Goodbye to the limelight,
Goodbye to the grace...
This is my last curtain call,
it's time to save some face.
I'll no longer dance for you,
I won't be in this show.
it's time for me to pass on through
and stick to what I know.
I won't be doing tap for you,
or any other prance.
I just won't play this any more,
I'm tired of this dance.
as stage lights fade and curtain falls
and audience fades from black
the house lights show a bigger space
and I don't have to act.
So now we see which are fans:
the ones that stick around
who don't need the drama or the dance
after the curtain has come down.
Chris Mullendore, March 19, 2004