Fifteen Minutes
Kirsty MacColl Lyrics


(kirsty maccoll)

Seven times in seven days
I've sat and wished my life away
I know the greyness comes and goes
But the sun don't shine
And the snow don't snow
There's suzy-ann with her tits and curls
Where mediocrity excels
For those vicious boys and their boring girls
You know it makes me sick but it's a bozo's world

Then there's always the cash
Selling yourself for some trash
Smiling at people that you cannot stand
You're in demand
Your fifteen minutes start now

City banker looks are in
The heartless heart, the chinless chin
And you'd spill your beans for just a pint of gin
How you got so holy
And became so thin

In Sunday papers every week
The silly words you love to speak
The tacky photos and the phoney smiles
Well it's a bozo's world and you're a bozo's child

Then there's always the cash
Selling yourself for some trash
Smiling at people that you cannot stand
You're in demand
Your fifteen minutes start now

Then there's always the fame!
Autographs now and again
People who saw you on blankety blank
Or in the bank
Your fifteen minutes start now

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Written by: KIRSTY MAC COLL

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Comments from YouTube:

ambadad

Hard to believe that this song is more than 25 years old (except for the Blankety Blank reference which the youth of today wouldn't recognise). Unbelievably talented lady who is still greatly missed.

JoeStunner

My favourite Kirsty song. Fantastic, acidic lyrics set to a stellar tune... and just listen to that clarinet solo towards the end!

Noggin The Nog

"Where mediocrity excels". Incredibly relevant to this day and age.

Nate Leanin

LOL>>. I use that line often... still waiting for someone to get the reference!

John A

I know that's the official lyric but I've listened to this a dozen times and the first line is 'Seven TOWNS in seven days' every time.

reteipdevries

Seven times in seven days
I’ve sat and wished my life away
I know the greyness comes and goes
But the sun don’t shine
And the snow don’t snow

There’s Suzy-Ann with her tits and curls
Where mediocrity excels
For those vicious boys and their boring girls
You know it makes me sick but it’s a bozo’s world

Then there’s always the cash
Selling yourself for some trash
Smiling at people that you cannot stand
You’re in demand
Your fifteen minutes start now

City banker looks are in
The heartless heart, the chinless chin
And you’d spill your beans for just a pint of gin
How you got so holy
And became so thin

In Sunday papers every week
The silly words you love to speak
The tacky photos and the phoney smiles
Well it’s a bozo’s world
And you’re a bozo’s child

Then there’s always the cash
Selling yourself for some trash
Smiling at people that you cannot stand
You’re in demand
Your fifteen minutes start now

Then there’s always the fame!
Autographs now and again
People who saw you on Blankety Blank
Or in the bank
Your fifteen minutes start now

Robert Clarke

"smiling at people that you cannot stand" - brilliant lyric

Per Theander

Could have been written by Ray Davies.
Beautiful mood and voice.

Steve Forest

Dead End Street springs to mind.

TheDivine MrM

"Kirsty MacColl is a supreme original but not, as far as I'm aware, one of the original Supremes. X" - Morrissey

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