Rilo Kiley:It's a Hit

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“It's a Hit”
Artist: Rilo Kiley
Albums: More Adventurous (2004)

Any chimp can play human for a day
Use his opposable thumbs to iron his uniform
And run for office on election day
Fancy himself a real decision-maker
And deploy more troops than salt in a shaker

But it's a jungle when war is made
And you'll panic and throw your own shit at the enemy
The camera pulls back to reveal your true identity
Look it's a sheep in wolf's clothing
Smoking gun holding ape

Any asshole can open up a museum
Put all the things he loves on display so everyone can see them
The house, a car, a thoughtful wife
Ordinary moments in his ordinary life

But if she blinks or smiles she'll give you away
'Cause no one wants to pay to see your hapiness
No one wants to pay to see your day to day
And I'm not buying it either
But I'll try selling it anyway

Any idiot can play Greek for a day
And join a sorority or write a tragedy
And articulate all that pain
And maybe you'll get paid
But it's a sin when success complains
And your writers block it don't mean shit
Just throw it against the wall and see what sticks
Got it right here
I think this is it
It's a hit
And if it's not

Then it's a holiday for a hangin'
Yeah it's a holiday for a hangin'
Yeah it's a holiday for a hangin'
Yeah shoop bop shoo bop my baby

Any fool can play executioner for a day
And say with fingers pointing in both directions he went that way
It's only a switch of syringe
Exempt from eternal sins
But you'd still wear a cross
And you think youre gonna get in