starz in their eyes
JustJack Lyrics


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They'll be making sure you stay amused
They'll fill you up with drugs and booze
Maybe you'll make the evenin' news

And when you're trippin' over your dreams
They'll keep you down by any means
By the end of the night
You'll be stiflin' your screams

Since you became a V.I. Person
It's like your problems have all worsened
Your paranoia casts aspersions
On the truths you know

And they'll just put you in a spotlight
And hope that you'll do alright
Or maybe not

Now why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?
Why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?

So why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?
Now why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?
Starz in their eyes

Remember they said you'd show them all
Emphasize the rise but not the fall
And now you're playin' a shoppin' mall

Your mum and dad, they can't believe
What you appear to have achieved
While the rest of these users
Are just laughin' in their sleeves

Since you became a V.I. Person
It's like your problems have all worsened
Your paranoia casts aspersions
On the truths you know

And now the tabloids use your face
To document your fall from grace
And then they'll tell you that
That's just the way it goes
That's just the way it goes

Now why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?
It's the same old story
Well they just didn't realize

And it's a long way to come
From the dog and duck karaoke machine
And Saturday night's drunken dreams

Now why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?
It's the same old story
Well, they just didn't realize

And it's a long way to come
From your private bedroom dance routines
And Saturday night's drunken dreams

Now why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?
Why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?

So why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?
Now why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?
Starz in their eyes?

Now why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?
It's the same old story
Well, they just didn't realize

And it's a long way to come
From the dog and duck karaoke machine
Saturday night's drunken dreams

When I grow up I'm goin' to be famous

Behind the steel barrier, sequence and glitter
Five inch heels still knee deep in the litter
Each of them a bitter bullshitter
Wrapped up in the cloak of fake glamor
Gettin' lost in the camera

Well, footprints are fool's gold
And diamonds crust their glitz on their one off plimsolls
So little time for these one off arseholes
Rigor mortis Ken and Barbie dolls

A pair of big shades and a push up bra
It's such a short gap between the gutter and stars
But you've come a long way from the place that you started
So why'd you wanna go and get so down hearted

Welcome to the kingdom of the blagger
Uncuttin' your nose, clean coat in your bladder
A whole lot happier, a whole lot sadder
Used to be satisfied, now you feel like Mick Jagger

Now why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?
It's the same old story
Well they just didn't realize

And it's a long way to come
From the dog and duck karaoke machine
Saturday night's drunken dreams

Now why do you wanna go
And put starz in their eyes?
It's the same old story
Well they just didn't realize

And it's a long way to come




From your private bedroom dance routines
And Saturday night's drunken dreams

Overall Meaning

The song by JustJack called "Starz in their Eyes" tells the story of someone who has become famous and is now dealing with the pressures and problems that come along with it. The first verse talks about how the people in charge of keeping the person entertained will give them drugs and alcohol to fill them up and keep them down. They'll put them in a spotlight and hope that they do well. The person is then asked why they would want to put "starz in their eyes" - why would they want to become famous and deal with all the problems that come along with it?


The second verse goes on to talk about how the person's family can't believe what they've achieved, while others are just laughing behind their backs. The person's problems have gotten worse since becoming famous and their paranoia is casting doubt on their own truths. Eventually, the tabloids will use them as a way to document their fall from grace, and tell them that's just the way it goes.


The chorus repeats the question of why someone would want to put "starz in their eyes," and emphasizes that it's the same old story - people don't realize the problems that come along with fame until it's too late. The song ends with a few verses about how little time there is for the famous, and how it's a short gap between the gutter and stars. The person had come a long way from where they started, and it's sad that they feel so down hearted.


Line by Line Meaning

They'll be making sure you stay amused
They will entertain you at all costs.


They'll fill you up with drugs and booze
They will provide substances to keep you happy and numb.


Maybe you'll make the evenin' news
You may become famous and appear on national television.


