Lyrics for Forest Whitaker by Kevin Devine :
[Intro]
The second half, right?

[Verse 1]
We started a fire;
That was never supposed to burn out
You started a band;
That was cool for awhile but it turned pretty bland
I started a fight;
With the neighbor next door
And his pesky wife
You started a job;
That you hate when your sober
And hate even more when you’re not

[Bridge]
I know you hate me too
Always say you do

[Verse 2]
And you moved to Japan;
Thought a clean bill of health and a camera
Could show you the plan
I bought a bird that repeats what i say
But I’m lonely is all that he’s heard
You found a guy
That is clearly the opposite me
With a black motor bike
I di*ked around
But its just like a movie that’s picture
Is off with the sound

[Bridge]

[Verse 3: Kevin Devine]
And you started to write
It was subtle at first
But the danger was clearly in sight
I don’t reply
Due to a lack of an ego
And laziness cuts like a knife
You say that you’re good
Had a baby with biker
And named him Forest Whitaker
I’m laying low
On the probable chance
You convince me to give him a home

[Bridge]x2