tears to shed lyrics – danny elfman

what does that wispy little brat have that you don’t have double
she can’t hold a candle to the beauty of your smile
how about a pulse?
overrated by a mile
overvalued
overblown

if he only knew the you that we know

and that silly little creature isn’t wearing his ring
and she doesn’t play piano
or dance
or sing
no she doesn’t compare
but she still breathes air!
who cares?
unimportant
overrated
overblown

if only he could see how special you can be
if he only knew the you that we know

if i touch a burning candle
i can feel no pain
if you cut me with a knife
it’s still the same
and i know her heart is beating
and i know that i am dead
but the pain here that i feel
try and tell me it’s not real
and it seems that i still have a tear to shed

the sole redeeming feature from that little creature, is that she’s alive
overrated
overblown
everybody knows that’s just a temporary state
which is cured very quickly when we meet our fate
who cares?
unimportant
overrated
overblown

if only he could see how special you can be
if he only knew the you that we know

if i touch a burning candle i can feel no pain
in the ice or in the sun it’s all the same
yet i feel my heart is aching
though it doesn’t beat, it’s breaking
and the pain here that i feel
try and tell me it’s not real
i know that i am dead
but it seems that i still have some tears to shed

/ danny elfman lyrics