Baba is a Real Cutthroat

After Papa Was a Rodeo by The Magnetic Fields

 

I like His Realized point of view all right

I like His omniscient eyebrows

You get to like whatever you like

But it’s only fair to tell you now

that He’ll leave you early one morning

and might not come back for a year

I see you will not heed this warning

but maybe you should listen and face your fears, cause

 

CHORUS

 

Baba is a real cutthroat – Maya is a rock’n’roll band

She’ll make you play guitar and drink a beer before you learn to stand

Home for Her is where your desires live and Love is a promised land

And Baba uses all Her stuff for His Divine Plan

Before you kiss Him you should know

Baba is a real cutthroat

 

BRIDGE

 

The light reflecting off the mirrored walls

looks like a thousand desperate eyes.

Do you think you should be here at all?

And are you too afraid to die?

 

What are you doing being a rock star?

How can you live with yourself like this?

Why don’t you just see who you really are

And He’ll take you away, you’ll get that kiss now, but

 

CHORUS

 

BRIDGE (X2)

 

What are you doing being a rock star?

How can you live with yourself like this?

Why don’t you just see who you really are

And He’ll take you away, you’ll get that kiss.

 

And when it’s a whole lifetime later,

After you’ve had the romance of all the ages,

When Maya’s done and you don’t hate Her,

Will you feel like crying when you remember what was said today? Oh…

 

CHORUS

 

Baba is a real cutthroat

 

OUTRO

 

What a coincidence, your Baba is a real cutthroat too.