I looked into the mirror
What did I see
There was a big black beast
Looking back at me

You looked into my eyes
What did you see
You saw a big black beast
Magnified in me

Like a man on a wire
I set myself on fire
Destroyer of our dream
Trying to find a spark
Desperate for love
Like a man on a wire

I was like a volcano
Just waiting to explode
I [helped it was a wreck there reborn]
And I've been transformed

I was a green eyed monster
Could you tell I was afraid
I sat myself down and shot my fear in the face

Like a man on a wire
I set myself on fire
Destroyer of our dream
Trying to find a spark
Desperate for love
Like a man on a wire

That's right
Yeah, I see you sitting around
With your wristwatch
And your white collared shirt
I see you hoping to watch me fail
You're hoping to watch me fail

I sat myself down and shot my fear in the face
Like a man on a wire
I set myself on fire
Destroyer of our dream
Trying to find a spark
Desperate for love
Like a man on a wire

Like a man on a wire
I set myself on fire
Destroyer of our dream
Trying to find a spark
Desperate for love
Like a man on a wire


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Man on a Wire Lyrics as written by Douglas Elwin Erickson Bryan David Vig

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    General CommentI have no idea what this song is about but I just love it! It's striking how the song starts, sounding just like The Kills, then it sounds like Garbage again, then it starts sounding like The Pretenders ("Yeah, I see you sitting around"...) in their first album. That's not surprising, considering that Shirley Manson admires Chrissie Hynde since her teenage years.
    Auroreon May 24, 2012   Link

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