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When You Wasn't Famous

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Song Lyrics

Ahhh see

Right see the thing that`s got it all f**ked up now is camera-phones.

How the hell am I supposed to be able to do a line in front of complete strangers

When I know they`ve all got cameras?

When you`re a famous boy

It gets really easy to get girls

It`s all so easy you get a bit spoilt

So when you try to pull a girl

Who is also famous too

It feels just like when you wasn`t famous

The celebrity pages in papers don`t tell tales that are always to the line of the truth

It`s `til a line at which most likely you`ll have the time, or enough finance to sue

Which is why it`s so frightening buying papers in the morning fearing the next Mike Skinner scoop

`Cos I used to believe what I read, so now I know that others will believe that it`s true

But I realised, with you the truth could be, a whole lot worse than the flack

My whole life I never thought I`d see, a pop star smoke crack

And I must admit I was quite shocked, with that thing you did with me on my back

But, outside in the lobby, I shouldn`t have laughed when you slapped that man

When you`re a famous boy

It gets really easy to get girls

It`s all so easy you get a bit spoilt

So when you try to pull a girl

Who is also famous too

It feels just like when you wasn`t famous

You were so much fun

I really got to like you more than you liked me

I really hoped that you`d stay

Considering the amount of prang you`d done, you looked amazing on cd uk

You learn dances, do promo, cameras flashing, get in the van, an` zoom away

I wake up high, dizzed feel hung over and sorry for my doomed day

But I know I got a bit close to you, and that you found it f**king boring

You taught me so much about how to deal with the fire I`d fallen in

And what version of a rumour would be next day everyone`s story of me

You taught me all the realities and turn the page & ignore `em

When you`re a famous boy

It gets really easy to get girls

It`s all so easy you get a bit spoilt

So when you try to pull a girl

Who is also famous too

It feels just like when you wasn`t famous

Anyway, I had to rest my beer hat, delete my dealer`s number and unroll my bank notes

And we were on borrowed time anyway, what with the daily toilet papers not knowin`

And I knew that when the people who thought they knew you, when they found out, I would`ve been mocked

Which is ironic, `cos in reality, standing next to you I look f**king soft

Whenever I see you on MTV, I can`t stop my big wide smile

And past the children`s appeal, I see the darkness behind

We both know the scratches on my back, much better than the alludes and lies

I miss the b*tchin` and shoutin`, but I`m glad I got out in time

When you`re a famous boy

It gets really easy to get girls

It`s all so easy you get a bit spoilt

So when you try to pull a girl

Who is also famous too

It feels just like when you wasn`t famous

You can`t keep f**king popstars

We`ve got a f**king business to run

There are industry repercussions, Michael!

I know.

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Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 7 Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living Album 2006
1 7 The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living Studio Album 2006
1 2 When You Wasn't Famous Single 2006
1 7 The Hardest Way to Make an Eas
1 8 Intonation Festival 2006 Studio Album 2006

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