MIKA - Toy Boy Lyrics

MIKA The Boy Who Knew Too Much cover art
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I'm a wind-up toy in an up down world
If you leave me all alone, I'll make a mess for sure
I've a heart of gold in the smallest size
Leave me in the dark, you'll never hear me cry

More than an illustration
Points of articulation
Come to life on a brass spring
Such a wonderful plaything

It's a cruel cross that I have to bear
If you come a little close I'm going to pull your hair
More than just a toy in a patch-blue suit
Hold me in your arms I'm just a boy like you

But your mama thought there was somethin' wrong
Didn't want you sleeping with a boy too long
It's a serious thing in a grown-up world
Maybe you'd be better with a Barbie girl

You knew that I adored ya
But you left me in Georgia
Toys are not sentimental
How could I be for rental?

She's the meanest hag that has ever been
Pulled out my insides with an old safety pin
I'm the sorest sight, now I feel like trash
Clothes are made of rags and they don't even match

So she dressed me up as the man she loved
Then threw me in a box when she had had enough
Now the light of day I no longer see
She stuck her voodoo pins where my eyes used to be

Accidentally tragic
Victim of her black magic
Had a boy once who loved me
Now he's so afraid of me

On a long lost day when you're gray and dull
You'll be there remembering your old toy boy
When your oldest son wonderin' what to be
Tell him the story of a boy like me
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 We Are Golden
  • 2 Blame It on the Girls
  • 3 Rain
  • 4 Dr John
  • 5 I See You
  • 6 Blue Eyes
  • 7 Good Gone Girl
  • 8 Touches You
  • 9 By the Time
  • 10 One Foot Boy
  • 11 Toy Boy
  • 12 Pick Up Off the Floor
  • 13 We Are Golden (acoustic version)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Jodi Marr, Michael Penniman
    album: Track 11 in album The Boy Who Knew Too Much
    release date: 2009-9-16
    popularity : 69 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Vocal
    length: 2:59
    producer: Greg Wells and MIKA
    mixer: Greg Wells
    recorded by: Steve Churchyard, Luke Tozour and Mo Haulser
    background vocals: MIKA
    keyboard: MIKA
    strings arranger: Paul Buckmaster
    composer: Jodi Marr, MIKA
    lyricist: Jodi Marr, MIKA
    Album Information
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    script: Latin