"Starring Role" as written by Gregory Allen Kurstin and Marina Diamandis....
You're hard to hug, tough to talk to
And I never fall asleep, when you're in my bed
All you give me is a heartbeat
I've turned into a statue
And it makes me feel depressed
'Cause the only time you open up is when we get undressed

You don't love me
Big fucking deal
I'll never tell
You how I feel
You don't love me
Not a big deal
I'll never tell you how I feel

It almost feels like a joke to play out the part
When you are not the starring role in someone else's heart
You know I'd rather walk alone
Than play a supporting role
If I can't get the starring role

Sometimes I ignore you so I feel in control
'Cause really, I adore you, and I can't leave you alone
Fed up with the fantasies, they cover what is wrong
Come on, baby, let's just, get drunk, forget we don't get on

You like my dad
You get on well
I send my best
Regards from hell

It almost feels like a joke to play out the part
When you are not the starring role in someone else's heart
You know I'd rather walk alone
Than play a supporting role
If I can't get the starring role

I never sent for love, I never had a heart to mend
Because before the start began, I always saw the end

Yeah, I wait for you to open up, to give yourself to me
But nothing's ever gonna give, I'll never set you free
Yeah, I'll never set you free

It almost feels like a joke to play out the part
When you are not the starring role in someone else's heart
You know I'd rather walk alone
Than play a supporting role
If I can't get the starring role

The starring role


Lyrics submitted by cohabitants, edited by darklands

"Starring Role" as written by Gregory Kurstin Marina Diamandis

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  • +5
    Song MeaningIt's about a physical relationship that isn't and won't be going anywhere. She knows this. However, she keeps trying fruitlessly to get anything out of him and turn it into an actual relationship. He is only with her to have a physical body to use when he needs one. So she tries to get her own satisfaction and revenge on him by pretending she doesn't care. She's trying to show him that she is using him just for physical relief too. Except she isn't. And she feels awful for pretending to be as cold and hard as him, even though it would make things easier. She keeps going on this turbulent roller coaster. She's living the fantasy of being with him only to crash when she realizes he'll just move on when he finds his "star". But she is staying around and keeping her claws in him in hopes of finally landing the part of his heart. After all, what other girl would want to play the supporting role with her around?
    Cutcopyon May 23, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"the only time you open up is when we get undressed" The song is about someone who she is having a physical flame with: "you don't love me big fucking deal I'll never tell you how I feel" she acts like it's no big deal to her that he doesn't love her back so she won't say anything to him. She'd rather be alone then be just one of many girls he's getting with, she wants to be the star of the show of his life but she continues to be with him anyway.
    stoopidbeachgirl22on May 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is more a "no string attached" kinda thing. Totally physical, nothing else, even though secretly she wants more. Yeah, he does open up, but only when they are together doing the deed. She likes him, duh, but he doesn't. And she's not gonna try hard at getting him because it might end up painful, and she's trying to be heartless anyway. But it's still painful to know how she meant nothing to him after all they've done.

    Dammit, this is TOTALLY what happen to me right now. It sucks, but I'd rather walk alone than play a supporting role..
    stingysarahon January 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpooo i just finished the lyrics and clicked submit but u got there first. oh well:)
    btw its you're like my dad
    you get on well
    i SEND my best
    regards from hell
    naomi993on November 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song reminds me of my recent break up.
    Since me and my ex broke up we have continued sleeping together the odd time and he has given me so many mixed signals. He would never open up or speak to me unless we were alone in bed. I still care about him and this song reminds me of my fustration of this situation.
    TeePartiion October 18, 2015   Link

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