"Napoleon" as written by and Ani Difranco....
They told you "your music could reach millions
The choice was up to you"
And you told me "they always pay for lunch
And they believe in what I do"
And I wonder, will you miss your old friends?
Once you've proven what you're worth
Yeah, I wonder when, when you're a big star
Will you miss the earth?
And I know you'll always, always want more
I know you, you'll never, never be done

He's a fucking Napoleon
Everyone is a fucking napoleon

And the next time that I saw you
You were larger than life
Yeah, you came and you conquered
You were doing all right
You had an army of suits behind you
All you had to be was willing
I said I still make a pretty good living
But you must make a killing, a killing
And I hope that, that you are happy
I hope that at least you are having fun

Oh, but everyone is a fucking Napoleon
Well, everyone is a fucking Napoleon

You say that you think that is
That's the way it's gonna be
So that's what this is all about
And I think that, that's the way it always was
You chose not to notice until now
Oh yeah now that, now that there's a problem
You call me up to confide
And you go on for over an hour
About each one that took you for a ride
And I guess that you dialed my number
'Cause you thought for sure that I'd agree
I said baby, you know I still love you
But how dare you complain to me

Yeah, 'cause everyone is a fucking Napoleon
Everyone is a fucking Napoleon

They told you "your music could reach millions
That the choice was up to you"
You told me "they always pay for lunch
And they believe in what I do"
And I wonder, will you miss your old friends?
Now you've proven what you're worth
Yeah, yeah I wonder when, when you're a big star
Tell me, do you miss the earth? Do you, do you miss the earth?
And I know you'll always, always want more
I know you, you'll never, never be done

Oh, 'cause everyone is a fucking Napoleon
Everyone is a fucking Napoleon, yeah yeah, yeah

Everyone is a fucking Napoleon, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Everyone is a fucking Napoleon


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"Napoleon" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General Commenti heard it about alanis morissette and how she "sold out". i guess that they kinda gigged the same area (buffalo/ontario) at some point and judging by the lyrics were probably friends or at least knew of each other on the angsty-girl-on-guitar scene and alanis was offered a big deal and the rest is history. if you listen to the song and think of it like that it all makes so much sense....
    "they told you your music could reach millions
    the choice was up to you"
    dorytoeson March 08, 2007   Link

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