A Face in the Crowd

I had a girl up here tonight.
I get restless.
I lied to you. When is over
I'm Ionelier than I was before.

Come out here a minute.
Look at all those TV aerials
sticking up like branches.

There's a whole forest of them
from here to San Diego.

All waiting to hear
what I have to say.

Is that why you woke me
in the middle of the night?

What I'm trying to say is all them
millions of people believing it...

doing what I tell them to...
scares me.
The General and all them big-shots
trying to educate me.

Educate, or use you?
Thas it, the General says
the country needs me.

I'm supposed to be an influence.
Is mighty tall grass, Marcia.
We're getting in deep, Marcia.
Deeper than we ever dreamed
when we started out in Arkansas.

I know I act like I just ate the
western hemisphere for breakfast.

But, down here in the boiler room,
I know I need advice.

And not the kind I get from Joey,
or the Madison Avenue lot...

who'll betray me
as soon as my back is turned.

No, I know when I come
to the top of a mountain...

I need you.
Because you're level with me.
You're my lifeline to truth.