The Celebrity As Commodity

by Funboy Five

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It used to be so easy
writing lyrics every day
but now it’s getting harder
to say what I want to say
I used to be a singer
now I’m a celebrity
I used to be a person
now I’m a commodity

Now let’s have word
from the sponsor of this song
Who really thinks the chorus
doesn’t quite belong

I used to be tomorrow
now I barely make today
just like any falling star
I belong to yesterday
you used to be that groover
is all I hear them wail
final curtain come down
oldies are on sale


released August 20, 2018


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Funboy Five Twickenham, UK

Formed in January 1979, the Funboy Five recorded a radio session for the influential John Peel Show, and a single, Life After Death/Compulsive Eater, released in January 1980 on their own Cool-Cat-Daddy-O label.

In 2014, the band revived with a new vinyl single, Save The World/What Did You Do With The Body?, followed by further singles and 2019's 'The Greatest Album Of All Time'.
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