Big Celebrity

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"Big Celebrity" was inspired by filmmaker John Waters' essay collection CRACKPOT.

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cha-cha heels, straight skirt to the knee
cardigan sweater buttoned up the back
heavy black eyeliner, Clearasil lips
throw you on the ground and your hair would crack

the celebrity room at the top of the stairs
sits empty, a tacky star on the door
if Liz Taylor isn’t sitting in there
then what the hell did you break into it for

stop fooling around and go for broke
it’ll all happen to you eventually
look in the mirror and see yourself
you’re a big celebrity
big celebrity
big celebrity
big celebrity

take a walk down atrocity lane
perpetual tourist, the best way to travel
pay attention to your own back yard
scandal is everywhere waiting to unravel

it’s lonely at the bottom as well as the top
so do what they tell you and don’t make a fuss
you got two fish lines under the bridle
one makes you talk, the other shuts you up

stop fooling around and go for broke
it’ll all happen to you eventually
look in the mirror and see yourself
you’re a big celebrity
big celebrity
big celebrity
big celebrity

you’d rather die famous than live unknown
the National Enquirer calls you on the phone
and you don’t need a reason not to smoke again
if the golden age of trash is coming to an end

the prettiest girls in thirteen countries
with twenty-six bare shoulders covered in net
hated the picture but loved the gimmick
the world just might not be ready for it

Natalie Wood’s footprints fill up with water
as the janitor hoses down the cement
you were watching the movie like a crime scene witness
but you still don’t know what it meant

stop fooling around and go for broke
it’ll all happen to you eventually
look in the mirror and see yourself
you’re a big celebrity
big celebrity
big celebrity
big celebrity

credits

from Big Celebrity, released November 22, 2016
Ellia Bisker: vocals/ukulele
Heather Cole: violin
Lyndol Descant: vocals/piano
Erin Rogers: saxophone
Cecil Scheib: trombone
Bob Smith: bass
Darrell Smith: drums
John Waters: trumpet

Written and composed by Ellia Bisker
Horn arrangements by Erin Rogers & Ellia Bisker

Engineered & mixed by Don Godwin at Airshow (Takoma Park, MD) and Phantom Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Produced by Ellia Bisker
Mastered by Stefan Heger at FisheyeMusicMastering (Columbia, SC)

(c) Sweet Soubrette Songs (ASCAP) / (p) Ellia Bisker

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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy love songs have won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's third album, Burning City, releases November 24, 2013. ... more

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