It's a Hit - Rilo Kiley

Any chimp can play human for a day
use its posable thumbs to iron his uniform
and run for office on election day
fansy himself a real decision maker
and deploy more troops than salt shaker

but its a jungle where war is made
and you'll panic and throw your own sh_t at the enemy
the camera pulls back to reveal your true idenity
look its 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 could see 'em
the house, the car, thoughful 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 her happiness
no one wants to pay to see her day today
and im not buying it either but ill try sellin' it anyway

any idiot can play greek for a day
and join a sorority or a tragedy
and articulate all that pain
and maybe you'll get paid
but its a sin when success complains
and your reader's block it dont mean sh_t
just throw it against the wall and
see what sticks
gotta write a hit
i think this is it
its a hit

and if its not
then its a holiday for a hangin yeah
its a holiday for a hangin yeah
its a holiday for hangin yeah
she bop she bop my baby

any fool can play executioner for a day
and say with the fingers pointing in both directions
"he went that way"
its only a switch or syringe
ah uh exempt from eternal sense
but he still wear cross
and you think your gonna get in

ah but the pardons never come from upstairs
theyre always a moment too late
but its entertainment
keep the crowd in it
(???) heres safe
its not a hit
its a holiday
she bop she bop my baby

its a holiday for a hangin' yeah
its a holiday for a hangin' yeah
its a holiday for a hangin' yeah
its a holiday for a hangin' yeah
my holidays are hangin'
on holiday for hangin'
i'm a holiday yeah
i'm a holiday for a hangin'
it's a holiday for a hangin' yeah

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