She says nobody wants to believe You're the same as everyone. What makes me unique? My dark life There was a kink in the world Sent that statue tumbling An invitation east So we can watch it all crumbling
She came off like light and so softly she spoke: "You don't know, no you don't know about my dark life" And you think you're a guest, you're a tourist at best Peering into the corners of your dark life Now that you tear your dreams from consumptive ballerinas She'd stand on tiptoes for you in a grey and tattered tutu She stays where she is because of voyeurs like these With an accusative look that says My dark life
Robber men await you then in each beguiling alley To shake you and to pierce you and remind you of My dark life
Enter the pious elite, in their preening finery And bang the tambourine They're dining on rice paper scenery See how the villain attracts envious glances from everyone She's waitressing by day It doesn't bring in much money now
And his strong concealed arms set off bells and alarms In the strangest locations of My dark life But the fantasy slipped as he tipped her in cigarettes She tries to smile very graciously when she wants to kill him Now the victory is sweet, you'll get down on your knees It's the perfect position for kissing western leather
So they came from Ugly Texas and from Nameless Tennessee From Peculiar Missouri and from places closer to me. All the cream of heartless England, cheered the carnival is over There are remnants of red army bandsmen Played "America The Beautiful"