"Spirit" as written by and Michael Scott....
Tonight I could be with you
Or waiting in the Wings
Lift your heart with soaring song
Cut down the puppet strings
Cut down the puppet strings

I wear a coat of drums
And dance upon your eyes
Turn the tables upside down
Change the lows to highs
Change the lows to highs

I fill you up with butterflies
Crown the heads of kings
Be glad of first night nerves
For fear gives courage wings
Fear gives courage wings

If I am on the sidelines
Chances are you'll miss
Wait alone and spotlit
For Doctor Theatre's kiss

The stage becomes a ship in flames
I tie you to the mast
Throw your body overboard
The spotlight doesn't last
The spotlight doesn't last

I could be with you
Or waiting in the wings
Lift your heart with soaring song
Cut down the puppet strings
Cut down the puppet strings

I may tap you on the shoulder
And whisper "go" in red
Strip your feet of lead my friend
Strip your feet of lead

Call the curtain
Raise the roof
Spirits on tonight

Call the curtain
Raise the roof
Spirits on tonight

Call the curtain
Raise the roof
Spirits on tonight

We love our audience repeat


Lyrics submitted by I Saw Star Wars

"Spirit" as written by Lewis Taylor

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentthis song is about their live performances and how there was a spirit with them when they performed
    simoonon June 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"i wear a coat of drums
    and dance upon your eyes"

    Brilliant. Crazy lyrics.

    I'm pretty sure this was written in the method they've talked about of stringing random phrases from books together. Can't remember the name of the writer who pioneered this idea.

    It's just capturing the general craziness of live performance.
    Roseweaveon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThough then again, I could be wrong. "I wear a coat of drums" kind of makes sense, in a musical imagery kind of way. The lyrics are pretty brilliant.
    Roseweaveon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a play.
    THe_Atomic_Punkon July 01, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I'm pretty sure this was written in the method they've talked about of stringing random phrases from books together. Can't remember the name of the writer who pioneered this idea."

    Dadaism- started as a backlash art movement to reflect the chaos of WW1. Bauhaus also refers to a design movement in architecture about the same time. Oooo punk rock art geek LOL.
    PunkRockKittyon September 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was about overcoming stagefright.
    KenMixtapeon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsounds very trickster godish to me. LOVE IT!!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS TOO!!! reminds me of the spiderman villian Mysterio. Especially the old pc game version where you go to his studios.
    STUDLYCUDDLYBUDDYon April 01, 2011   Link

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