Clark Gable

  • I was waiting for a cross-town train
    On the London Underground
    When it struck me,
    (When it struck me)

    That I've been waiting since birth
    To find a love that would look and sound
    Like a movie.

    So I changed my plans,
    I rented a camera and a van
    And then I called you.
    (And then I called you)

    I need you to pretend
    That we are in love again
    And you agreed to.

    I want so badly to believe
    That there is truth,
    That love is real.

    And I want life in every word
    To the extent that it's absurd.

    I greased the lens
    And framed the shot
    Using a friend as my stand-in.
    (As my stand-in)

    The script, it called for rain
    But it was clear that day
    So we faked it.

    The marker snapped
    And I yelled "Quiet on the set"
    And then called "Action".
    (And then called "Action")

    I kissed you in a style
    Clark Gable would have admired,
    I thought it classic.

    I want so badly to believe
    That there is truth,
    That love is real.

    And I want life in every word
    To the extent that it's absurd.

    I know you're wise beyond your years
    But do you ever get the fears
    That your perfect verse is just a lie
    You tell yourself to help you
    Get by? Writer/s: Benjamin D Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello
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