Seiriol Davies – This Is What It Looks Like
Genre Lgbtq, Musicals, Pop

LYRIC
This Is What It Looks Like

Henry

There is this strange idea
That "art" is a compliment
That the word "art" is a compliment
It's not, it's just a type of thing
A category like bacteria or knitwear

Keith

There is a strange idea
That love is an accomplishment
That "being in love" is an accomplishment
It's not, it's just something you decide to do
And then act accordingly and then that's it, there

Henry

And if I dress like a horse
And do the sound of a horse, and say 'hey I'm a horse'
I'd be a horse, right?
If I'm convincingly dressed like a horse

Keith

And if I marry you of course
It mеans "I love you", doesn't it?

Henry

Think so

Keith

'Cause that's what pеople doing love do
They say 'hey look I'm going to marry you'

Henry

Then they get married in an irreverent traditional-slash-not-traditional ceremony
That really reflects them as people
And occasionally it turns out that they are more traditional than you think
Which gives their guests an opportunity to be uppity about that sort of thing
And then they stand next to each other and try not to dress too similarly
Because that would make them insufferable
And they try to tell funny stories of stuff that happened to them
And it becomes weirdly competitive
Because each of them is used to telling twice as many

Keith

Which means they have to share...

Henry

Yeah! And people are like 'this is actually all getting a bit stressful
But I expect they'll iron it out, those two
Because they're young'... ish, I mean early thirties - that is still young right?
And they're married so they must need each other...
Need
Open brackets wobbly line over straight horizontal line meaning approximately equal to

Henry and Keith

Love

Henry

Close brackets. 'Cause

Henry and Keith

This is what it looks like
To feel what we should feel
This is what it looks like
This is what it looks like
To be real people

Keith

There is this strange idea
That judging a book by its cover

Henry

That is, assessing the nature of a book by
Consulting the visual information on the cover

Keith

Is something you should never do

Henry

And I think that that's ridiculous and misunderstands the
Basic technical function of a book's cover

Keith

There is a strange idea
That clothes maketh the man

Henry

Or in your case, I suppose, "woman"

Henry and Keith

But it's not quite that simple, there's also
Parties

Henry

And if you have a party
And invited everyone you knew
You would see that the biggest gift would be from me

Keith

This one?

Henry

No, the one behind it

Keith

But it's huge!

Henry

And inside would be

Henry and Keith

Napkin rings!

Henry

'Cause that's what you need, right?
Really good napkin rings for a dinner party
'Cause that's what dinner parties are about
Control, setting, the theatre of mystique...

Keith

I love them!

Henry

But...

Keith

I love them
Because

Henry and Keith

This is what it looks like
To have a fancy meal
This is what it looks like
This is what it looks like
To be real people

Keith

And singing a song like this is what it sounds like
To feel

Henry

It sounds like you feel a great deal!

Band

Feel a great deal!

Keith

Why thank you

Henry

So this is the sort of level
Of convincingness we'll need to be at
To pass as a real couple?

Keith

You nailed it!

Band

You nailed it!

Henry

You're too kind!
But what if they don't believe us?
What if we make a mistake?

Keith

Then we'll do it all so big they'll know we're
Definitely not fake, we'll give 'em

Henry and Keith

More face, more face, more aristocrat face
And walk and walk and walk, swishy lace
We know what they expect and we will do it just right
A couple of normal people
Normal people
Normalpeoplevestites

Henry

We'll make them gag on realness

Keith

And I'll never have to touch your penis, right?

Henry

Nope!

Henry and Keith

So I will
Wear the kind of thing I'd wear
I'll kiss the way a real person would kiss
I'll pick my skirts up thusly
And I'll walk like this
And when they see us walking by
In our camoflague doing good badinage
'Ha ha ha!'
They won't think 'who are they they're weird?'
They'll think: 'There's Lilian and her husband who's a
Fine upstanding
Horse!
Because I will be dressed like a horse
Phrrrh!
Or man, I can do man, that's fine. 'Cause

This is what it looks like
To feel, to feel, to feel
Lovelovelovelovelove quintuple
Times five as much
This is what it looks like
This is what it looks like
As a couple
Of real people

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