return to oz lyrics – scissor sisters

once there was a man
who had a little too much time on his hands
he never stopped to think that he was getting older.
when his night came to an end
he tried to grasp for his last friend and pretend
that he could wish himself health on a four-leaf clover

he said is this the return to oz?
the gr*ss is dead, the gold is brown and the sky has claws
there’s a wind-up man walking round and round
what once was emerald city is now a crystal town

its three o’ clock in the morning
you get a phone call from the queen with a hundred heads
she says that they’re all dead
she tried the last one on
it couldn’t speak, fell off
and now she just wanders the halls
thinking nothing, thinking nothing at all

she says is this the return to oz?
the gr*ss is dead, the gold is brown and the sky has claws
there’s a wind-up man walking round and round
what once was emerald city is now a crystal town

the wheelies are cutting pavement
and the skeksis at the rave meant
to hide deep inside
their sunken faces
and their wild, rolling eyes
but their callous words reveal
that they can no longer feel
love or s*x appeal
the patchwork girl has come to cinch the deal

to return to oz we’ve fled the world
with smiles and clenching jaws
please help me friend from coming down
i’ve lost my place and now it can’t be found
is this the return to oz?
the gr*ss is dead, the gold is brown and the sky has claws
there’s a wind-up man walking round and round
what once was emerald city is now a crystal town

/ scissor sisters lyrics