Spend far too much of my time
perfecting this glamorous lie,
the truth is I'm terrified.
My words aren't more than fey hyperbole,
my grand deceit now engulfs me
I've lost that boy I used to be.

Chorus
If I'm such a wit and such a scream,
if I ignite hearts and inflame dreams,
then why, oh why, do i fail to succeed?
I'm just a jumped-up boy in livery

The mask's worn as thin as my garb
and it blisters and scars.
It's the burden that you never see.
Superficiality never meant that much to me.
You said that I'm a poet, you said I'd surely make it.
damn my vanity, your flattery

Chorus
If I'm such a wit and such a scream,
if I ignite hearts and inflame dreams,
then why, oh why, do i fail to succeed?
I'm just a jumped-up boy in livery

The reality's much more mundane.
I draw my words from books and tapes.
Steal melodies of songs I sing.
My tapestry of rotten things.
I don't want your pity or your scorn,
just plain indifference will keep me warm.

Chorus
If I'm such a wit and such a scream,
if I ignite hearts and inflame dreams,
then why, oh why, do i fail to succeed?
I'm just a jumped-up boy in livery


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