Mantovani The Mind Reader

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"Mantovani The Mind Reader"
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Love Songs For Patriots cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Love Songs For Patriots
Released 2004
Format LP / CD
Length 4:05
Label Merge Records (US) / Cooking Vinyl (UK) / Devil In The Woods (UK LP)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel / Tim Mooney
Love Songs For Patriots track listing
  1. "Ladies And Gentlemen"
  2. "Another Morning"
  3. "Patriot's Heart"
  4. "Love Is"
  5. "Job To Do"
  6. "Only Love Can Set You Free"
  7. "Mantovani The Mind Reader"
  8. "Home"
  9. "Myopic Books"
  10. "America Loves The Minstrel Show"
  11. "The Horseshoe Wreath In Bloom"
  12. "Song Of The Rats Leaving The Sinking Ship"
  13. "The Devil Needs You"
  14. "1000 Miles"

"Mantovani The Mind Reader" is the 7th song on American Music Club's 8th album, 2004’s Love Songs For Patriots. It had the working title of "You Can Be Anyone".

Lyrics

Now Mantovani the Mindreader
wears a blindfold so no one will see what's in his eyes
How he used to float like a breeze over postcard seas
Now his lifeboat leads his alibis
Knows what's in your wallet, knows what turns your keys
Knows what heats up your lover, knows what makes them freeze
Knows the fine reasoning of those who offer grief
Who never touch forever, but take pride in relief

They say you can be anyone that you want to under the sun
Anyone you want to
Well I'm sure it's true, I'm sure it's true
You can be anyone you want to

Now he gets drunk from the thoughts
of the sinners he entertains
and ends up feeling nothing, just seeing others' pain
and the blindfold is off, his justice has become
a whiskey heart - all daggers and a frozen tongue
They say you can be anyone that you want to under the sun
Anyone you want to
Well I'm sure it's true, I'm sure it's true
You can be anyone you want to

What kills your soul is the pain you make
the fights you throw, the love you fake
and at the end of his show he has a marvelous goodbye
a shotglass melody for a timpani sky

They say you can be anyone that you want to under the sun
Anyone you want to
Well I'm sure it's true, I'm sure it's true
You can be anyone you want to

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