BO BURNHAM


Art Is Dead Lyrics

Art is dead, art is dead
Art is dead, art is dead

Entertainers like to seem complicated
But we're not complicated
I can explain it pretty easily

Have you ever been to a birthday party for children
And one of the children won't stop screaming
Cause he's just a little attention attractor
When he grows up to be a comic or actor
He'll be rewarded for never maturing
For never understanding or learning
That every day can't be about him
There's other people you selfish asshole

I must be psychotic, I must be demented
To think that I'm worthy of all this attention
Of all of this money you worked hard for
I slept in late while you worked at the drug store
My drug's attention, I am an addict
But I get paid to indulge in my habit
It's all an illusion, I'm wearing make-up

I'm wearing make-up, make-up, make-up, make-up

Art is dead, so people think you're funny
How do you get those people's money?
I said, art is dead, we're rolling in dough
While Carlin rolls in his grave, in his grave, in his grave

Cause this show has got a budget
The show has got a budget
And all the poor people way more deserving of the money won't budget
Cause I wanted my name in lights
When I could have fed a family of four
For forty fucking fortnights, forty fucking fortnights

I am an artist, please god forgive me
I am an artist, please don't revere me
I am an artist, please don't respect me
I am an artist, feel free to correct me
A self-centered artist, self-obsessed artist
I am an artist, I am an artist

But I'm just a kid, I'm just a kid, kid
And maybe I'll grow out of it

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Meaning to "Art Is Dead" song text (4 meanings)
Anon 05/19/11,09:27
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For everyone here who thinks this is not Bo Burnham, or that that the song is deep and meaningful, I'd just like to point out HE'S A COMEDIAN. He writes songs to make fun of things... like artists.
Ben 01/13/11,20:07
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Incredibly powerful, especially when you see just how into he is when you watch the dvd, it's amazing
really 12/22/12,12:48
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@ The Pronouncement Maker Yes because it's the song that's pretentious. Now if you would stop being pompus and actually listen to the song, it would be great
The Pronouncement Maker 05/07/11,10:20
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This is trite, pretentious and inane. It's also an exercise in bad faith. Look all that up, then listen to this song in 10 years. If you still think it's great, sorry to say, you're a lost cause.
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