"The Entertainer" as written by Katie Tunstall and Jimmy Hogarth....
You
Write your songs of love
Like the channel of the century
And I'm receiving like I'm meant to be impressed
By you
Following your lust
Like an intrepid adventurer
While you leave your trail of
Disaster

[Chorus]
Sing it
Like you've never said it before
Mean it
With your wasted heart
Try to believe that there's
Something to stay for
But there's always before and after
For the entertainer

Time
Folds out on itself
Like a never-ending mystery
And I wonder will there ever be enough
Time
To write your book of wrongs
And delight us like a bachelor
Is that why they call you
The entertainer

Oh, oh
Oh, oh

[Chorus]

Ooh

Oh, ooh
Oh, ooh

[Chorus]

For the entertainer
The entertainer


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"The Entertainer" as written by Katie Victoria Tunstall James Dearness Hogarth

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    General CommentAt a concert before performing this song she talked about how it sucks to meet someone you think is great only to find out they're really a tool, and she said it especially sucks when they're a musician you always looked up to, and how you don't want to believe they're a tool after they've made such great music
    artist in disguiseon November 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti take that line as "right your book of wrongs" like a play on words
    which is so powerful because you know how they say its never too late to right a wrong?
    she says i wonder will there ever be enough time to right all the wrongs you've ever done.

    anyway, thats just my interpretation.
    amazing song. i feel it every time i hear it.
    salaamon March 14, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about how a genius can be ravaged and disturbed inside although he/she might not always show it, living a tragicomedy story which he/she can't avoid. It's amazing how a genius can make beautiful things and still be so broken inside always leaving a "trail of disaster".
    That's my personal interpretation. This is my favorite track of Tiger Suit, the piano near the end of the song is great. I really hope she comes to Brazil
    gfsson February 18, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a guy that can't seem to settle. He is going from girlfriend to girlfriend, 'Following your lust, leaving a trail of disaster'. He is completely convinced this is not his fault, but the girls', or women in general and he likes to talk about this and make jokes about it (writing your book of wrongs and delight us like a bachelor). Nevertheless, he goes on starting relationships, 'Try to believe that there's something to stay for' 'but there's always before and after': there will always come an end to that relationship, for the entertainer.
    That's what they mean to me and I love these lyrics so much..
    MalilaMuseon March 05, 2013   Link

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