I Was Meant for the Stage

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The Decemberists

The Decemberists are an indie folk rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States, fronted by singer/songwriter Colin Meloy. The other members of the band are Chris Funk (guitar, multi-instrumentalist), Jenny Conlee (Hammond organ, accordion, melodica, piano, keyboards, harmonica), Nate Query (bass guitar, string bass), and John Moen (drums, backing vocals, melodica, guitar). more »


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2007
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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.

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Written by: COLIN MELOY

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