Gordon Midgley - Fame

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This song was originally written in the Autumn of 1988 when I was adding lots of New Wave titles to my music collection. The arrangement has been kept the same for this reboot, although the recording tech has improved somewhat since those garage-band days.

Plenty of energy in this one, I actually got off the ground wearing a Les Paul during one section.
One to tell the grandkids about. --- Gordon

lyrics

My baby lives for the TV screen, every night she's the same
No fifteen minutes recognition, she wants a household name
She's not above publicity stunts, necessary risk
Sometimes I think she'd do anything, powerless to resist

Real Life takes second place to her fantasies
Coax response from all of us, her accomplices

Fame! A glimpse so fleeting
Fame! Sets our hearts beating
Fame! Nothing she wouldn't do

She been the same for all these years, she don't improve with age
Guess it's the real time buzz she's craving, it beats the written page
Shares the stage with stand-up comedians, we don't see the link
She delivers the same routines, we never stop to think

Real Life a poor second place in her priorities
Gives her public what they want, their wildest fantasies

Fame! A glimpse so fleeting
Fame! Sets our hearts beating
Fame! She's gonna live forever

My baby lived on the TV screen, she starred in her own show
She loved us all beneath studio lighting, enjoyed in every home
Then one day her guard was slipping and an eager press
Printed stories she'd rather hide and On-Air she confessed (Bye Bye )

Real Life a poor substitute for her fantasies
A younger face now takes her place with those celebrities

Fame! A glimpse so fleeting
Fame! Sets our hearts beating
Fame! She's gonna live forever
Fame! Replays her reruns
Fame! An ageless someone
Fame! She's gonna live forever

credits

from GM & GM, Notes Across The North Sea, released November 2, 2016
Bass guitar : Guy
Other stuff : Gordon

Written by Gordon Midgley

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Duke21 Narvik, Norway

Bass player, and iOS musician.

* Apptronica artist.

* Member of the Rock group Rude Duke.

* Member of the Celtic Prog Rock group Dun Aenghus

* Member of the rock band/ collab WTMD
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