"Celebrity Death" as written by and Michael Tomlinson....
Your baby and wife took a walk on the beach on a Saturday
By Monday, pictures dressed in bold font
The only thing that inspired you was the everyday
And that's the only thing that they didn't want
The green light's your way; who does it illuminate?
How many men reside in your face?
And which one got everything you wanted?
When all the world's a stage
Does everything seem worthless and fake?

'Cause I've seen you live so many lives.

Oh, adopted a guise that put you under these lights, what a cruel design
That I saw you more than most of my friends
Now tears roll down cheeks from eyes of suspended disbelief
To watch a special news bulletin

Saying, "I've seen you live so many lives.
Oh what's one more?
Why won't you rise from the grave like you done before?"

'Cause they only wanted to see if your eyes shine like in the films of you
'Cause they only want to believe that they knew you well themselves
Oh but of course they don't look like that
That took seven hours of make-up and a special lens cap

Oh...

Confidants' confidence dies, tongues cluck and tears dry
How are you surprised?
That nameless sadness lives for all time
'Cause drinks don't stay cold and smoke leaves ash like a soul and clouds all the voices of safety
I thought for a moment, yeah, maybe I was alone
Just to feel an ounce of regret
But that didn't occur once to the lunch ladies
They had a cup of tea and a cigarette
They didn't waste any precious time saying kind things
'Cause the whole appeal is to rely on the face of things

'Cause they only wanted to see if your eyes shine like in the films of you
'Cause they only want to believe that they knew you well themselves
Oh but of course they don't look like that
That took seven hours of make-up and a special lens cap

On some days it's hard to remember that
Even for you
I hope you rest well

Oh...

Yeah, some days it's hard to remember that
But I hope you rest well


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