Frightened Rabbit The Modern Leper Lyrics

A cripple walks amongst you, all you tired human beings

He’s got all the things a cripple has not, two working arms and legs

And vital parts fall from his system and dissolve in Scottish rain

Vitally, he doesn’t miss them; he’s too fucked up to care

Well is that you in front of me?

Coming back for even more of exactly the same

You must be a masochist to love a modern leper on his last leg

On his last leg

Well I crippled your heart a hundred times and still can’t work out why

You see, I’ve got this disease I can’t shake and I’m just rattling through life

Well this is how we do things now, yeah this is how the modern stay scared

So I cut out all the good stuff, yeah I cut off my foot to spite my leg

Well is that you in front of me?

Coming back for even more of exactly the same

You must be a masochist to love a modern leper on his last leg

Well I am ill but I’m not dead

And I don’t know which of those I prefer

Because that limb which I have lost

Well it was the only thing holding me up

Holding me up

Well I’m lying on the ground now and you’re walking through the only door

Well I have lost my eyesight like I said I would

But I still know

And that is you in front of me

And you are back for even more of exactly the same

Well are you a masochist to love a modern leper on his last leg?

And you’re not ill and I’m not dead

Doesn’t that make us the perfect pair?

Just you and me, we’ll start again

And you can tell me all about what you did today

What you did today