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    The Divine Comedy / Lyrics

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    "Johnny Mathis' Feet" Lyrics

    The Divine Comedy

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    I laid all my songs at Johnny Mathis' Feet
    I said "Johnny, Johnny tell me, won't you tell me how to live?
    All my hopes are unravelling and I just lost my lease
    On a house without love, doors or windows -
    Without peace..."
    And with a wave of his jewel-encrusted hand
    Across a glittering Las Vegas scene,
    He said: "You've got to learn how to disappear
    In the silk and amphetamines."
    Johnny looked at my songs, and he said:
    "Well, at first guess,
    Never in my life have I ever seen such a mess;
    Why do you say everything as if you were a thief?
    Like what you stole has no value,

    And like what you preach is far from belief?"
    And with a wave of his red, and blue hand
    Across a glittering Hollywood scene,
    He said: "You've got to learn how to disappear
    In the silk and amphetamines."
    Johnny looked at my collection of old punk rock posters -
    Anonymous scenes of disaffection, chaos and torture -
    And he said: "You are on the right track,
    But you are a lamb jumping for the knife;
    A real showman knows how to disappear in the spotlight..."
    This song was submitted on March 16th, 2011 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by John Mark Eitzel.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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