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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3ovN40FwRI&NR=1


Total video, in full, it is a **********10 star rawking song.


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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can someone put the lyrics off for our non-English ears?

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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

Can someone put the lyrics off for our non-English ears?


I transcribed it here: http://www.queenpedia.com/index.php?title=C-lebrity

Ain't got no hope, got no idea
What to do or why I'm here
Wanna get my face on your TV
Wanna be heard, I want to be seen

Ain't got nothing
No, nothing
Nothing to show
Make me a c-lebrity

I want to be, a face on TV
Then you can see, I'm a c-lebrity

I wanna get my features on your TV
See this creature on every street, in every scene
Write my life story before I'm 21
I gotta tell the world - they may say I'm dumb

But I - ain't got nothing
No, nothing
Nothing to show
Make me a c-lebrity

I want to be, a face on TV
Then you can see, I'm a c-lebrity

Wanna be a star in a Broadway musical
They will love me, though I can't sing or dance at all
(???)
And I almost feel good, I stand no chance at all

I want to be, a face on TV
Then you can see, I'm a c-lebrity
Then you can say, you knew me one day
Then you will see, I'm a c-lebrity

C-, c-lebrity
C-, c-, c-lebrity
C-, c-lebrity
C-, c-, c-lebrity

I want to be heard
I want to be seen on every TV screen


If anyone knows the line that I marked "???", please let me know. I just couldn't make it out.

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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, G.!

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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I wanna get my features on your TV"

Isn't there something about "magazines"?

"See this creature on every street, in every scene"

More like "screen" than "scene".

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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

instead of "i almost feel good..." i think it is, "if i was real good, then id stand no chance at all" reckon its some kind of comment on "c-lebritys" getting all the attention and chances instead of talented people.

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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

verse 2, as I heard it:

I wanna get my future in magazines
See this creature on every street, on every screen
Writin' my life story before I'm twenty-one
I gotta tell the world, they may say I'm dumb

verse 3, I don't really know... Paul seemed to sing the third line out of the blue, but this is what I reckon it might be:

I wanna be a star in a Broadway musical
And you're gonna love me, though I can't sing or dance at all
They might say I got difficult days to come
And if I was real good, I'd stand no chance at all


Nice rocker from the guys for a change. And thanks for the mp3 to whoever posted it.

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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

also, "future" might've been "features", as suggested earlier, who knows...

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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why the weird spelling?

Something to do with c-list celebrities? (A-list, B-list etc) Or have i missed something glaringly obvious?


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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kingogre wrote:

instead of "i almost feel good..." i think it is, "if i was real good, then id stand no chance at all" reckon its some kind of comment on "c-lebritys" getting all the attention and chances instead of talented people.

That's precisely it!



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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh and that third and fourth line of the third verse is:

They might say I'm lackadaisical
And if I was real good, I'd stand no chance at all

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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah i agree the line sounds like:

They might say (HA) I'm lackadaisical

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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 18:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So with lack of some ad-libs it goes like this:

Oh yeah
Ain't got no hope, got no idea
What to do or why I'm here
Wanna get my face on your TV
I wanna be heard, I want to be seen

Ain't got nothing
No, nothing
Nothing to show
Make me a c-lebrity

I want to be, a face on TV
Aha
Then you can see, I'm a c-lebrity

I wanna get my features in magazines
See this creature on every street, on every screen
Write my life story before I'm 21
I gotta tell the world - they may say I'm dumb

But I - ain't got nothing
No, nothing
Nothing to show
Make me a c-lebrity

I want to be, a face on TV
Aha
Then you can see, I'm a c-lebrity
Yeah yeah yeah

I wanna be a star (?) in a Broadway musical
They will love me, though I can't sing or dance at all
They might say ha I'm lackadaisical
And if I was real good, I'd stand no chance at all (?)

I want to be, a face on TV
I wanna be on your screen
Then you can see, I'm a c-lebrity
Then you can say
Then you can say, (?) you knew me one day
Then you will know
Then you will see, I'm a c-lebrity
(?)

C-, c-lebrity
C-, c-, c-lebrity
I want to be a
C-, c-lebrity
C-, c-, c-lebrity
I've gotta be a
C-, c-lebrity
(?)
C-, c-, c-lebrity

I want to be heard
I want to be seen on every TV screen

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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 19:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he's saying "pictures", not "features". Otherwise, I think Serry's transcription is correct :)

By the way, the definition of lackadaisical: "lacking life, spirit, or zest"

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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 20:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OH YEAHEAH
AINT GOT NO HOPE GOT NO IDEA OF WHAT TO DO OR WHY I'M HERE.
WANNA GET MY FACE ON YOUR T.V, WANNA BE HEARD, I WANT TO BE SEEN.
AIN'T GOT NOTHING, NO, NOTHING, NOTHING TO SHOW.
MAKE ME A CELEBRITY

