Laura, the perfectionist flutist, has tried all her life to be heard.
There it goes, again. The moment's gone And I'm too lame to speak Another wasted opportunity Always waiting for something to happen But nothing's gonna happen-- Not for me.
Buddy, I'm always buddy I'm a girl for your information Forever in this situation waiting-- And hoping--He'll notice how I'm feeling But everytime I get him near I fade away, I disappear-- That's me Never getting heard He just smiles and walks away Like I never said a word
Oh, oh, oh, Can anybody hear me? Am I just blowing air While the whole world marches past? Still I blow and blow, Though I know it gets me nowhere, I just get lost, lost in the brass
Flutes don't sparkle, quite like batons There's no visual attraction, No stimulus reaction--Pretty music That's all the pretty that I got I'm "special in a quiet way," At least that's what my parents say! Whatever. They were never in the band, And their hair is turning grey-- No they don't understand!
Oh, oh, oh, Can anybody hear me? I just know--I know I can sparkle on the grass, But my melody can never be heard clearly I just get lost,lost,lost in the brass, I get so lost, lost in the brass.
Listen, I'm not background noise! Listen, I make music! See me, I'm not one of the boys! I shine, I shine, I shine on my own
So I don't wear makeup, I don't stick my hair up With some awesome-tastic pink barrette No, I'll never be a majorette I'm plain, I'm basic And I sweat when I get nervous I suck at popularity People just don't notice me But someday, high school's gotta end And I'll finally find a place Where this woodwind doesn't blend!
Oh, oh, oh, There's a whole world to be pursuing If I could just get out, And leave it all here in the past Yeah, they'll remember me, thinking: "Gosh, how is she doing?" But I'll be long gone
Oh, oh, oh,I'll be solo- obligato, Cuttin' loud and clear, Right through the tuba blast! Soaring high above that Clumsy bass vibrato, I won't be lost, lost, lost in the brass And finally they'll see There's so much more to me at last! I won't be lost... Lost in the brass! Lost in the brass!
Lost in the Brass