Every day she wakes up
Her life will be a movie
All the things she does, written in her diary
But when the day is done, she cannot tell the truth

Pretend her life's exciting
Pretend she'll never lose

Talulah Gosh was a film star for a day
Talulah Gosh was a top celebrity
You can lie to everyone
But please, please don't lie to me

Now she is a popstar
With her own TV show
Tells them all her stories
And hopes they'll never know

Don't be anybody else
Forget about the rest
You'll always be Talulah
You'll always be yourself

Talulah Gosh was a film star for a day
Talulah Gosh was a top celebrity
You can lie to everyone
But please, please don't lie to me

Talulah Gosh was a film star for a day
Talulah Gosh was a top celebrity
You can lie to everyone
But please, please don't lie to me


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    General CommentThe song's said to be about Claire Grogan.
    Great song. It's really strange that nobody had added a comment before...
    nonotmeon August 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnonotme: it's unlikely you'll see this but just for anyone who is wondering... The comment about Grogan prompted me to do a bunch of research, scour Altered Images and Gregory's Girl on YouTube, and do a double take of Kristine Kochanski worthy of the script of Red Dwarf itself. I think the band takes inspiration from Grogan both overall and in the song but I"m not convinced it's biographical or anything. Especially because in my opinion it's almost a bit mournful or sarcastic about the narrative.
    twee.net/bands/heavenly/…
    [which makes a claim about jodie foster demonstrated by:
    youtube.com/…
    Grogan, who has no literal connection to TG except as a probable inspiration, evidently has further capitalized on the name/narrative of a character both like her and like the Talulah of the song as recently as 2008:
    amazon.co.uk/Tallulah-Teenstars-Gosh-Clare-Grogan/dp/…
    If wikipedia's to be believed, Claire Grogan dropped the "i" from her name to differ herself from another in the same acting union. It's likely the band continued this (not necessarily on purpose) by dropping the "l." The character in Bugsy Malone, for whatever she's worth, is spelled Tallulah, after all. It's hard to know for sure about it, short of having 30 year-old issues of NME lying around–although I'm sure someone does.
    But who cares? Speaking to "It's really strange that nobody has added a comment before," I mean. They're an obscure group for any number of reasons not including their already being obscure. As the song notes, and this comment reflects, there's something not necessarily healthy about pop obsession.
    neliezeron November 07, 2011   Link

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