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Lyric of the Week: success

Updated: Jan 14

money and power

celebrity and fame

a zillion-selling record

a household name

king of the mountain

riding the crest

these are the things

that constitute success


chorus

these are the things that I call success

more is more, any less is just less

till I get what I want I won’t get any rest

these are the things that I call success


my face on TV

in the music mags

my personal life splashed

in the gossip rags

let the whole world know

I couldn’t care less

it’s a small price to pay

for my long-craved success


repeat chorus


yeah, I could be humble

unpretentious and modest

and say I don’t need it

but hey, let’s be honest

this is the dream

I’ve been nursing so long

the bounty of the universe

for a top 40 song


a house full of clothes

a garage full of cars

a pool in the back

a romp with the stars

by talent or luck

up there with the best

that’s how I’ll measure

when I’ve reached success.


repeat chorus


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My kind of crib ... YES or NO?

We can all be modest and humble, and tell the world we really don't need all these material comforts as a reward for doing something well. And then we can drive up the Pacific Coast Highway and say, why only them, why not me? To be frank and honest ... I wouldn't mind some sort of fabulous remuneration for paying my dues and being modest about them for all these years. Just one hit song is all I need.


This song dates back to sometime in the early 2000s, before I actually considered moving to California. I guess back then I was thinking more of someplace like Rumson, NJ, or perhaps The Hamptons, NY. But once you've been to the West Coast, your orientation changes somewhat.


#originallyrics #modesty #success #riches




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