Fourteen Minutes and Fifty-Nine Seconds into our
Fifteen Minutes of Fame
When the Luck Runs out
i Wont wonder who's to blame
Because nobody said they had a guaranteed way
to win the hearts of the public who are easily swayed...
and just this time last year
i thought we had it made

We were One Hit Wonderful
livin' the life, playin' the role
we were One Hit Wonderful
well it can't last long
they don't love you
they just love that one song...

Well things don't last long in life
that's how it goes
they'll smile and applaud and then turn up their nose
things will shrink as quickly as they've grown
but it's perfectly normal for us to ask why
the company wan't untrue, it just didn't try
and when a new career is born
it will eventually die

We were One Hit Wonderful
livin' the life, playin' the role
we were One Hit Wonderful
well it can't last long
they don't love you
they just love that one song...

So many lovely melodies
so many messages to convey
but they don't care about any of these
"play that one damn song" is what they say

We were One Hit Wonderful
livin' the lie, playin' the role
we were One Hit Wonderful
well it can't last long
they don't love you, they just love that one song.


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    General Commentnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :'( waaaaaaaahhhhhh

    so not true... i have about a million favourite rbf songs...
    mairion August 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHaha. Notice how there's only one comment on this song and FORTY TWO comments on Sell Out.

    We're Not Happy Till You're Not Happy may be a really bitter, angry, album, but it's got some moments of real clarity and self-awareness.
    ArianeTheFoolon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow this song is soo rawfully true
    themuffinmankillson June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSong Rating: 8.5/10

    Song Meaning:

    They are pretty much pissed because all everyone ever cares about is that one big song. In this case it is sell out.
    Minzoon March 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBahahah. so true. well, not for me. i have all their albums. BOUGHT not DOWNLOADED. but thats the only song theyre known for. inconveniently true.
    autumn-flow26on October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have been a fan of them for well over 15 years and have a plethora of songs to choose from to pick as well liked. This screams mostly at 'Sell Out' and I think a lot of bands can relate to this song. I can almost imagine a video of a bunch of one-hit wonder bands singing along like 'We Are the Children'
    the masses of audiences can be so annoying to bands.
    NIRVANA...SING SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT!!!!! ENTERTAIN US!!!
    RADIOHEAD...SING CREEP!!!! I'M A CREEP, IT'S LIKE YOU'RE TALKING RIGHT TO ME, THOM!!
    GREEN DAY...SING BASKET CASE!!!!! DO YOU HAVE THE TIME?!!!
    jjohns53on April 27, 2013   Link

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