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Do I Disappoint You

This song is by Rufus Wainwright and appears on the album Release the Stars (2007).

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Do I disappoint you
In just being human
And not one of the elements
That you can light your cigar on

Why does it always have to be fire?
Why does it always have to be brimstone?
Desire
Cool this body down

Do I disappoint you
In just being lonely
And not one of the elements
That you can call your one and only

Why does it always have to be water?
Why does it always have to be holy wine?
Destruction
Of all mankind

And do I disappoint you?
Do I disappoint you in just being like you?

Tired of being the reason
The road has a shoulder
And it could be argued
Why they all return to the order

Why does it always have to be chaos?
Why does it always have to be wanderlust?
Sensational

I'm gonna smash your bloody skull in
Baby, you know you can't see inside
No baby, no you can't see my soul

Do I disappoint you?
Do I disappoint you?

Credits

Written by:

Rufus Wainwright

Musicians:

Martha Wainwright, backing vocals

Quote:

"I actually wrote [this song] for a possible musical, in which there's this character that is so beautiful that people kill themselves over that person (kind of like a Lulu character). And this is sort of their retaliation song, saying that 'just because I'm beautiful doesn't mean you can own me.' It's not at all autobiographical... Maybe the song's a little bit also about just how, in the world today, everything's so hectic and overwrought, and there's never just a moment to just reflect on the little things. Everything has to be dramatic, which is great, but tiring." - Rufus Wainwright, from Release the Stars Commentary on UK Bonus DVD

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