'Are You A Man Or A Mouse?'

Are You A Man Or A Mouse   'Are You A Man Or A Mouse?' [page 64]                                                   to Words & Music
    Key: G-major - BPM: 190 - 2 min 43 - Solo (Andy)


Andy:    When I was a lowly student running short of cash
             I worked at a theme park clearing up the trash.
             Then one day an absence left a mouse-suit vacancy.
             I was asked if I could stretch to street-type artistry.

Andy:    When I wore my mouse's suit I was celebrity.
                                                                                   ... celebrity.
Andy:    Everywhere that I appeared the people flocked to me.
Men:                                                                                                   ... like honey bees.
Andy:    Strangers stood with open arms expecting my embrace.
Men:                                                                                                   ... they loved you.
Andy:    Children stood on tippy-toes to reach to kiss my face.

Andy:          "Man or mouse, are you a man or mouse?"
                   She doesn't know how good a mouse's life can be.
                   Oh what I'd give just as a mouse to live.
                   A man who's a mouse is like rodent royalty. That's for me!

Andy:    When I dressed up as the mouse the people knew my name.
Men:                                                                                                   ... the mouse's name.
Andy:    When I walked home as myself, a no-one I became.
Men:                                                                                                   ... a looser.
Andy:    With the whiskers and the ears the crowd all wanted me.
Men:                                                                                                   ... not really you.
Andy:    Now with my own face I'm a complete non-entity.


Andy:    When I hear her nagging voice or catch her scolding eye
Men:                                                                                                   ... the evil eye.
Andy:    I get a sense of irony as I move to comply.
Men:                                                                                                   ... ironic.
Andy:    My mind drifts back to when I raised my proud and mousy head,
Men:                                                                                                   ... to better days.
Andy:    To days of stardom, day of joy, before she ever said...


© M Day 9-Oct-2006 & 28-Jul-2018

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