Boy on a String

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The marionette has your number 
He's pulling your arms and legs 
'Til you can't stand on your own 
Dragging your conscience on the stage 

And your heart gets rearranged 
And you cannot tell you mentor 
From you Maker 
Look at the crowd bleeding with laughter 

Or the way you entertain at beckon call 
They don't see behind the lights 
Or the painted background 
They just like to see you fall 

But you don't really mind 
And you're just wasting time 
You don't feel anything 
You're a boy on a string 

I feel a sadness like Gapetto 
Watching the life that he created run away 
Seeing the puppeteer's intrusion 
And holding the remains 

Of puppets that had rotted away 
One day the curtain will not open 
And all of the crowds will go away 
Crowds will go away (sung in background) 

Someday those strings will choke you 
But until that day 


Just a boy
Just a boy
Just a boy
Just a boy

[Chorus: x2]

Just a boy on a string

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