Misguided

The “Misguided” motif is supported with generous use of lyrical inconsistencies – similar to the “Two Dead Boys” poem. The “rebel evening star” is an homage to The Killer’s famous last line in “Read My Mind.”

You’re Cinderella and it’s late at night
You’re a strapping fella, but you ain’t that bright
You’re an umbrella on a cloudy day
Precautionary, but now in the way

You turned the tables ‘gainst a fabled foe
You wanna be famous, but for no one to know
You’re an elevator that goes side-to-side
Won’t get you higher, but you’ll enjoy the ride

And I won’t forget to mention
In your courageous blunt admission
Harsh decisions left a tension in the room
In light of all my reservations
And lost, discarded invitations
You’re an autumn flower in bloom in early June
And I don’t believe you could ever change that tune

You’re misguided
Oh, but that’s all right with me
All the good ones seem to be
You’re undecided
But at least you’ve made up your mind
There’s a great big world to see once you’re blind
And I hope I’ll be the first kiss you’ll find

Where’s Cinderella when the clock strikes twelve?
Where’s that indignation you once so piously held?
Where’s the beauty in your forgotten lore?
You played to win, all while ignored the score

It’s bleakest before morning
And despite my solemn warnings
You’re enraptured by the glory of high noon
And as the rebel evening star
Provokes the setting sun afar
You’re an autumn flower in bloom in early June
And I still don’t think you could ever change that tune

You’re misguided
Oh, but that’s all right with me
All the good ones seem to be
You’re undecided
But at least you’ve made up your mind
There’s a great big world to see once you’re blind
And I hope I’ll be the first kiss you’ll find

If you’d just give it all to me
There’d be nothing left, and nothing else to lose
Except maybe our minds
Awash in the possibilities
Not limited by mere realities you’ve decided

You’re misguided
Oh, but that’s all right with me
All the good ones seem to be
You’re undecided
But at least you’ve made up your mind
There’s a great big world to see once you’re blind

You’re misguided
Oh, but that’s all right with me
All the good ones seem to be
You’re undecided
But at least you’ve made up your mind
There’s a great big world to see once you’re blind
And I hope I’ll be the first kiss
And I hope I’ll be the last kiss you’ll find

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