"On a slightly lighter note
Something from the very same album
This one hopefully will get you all, uh
Get you all going
It's called 'Star People'"

"One, two, three, four"

"Come on, let's see your hands
Come on
Give us a bit of vibe here"

Maybe your mama gave you up, boy
I said, maybe your daddy didn't love you enough, girl

One, two, three, yeah

Maybe your mama gave you up, boy
It's the same old same old
Maybe your daddy didn't love you enough, girl

Star people
Counting your money until you soul turns green
Star people
Counting the cost of your desire to be seen

I do not count myself among you
I may be living in a dream
It's just there seem so many of you
Can't help but hope
There's a difference between (ah-ah-ah) you and me

(Ah-ah-ah, ah, you're a star)
Ooh, I'm talkin' to ya, yeah
Ah-ah-ah and you should go far

I said, maybe your mama gave you up, boy
It's the same old same old
Maybe your daddy didn't love you enough, girl
How much is enough?

Star people
Never forget your secret's safe with me
Just look at all wonderful people
Trying to forget they had to pay for what you see

It's a dream
With a nightmare stuck in the middle (middle)
But listen, brother, where would you be
Without all of this attention?
You'd die
I'd die
We'd die, wouldn't we?
(Well, wouldn't we?)

(Ah-ah-ah, ah) you're a star
Ooh, I'm talkin' to you, yeah
Talkin' to you
You're a star

I said, maybe your mama gave you up, boy
It's the same old same old
Maybe your daddy didn't love you enough, girl
How much is enough?

You only wanted them to love you
You may have been living in a dream
And there's a demon's tower above you
You bite your tongue when you really wanna scream

(Baby, mama)
(Maybe)
Look at me
(Baby, daddy)
(Maybe)
How much is enough?

(Hey!) talk about your mother
Talk about your father
Talk about the people
Who have made you what you are
Talk about your teacher
The bully boy who beat you
Talk about the people who have paid
For their new sports car

(Maybe your mama gave you up, boy)
You're a big, big, big thing
Star (maybe your daddy didn't love you enough, girl)
Say, how much is enough? (hey, hey, yeah)

Did you get up on a bad foot, baby?
Do you have a little tale to tell?
Did you get up on a bad foot
Bad, bad foot?
Is that why you're a star?
(Maybe your daddy didn't love you enough, girl)
Is that what makes a star?
Hey, hey (how much is enough?)
How much is enough?

(Did you get up on a bad foot, baby?)
(Do you have a little tale to tell?)
Yeah (how much is enough?)
How much is enough?
(Did you get up on a bad foot, baby?)
(Do you have a little tale to tell?)
(How much is enough?)
Please

So nothing comes for nothing, baby
(Do you have a little tale to tell?)
That fame and fortune's heaven sent
(How much is enough?)
And who gives a fuck about your problems, darling
(Do you have a little tale to tell?)
'Cause you can pay the rent
(How much is enough?)
How, how much is enough?

(Maybe your mama gave you up, boy)
Yeah, say how much is enough?
(Maybe your daddy didn't love you enough, girl)
Say, how much is enough?

"Thank you!"


Lyrics submitted by oofus

Star People [Live] Lyrics as written by George Michael

Lyrics © Word Collections Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Star People song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment

    Utterly awesome song. Cynical, sarcastic, and completely correct.

    Artemisianon May 16, 2006   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!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Fast Car
Tracy Chapman
"Fast car" is kind of a continuation of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run." It has all the clawing your way to a better life, but in this case the protagonist never makes it with her love; in fact she is dragged back down by him. There is still an amazing amount of hope and will in the lyrics; and the lyrics themselve rank and easy five. If only music was stronger it would be one of those great radio songs that you hear once a week 20 years after it was released. The imagery is almost tear-jerking ("City lights lay out before us", "Speeds so fast felt like I was drunk"), and the idea of starting from nothing and just driving and working and denigrating yourself for a chance at being just above poverty, then losing in the end is just painful and inspiring at the same time.
Album art
Gentle Hour
Yo La Tengo
This song was originally written by a guy called Peter Gutteridge. He was one of the founders of the "Dunedin Sound" a musical scene in the south of New Zealand in the early 80s. From there it was covered by "The Clean" one of the early bands of that scene (he had originally been a member of in it's early days, writing a couple of their best early songs). The Dunedin sound, and the Clean became popular on american college radio in the mid to late 80s. I guess Yo La Tengo heard that version. Great version of a great song,
Album art
Punchline
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran sings about missing his former partner and learning important life lessons in the process on “Punchline.” This track tells a story of battling to get rid of emotions for a former lover, whom he now realized might not have loved him the same way. He’s now caught between accepting that fact and learning life lessons from it and going back to beg her for another chance.
Album art
American Town
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran shares a short story of reconnecting with an old flame on “American Town.” The track is about a holiday Ed Sheeran spends with his countrywoman who resides in America. The two are back together after a long period apart, and get around to enjoying a bunch of fun activities while rekindling the flames of their romance.
Album art
Plastic Bag
Ed Sheeran
“Plastic Bag” is a song about searching for an escape from personal problems and hoping to find it in the lively atmosphere of a Saturday night party. Ed Sheeran tells the story of his friend and the myriad of troubles he is going through. Unable to find any solutions, this friend seeks a last resort in a party and the vanity that comes with it. “I overthink and have trouble sleepin’ / All purpose gone and don’t have a reason / And there’s no doctor to stop this bleedin’ / So I left home and jumped in the deep end,” Ed Sheeran sings in verse one. He continues by adding that this person is feeling the weight of having disappointed his father and doesn’t have any friends to rely on in this difficult moment. In the second verse, Ed sings about the role of grief in his friend’s plight and his dwindling faith in prayer. “Saturday night is givin’ me a reason to rely on the strobe lights / The lifeline of a promise in a shot glass, and I’ll take that / If you’re givin’ out love from a plastic bag,” Ed sings on the chorus, as his friend turns to new vices in hopes of feeling better.