Mr. Cellophane

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 should be
Invisible, inconsequential me!

Cellophane
Mister cellophane
Should have been my name!
Mister cellophane
’cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me
And never know I’m there!

I tell ya
Cellophane
Mister cellophane
Should have been my name
Mister cellophane
’cause you can look right through me walk right by me
And never know I’m there…

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

Suppose you was a woman wed
And sleepin’ 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 that human bein’ next to you
Is unimpressive, undistinguished
You know who…

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

0 Replies to “Mr. Cellophane”

  1. “A human being’s made of more than air” – that’s true
    and – “Wisedom has taught us to be calm and meek” – is true.

    If he don’t want to be “Mister cellophane” then he’ll had to shine like the bright sunlight and to be heard in a hight mountain steam like the splashing sound of water against the stone. Humans must see him but not like celophane. He really had to prove it’s selve between other peoples in life, in love or in career.

    I think one human must live it’s life in this “insane and beautiful tale- SeSam” This human must prove and take it’s life aims for it’s own and for those he love.

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