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Fame and Fortune

from Speak Up by Farewell Typewriter

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Grant Shellen: vocals, guitar
Jason Countryman: bass, vocals
Steve Slater: drums, tambourine


When I saw you at the call back
I knew that you'd be getting the part
Cause there's no way they could see you
And not imagine you breaking some hearts

And it must be a blessing
Now that everybody's dressing you up
I'll admit it's quite depressing
That you're always second guessing your love

With attention comes affliction
And you're getting more than your share of both
But no one knows you're hurting
Knows how hard it is for you to get close

And it must be a given
That everyone thinks you're giving up
You will not be forgiven
While they assume you're living it up

Collect your compensation
Collect your speculation and spite
Nobody’s there to pick you
Pick you up from every last fight

You’re taking quite a skinning
All the time you’re winning awards
Is this just the beginning
Of the vultures’ ever-thinning accord?


from Speak Up, released April 13, 2018
Music by Farewell Typewriter
Lyrics by Grant Shellen


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