"Celebrity" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
Don't call me a zero
I'm going to be a hero
Like Phil Esposito or the Kennedy's
I'll be incorporated and I'll be imitated
And overrated but that doesn't bother me
All the jaws with drop
All the girls will scream
And there will commotion when I show up on the scene
All that you will see is a celebrity
All that you will see is a celebrity

When I'm riding in my limo
I won't look out the window
Might make me homesick for humanity
There's nowhere I can't go
And there's nobody I don't know
And there's an emptiness that's eating me
All the clocks will stop
And all the jeans will cream
It has always been my one and only dream
All that's left of me is my celebrity
All that's left of me is my celebrity

Leave your heart
Lay down your art
You're here for the party
Smile and wave
Try to behave
Be happy they've
Made you a celebrity

I could disappear into the great unknown
And it would wear my face as if it were its own
And all that you will see is a celebrity
I will get in first and I will get in free
All that's left of me is my celebrity

Lyrics submitted by neko-chan

"Celebrity" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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    General CommentNO COMMENT ON THIS!?!?!?! this is such an awesome song, hey did anybody go see the everything for everyone tour? cuz the way they performed this was so awesome! i think this is a really cool song, and even though it kinda has that fun sound, if you look into the lyrics, it's kinda deep
    MuSiCfReAk728on June 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a nobody daydreaming about being famous like his favorite hockey player (Phil Esposito) or a world leader. he then goes on saying that he'll be recognized everywhere and everyone will want to be him. he thinks that he won't care that it's lonely at the top because he'll of achieved his dream. he then wraps up his dream career by suddely dissappearing and achieving immortality like Elvis (with the 'is he still alive?' factor)
    neko-chanon June 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmy friend loves this song he sang it for an audition for a school play i love it too i learned the lyrics within a week that i got the cd and i didnt even read them lol but ya this song is deep and i think that neko-chan is right it is about a nobody daydreaming about being famous
    bnlcrazeon June 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it is a celebrity, maybe looking back on his acomplishments. An awesome song, I love it.
    zBladeon October 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentArgh. Am I the only one who's sick to death of celebrities whining about how hard it is to be a celebrity? You've got your million dollars--and then some--like you asked for; just deal with it!
    gravity_defianton December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti don't think he's really complaining about being a celebrity because, despite the money and a large following, i wouldn't exactly call Stephen Paige and A-lister. I think it's more of a cynical take from the outside.
    all the jeans will cream, ha.
    wrionon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgravity but its more then just whining. its about self realization. that you arent what you were. you are just a shell. People dont see you for your character or anything that matters. this guy is sick of it
    guyutie86on March 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFIRST:Alright, we all know how BNL likes to mock things right, so who's to say that they're not mocking the celebrities who complain about how hard it is. That's a stretch, and I don't think I really believe it.
    OTHERWISE: He's saying that being a celebrity is changing who you are and potentially losing touch with what you stand for.
    "Leave your heart
    Lay down your art"
    You're here for the party
    Smile and wave
    Try to behave
    Be happy that they've
    Made you a celebrity "
    How celebrities aren't recognised so much for their craft (be it singing or acting or whatever else) as just for their general fame and socializing.
    brenloon March 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think thed most telling line is "I could disappear into the great unknown. And it would wear my face as if it were its own"
    that eventually celebreties become nothing more than there image and that they themselves are not nessasarily needed to keep up that image, like Elvis. But bnl definitiely does not think this about themselves. They're talking about the those who will let themselves be dominated by an image, like brittney or lohan, but in their true canadian fashion do not
    rhonson January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the celebrity experience. It's about how people do enjoy being celebrities, but it comes with a cost. In exchange for fame, he has had to give up freedoms and real contact with ordinary people. In the end, he has to "become the celebrity," by meeting people's expectations, doing what he's told. When you become a celebrity, people want you to act like a celebrity, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 52 weeks a year, and he's got to smile, wave to the people,

    The song also remarks that artists often lose their edge, their talent and their integrity, when offered large sums of cash.

    In all, the meaning I take from this song, is that while it is good to be famous and rich and have connections, it's sucks to be a celebrity (which is different from being famous) because the public and the magazines hound you unfairly.
    Occams_Harmonyon June 13, 2006   Link

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