RUDEBOX
The Actor





Principal actors to the stage please
Act One is about to begin in eight seconds

First you can't act, now you can't stop
What's my motivation
I used to like you a lot
I was the class nerd
Exactly who I'm supposed to be
(I'm totally Strasberg)
You play a doctor on TV,
What you're doing is so brave

Deep down you're dirty but you try
I'm a good person
The truth would break you so you lie
I want my work to matter
It's in the choices that you make
I want to inspire
No talent, just fate

I don't know where you begin
I end, we start again
They need, you love
We all watch the actor acting
The actor acting

Good from far but far from good
All I have is my instinct
You love to act, I wish you would
It's not acting, it's re-acting
Act like you're not from out of space
When I'm on stage I feel alive
You know ambition isn't grace
For me it's the craft

Made of sex, Maida Vale
Would I do better in New York
You are the Alpha Male
I'm just too pretty for that role
You are the good, you are the great
The words have power
Now let me fill you with my hate

I don't know where you begin
I end, we start again
They need, you love
We all watch the actor acting

Monroe
Barrymore
Mansfield
Judi Dench
Madonna
Ritchie
Streep
Close
Hepburn
Burt Reynolds
Niven
Danson
Bundy
Bardot
Joaquin
Swank

I don't know where you begin
I end, we start again
They need, you love
We all watch the actor acting

In the future
Everybody will be anonymous for fifteen minutes
You are, we all are, a test card
The stars of CCTV
We are the nature of the beast

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