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​The Curtain

This song is by Deer Tick and appears on the album Negativity (2013).

Original video
The excuses turn to makeup
And know what man I am
I boast my silly knowledge
And crucify my friends

It's only looking back
On my crooked footprints
I break myself a promise
Not to do that again

The stage hands are all gone
The curtain still remains
It hides the puppeteer
Oh, pulling on my strings

I could swear I'm in control
I could make a judge convinced
But I know my spirit quit
I don't wanna be, your bargaining chip

The organ pleases no one
The piano is pulling teeth
The guitar is strung with nothing
And never makes a beep

It's only now I laugh
While the master takes a break
Who's counting all those tickets
Who's drooling on the stage

The sound men are all gone
The curtain still remains
It hides the puppeteer
Oh, pulling on my strings

I could swear I'm in control
I could make a judge convinced
But I know my spirit quit
I don't wanna be, your bargaining chip

The stage hands are all gone
The curtain still remains
It hides the puppeteer
Pulling on my strings

I could swear I'm in control
I could make a judge convinced
But I know that my spirit quit
I don't wanna be, your bargaining chip

Your bargaining chip

Music by:

John J. McCauley III