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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    General CommentLike 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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