The man who
Holds the camera
Is held so dear
Within the public's
Loving thrall
But the man
Who holds
The mirror
Is the most
Hated of us all
Regardless of
Every calculated
Nudity within
Each picture
That sets out
Narcissism aglow
The reflective wall
Dares to project
Your being truly
Naked for all
The world to know

So afraid you are
To be seen
Within the soul's
Viewing screen
But when I stare
Into what lies within
I let my eyes
Be aware
Of what flare
Or lack thereof
Fires from
My soul and
Into my chagrin
I keep my
Gaze open
Because I am
Prepared to
Be aware
That in my mirror's
Cold, candid glare
There is
Nothing there

My swan song
Slides so silently
Past its mark
Sailing through
The dark
Trailing through
The crowd
Failing with
Every color
Too inept to
Leave the ground

But for my
Performance I
Am proud
I dare to
Display my
Truth within
The eyes
Of others
Just like
The dramatist
And his opus
Living in the
Theater in
The Round

My swan song
Slides so silently
Past its mark
Sailing through
The dark
Trailing through
The crowd
Failing with
Every color
Too inept to
Leave the ground

But the man
Who I am
Is proud
To shine the
Bastard glass
To redound
Upon the world
As if I had no
Self to be
Beaten down
Because I am
My own actor
And my self
Is not myself
And my self
Is whatever
I choose for
It to be
And my self
Sees through
All the shit
You slather on
Yourselves to
Confuse any
Critical referee

So please
Feel free to
Feel me
Feel with me
See me
See with me
Feel me
See me
See what you
Need to see
To love me
To need me
To need me
To need, need
Need me

Because you are
My devotee
My detainee
My effigy
And I hold
Your fucking key
So listen to me
And heed my
Guarantee that
I need you
To need to
Need me, need me
Need me because
I, I, I am nothing
Nothing, nothing
Nothing, nothing
I am nothing
I am nothing
And nothing will
Set you free
[Laughter]

[Solo]

You need me
You need me
You need me
You need me
You need me
Because I can do
What you would
Never dare
I can do what
You would
Never dare
I can do what
You would
Never dare
Look in the
Goddamn mirror
And admit there's
Nothing there

Copyright 2010 Brian "The Magician" Lovejoy


Lyrics submitted by LMthePencilMagician

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