Bright feathers

posted 19 October 2002


I should be happy, out on the dancefloor,
I should be having fun with the throng,
I love this feeling, I love this music,
but tonight something just feels wrong.

Dancing usually seems a graceful thing,
A natural way to be myself,
I make love to the music, I don't need you to like it
I'll do what I want and to hell with the rest

But I suddenly find my perspective has shifted,
I'm up in the air and I'm watching the dance,
It all becomes an absurd mating ritual,
Everybody fighting for a good mating chance

Frantic gyrations, desperate for attention,
Desperate for love, bright feathers on display,
Looking around for a little attention,
Hoping for a mate to take care of me.

I close my eyes but I hope that you're looking,
I close my heart but please beat down the door
I'm not doing the two-step so I don't need a partner
But please don't leave me all alone on the floor

Stop being dumb, learn to ignore me,
Ignore what I'm saying and court me like crazy
I need the attention, though I'll cast it aside,
I'll make this hard though I don't know why.

Don't give up like all the others,
Don't move on and leave me here,
I need you desperately inside me,
I'm hiding it behind my fear.

Stop listening to what I'm saying,
Take pity on my foolish needs
Look at my bright feathers flashing,
Come over and take care of me.



I should be happy, out on the dancefloor, I should be having fun with the crowd, I love this feeling, I love this music, but somehow I'm still sad. It usually seems a graceful thing, a natural way to be myself. I make love to the dancefloor and I don't need anyone to like it. But suddenly my perspective has shifted and I'm watching myself. It all becomes an absurd mating dance, frantic gyrations desperate to attract attention, desperate for love, bright feathers on display hoping for a mate to take care of me.

I close my eyes but I hope that you're looking,
I close my heart but will you beat down the door
already?
I don't need a partner out on the dancefloor
I can dance by myself but I can't be alone

Stop being dumb, learn to ignore me, ignore what I'm saying and court me like crazy. I need the attention though I'll cast it aside, I'm going to make this hard for you though I don't know why. Don't give up like all the others, don't move on and leave me here, I need you desperately inside me, I'm hiding it behind my fear. Stop listening to what I'm saying, take pity on my foolish needs, look at my bright feathers flashing, come here and take care of me.

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