Pocket Lantern

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I am fully unwilling to be your autograph
I took too much time to be held down like that
if I take off your hat, and get you to laugh
will you promise to leave me alone?
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I am fully unwilling to be your maître d’
I’ve been swimming against the current
if I was what you weren’t, and cast you to sea
will I feel like my chances were blown?
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in a pocket lantern shines a sun
to a thousand hundred couple eyes
in a thousand couple hundred tries
shines a sun in a pocket lantern
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I am fully unwilling to be your sous-chef
I have combo ideas you could never guess
I take what is left, and make it a mess
a mess which no other has known
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I am fully willing to buy my own way
to earn it and learn it and do it again
to shout when I say, “I’m no comedienne”
I’ve just branded a humour to call my own
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in a pocket lantern shines a sun
to a thousand hundred couple eyes
in a thousand couple hundred tries
shines a sun in a pocket lantern
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in a pocket lantern shines a sheen
to a thousand hundred eyes
and to a thousand couple hundred eyes
it’s the best they’ve ever seen
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Copyright L.M. 2009.

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