"Footballer's Wife" as written by and Amy Elizabeth Macdonald....
Oh Mr James Dean, he don't belong to anything
Oh he left before they could get him
With their ways, their wicked ways

Oh Marilyn Monroe, where did you go?
I didn't hear all your stories
I didn't see all your glory

But the footballer's wife tells her troubles and strife
I just don't care in the end
Who is she to pretend
That she's one of them?
I don't think so
And the girl from that show
Yes the one we all know
She thinks she's some kinda star
Yes you know who you are
I don't think so, I don't think so

Oh Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire
Won't you dance for me cos I just don't care
What's going on today
I think there's something more, something more

And I'm gone with the wind like they were before
But I'm believing myself I think there's something more
There must be something more
I think there's something more, something more

But still the footballer's wife tells her troubles and strife
I just don't care in the end
Who is she to pretend
That she's one of them?
I don't think so
And the girl from that show
Yes the one we all know
She thinks she's some kinda star
Yes you know who you are
I don't think so, I don't think so

Oh I don't believe in the telling of your stories
Throughout your life, there's just something unappealing
It don't catch my eye
It don't catch my eye
Oh I don't believe in the selling of your glories
Before you leave this life, there's so much more to see
I don't believe this is how the world should be

But still the footballer's wife tells her troubles and strife
I just don't care in the end
Who is she to pretend
That she's one of them?
I don't think so
And the girl from that show
Yes the one we all know
She thinks she's some kinda star
Yes you know who you are
I don't think so, I don't think so

The footballer's wife tells her troubles and strife
I just don't care in the end
Who is she to pretend
That she's one of them?


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"Footballers Wife" as written by Amy Elizabeth Macdonald

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  • +2
    General CommentSuch a poignant and melancholy song. Amy Macdonald isn't the first person to question the validity of "celebrity" but she certainly conveys it beautifully in this song.
    Alexos87on December 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI don't think this is about anyone in particular. But I think when she says "girl from that show" she's definetly talkin about ppl who get famous by being on a reality tv show. This song is about thinking of our culture in the past and seeing it was so much better to how it is today, with everyone tying to get their 15 minutes of fame. I think Amy feels there's much mroe to life than trying to be famous and those ppl who try so hard could be doing something much more productive, like enjoying their life.
    blue_bathtubon February 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe chorus is so catchy...very mature songwriting. Great lyrics, too.
    Stonie_Stonsenon March 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant song and sums up exactly how I feel about the two girls the song is about. Chanelle from Big Brother and Coleen, Wayne Rooney's girlfriend. I totally agree with Amy, both act like big stars and are almost completely devoid of any redeeming talents.
    Stingfanon April 08, 2008   Link

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