Beware of Famous People

from Antipathy & Ideology by Brian Woodbury

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written and arranged by Brian Woodbury

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I N T R O
There’s a man
Who stands before a chasm
There’s a crowd
Who hollers from below
So overcome
With how he holds the power
And now he sets their souls aglow

V E R S E 1
Beware of famous people
Who make you stop and whisper
Whenever they walk into view
They’ll make you wish you knew them
To drop their names at parties
And let that fame reflect on you

V E R S E 2
The famous seem familiar
Expressing all your feelings
Their likeness to you reassures
So startling, so authentic
Their talent overwhelming
Until there’s nothing left of yours

C H O R U S 1
Beware of famous people
For you didn’t get to choose them
Nor they you
But still you cannot refuse them
Beware, beware

V E R S E 3
Beware of famous people
Who form your aspirations
Who make you strive, who make you yearn
You’ll want to imitate them
To join or overthrow them
Believing you deserve your turn

V E R S E 4
They’ll make you seem unnoticed
Alone and so unworthy
For your not being famous yet
But they feel just as you do
They sense that they’ve been cheated
Of further stardom they could get

C H O R U S 2
Beware of famous people
The great and the undeserving
You don’t know
The masters that you are serving
Beware, beware

B R I D G E
They’ll tell you that fame can be yours
Work hard, always hang onto your dream
But what do they know
Of the rest of the show?
From a spot on the topmost beam

C H O R U S 3
Beware of famous people
For they are the ones who need you
You don’t need them
They’ll sell you and then they’ll bleed you
Beware, beware, beware, beware

C H O R U S 4
Beware of famous people
Who’re willing to die for glory
In your eyes
And killing to make their story your story
Beware, beware, beware
Beware

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from Antipathy & Ideology, released December 28, 2020
BW: vocals, keyboards, bass, programming, percussion, FX; Jerry Wheeler: hammered dulcimer; Glen Berger: clarinet, piccolo

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Brian Woodbury Los Angeles, California

Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader who writes musicals, post-modern jazz compositions, quirky pop, country songs and music for children's TV.

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