could someone help me comprehend
how my wanting to have friends
is now this monster that i feed
it's popularity I need
when people think I'm the deal
it helps me feel like I am real
but I think I lost the me
looking for the star machine
I don't want any part of it everything is

here today gone tomorrow
big star machine
ricky martin or menudo
big star machine
VH1 "where are they?"
follows big star machine
how could I have been so shallow
big big star machine

could someone help me comprehend
how I came to judge my friends
on a scale of trendiness
and somehow I love them less
not as hip as they could be
through the eyes of star machine
it's a dumb philosophy to judge by popularity
I don't want any part of it everything is...


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    General CommentI saw Superchic[k] perform this live and it was amazing! This song describes what can happen to stars and regular people if they get too caught up in appearences.
    guitarchikon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah ... this is a very fun song to listen to and it raises an important point about conforming to popular (or any, really) culture. none of these lyrics are particularly poetic or deep, but they are very truthful and valuable for that:

    "it's a dumb philosophy to judge by popularity"

    there you have it.
    catherinekson August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song i first heard it on So Little Time
    pass_the_crackerson July 29, 2005   Link

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