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watch “close-up”

 

lyrics

foundation sets the tone
turns your skin to bone
the first step to perfection
face the cold reflection

a soft caress a feather brush
a hint of life a morning blush
provides your smile a rosy bloom
and denies the gloom

i’m ready for my close-up
zoom in as i turn away

dim the eyes with a dusky smear
that shade of drama calms the fear
pencil black the eyes of sin
when you look out they can’t look in

i’m ready for my close-up
zoom in as i run away
i’m ready for my close-up
a bald spot a toupee

they tell you they love you but who do you love
the ugly underneath or the frozen up above

paint your mouth a bloody red
so they’ll remember what you said
taste the lipstick on your face
make sure the shield is still in place

i’m ready for my close-up
zoom in but i’ve gone away
i’m ready for my close-up
see the magic on display

i’m ready for my close-up
i’m ready for my close-up
i’m ready for my close-up
a wheelchair hidden by ballet