"Hover Near Fame" as written by and Matthew Pryor....
I'll trust as far as I can spit.
You can read dee[ into it.
New York nightlife isn't shit
without a storyboard.

I don't think much impresses me
like a drunk celebrity.
You just fall down and fall asleep
Like the rest (of us).

On your way out,
don't bother picking up your tab.
It's a stake-out.
There's hanging on with bated breath,
you're just milking this to death.

So sad I have to disappoint,
her name is not a selling point.
The drinks are better in this joint
where everyone's a friend.

Not that the nightlife isn't great
and if I seem to be irate,
I don't have tolerance for fakes...
What's to say.

On your way out,
don't bother picking up your tab.
It's a stake-out.
You're hanging on with bated breath,
you're just milking this to death.

Somewhere the novelty wore thin.
When every city I was in
there was an actor soaked in gin
with and entourage.

This is my home away from home
so get a barstool of your own
I'll watch you sinking like a stone...
What a sight.

On your way out,
don't bother picking up your tab.
It's a stake-out.
There's hanging on with bated breath,
you're just milking this for...

Access, what little we possess.
Any other pays the cover,
but it wouldn't be the same.
Excess, destined to impress.
You can follow every model
but you always try to hover near fame.


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"Hover Near Fame" as written by Matthew Pryor

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    General CommentSUCH A GOOD SONG.

    seriously.
    thexfullxeffecton December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the Get Up Kids harsh (but since patched)relationship with The Anniversary, a since broken up band. The timing of this song coincides with Vagrant booting The Anniversary for being "too big for their briches." They milked the 'fame' for every cent it was worth and in the end it bit them in the butt.
    tandem99on September 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think I see that now tandem. It might be about Fame in general. In live shows he's replaced "like a drunk celebrity" w/ Like a drunk Jason Lee. Great album.
    Falling Ardoron November 10, 2008   Link

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