I watch the slow hand kill the day
I see my starring role tick away
I watch the skyline for him to come
And when he comes along we'll be gone

And we'll go into the city into the light
We'll be there in the headlines there overnight
Cause this is the big time, this is the way
Now he's in the big time he'll show you the way.

This is the big time this is the way
Now he's in the big time
And you're in the way


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The Big Time Lyrics as written by Bernard Butler Brett Anderson

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    This song is so brilliant. An aspiring star is watching his fame become distant and futher from his mind. when he/her finally gets there he become arrgant to his freind's/girlfreind

    Cianmillson July 15, 2006   Link
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    I think Brett is playing with parallel of his success and the Jesus coming... very impressive song with apocalyptical feeling ("and when he comes along, we´ll be gone" but also the atmosphere of a dying day in early evening); in the end of the song I hear no "big time" but "pig time" - it would fit to "piggy" single Animal nitrate ("pig" is in Painted people too)

    peiblon December 19, 2009   Link
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    This single as a whole really marks a high point in Anderson's and Butler's career.

    holypictureson September 01, 2010   Link
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    Like many Suede songs from this era, it's about the love triangle between Brett Anderson, Damon Alburn, and Justine Frischmann. It's written from Justine's perspective. She's singing about Damon to Brett.

    When the song was written, Blur were the bigger band. They had a top 10 hit with There's No Other Way while Suede were still looking for a record deal. By the time this song was released, the roles had switched with Suede enjoying popularity while Blur were in danger of becoming has-beens. Although this would change again the following year.

    TravLeBlancon November 26, 2013   Link

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