"5 Minutes of Fame" as written by and Rebecca Elizabeth Marie/barlow Barlow....
It was a common story, yeah who cares that I changed?
Why are people freaking out?
Maybe I gave in more than I should, maybe I sold out
But the truth was I was really getting nowhere until I woke up and found
That morals can't take you up to the top your standards pull you down

Was it worth it what I gave away
For five minutes of fame
Minutes over no one knows my name
I always said the thing that meant the most to me was my very integrity
Who would have thought I'd ever trade it all for popularity
'Cause the truth is though I've made it to the top I'm anything but satisfied
I gave up the only thing that mattered for this empty life

This time I'm saying no
This world will know what I believe in
I've lost enough to know
That life's too short to waste it
Or my minute of fame


Lyrics submitted by Nienna7

"5 Minutes of Fame" as written by Barlowgirl . Alyssa Katherine Barlow

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentits about selling out they talk about at a show not about them selling out but ppl selling out
    moneyman51094on September 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually saddening how much this reminds me of Miley Cyrus.

    "It was a common story, yeah who cares that I changed?
    Why are people freaking out?"

    {{She doesn't get why people freak out about the "new" her.}}

    "But the truth was I was really getting nowhere until I woke up and found
    That morals can't take you up to the top your standards pull you down"

    {{She thinks she'll be more popular being some "sexy rebel."}}

    "I always said the thing that meant the most to me was my very integrity
    Who would have thought I'd ever trade it all for popularity"

    {{Purity rings, etc. - where'd all that go? It's gone, all for popularity and fame.}}

    "Cause the truth is though I've made it to the top I'm anything but satisfied
    I gave up the only thing that mattered for this empty life"

    {{In a world where looks and vanity and money are all that seem to matter, Jesus is really the only thing that matters.}}

    I hope Miley turns her life around. It's sad, the choices she's made.
    ceruleanstarxon March 11, 2011   Link

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