I WANT TO BE A FACE ON T.V THEN YOU CAN SEE I'M A C-LEBRETY

I WANNA GET MY FEATURES IN MAGAZINES, SEE THIS CREATURE ON EVERY STREET ON EVERY SCREEN. WRITE MY LIFE STORY BEFORE I'M 21 I GOTTA TELL THE WORLD THEY MAY SAY I'M DUMB...... BUT ERR , AINT GOT NOTHING NO NOTHING, NOTHING TO SHOW.
MAKE ME A CELEBRITY

I WANT TO BE A FACE ON T.V THEN YOU CAN SEE I'M A C-LEBRETY

I WANNA BE A STAR IN A BROADWAY MUSICAL,THERY'E GONNA LOVE ME THOUGH I CAN'T SING OR DANCE AT ALL
THEY MIGHT SAY I'M LAXADAYSICAL AND IF I WAS GOOD I'D STAND ON CHAIRS AND ALL
I WANT TO BE A FACE ON T.V THEN YOU CAN SEE I'M A C-LEBRETY
THEN YOU CAN SAY YOU KNEW ME ONE DAY THEN YOU WILL SEE I'M
A C-LEBRETY. C-LEBRETY I WANT TO BE A C C C-LEBRETY
I GOTTA BE A C C C C LEBRETY
I WANT BE HEARD AND I WANT TO BE SEEN ON EVERY T.V SCREEN"
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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 20:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i´m really not sure bout "I´d stand on chairs at all" and i´d stand of chance at all " instead..

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Posted: 05 Apr 08, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sorry for c-lebrety...c-lebrity instead

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Posted: 06 Apr 08, 00:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my version -

Oh yeah yeah yeah

Ain't got no hope, got no idea
What to do or why I'm here
Wanna get my face on your TV
I wanna be heard, I want to be seen

Ain't got nothing
No, nothing!
Nothing to show
Make me a celebrity

I want to be, a face on TV
Then you can see, I'm a c-lebrity

I wanna get my features in magazines
See this creature on every street, on every screen
Write my life story before I'm 21
I gotta tell the world - they may say I'm dumb

But I - ain't got nothin'
No, nothing!
Nothing to show
Make me a celebrity

I want to be, a face on TV
Then you can see, I'm a c-lebrity

Wanna be a star, yeah, in a Broadway musical
They gonna love me, though I can't sing or dance at all
They might say - ha! - I'm lackadaisical!
And I was real good, I'd stand no chance at all

I want to be, a face on TV
I wanna be on your screen!
Then you can see, I'm a c-lebrity
Then you can say!
Then you can say,
Mercy now!
you knew me one day
Then you will know!
Then you will see, I'm a c-lebrity

C, c-lebrity
C, c, c-lebrity
C, c-lebrity
C, c, c-lebrity

I want to be heard
I want to be seen on every TV screen
>cah-ching!<

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Posted: 06 Apr 08, 06:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lyrics including AD LIBS:

Oh yeah
Ain't got no hope, got no idea
What to do or why I'm here
Wanna get my face on your TV
I wanna be heard, I want to be seen
Ain't got nothing
No, nothing
Nothing to show
Make me a c-lebrity

I want to be, (oh yeah) a face on TV
Aha
Then you can see, I'm a c-lebrity

I wanna get my features in magazines
See this creature on every street, on every screen
Write my life story before I'm 21
I gotta tell the world - they may say I'm dumb

But I - ain't got nothing
No, nothing
Nothing to show
Make me a c-lebrity

I want to be, a face on TV
Aha
Then you can see, (hey Brian) I'm a c-lebrity
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

I wanna be a star (yeah) in a Broadway musical
They will love me, though I can't sing or dance at all
They might say ha I'm lackadaisical
And if I was real good, I'd stand no chance at all (oh but I)

I want to be, a face on TV
I wanna be on your screen
Then you can see, I'm a c-lebrity
Then you can say
Then you can say, (mercy now) you knew me one day
Then you will know
Then you will see, (ha) I'm a c-lebrity
(all right, yeah now)

C-, c-lebrity,i want to be a
C-, c-, c-lebrity
I’ve got to be a
C-, c-lebrity, (yeah, it’s the)
C-, c-, c-lebrity

I want to be heard
I want to be seen on every TV screen


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Posted: 06 Apr 08, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

C-rappy song IMO.

Typical Brian rock by numbers. He's been re-writing Hammer to Fall for years.

No way that performace was 100% live either. Did you hear the harmonizing on Brian's guitar?

I hope Roger brought some good songs to the table, he's capable of some pretty poignant stuff, even in his later solo CDs.