I Was Meant for the Stage

Album: Her Majesty the Decemberists (2003)
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  • I was meant for the stage,
    I was meant for the curtain.
    I was meant to tread these boards,
    Of this much I am certain.

    I was meant for the crowd,
    I was meant for the shouting.
    I was meant to raise these hands
    With quiet all about me. oh, oh.

    Mother, please, be proud.
    Father, be forgiven.
    Even though you told me
    'son, you'll never make a living.' oh, oh.

    From the floorboards to the fly,
    Here I was fated to reside.
    And as I take my final bow,
    Was there ever any doubt?
    And as the spotlights fade away,
    And you're escorted through the foyer,
    You will resume your callow ways,
    But I was meant for the stage.

    The heavens at my birth
    Intended me for stardom,
    Rays of light shone down on me
    And all my sins were pardoned.

    I was meant for applause.
    I was meant for derision.
    Nothing short of fate itself
    Has affected my decision. oh, oh.

    From the floorboards to the fly,
    Here I was fated to reside.
    And as I take my final bow,
    Was there ever any doubt?
    And as the spotlights fade away,
    And you're escorted through the foyer,
    You will resume your callow ways,
    But I was meant for the stage. Writer/s: COLIN MELOY
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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