Harlequin Heart

From experience with people to whom a projected image and ‘conquests’ are more important than genuine feelings and relationships – with apologies to the Commedia dell’Arte. 

      Track 8


HARLEQUIN HEART

As I stare into your eyes

I don’t recognise who you are

I’ve seen you try on all your forty-odd faces

You keep in a jar by the door

Where do I start? Please tell me!

Where do I begin?

With faux charades & masquerades

And your carousels of lies

So it comes as no surprise

When all your Columbines

Shall rise to seize the day

And blow your world away

It’s written in the stars:

How did you expect them to fall in love with you

When you have a Harlequin heart?

 

What will you do when the audience turns on you?

Who will you call when the curtain starts to fall?

Oh-oh-oh!

With accolades and cavalcades

The critics you despise

Now they’ll rise to claim the prize

When all your Columbines

Shall sigh and spread the word

That your life is so absurd

It’s written like a play:

How did you expect them to fall in love with you

When you have a Harlequin heart?

 

As you step into the light

And your audience knows your name!

I’ve seen you try out all your fatuous phrases

You keep in the holes in your head

Where’s the applause? Now tell me! 

When does it begin?

With black cat’s paws and marionettes

The lamb lies down and dies

So it comes as no surprise

When all your Columbines

Shall stare into to your soul

And they’ll rise to take control

There’s one thing left to say:

How did you expect them to fall in love with you

When you have a Harlequin heart?

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(c) 2018 all voices, music, lyrics and instruments

by Paul D E  Mitchell  PRS Registered

© mitch 2019
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the worst thing is not to fall in love with such a person but to believe you can become friends out of compassion, understanding human nature and trying to comfort them when the applause was tepid or the theater seats empty.

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The best thing is to examine self, because that’s what we can do. Rest is waste of time. Kudos!

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