Ode to a Joker

January 28, 2008

Heath Leder as The Joker in  ‘The Dark Knight’I heard the news today, oh boy
About a talented promising lad who made the grade
The news was horribly sad
He was destined to make The Joker laugh
All too soon the camera stole his last photograph
He blew my mind out in a role about a mountain
Everyone noticed that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They’d seen his face before
But now we were sure his talent would take him to an actor’s house of lords.

Heath Leder 1979-2008I saw an interview today, oh boy
An uncomfortable Aussie charmed the publicity whore
Crowds seemed promised to queue his way
I just had to look
Having all ready read the end of that book
I would loved to have seen him onward

(By way of Lennon and McCartney)

Heath Leder


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