and my confession would have you on the floor
if you new the truth
but thats the way they want you
everyone's a sucker for the haze of youth
we're all prairie children brought up on the lies of the past
so its no surprise then you will have to ask

watch out billie 'fore you go too fats
you say it couldn't hurt but then it couldn't last
you get fifteen minutes while they're watching you
you better hold your breath and hope your dreams come true
watch out girl you'll never be the same
if it's a cruel world you gotta play the game
you get fifteen minutes while they know your face
you'd better pray to god u win the human race

i'm like the weather, burning up to fire, burning up to ice
but i'm deathly certain the little
things we love shouldn't be denied
we get fed something, but we don't want it
we won't live our life with lies
you want your own heaven that you'll make better
you just want your own life -your own life


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    General CommentI love this song. I wonder who Billie is?
    hippiebanana13on August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Billie of the song is Billie Piper, child popstar when the song came out, It was to warn her of the perils of too much too soon (see Britney Spears now, for example).

    Things went scarily prescient when a marriage to (much older) DJ/TV presenter Chris Evans threatened to crush her career, but she´s recovered now, starring in Doctor Who.
    wmcgintyon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"We're all prairie children brought up on the lies of the past"- so true, I think she's saying how our opinions and the way we see the world is influenced by the things we are told in our childhood. Perhaps, in this context, it means how we are told of fame (and it being good) and famous people and, therefore, want to be like them- like Billie did.

    Some of the lyrics seem to be applicable to more than the perils or the pursuit of fame. Like, "we get fed something, but we don't want", I feel that this is very honest, how people always seem to want what they cannot have and when they are offered something, which is may be good, they turn it down in the hope of something better ("own heaven").

    Whilst the song hosts some good ideas, it doesn't have quite such a good sound. Although I suppose the poppiness is fitting, it's a little false cheery, pointing out that fame might seem enticing but it's not as easy as it looks. This song, in my opinion, is so much more subtle than another song with the same theme- "When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls.

    Daysieson February 09, 2009   Link

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