May 13, 2013 / 6 notes

Cult Boyfriend

Jeffrey Lewis 

The Misfits are cult rock & roll 
worshipped by a few but ignored on the whole 
Meet the Feebles is a film cult classic 
It’s basically unknown but some say it’s fantastic 

Most women that I meet seem totally unphased 
Til sometimes there somebody who seems totally amazed 
I might not be in magazines as a heart throb face 
But in a few devoted arcs I’ve found a strong fan base 

I’m a cult boyfriend, not a mainstream show 
I’m lonely or I’m worshiped by a lady in the know 
When you’re a cult boyfriend life’s always intense 
They love me or they hate me no one’s on the fence 

Cerebus is cult comic book series 
It’s got fans but it’s never found in movies or in theories 
WFMU is a cult radio station 
Always tuned to by a few devoted fans around the nation 

For every time I couldn’t get a second date or even first 
Why does one think I’m the best when all the rest think I’m the worst 
All of those times no one at all wanted to know 
If I’m really all that awesome wouldn’t more people think so 

I guess Cult Boyfriend is the term for me 
It’s always been quality over quantity 
A cult boyfriend’s like a record in a bargain bin 
No one knows what it’s worth ‘til a collector comes in 

Hm, who are some cult literary figures I could honor 
Maybe J. G. Ballard or Flannery O’Connor 
Haagus and Fugu, that’s like food for cult eaters 
Jim Jones, Charles Manson, Fater Yed, they’re cult leaders 

Anyways the point being, do I have to magical? 
Can’t we date a few months and then move on normal and casual 
Suicidally alone and the totally smothered 
It’s so much pressure when you go from one extreme to the other 

I guess Cult Boyfriend is the term for me 
It’s always been quality over quantity 
A cult boyfriend’s like a record in a bargain bin 
No one knows what it’s worth ‘til a collector comes in 

I’m a cult boyfriend, not a mainstream show 
I’m lonely or I’m worshiped by a lady in the know 
When you’re a cult boyfriend life’s always intense 
They love me or they hate me no one’s on the fence 

And this son ain’t probably gonna go far past an open mic 
I guaranteed though two or three people are really gonna like it.

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