Being Somebody Else

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Del Amitri

Del Amitri were a Scottish alternative rock band, formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1983. The band grew out of Justin Currie's Jordanhill College School band and came together after teenager Currie placed an advertisement in the window of a music store asking for people who could play to contact him. … more »

How are you going to pass the time of day
In your beautiful empty shell,
When you've shaken the hands of so many sinceroes
You feel like a fake yourself.

How do you choose between you and me
When we both feed on being somebody else.

So you suck on the juice of youth and use any chemical you can get
You get deeper in debt every step you take on your ladder of lifelessness.
Bye bye to the boring times,
Hello to my friend, how you been being somebody else?

Now the troops in your head won't obey what you say
And the mutiny seems to spread.
And all you can hear is a voice in your ear and it's telling you that you're dead.

The sun sets in a coffee cup, the moon throws up
The flood flows over the house,
The books start jumping from the shelf
And the clothes horse races itself, 
Now we're all so busy being somebody else.


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