Ballad of an Ugly Man

Composed by Ric Albano
between July and August 2013

 
Do you consume every bit of the product?
Or save the best morsels for last
Take your face, relocate it to a shady place
A dim hallway full of faces from the past

She’s so sweet and nice
But she won’t accept my warmth
Into her house of ice
And I really wish I was good looking
I really wish that I was good looking

 
I don’t leave things to fate
Nor dig my heels into sewer grates
And I no longer worship famous rock bands
Within the heat of fate
I do tend to overcompensate
And sail my ship towards the promise of distant lands

But who gets to choose
If they are born to dance or to sing the blues
And I really wish I was good looking
I really wish that I was good looking

 
Sound, the magical aqueduct of sound
The ancient sweet music that resounds
With the promise of Heaven afterlife
Life is a very long journey marked with strife
No true destiny without a wife
Nothing to share without a care,
Without a dare, there ain’t a prayer

 
She’s so swift and bright
With the power to illuminate
The darkest of nights
But she doesn’t know exactly who I am
And she can’t relate to me as just a man
I stroll outside her gates
And try to contemplate my wretched fate
Which I will never, never, never, never
Never, never, never, understand
No, I will never truly understand
No, I will never truly understand

 
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