by Christian Matthew

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This was originally going to be a song about Joe Strummer-
But that wasn't working so it turned into this...


Well, she moved out to LA
after high school
She had a knack for getting noticed
and a talent for looking pretty next to swimming pools
Yea, she knew what she wanted
and she was gonna get it
She was gonna make it big an' have it all
and never regret it

'Cause she's got dreams of limousines and magazines
and caviar
She looks all night for Mr. Right
hoping he'll make her a movie star
But beauty is a full-time job as
a twenty-something plastic goddess
So she cut up her face
and changed her name...
For a taste of fame

At the age of ten
he got his first guitar
Now at 21 he's touring 'round the taverns
and playing Fridays at the hotel bar
Well he knew what he wanted
and he was gonna get it
Said I'm heading to the city
so my old life- you better forget it

'Cause he's gonna sing- play like BB King
and get himself a record deal
Go on tour and then record
some studio magic on the reel to reel
But listen up son, 'cause you ain't ready
You're breaking my heart but you're no Tom Petty
It's business, kid
so learn to play the game...
If you want the fame

Oh well, what the hell- I'll sell myself
and be the face of infamy
Dumb down the verses
'cause it's worth it when you can buy a place in Tuscany
She gave it all for a leading role
He found his sound but he lost his soul
Now every night
is drowning out the shame...
But they got the fame


released February 4, 2016
Written, performed, and recorded by Christian Matthew Kalweit



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