Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Typecast Lyrics

Appears on:  III/IV

You and I, we were born to play these parts
And we play them so well
So well and often, sometimes you and I forget you know
Who we really are, it keeps me locked into the deal

Binary stars, companions in the sky
Always in orbit but never to collide
We're just not going supernova anytime soon
We're just two stars out under the moon

Typecast, we play losers
Who keep falling in love with the wrong ones
We're typecast, what a show
Why won't they cancel us?

We got a million more seasons to go
Oh no, oh yes
We've been typecast
Ooh

Every shadow I knew you underneath
Was just a studio trick, a spotlight on the stage
Black puddles to simulate the depth
To manipulate the young and naive and hide your age

We're worse than liars, we're paid to be fakes
Ghost lights in our living rooms for in-between matinees
Two lonely stars, someplace beyond the moon
Where the light is coming from but never receiving or getting any

We're typecast, we play losers
Who keep falling in love with the wrong ones
We're typecast, what a show
Why won't they cancel us?
Oh, no

Typecast, we play losers
Who keep falling in love with the wrong ones
We're typecast, what a show
Why won't they cancel us?

We've been typecast
Ooh, yeah
We've been typecast

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