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Bo Burnham - Art is Dead
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Before you just assume Bo Burnham is just a comic, I urge you listen to the words of this song. This is one of the most self reflective songs you’ll probably ever hear:      

                                    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,
Because 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 everyday 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 really 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, make-up

Art is dead
So people think you’re funny?
How do we get those peoples’ money?
I said art is dead
We’re rolling in dough
While Carlin rolls in his grave.
The show has got a budget.
The show has got a budget.
And all of the poor people,
Way more deserving of the money won’t budge it.
Because I wanted my name in lights.
When I could have fed a family of four
For forty fucking four nights, 
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,
A self obsessed artist,
I am an artist.
I am an artist.
But I’m just a kid,
I’m just a kid,
I’m just a kid, kid
and maybe I’ll grow out of it. 

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