Special Boy

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In the cafe, Avenue A,
Drinking a latte, writing my screenplay,
Must get it done, while I'm still young
Already passed my twenty-first birthday
I want the world to know I'm a special boy.

Moved back to town, B.A. from Brown,
Thesis on Freud and French semiotics
Video's next, montage with text
pomo critiques of bourgeois neurotics
I want the world to know I'm a special boy.

My script will reference David Lynch, Godard and Bergman
The score will nod to Brian Eno
My style merges gender politics and New Wave
I'm gonna bury Tarantino.

Scene one begins: girl drinking gin
Bartender says, "Can I get you some tonic?"
Gotta think more. Can't be a bore.
Dialogue's gotta be much more ironic
I want the world to know I'm a special boy.

Some day they'll see that I'm a fucking brilliant artist
I'll go to Sundance and to Cannes
I'll win awards and drink absinthe with French directors
While Facebook "friends" click "I'm a fan"

Still on Scene One: girl steals a gun,
then says to bartender: “let's play strip poker”.
Please kill me now. So middlebrow.
Better off dead than to be mediocre.
I want the world to know I'm a Special Boy


from Listen To Your Parents, released January 26, 2013



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