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    Machine Ballerina

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    Machine Ballerina
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      About "Machine Ballerina"

      Lyrics for Suzanne Vega - "Machine Ballerina"

      Am I an afternoon's pastime
      A thing on a string
      To be thrown and retrieved
      Like a phone call received
      On somebody's birthday
      To tease and delight
      And then say goodnight
      And then just say goodbye?

      Am I a toy on a tray
      A soft piece of clay
      Queen or clown for the day
      Machine ballerina
      Soldier of tin
      Standing so loyal
      While you sit so royal
      Then I'm put away?

      [Chorus]
      For your approval
      Perusal
      And your possible
      Refusal
      I'm amusing
      I'm a puppet for your play

      Am I your Mad Magazine
      Skin trampoline
      Pin-up pinball machine
      Your fantasy girl
      Of puzzling parts?
      But none fits or starts
      We match wits but not hearts
      I'm heard but never seen

      [Chorus]

      SONGWRITERS:
      VEGA, SUZANNE
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