Superstar

Words & Music by James Kennedy

'Superstar' is an Alternative Rock song & the 8th song on the 2012 Kyshera album 'Made In China'. The words, music & production are by James Kennedy.

Like the 2 songs before it, 'Superstar' is one of only 3 'song' format tracks on the 'Made In China' album. Even though the songs' chord structure is unconventional, the song is melodic and in 4/4 time throughout. 'Superstar' was an obvious Single choice for the album and was released as CD Single which also featured a Promotional video, a live acoustic version of the song and ready ripped mp3's. When played live, Kyshera would frequently digress into band solo's in the middle of the song, as can be seen on their 'Live at The Globe Theatre, Cardiff' concert on Youtube.

Lyrically, the song is Kennedy attacking modern celebrity culture & using it as an analogy for other aspects of modern culture that Kennedy felt vacuous & fictitious, such as the spectacle of modern Politics & the News.

LYRICS

Superstar, time will show just what you are

Helpless, frail, shallow Shark

Cowering in a plastic heart

On a scrap-yard.

Superstar, refuse sold by glitz & charm

And a slide-show of seasonable façades

Just fast food in a different mask

Of stained glass.

When you have bought everything they told you to,

The purpose of fashion is to re-sell to you

The same as new.

Don’t let the exterior distract your view

From the swindle in front of you.

Don’t let the exterior become virtue

Turn away & it breaks in two.

Superstar, symbol of our modern farce

Where style comes first & content last

In our ‘one-use’ garnish, glitter farm

We call culture.

Don’t let the exterior distract your view

From the swindle in front of you.

Don’t let the exterior become virtue

Turn away & it breaks in two.

If we merit mediocrity

That’s all that we will ever be

Those that ride on the shallow tide

Get washed up quickest every time.

When you have bought everything they told you to,

The purpose of fashion is to re-sell to you

The same as new.

Don’t let the exterior distract the view

From the swindle in front of you.

Don’t let the exterior become virtue

Turn away & it breaks in two.

Or are we just as broken too