I'm a wind-up toy in an up down world
If you leave me all alone, I'll make a mess for sure
I've a heart of gold in the smallest size
Leave me in the dark, you'll never hear me cry

More than an illustration
Points of articulation
Come to life on a brass spring
Such a wonderful plaything

It's a cruel cross that I have to bear
If you come a little close I'm going to pull your hair
More than just a toy in a patch-blue suit
Hold me in your arms I'm just a boy like you

But your mama thought there was somethin' wrong
Didn't want you sleeping with a boy too long
It's a serious thing in a grown-up world
Maybe you'd be better with a Barbie girl

You knew that I adored ya
But you left me in Georgia
Toys are not sentimental
How could I be for rental?

She's the meanest hag that has ever been
Pulled out my insides with an old safety pin
I'm the sorest sight, now I feel like trash
Clothes are made of rags and they don't even match

So she dressed me up as the man she loved
Then threw me in a box when she had had enough
Now the light of day I no longer see
She stuck her voodoo pins where my eyes used to be

Accidentally tragic
Victim of her black magic
Had a boy once who loved me
Now he's so afraid of me

On a long lost day when you're gray and dull
You'll be there remembering your old toy boy
When your oldest son wonderin' what to be
Tell him the story of a boy like me


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Toy Boy Lyrics as written by Michael Penniman Jodi Marr

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentI completely agree with EisGirl
    except that I don't think its about any young man. I know that his second album is an extension of his first album. The Boy Who Knew Too Much is an album where mika talks about his adolescent years. (The first album was about his childhood).

    And like EisGirl said...he was with a boy and later got with a girl..thou I don't know who Mika has been with, he has admitted that he doesnt limit himself to one sex.

    In a September 2009 interview in Gay & Night, Mika commented on his sexuality: "I've never ever labeled myself. But having said that; I've never limited my life, I've never limited who I sleep with... Call me whatever you want. Call me bisexual, if you need a term for me... You should be as free as you want."

    which further proves my point.
    hyperinactivityon November 01, 2009   Link

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