Friendly Fire - Pet Shop Boys

An inspirational tirade against me
How to explain my life
Girls to the left of me
Boys to the right of me
Neither husband nor wife

Though the days are filled with pain
There is no one who'll explain
Why I'm coming under
Friendly fire
Shot in the fatal cause
Of rock 'n' roll

But there's no one
Really no one
To say why I endure
Under force majeure
Slander without shame or tact
I who studied make up
Mime and Buddha who taught
Two generations to react

About me the critics lied
I ignored them and survived
In spite of coming under
Friendly fire
Shot in the fatal cause
Of rock 'n' roll
But there's nothing
Really nothing to deny

When I look back
My eyes are filled with tears
Danger to mascara
Applause to my peers
When fame sustained me
And arenas acclaimed me
I floated through life on a cloud
Of love and insanity
And pagan profanity
Before a worshipping crowd

Now my status is ill-defined
As an icon I'm inclined
To be coming under
Friendly fire
Shot in the fatal cause
Of rock 'n' roll

But whatever
Dull or clever
Points they've scored
I have never
Oh no never
Been ignored

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