Johnston, Daniel - Phantom Of My Own Opera Lyrics




I'm the phantom of my own Opera
Oh don't I know it
And I think of you, sweetheart

I'm lurking in the shadows
Of my memory
We were going to have a circus in the bar
But the creature lurks among us
The ghost of our past
The gho-o-ost of our love

And if I had my own way
I always say that phrase
I thought it was a phase
But it wasn't

And so here I am
In my baggy-clown costume
Perform any funny trick and throw a kiss to the audience

And I'm wearing a mask
But you don't have to ask
Who I'm thinking about

And there's a monkey in the background
Hung by a rope from the ceiling
And I'm the villain, acting fierce
And stretching whiskers toothsomely

The phantom wears a black coat
Long trousers and a derby
Stands erect
And cracks the whip loudly

I'm the phantom of my own opera
I perform all the parts
And I think of you, sweetheart
I'm even the audience
And I can't help thinking
We were going to have a circus in the bar

Can't pull the curtain
I can't help remembering
Turn a somersault after singing a verse

And the song is never ending
And I never quit rehearsing
A performance of a sad and twisted art
And if I had my own way
I don't know what I'd do
I probably wish it was you





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Johnston, Daniel Phantom Of My Own Opera Comments
  1. Pat Courtenay

    another great freaking song! thanks for posting this

  2. Sly Sawyer

    God damn, good song!

  3. OneEyedJack1982

    great comment!

  4. Steven Conner

    You think he got this chord progression from his beatles songbook. "Follow the Sun" anyone?

  5. chatoXvato

    One of my favorite movies and a song from one of my favorite artist. Damn you Daniel Johnston for being so damn brilliant.

  6. Jay

    very underrated composer, song is flippin' amazing! so unique and so much emotion. very hard pressed to find a song writer like this today.