt Reynolds.
Niven,
Danson,
Bundy,
BARDOT.
Joaquin,
Joaquin,
Joaquin,
Joaquin,
Joaquin,
(Joaquin)
Joaquin,
(Joaquin)
Joaquin,
(Joaquin)
Swank.

[Chorus]

In the future,
Everybody will be anonymous for fifteen minutes,
You are, we all are a test card,
The stars of CCTV,
We ARE the nature of the beast.


Lyrics submitted by lauren_6_6_6

"The Actor" as written by Robert Peter Williams Brandon Christy

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentAnother weird track...sounds good, though. In Rob's words: "Partly written on Oscars Night, ˜The Actor" is about living in LA, and how it has given me little respect for the acting profession. I don't see this as a dance song at all; I see it as a story over Germanic electro pop."
    Gabigson November 04, 2006   Link

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