All Hail The Hitmaker

The Perks Of Reading "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower"

All Hail The Hitmaker [2008]

lyrics by: James Finch

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I’m a fan of many things
Amphetamines
And being fond of you
I’ve been awake for two weeks straight
And I hate what I’ve turned into
This insomniac alternateen
Measuring my remaining years
In miles and the gasoline
I consume to get me out of here

I was living large on lowered expectations
But some jackass just went and he jacked up the rent
Now I’m sleeping in the park
More often than I’d like to
But a boy gets used to it
You just get used to it

There’s really nothing sadder
Than watching a wallflower
Get pressed between the pages
Of a scrapbook by somebody’s mother
There’s really nothing sadder
Than watching a wallflower
Get trapped inside the photograph
Of a Prom he won’t remember
Anymore

Max leaves his house tonight
With a big bag of barbiturates
Sits in the front seat of a discount limosine
All by himself
He has no date, no crush
Worth interrogating
So he drives to school slowly, gets depressed
With a dose of songs by The Elliot Smiths

He was living large on lowered expectations
But his parents just went and they jacked up the rent
Now he’s sleeping in the park
More often than he’d like to
But a boy gets used to it
He just got used to it

There’s really nothing sadder
Than watching a wallflower
Get pressed between the pages
Of a scrapbook by somebody’s mother
There’s really nothing sadder
Than watching a wallflower
Get trapped inside the photograph
Of a Prom he won’t remember
Anymore

Reverse psychology has reversed the pecking order
The educated social animals refuse to work together
Reverse psychology has reversed the pecking order
Now the antisocial animals refuse to work together

There’s really nothing sadder
Than watching a wallflower
Get pressed between the pages
Of a scrapbook by somebody’s mother
There’s really nothing sadder
Than watching a wallflower
Get trapped inside the photograph
Of a Prom he won’t remember
Anymore