Patient Zero

Album: Mental Illness (2017)
  • They served you champagne like a hero
    When you landed, someone carried your bag
    From here on out, you're patient zero
    Smelling ether as they hand you the rag

    Life is good
    You look around and think
    "I'm in the right neighborhood"
    But, honey, you just moved in
    Life is grand
    And wouldn't you like
    To have it go as planned?
    Go as planned

    Hip hip hooray, hocus pocus
    With some magic you can fly through the air
    But when you're the guy pulling focus
    There are people who will wish you weren't there

    Life is good
    You look around and think
    "I'm in the right neighborhood"
    But, honey, you just moved in
    Life is grand
    And wouldn't you like
    To have it go as planned?
    Go as planned

    Go west, young man
    Go west, take a real screen test
    Doesn't count as a job well done
    The locust had their day
    The suckers pay and pay
    Carmen Sternwood probably pull that trigger for fun

    And in the hills, where all the sunshine, constant companion (constant companion)
    Close enough to almost touch the lights of the canyon (lights of the canyon)
    The lights of the canyon

    But news filtered out of the transom
    That a villain ended up with a part
    You paid your respects like a ransom
    To a moment that was doomed from the start

    Life is good
    You look around and think
    "I'm in the right neighborhood"
    But, honey, you don't belong
    Life is grand
    And wouldn't you like
    To have it go as planned?
    Go as planned

    And in the hills, where all the sunshine, constant companion (constant companion)
    Close enough to almost touch the lights of the canyon (lights of the canyon)
    The lights of the canyon (lights of the canyon)
    The lights of the canyon (lights of the canyon)
    The lights of the canyon
    The lights of the canyon Writer/s: Aimee Mann, Jonathan William Coulton
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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