I can't pay today and I never will
I'm on the downside of the double bill
Here's where I am (no surprise)
A Monogram guy with Bela Lugosi eyes

So why did you say "love" is an act of the will?
to see something in me is to fall in love w/ a B film,

Detective on call, Columbia crime;
with you in the hall, and me on the line.
When you come in you're my only income
On Poverty Row, my silver screen someone.

So why did you say "love" is an act of the will?
to see something in me is to fall in love w/ a B film,

Camera's on, I read my lines
Up from the dead, I give you Plan 9
If you can say cut and live with the take
It's not much of a set; it's all I've got time to make.

So why did you say "love" is an act of the will?
to see something in me is to fall in love w/ a B film.



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    My InterpretationHe's comparing himself to a poorly made film.
    Basically saying that he is no good compared to what's out there, and that no one would be silly enough to prefer him.

    A B film is a film made with an extremely low budget. Monogram Pictures Corporation is a Hollywood film studio famous for making B films, hence "A Monogram guy". Poverty Row is a place in Hollywood that is home to most of the studios like that, so it's not a prestigious place to be. It's a place for second best.

    When he says "If you can say cut and live with the take / It's not much of set; it's all I've got time to make" he means If you can take me as I am and still like me / I don't have much to give; it's all that I have.

    By "To see something in me is to fall in love with a B film" he's saying that to like him and to prefer him is totally crazy, just as crazy as it is to love and prefer a movie that's nothing compared to the multimillion dollar films that are so easy to love.
    He is full of flaws, and he does not see how anyone could possibly accept someone like him.
    cclaireon March 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentEdward D. Wood Jr. Directed/Wrote/Produced (most notably) Plan 9 from Outer Space and worked closely with Béla Lugosi. Hailed as "The Worst Director of All Time"
    Pvt_Joker7on February 02, 2009   Link

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