it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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jack's crows are in for a murder. a murder is a gathering.

So, you know how we joke about the glamour! and so forth? And, yanno, if anybody out there reading this for publishing tips is still harboring some idea that any career in the entertainment industries is anything other than living by one's wits until the roof falls in--

I offer Mr. Elvis Costello's perspective on the matter.


 Now that your picture's in the paper being rhythmically admired
and you can have anyone that you have ever desired,
all you gotta tell me now is why, why, why, why.

Welcome to the workin' week.
Oh I know it don't thrill you, I hope it don't kill you.
Welcome to the workin' week.
You gotta do it till you're through it so you better get to it.

All of your family had to kill to survive,
and they're still waitin' for their big day to arrive.
But if they knew how I felt they'd bury me alive.

Welcome to the workin' week.
Oh I know it don't thrill you, I hope it don't kill you.
Welcome to the workin' week.
You gotta do it till you're through it so you better get to it.

I hear you sayin', "Hey, the city's alright,
when you only read about it in books.
Spend all your money gettin' so convinced
that you never even bother to look.
Sometimes I wonder if we're livin' in the same land,
Why d'you wanna be my friend when I feel like a juggler
running out of hands?

Welcome to the workin' week, oh, welcome to the working week.



Okay, there are more groupies in his corner of the business than in mine, but at least I don't have to deal with record company executives.

I'll stick to slinging words.

Also, thank God, very few people masturbate to author photos. No matter what David Bowie admits about his teenage fixation with Eartha Kitt's autobiography.
Tags: lives of unparalleled glamour, the glamour!
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