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There is an empty space in the chair tonight
Cause he don't feel right
There are storm clouds brewing at the back of his mind
As he steps outside

He will be twenty in a week
But he's old for his years
He's had many of those
To confront his own fears

Cause his father's not the man he'd like to grow up to be
And his mother isn't growing old gracefully

He says at times like these I don't want to be a superstar
Cause reality tv killed them all in america
Though the sun always shines in a magazines
Tonight can we be free to be who we really are

There is an empty space between the lines tonight
And it burns so bright
And the angry silence that he throws on the floor
Says he don't care anymore

He had money for the truth
But love's a lot more
The answer's not the one he was looking for
And his father's not the man he'd like to grow up to be
And his mother is his mother reluctantly

He said time like these I don't want to be a superstar
Cause reality tv killed them all in America
Though the sun always shines in the magazines
Tonight can we be free to be who we really are

He says times like these I don't want to be a superstar
Cause reality tv killed them all in America
Though the sun always shines in the magazines
Tonight can we be free to be who we really are

He says times like these I don't want to be a superstar
Cause reality tv killed them all in America
Though the sun always shines in the magazines
Tonight can we be free to be who we really are



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    UnregisteredSep 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    This song is about a man, who is about to turn twenty ("He'll be twenty in a week") who has grown up in the spotlight and is a "superstar".

    James Blunt explores the difficulties of growing up in such a position, claiming that the world of fame may be bright and sunny in appearance ("though the sun always shines in the magazine"), in contrast claiming that such a position can ruin a person's character and entrap them ("Reality TV killed them all in America" / "Tonight can we be free to be who we really are?").

    The fact that the man in the song is toughened beyond his years ("He will be twenty in a week / But he's old for his years") suggests the hardships of living in the spotlight.

    Essentially, I feel this song is about the way in which media and stardom can ruin a character's individuality, robbing them of their freedom. Personally I also believe James Blunt is talking about himself in this song.

    Either way, I love this song!

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