“Mister Cellophane” Lyrics

If someone stood up in a crowd
And raised his voice up way out loud
And waved his arm and shook his leg
You’d notice him

If someone in a movie show
Yelled “Fire!” in the second row
“This whole place is a powder keg!”
You’d notice him

And even without clucking like a hen
Everyone gets noticed now and then
Unless of course that person it should be
Invisible, inconsequential me

Cellophane
Mr. Cellophane
Should have been my name
Mr. Cellophane
’Cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me
And never know I’m there

I tell ya, cellophane
Mr. Cellophane
Should have been my name
Mr. Cellophane
’Cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me
And never know I’m there

Suppose you was a little cat
Residing in a person’s flat
Who fed you fish and scratched your ears
You’d notice him

Suppose you was a woman wed
And sleeping in a double bed
Beside one man for seven years?!
You’d notice him

A human being’s made of more than air
With all that bulk, you’re bound to see him there
Unless of course that being next to you
Is unimpressive, undistinguished you know who

Should have been my name
Mr. Cellophane
’Cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me
And never know I’m there

I tell ya, cellophane
Mr. Cellophane
Should have been my name
Mr. Cellophane
’Cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me
And never know I’m there
Never even know I’m there

Micky: I hope I didn’t take up too much o’ your drinkin’ time.

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Sources

  1. BMI Repertoire, http://repertoire.bmi.com/, 998974.