This Secret Ninja Lyrics

by AFI

Just like cellophane
You try to cling so tight to me
Your attempts in vain
You've less sincerity than the plastic

Paper in the rain
The print appears so bright to me
The words remain
I hold it to the light, I see right through

So eager to say, "Hello" but you don't know me
You just know what you see
Pay the price to see the show but you don't own me
Before you knew would you have felt the same?

Just when I'm inspired
You drain the drive right outta me
Even when I'm tired
You push me to perform for your amusement

Like raging fire
You burn what's left inside of me
To fulfill your desire
I'd give you light till I burned out

So eager to say "Hello" but you don't know me
You just know what you see
Pay the price to see the show but you don't own me
Before you knew would you have felt the same? No

Just when you start to smile
I look into your eyes and see
Your veiled denial
To express any real emotion

Wait around awhile
You'll lose what you once had for me
I'll be out of style
I'll be discarded with the warmth you once feigned

So eager to say, "Hello" but you don't know me
You just know what you see
Pay the price to see the show but you don't own me
Before you knew would you have felt the same?