Losing the star without a sky
Losing the reasons why
You're losing the calling that you've been faking
And I'm not kidding

It's damned if you don't
And it's damned if you do
Be true 'cause they'll lock you up
In a sad sad zoo
Oh hidy hidy hidy what cha tryin' to prove
By hidy hidy hiding you're not worth a thing

Sew your fortunes on a string
And hold them up to light
Blue smoke will take
A very violent flight
And you will be changed
Sand everything
And you will be in a very sad sad zoo.

I once was lost but now I'm found was blind
But now I see you
How selfish of you to believe
In the meaning of all the bad dreaming

Metal heart you're not hiding
Metal heart you're not worth a thing

Metal heart you're not hiding
Metal heart you're not worth a thing


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"Metal Heart" as written by Cat Power Marshall

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    General CommentThis just might be my favorite Cat Power song. I think it's about, at least to me, is not following your dreams, your calling, just going through the motions of life, locked up in a "sad sad zoo", pretending it doesn't bother you, and the danger in doing that, how it can change you... God, I need to get out of this office.
    DevastatorJr.on February 04, 2005   Link

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