"She Took a Lot of Pills (& Died)" as written by and Robert Williams Fulks....
With her drop dead looks and her little girl charm
Everybody thought she'd go far
And at 20 years old she was rich as could be
And a world-famed Hollywood star
With the big parts coming and the sweethearts, too
Life was a hell of a ride
But her star soon fell and her body got old
So she took a lot of pills and died

She took a lot of pills and died
She took a lot of pills and died
Her star soon fell and her body got old
So she took a lot of pills and died

While the traffic crawled by in the street outside
She was sitting in her kitchenette
Listening to the scuttle of the rats in the wall
And staring at her TV set
She once might have been too proud to be found
In a hovel on the lower East Side
But nothing in the world seemed to matter much now
So she took a lot of pills and died

She took a lot of pills and died
She took a lot of pills and died
Nothing in the world seemed to matter to her
So she took a lot of pills and died

Now she hasn't been seen on the silver screen
And she never may be again
But every once in a while at the far end of the dial
You can see her how she was back then
In a soft close-up, with her hair backlit
She seemed to glow inside
But something went wrong 'cause forty years on
She took a lot of pills and died

She took a lot of pills and died
She took a lot of pills and died
Something went wrong 'cause forty years on
So she took a lot of pills and died
She took a lot of pills and died
She took a lot of pills and died


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    My OpinionI can't believe no one has commented on these lyrics. Screw you and your Beyonce lyrics. What a great songwriter. What a great song. The meanings behind the lyrics are perennial, their significance condensed for a certain window of American pop culture.
    bstokeson December 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commentplease ignore the previous comment I left. i was not in my right mind.
    bstokeson May 16, 2011   Link

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