"15 Minutes" as written by Nick Ingram, Michael Kintish and Phil Da Costa....
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
I'm staring at the same old crack in the same old wall
I want my life back
I'm listening to the same old crap that I've heard before
I want my life back

Finally got a plan
To be a better man
And not an arsehole man

I won't be very long
Though I may be wrong
I may be very wrong

I'll be back in 15 minutes
When they make me a superstar
When I'm back in 15 minutes
I won't forget who you are
Open doors and recognition
I'll deal you what I was looking for
But I'll be back in 15

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

I'm happy with a fix of fame when I've had my fill
I'll get my life back
They tell me it's a dirty game but I'll play it till
I get my life back
I wanna jump the queue
Like the others do
Stand back, I'm coming through

I won't be very long
Though I may be wrong
I may be very wrong

I'll be back in 15 minutes
When they make me a superstar
When I'm back in 15 minutes
I won't forget who you are
Open doors and recognition
I'll deal you what I was looking for
But I'll be back in 15

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Hold on, it may be a rocky ride
Hold on, I hope that you're satisfied
But I will try
So give me 15

If I never buy a ticket
I'm never gonna win at all
But I'll be back

I'll be back in 15 minutes
When I may be a superstar
But when I'm back in 15 minutes
I won't forget who you are
Open doors and recognition
I'll deal you what I was looking for
But I'll be back in 15

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah


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"15 Minutes" as written by Nick Ingram Michael Kintish

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    Song MeaningThe song is rooted in Andy Warhol's famous 1958 quote, that "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes". The idea hints at the potential for fame for everyone, but cynically hints that such celebrity will probably be short-lived. Several other artists have used / modified the thought, such as Kirsty MacColl ("Fifteen minutes" on the Kite album). Hence the lyric in this Yeah Yous song (the band are renaming themselves 'Madfox' in 2013). "Andy knew what I was looking for". In this song it seems that although the singer wants to be famous, he wants to be famous just for 15 minutes, so that he can 'get my life back' and return to the ordinary. In the video of the song, two down-at-heel buskers are featured, who become chat-show celebrities fleetingly (probably as 'one hit wonders'), but return to their hum-drum bedsit as the video closes.
    regclothon March 27, 2013   Link

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