The Actress Lyrics

by Roy Orbison

Well, you should be an actress, you play your part so well
Your act is so believable that no one else can tell
You say the lines, but I see that you don't really love me

You keep me around to be your faithful clown
Till someone you can love comes along
You'll keep on pretending because the show must go on

Yes, you should be an actress, as lovely as you are
The way you play on emotion, you'll shame the brightest star
You're acting all the time, no, you're not really mine

I'm just another scene in your play acting scheme
No, you don't love me at all
But when you walk away that's when the curtain will fall

But I'll go all the way to the end of the play
I'll be a part of your masquerade
Although, I know it may be the saddest show
In the life of a fool on parade