instant classic
by erin mckeown & ryan montbleau

I've been bent I've been broken
I've been frustrated by romance
Lights camera action, cut to the end
And in this town that's been tapped out
You were the one light not smashed out
One light that hadn't shattered yet

Oh! Oh! Oh!

I've been sized up and cheated
I've been left for dead
Defeated by the rising tide again
And in this old western movie scene
You were the female lead luminous on screen
Masquerading as my enemy
Oh! Oh! Oh!

Here I am on your Main Street
Here I am on your marquee
There they are in their movie seats, watching us
Am I the cowgirl? Am I the cowhand
Am I the heroine? Am I the leading man
Are we the roller coaster, mystifying
Life-affirming, death defying
Satisfying audiences
Coming back for more to see us
In this instant classic again?

instr CHS

Buy your tickets, take your seats
Tell us what you think you see
Here we are behind the scenes, watching us
Do I drive you crazy?
Do you have to ask?
Are you in this forever?
Did you take out the trash?
Are we the roller coaster, mystifying
Life-affirming, death defying
Satisfying audiences
Coming back for more to see us
In this instant classic again? again? again?

© 2012 Erin McKeown