Bubblegum

Conversations, hesitations in my mind
You got my conscience asking questions that I can't find
When your looks are gone and you're alone
How many nights you sit beside the phone
We're lost in a world of illusive dreams
Where every story has a desperate ring
There's no beginning and there is no end
Feels like I'm dreaming but I'm not sleeping
What you pay for these riches and fame
Well it's all a vicious game
I wanna be a part of something I don't know
And if you try to hold me back I might explode
Speak it all the time, speak it all the time
And I'll never tell you what is mine

I don't wanna be that kind of guy,
I wanna dance right through the night,
To get me through these ch-changing skies
To get me through these ch-changing skies

Trying to find the magic, Trying to write a classic
Waste-bin full of paper, Clever rhymes, see you later
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
Around the world or around the block
Everywhere I go the kids wanna rock
And if I stumble and it seems that I am blind
or if the road I'm on seems awful hard to find
What's the name of the game that we are playing
But whenever I think that we are winning
When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around
I think I've had enough
I might get a little drunk
We've got stars directing our fate
and we're praying it's not too late

I don't wanna be that kind of guy,
I wanna dance right through the night,
To get me through these ch-changing skies
To get me through these ch-changing skies

Your call's late, big mistake
You've gotta hang about in limbo for as long as I take
Truth is like a rotten tooth, you gotta spit it out
Let the bottom two, let my wisdom work it out
The world is ours, sending your sordid powers
The words out now, hope you heard em like cows
There's a red neck rapping at my door
And fighting for a one man's war
Though I've never been through hell like that
I've closed enough windows to know you can never look back
People are so phony
Nosy cause they're lonely
Were never taught what we teach
And won't practice what we preach
We can live fast, fly young
Everyday we celebrate just like we won

I don't wanna be that kind of guy,
I wanna dance right through the night,
To get me through these ch-changing skies
To get me through these ch-changing skies

My mind was thugged all laced and bugged all twisted wrong and beat
Now the fuzzy stare from not being there on a confusing morning week
I make friends, I make enemies, it doesn't matter all that much to me
I'm not the kind who deals behind the scenes
I won't sell my soul, I'd be nothing without some integrity
Got the ego, can be abused
I got my two-toned shoes
and I can sing the blues
You don't need diamond rings or eighteen karat gold
Fancy cars that go very fast, you know they never last, no, no
There's a million like us so we're not alone
A million like us tho' I can't think of one
There must be a million people who are pulling apart
And they don't know how to stop it, can't stop it when it starts
'Cause this life is too short to live it just for you
But when you feel so powerless, what are you gonna do

I don't wanna be that kind of guy,
I wanna dance right through the night,
To get me through these ch-changing skies
To get me through these ch-changing skies

I think there's something you should know
I think it's time I told you so
There's something deep inside of me
There's someone else I've got to be
Take back your picture in a frame
Take back your singing in the rain
I just hope you understand
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man

I don't wanna be that kind of guy,
I wanna dance right through the night,
To get me through these ch-changing skies
To get me through these ch-changing skies

Bubblegum Footnotes

  1. All Saints, Never Ever
  2. Asia, Heat of the Moment
  3. Rick Astley, In the Name of Love
  4. Mariah Carey, Fantasy
  5. Roxette, So You Wanna Be A Rock 'N Roll Star
  6. Miley Cyrus, Can't Be Tamed
  7. Grimes, Vowels = Space And Time
  8. Lady Gaga, Changing Skies
  9. Natasha Bedingfield, These Words
  10. Katy Perry, Roar
  11. Bryan Adams, Kids Wanna Rock
  12. Rick Springfield, Speak to the Sky
  13. Joss Stone, Snakes and Ladders
  14. Sting, When the world is running down, You make the best of what's still around
  15. Rihanna, FourFiveSeconds
  16. Robbie Williams, Millennium
  17. Girls Aloud, Love Machine
  18. MIA, Bring the Noize
  19. Escape Club, Shake for the Sheik
  20. fun, Carry On
  21. Justin Timberlake, Like I Love You
  22. Aqua, An Apple A Day
  23. Icona Pop, We Got the World
  24. Len, Steal My Sunshine
  25. Sheena Easton, I Wouldn't Beg For Water
  26. Rod Stweart, All In The Name Of Rock 'N' Roll
  27. Madonna, Express Yourself
  28. Hall & Oates, Bigger Than Both of Us
  29. Nelly Furtado, Powerless
  30. George Michael, Freedom '90