The Bad Actress Lyrics

Josh Ritter

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Josh Ritter
album: Track 11 in album Hello Starling
release date: 2003-9-9
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Folk
length: 3:40

Cover Art

Josh Ritter Hello Starling cover art
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She's a bad actress- but hey
You give her the big lines anyway
Though her eyes are big as Canada
And the hips are South Australia
And the shoulder blade is Africa
Looking out on South America

I'm out here on the sea
And her heart ain't where it oughta be
She's a bad actress- but hey
She's got a big part in your play
Now my apartment lies awake at night

It tosses every time she sighs
Tries to take it easy on her eyes
But I can feel it giving up the fight
My whole building's on its last floors

Her heart's not in it anymore
She said she gave her heart to you
If it was precious why'd you lose it
But if it was golden it'd shine

If it's big it won't be hard to find
If it's real it stains your hands like wine
You can look but there is no use trying
Cause no matter what she said the truth
Is that she never gave her heart to you
She's a bad actress
Bad actress

Track Listing

  • 1 Bright Smile
  • 2 Kathleen
  • 3 You Don't Make It Easy Babe
  • 4 Man Burning
  • 5 Rainslicker
  • 6 Wings
  • 7 California
  • 8 Snow Is Gone
  • 9 Bone of Song
  • 10 Baby That's Not All
  • 11 The Bad Actress