Costume Characters Face Dangers In The Workplace

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"Costume Characters Face Dangers In The Workplace"
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Don't Be A Stranger cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Don't Be A Stranger
Released 2012
Format CD/LP
Length 2:30
Label Merge Records (US) / Decor Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Sheldon Gomberg
Don't Be A Stranger track listing
  1. "I Love You But You're Dead"
  2. "The Bill Is Due"
  3. "All My Love"
  4. "Oh Mercy"
  5. "Costume Characters Face Dangers In The Workplace"
  6. "Why Are You With Me"
  7. "Lament For Bobo The Clown"
  8. "Break The Champagne"
  9. "We All Have To Find Our Own Way Out"
  10. "You're Waiting"
  11. "Nowhere To Run"

"Costume Characters Face Dangers In The Workplace" is the 5th song on Mark Eitzel's 10th album, 2012's Don't Be A Stranger.

Lyrics

I know it's my job to smile and wave
And bring you into the magic
But in your snake eyes, everything dies
And makes our costumes seem tragic

I did not mean to scare your sad little brat
And also being right don't make you true
And hey if pixie dust is not in your heart
It becomes the dirt that buries you

I don't believe in the future, it's all going to shit
But I thought we could still put on a show
The doubts you share are the autumn to despair
It's like watching ashes fall on snow

And when I walk down main street USA
I wave and smile but look no one in the eye
When I walk down main street USA
Through faces too deadly to die
When I walk down main street USA
I wave and smile and say my goodbyes
When I walk down main street USA
This is all over, this is just a lie

I know it's my job to smile and wave
Hey can you tell me my crime
Honestly dear it drains my soul
To be the mean focus of your fake good time

Video

Mark Eitzel performing "Costume Characters Face Dangers In The Workplace" on January 31, 2013 in Munich, Germany.

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