Oh my artist, why are you so sad?
With your paint smears and your siamese cat
You should paint a bigger heart
Swallow down to your chest
Maybe even a halo above your head

Oh my piano, why are you so cruel?
It's so hard getting to know you
You could be with a brighter one who knew to play you so good
You could sound so beautiful, you would

Oh my actress, why you act so blue?
With your sunbeams and your silver spoon
You could act like the mountain tops
You could act like the queen
But, oh why, my dear, must you act like me?

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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. :)
    asSTARSfallxon May 14, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song really addresses the question of whether pain and darkness is necessary in creating good art. The narrator is essentially telling all of these characters (the artist, the piano, the actress) that they have the potential to be happy and positive. Yet in the last line, he admits to being stuck in the negativity himself. Seems to me that the message is that pain/sadness/misery is what makes art, although we would like to think otherwise.
    anbanon June 23, 2014   Link

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