fame


Written: 2002
Released: 2003 on 'Fame'



Fame - The sickness of the age
That little voice that says
You're going to be a star
Fame - You're going to shout your name
You're going to tell the world
Exactly who you are
Fame - Not longing to be great
Not even to be good
But just to be someone
Fame - A stage school then a soap
Or a footballer to grope
Half naked in the Sun


Fame - Whoever wanted fame
Clinging to their name
Like the reek of cheap perfume
Fame - Longing for the looks
Looking for the looks
Everytime you walk into the room
Fame - The desperate hollow eyes
Longing for the prize
That says you're good enough
Fame - A game that you can win
To be thick as you are thin
Or just to fall in love

Ah yes love I always wanted love
And are not fame and love
Inextricably tied up
And cash just a little cash
To help out with the rent
When the month was up
Fame - A military campaign
Plotting every course
Planning your success
Fame - Fame at any price
Fame for anything
Famous for your dress
Fame - But once you've had a sniff
You want it more and more
And how low will you go
Fame - I never knew my Mum
Come see my lovely home
In the pages of Hello


Fame - Whoever wanted fame
Clinging to their name
Like the reek of cheap perfume
Fame - Longing for the looks
Looking for the looks
Everytime you walk into the room
Fame - Living in the press
Every moment every breath
Every inch of you a star
Fame - To be wanted to be known
To be adored but left alone
Or to be loved just for who you are

Ah yes love I always wanted love
And are not fame and love
Inextricably tied up
And cash quite a lot of cash
To help pay for my looks
When my looks dried up
Fame - You think you've got it made
You think you've made the grade
Then suddenly it's gone
Fame - Till so desperate to be seen
You agree to anything
Just to carry on
Fame - It's the fix you can't avoid
Though you know you'll be destroyed
Still there's no turning back
And here you are
On 'An Audience with Cilla Black'
And even worse than that
You're not even Cilla Black


Fame - Whoever wanted fame
Clinging to their name
Like the reek of cheap perfume
Fame - Longing for the looks
Looking for the looks
Everytime you walk into the room
Fame - To get married then divorced
Then get married then divorced
Then get married then divorced
Then have a kid
Then get married then divorced
Then get married then divorced
Or just to fall in love

Ah yes love I always wanted love
And are not fame and love
Inextricably tied up
And cash lots and lots of cash
To help pay for the pills
When the love dried up


© Philip Jeays 2002
Philip Jeays © Sean K

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