musicbox lyrics – regina spektor

life inside the music box ain’t easy
the mallets h*t the gears are always turning
and everyone inside the mechanism
is yearning
to get out
and sing another melody completely
so different from the one they’re always singing
i close my eyes and think that i have found me
but then i feel mortality surround me
i want to sing another melody
so different from the one i always sing

…but when i do the dishes…

i run the water very very very hot
and then i fill the sink to the top with bubbles of soap
and then i set all the bottle caps i own afloat
and it’s the greatest voyage in the history of plastic
and then i slip my hands in and start to make waves
and then i dip my tongue in and take a taste
it tastes like soap but it doesn’t really taste like soap
and then i lower in my whole mouth and take a gulp

…and start to…

feel mortality surround me
i close my eyes and think that i have found me
but life inside the music box ain’t easy
the mallets h*t the gears are always turning
and everyone inside the mechanism
is yearning to get out…

/ regina spektor lyrics