"Fame" as written by and Clarence Greenwood....
Got the law man, the con man, the liquor store man
Got the man at the premiere to 'Spider-Man'
Got the old man calling on the young man
Got the soul man trying to keep a hold man

I've seen the stars lookin' in her eyes
So many times I tried
Seen a man who caught the rainbow's end
He claimed that the pot of gold resided within

For a name in the world today, for a little bit of fame today
For a name in the U.S.A., you want to fly high
You want to fly high, you want to fly
You want to fly, you want to fly high

Got this is your land man, this is my land man
Got the blood on the tracks man
Got the guilty man, got the innocent man
Got the buffalo soldier, the dread lock Rastaman

Seen the stars lookin' in her eyes
So many times I've tried
Talked to a man who caught the
Rainbow's end he found
That the pot of gold resided within

For a name in the world today, for a little bit of fame today
For a name in the U.S.A., you want to fly high
You want to fly high, you want to fly
You want to fly, you want to fly high

For a name in the world today, for a little bit of fame today
For a name in the U.S.A., you want to fly high
You want to fly high, you want to fly
You want to fly, you want to fly high



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"Fame" as written by Clarence Greenwood

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    General CommentTalked to a man who caught the
    raninbow's end he found
    That the pot of gold resided within

    ---the words are so moving..... its all about the trials and tribulation of this life, and how many different distinct character there are. In the end it all comes down to how you get your "fill", and these days people's definition of self gratification is usually getting noticed somehow orfame... though no matter who you are it must "reside within".

    His reference when it says "seen the stars looking in her eyes so many times I've tried" i think is about a girl he sees being hypnotized by the glitz and facade of life.
    simplistichicon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Got the buffalo soldier
    The dreadlock Rastaman"

    Tribute to Bob, perhaps?


    "Talked to a man who caught the
    raninbow's end he found
    That the pot of gold resided within"

    The true treasures in life come from within yourself, not material things?
    different_13on September 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell blood on the tracks is a bob dylan record. woody guthrie wrote this land is your land. dreadlock rasta man is i guess a bob marley reference. just a thought
    humminatune21on January 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwell i agree with simplistichic. I think its about all these people in america mostly immagrants who came here for the good old american dreams all these faces living there hard suffering life trying to make a name here on Gods land... and when he say talk to a man that caught a rainbow end means when you see someone who came from nothing and then tells you he is living the American dreams it just gives you this hope to keep pushing to get yours... When he says see those stars looking in her eyes I just visualize the american flag...
    waytoobluon February 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy daddy and I have been tearing this song apart for well over a month, trying to pin each line to a well known person, living or dead. Any help??
    Got the law man-?
    The con man-?
    The liquor store- man- Hank Williams
    Got the man at the premiere to "Spider-Man"
    Got the old man calling on the young man- The George Bushes
    Got the soul man-?
    Trying to keep a hold man-? possibly one of the rolling stones
    Got the this is your land man This is my land man- Woody Guthrie
    Got the blood on the tracks man- Dylan
    Got the guilty man Got the innocent man- OJ Simpson
    Got the buffalo soldier
    The dreadlock Rastaman- Marley
    brandienayon November 21, 2010   Link

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