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Best Imitation of Myself

I feel like a quote out of context Withholding the rest So I can be for you what you want to see I got the gesture and sound Got the timing down It’s uncanny, yeah, you’d think it was me Do you think I should take a class To lose my southern accent Did I make me up, or make the face till it stuck I do the best imitation of myself The “problem with you” speech You gave me was fine I liked the theories about my little stage And I swore I was listening But I started drifting Around the part about me acting my age Now if it’s all the same I’ve people to entertain I juggle one handed Do some magic tricks and The best imitation of myself Maybe I’m thinking myself in a hole Wondering, who I am when I ought to know Straighten up now time to go Fool somebody else, fool somebody else Last nite I was east with them And west within Trying to be for you what you wanna see But I can’t help it with you The good and bad comes through Hanging out with no one but me Now if it’s all the same It comes from the same place And if my mind’s somewhere else You won’t be able to tell I do the best imitation of myself Yes, it’s uncanny to see You’d really think it was me The best imitation of myself The best imitation of myself