And when you're trippin' over your dreams
When you are chasing your hopes and aspirations.


They'll keep you down by any means
They will prevent you from achieving success through manipulation or exploitation.


By the end of the night / You'll be stiflin' your screams
At the end of it all, you may find yourself unhappy and unfulfilled, unable to express your true feelings.


Since you became a V.I. Person
Since you became a Very Important Person.


It's like your problems have all worsened
It seems that since achieving fame or importance, your issues have only gotten worse.


Your paranoia casts aspersions / On the truths you know
You have become paranoid and suspicious, doubting things that you once believed to be true.


And they'll just put you in a spotlight / And hope that you'll do alright / Or maybe not
They will put you in the public eye and hope that you succeed, but they may also be setting you up for failure or ridicule.


Remember they said you'd show them all / Emphasize the rise but not the fall / And now you're playin' a shoppin' mall
They told you that you would succeed and be better than everyone else, and yet now you find yourself performing in a shopping mall.


Your mum and dad, they can't believe / What you appear to have achieved / While the rest of these users / Are just laughin' in their sleeves
Your parents are impressed by your apparent success, but others are secretly mocking you behind your back.


And now the tabloids use your face / To document your fall from grace / And then they'll tell you that / That's just the way it goes / That's just the way it goes
The media will use you to publicize your mistakes and failures, and then brush it off as simply the way things are.


When I grow up I'm goin' to be famous / Behind the steel barrier, sequence and glitter / Five inch heels still knee deep in the litter / Each of them a bitter bullshitter / Wrapped up in the cloak of fake glamor / Gettin' lost in the camera
When I grow up, I want to become famous, surrounded by the glitz and glamour of show business, yet never truly living a real life of my own.


Well, footprints are fool's gold / And diamonds crust their glitz on their one off plimsolls / So little time for these one off arseholes / Rigor mortis Ken and Barbie dolls
The symbols of success are fleeting and shallow, and those who achieve it too quickly are often forgotten just as fast.


A pair of big shades and a push up bra / It's such a short gap between the gutter and stars / But you've come a long way from the place that you started / So why'd you wanna go and get so down hearted
All it takes is a flashy outfit and a little bit of luck to go from being nobody to somebody, but why give up now that you've come so far?


Welcome to the kingdom of the blagger / Uncuttin' your nose, clean coat in your bladder / A whole lot happier, a whole lot sadder / Used to be satisfied, now you feel like Mick Jagger
Welcome to the world of those who fake their way to the top, sacrificing their health and true happiness in the process. Although they may appear content, they are actually quite miserable.


It's the same old story / Well they just didn't realize
It is a common narrative where someone gets famous quickly, but no one realizes the negative side effects of such fame until it is too late.


And it's a long way to come / From the dog and duck karaoke machine / Saturday night's drunken dreams
It is a long and unexpected journey from singing karaoke at a local bar to being in the public eye and living out your wildest dreams.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: JACK CHRISTOPHER ALLSOPP

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Comments from YouTube:

Ladicius

This is one of those songs you haven't heard in ages and one day you just start singing it

Tino Turner

Randomly started singing this tune at home. Haven't heard this in years, made me smile.

MARA

ya man

dimitris mentis

10/10 on point

Jacob Wiggans

That just happened to me

Martin Quigley

Ladicius 100% mate

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insertyourquarters

Commercial British music really peaked in 2007. Every genre was on display, there was room for everything and everyone. I loved it.

Daniel Bergonzi

I agree, i was in Britain at 6 years old.

Nimer B

The UK killed it with music back in 2007. Bloc party had "The Prayer", Mark Ronson had "stop me", the Klaxons had "Golden skans", Kaiser Chiefs had "ruby", Amy Winehouse had "Valerie", Arctic Monkeys had"Fluorescent Adolescent" and Mika had "Grace Kelly"

annette pugh

Yes.....i love that era....tuuunes

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