She is a part of the music continuum
And she's a part of this difficult world
And she wears outfits made out of aluminum
She is a 23, she is a 23, she is a 23 and a half year old girl.

I am a part of the music continuum
And I'm a part of this difficult world
And I'm often naked and play the accordion
I am a 33, I am a 33, I am a 33 and a half year old girl.

She is a part of the music continuum
And also part of this difficult world
She was the first one to often have no clothes on
She is not 53, she's only 50, but I used her anyway 'cause she fits well in this song.

Art is great that way - you can do anything
You can make pop music,you can paint ducks
But if you're a pop star and you're a woman
then it's much more likely that people will say your art sucks.

Making pop music isn't for everyone.
Actually, that's wrong, it technically is.
That's why it's pop music.
Now I've confused myself.
I'm gonna start a new verse and I'll say it like this:

Some artists focus on love and simplicity
Some artists focus on fashion and fame
Then sometimes some artists try to do everything
which is impossible - I think those people are brave.

Art is simple just ask Andy Warhol
If he weren't dead he would tell you the truth
Call it a masterpiece, call it a urinal
It doesn't matter, it's art so there's nothing to prove.

I'm not sure what the point of this song was
And I know this song doesn't actually have to have
any point at all, even good rhymes in it
Like Lady Gaga and also Madonna,
I'm just trying to entertain people,
make a living and pay my rent,
without having to get a job I hate,
and hopefully find an audience
who will love and accept me
and not think I'm a narcissist
for wanting to be a performer
and find true inner peace and that's it.

Now a question to further our dialog:
Is all art real art and is pop art art?
And if someone talented wants to make pop music,
why should we worry when there's so much other shit wrong?

Lyrics submitted by Ciararette, edited by girlunderglass

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    General CommentI like that she doesn't go after Lady Gaga like other musicians do. Gaga's a good pop musician. And Amanda Palmer is an awesome Brechtian punk cabaret/whatever/it'samandafuckingpalmer musician.
    1neversaidon August 27, 2010   Link

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