"Smile for the Paparazzi" as written by Gabe Saporta and Patrick Stump....
Take back what they've taken if you wanna play it safe.
Keep on money makin',
Gotta save for rainy days.

Take it slow, oh yeah you never know.
Strike while it's hot,
There ain't that much room at the top.

Oh yeah gotta make your way to the top.
Gotta get to the top.

Party queens
If you wanna be seen,
Take a shit where you sleep,
And smile real wide for the paparazzi everywhere

Hear hear! Now you're famous
But do you know the price you pay?
I hope you that ain't contagious
'cause I ain't gonna live that way.
Thank you, no,
But I don't need to go to that spot

Get these climbers off my jock.
Oh yeah gotta stay away from my jock.
Step the fuck of my jock.

Party queens
If you wanna be seen,
Take a shit where you sleep,
And smile real wide for the paparazzi everywhere

Party queens
If you wanna be seen,
Take a shit where you sleep,
And smile real wide for the paparazzi everywhere


Lyrics submitted by thoseguiltyeyes

"Smile for the Paparazzi" as written by Gabe Saporta Patrick Martin Stump

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Smile for the Paparazzi song meanings
Add your thoughts

20 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentCorrections =]]

    **Take back what they've taken
    If you wanna play it safe
    **Keep on money makin'
    **You gotta save for rainy days
    (While it's hot)

    Take it slow
    (While it's hot)
    Oh yeah, you'll never know
    (While it's hot)
    Strike while it's hot
    (While it's hot)
    There ain't that much room at the top
    Yeah, gotta make your way to the top
    Gotta get to the top

    Party queens, if you wanna be seen
    Take a shit where you sleep and smile real wide
    For the pop, pop, pop, pop, paparazzi
    Pop, pop, pop, pop, paparazzi everywhere

    **Hear hear! Now you're famous
    **But do you know the price you pay?
    (Know the price you pay)
    I hope that it ain't contagious
    'Cause I ain't gonna live that way
    (While it's hot)

    Thank you, no
    (While it's hot)
    But I don't need to go to that spot
    (While it's hot)
    **Get these climbers off my jock
    **Oh yeah, gotta step away from my jock
    **Step the fuck off my jock

    Party queens, if you wanna be seen
    Take a shit where you sleep and smile real wide
    For the pop, pop, pop, pop, paparazzi
    Pop, pop, pop, pop, paparazzi everywhere

    Party queens, if you wanna be seen
    Take a shit where you sleep and smile real wide
    For the pop, pop, pop, pop, paparazzi
    Pop, pop, pop, pop, paparazzi
    Pop, pop, pop, pop, paparazzi
    Pop, pop, pop, pop, paparazzi everywhere
    plasticxtiaraon October 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks!
    thoseguiltyeyeson October 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWelcome =]]. I don't know the Spanish in the very beginning though, oh well.

    I love this song. To me, it's saying, all these young and famous celebs want to be seen, and they'll go out and do just about anything to be in the spotlight.... "Take a shit where you sleep and smile real wide for the paparazzi...."
    plasticxtiaraon October 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song!
    talinafan88on October 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song!
    talinafan88on October 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe spanish in the beginning is so awesome
    fangsupon October 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the spanish intro ♥ luv Gabe =D I saw them live and melted
    berber_deedeeon November 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah I pretty much agree with plasticxtiara

    Hear Hear! Now you're famous
    But do you know the price you pay?
    Hope it ain't contagious
    I ain't gonna live that way

    he's pretty much saying they'll do anything not realizing the consequences, they would basically sacrifice their own family to get into the spotlight, and that it'll probably be too late to do anything about it cause they've screwed themselves over to bad. And he just doesn't wanna live like that.



    This song is so awesome...I love Cobra Starship. They are so amazing live too :)
    c_n_magzon November 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is my favorite off of viva la cobra.
    gengen319on December 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe spanish goes:
    mira papi
    tranquilo ok
    ohh boludo que te pasa?
    vente pa'ca - mirale a ese hijo e' puta una sonrisita

    look papi
    be calm ok?
    whats wrong dumbass?
    come here - a smile for that son of a bitch

    *boludo is rioplatense spanish slang for idiot, dumbass, ect. commonly used in argentina and uruguay
    Elvishhhon January 05, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain