You gotta memorize all the lines, and
Brother Thespian, you'll be fine
You gotta define your breath in beats
With a graduation pen, use mind

Stage left, enter Maggie, looking hurried,
She has a parcel in her arms
Are you the leopard, or the virgin,
Or the child in a grown man's beard
All out of place and hanging off his face
By the time the audience cheered?

And you were feeling pretty cocky
On the day you became an actor,
I know the thing I shouldn't say
So I'll leave it at this:
I hope you get what you're after
And if when you're out you see the hundredth rose
Fall from the sky,
Brother, stick that thing in the ground and
Say a heartfelt prayer for your safe arrival

I'd like to think that the actors never banded
I'd like to throw this trumpet down and go empty handed
The part of the virgin has been taken
So let me throw this trumpet down and go empty handed
If you're the virgin
Then I'm the stand-in

I'd like to think the actors never banded
I'd like to throw this trumpet down and go empty handed
Go "ah-ah, ah-ah, ah


Lyrics submitted by thejones2, edited by smileyoureontv

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  • +1
    General CommentThese are the correct lyrics:

    We gotta memorize our lines, and Brother Thespian we'll be fine
    Whoa oh oh oh oh
    You gotta refine your breath and beats with a graduation pen—use mine.
    Whoa oh oh oh oh
    Stage left, enter Maggie looking hurried, she has a parcel in her arms
    Whoa oh oh oh oh
    Were you the leopard, or the virgin, or the child in the grown man's beard all out of place and hanging off his face by the time the audience cheers?

    And you were feeling pretty cocky on the day you became an actor.
    I know the thing I shouldn't say, so I’ll leave it at this: I hope you get what you're after.
    And if when you're out you see the hundredth house fall from the sky
    Another stick-flat thing in the ground.
    Say a heartfelt prayer for your safe arrival

    I'd like to think the actors never panic.
    I'd like to throw this trumpet down and go empty-handed.
    Part of the virgin has been taken,
    So let me throw this trumpet down and go empty handed, oh.
    If you're the virgin, then I'm the stand-in.

    And I'd like to think the actors never panic
    And I'd like to throw this trumpet down and go empty-handed.
    And I'd like to think the actors never panic
    And I'd like to throw this trumpet down and go empty-handed.
    Lalalalala

    As stolen from secretlycanadian.com/phpBB2/…
    sifellt neytandion September 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthanks for the help with the song. i still hear abandon, as do a couple others on that site you linked. i guess we will find out officially when the cd comes out, since they are printed in the booklet this time.
    thejones2on October 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was listening to this song while trying to fall asleep and i accidentally put my hand on the volume and turned it all the way up right at the weird loud part...i nearly peed myself.
    otisholmeson April 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry for the double post, but I think "abandon" might be the correct lyric, although "panic" makes more sense to me. Aside from that, the above lyrics appear accurate.
    sifellt neytandion September 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems like this whole album is about a stage production, but in post-modern form (kind of like the book The People of Paper), the lyrics are also about the director, and what goes on in his personal life.
    octaviopezon November 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm pretty sure it's "banded". it's more related to the subject.
    freezebuggon January 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"You better stick that thing in the ground."
    wordsdrawnighon January 05, 2011   Link

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