In My Role As Professional Singer And Ham

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"In My Role As Professional Singer And Ham"
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Hey Mr Ferryman cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Hey Mr Ferryman
Released January 27, 2017
Format CD/LP
Length 5:27
Label Merge Records (US) / Decor Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Sheldon Gomberg
Hey Mr Ferryman track listing
  1. "The Last Ten Years"
  2. "An Answer"
  3. "The Road"
  4. "Nothing And Everything"
  5. "An Angel's Wing Brushed The Penny Slots"
  6. "In My Role As Professional Singer And Ham"
  7. "Mr Humphries"
  8. "La Llorona"
  9. "Just Because"
  10. "Sleep From My Eyes"

"In My Role As Professional Singer And Ham" is the 6th song on Mark Eitzel's 11th studio album, 2017's Hey Mr Ferryman.

Lyrics

The carpenter went to his dark place again
Mouth full of gravy and turkey and truth
Only hears you when you say amen
So heavy is his burden of proof

Said his enemies he always outfoxes
So many dark forces at play
So many carpenters building little boxes
In the faded glory USA

When you look at me
I look away

I told him, "well I guess in my role
As a professional singer and ham,
Instead of a cane I’ve got a broken soul,
And it’s with the deaf and dumb I stand"

God bless your coldhearted causes
Your cartoons and curses are a bore
Your eyes aglow like stolen watches
The righteous so eager for war

When you look at me
I look away

Your god’s a good chance to get stupid
It really brings up the blood
It will spin you dizzy as Cupid
Like a broken doll in a flood

You make me feel the noose is tightening
Though I know I lean melodramatic
The soundtrack for everything I see
Is played by those hacks from the Titanic

When they open fire
We look away

Video

Mark Eitzel performing "In My Role As Professional Singer And Ham" on February 26, 2017 in Malmo, Sweden.

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