The Life of an Amorous Man

from by David Safran

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I'm all alone, the mood is right
My head is clear, my hairshirt's tight
For love, I have to strut and grovel.
I'm locked within the heartland here
My parts that grew now disappear
A prince like me can't deal with struggle.

O were I on Parnassus Hill
I'd be just as miserable still.

I'm singing "Lady Mary Ann"
A comb and a glass in my hand:
The life of an amorous man.

Our little romance, all in all,
Was worth a circle in a stall
Some women don't care to know me.
When it comes to love, they learn the plan:
They close the door, they kiss the hand --
The hand they'd like to cut off slowly.

There's room in my Halls of Pleasure for you.
There's room for half the Inquisition, too.

I'm singing "Lady Mary Ann"
A comb and a glass in my hand:
The life of an amorous man.

You can choose a husband by the hair
Better do it fast while something's there
The style has changed: men are now made softer.
And I watch the sunlight on the wall
I'm responding to the call
But I'm holding out for a better offer.

Oh a life in love and song is right
But crank for half an hour, you'll get a minute of light.

I think of women now on land,
A comb and a glass in my hand:
The life of an amorous man.

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from Delicate Parts, released May 22, 2012
David Safran / Anchorhold Music. ©2005 & 2008

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