This Body is for Sale

 

I have no idea where this came from. It’s a weird mix of humor and pathos, and it never entirely worked for me. I never performed it and I don’t believe I played it for more than a couple of people. But again, Elliot made it a little more interesting and there are a few parts that I now find somewhat compelling.

 

 

This Body is for Sale

 

 

My friends I’m glad you’re here tonight

Because I feel that this

Is one item of merchandise

You wouldn’t want to miss

 

This body is for sale

The prior owner’s forced to sell

Although it’s served him well

If your body has grown stale

Grab this opportunity

This body is for sale

 

Who wants to buy these eyes

Known to see through the thickest lies

Though they are prone to rationalize

These eyes

 

Now you can see you the way that I do

You can see right on through your disguise

Or if you prefer to remain as you were

It’s as easy as pie for these eyes

But the time has arrived when I’m forced to sell

These old eyes I know so well

 

This body is for sale

Never abused it’s only been used

By little old mothers and whores

If you feel your body’s failed

Take a brand new lease on life

This body is for sale

 

Who wants to buy these hands

They grip like a bull, caress like a lamb

Though I will admit they do make demands

These hands

 

Now you can hold onto the things that you want to

And let all the others go through

If you want to pray or just keep things away

There is nothing these hands cannot do

But the time has arrived when I’m forced to sell

These old hands I know so well

 

This body’s firmly built

Get the best of me and I’ll throw in free

A year’s supply of guilt

If you’re searching to no avail

Why search any further friend

This body is for sale

 

Who wants to buy this heart

Almost like new, it just needs a start

And it’s easy to mend the broken part

Of this heart

 

Here is your chance for the kind of romance

That’s inspired the great works of art

Though when all’s said and done, once the

loving’s begun

There is just room for one in this heart

But the time has arrived when I’m forced to sell

This old heart I know so well

 

This body is for sale

Ready to use you just remove

These two old rusty nails

If your body has grown stale

Here’s your chance to start again

This body is for sale.