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lyrics

Like a face bears a noble expression
It's not the words you love
It's the voice of the author
It's not the story spoken
But the impression furnished
In dusky theatres of old
In auditoriums dark with age
The speeches actors would unfold
The poems fluttering from the stage

Garlands of love
Daggers of hate
Waistcoats and gloves
Prop-pieces of eight
Fiery hues
For burning at stake
Better pay your union dues
They'll write a part for you
Sound out the words
Shore up the rhymes
Practice the moves
Know your marks and your cue-times
Plates in the floor
Rotate you through walls
Who says you can't do it all?
Grab a few moments now

Curtains will become your drapes
Catching all your good mistakes
Choices to discard or keep
But don't play us cheap

Brackets will enclose your name
Fix your sights and take your aim
Through the footlit breach
You strive to reach
Giving back his own to each

I'm in the crowd
I'm in the stands
Raising my voice
Clapping my hands
Masterful work
Success is assured
I'll type my 300 words

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from Monody, released May 10, 2010

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