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You live upon a stage
And everyone agrees
You're the brightest hope by far that anyone can see
So when you take the limelight you can guarantee
You're getting fame and claiming credibility

Tell me baby are you gonna get high as a kite?
Tell me baby are gonna let it happen every night?

How can you expect to be taken
Seriously?

You live within the law and everyone assumes
You must find this a bore and try something new
You're an intellectual giant and authority
To preach and teach the whole world about ecology

Tell me baby are you gonna make any other claim?
Tell me baby are you gonna take any of the blame?

How can you expect to be taken
Seriously?
How can you expect to be taken
Seriously? (Seriously)

(Seriously)

You live within the headlines so everyone can see
You're supporting every new cause even royalty
You're another major artist on a higher plane
Do you think they'll put you the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Tell me baby how to generate longevity
Tell me baby how you really hate publicity

How can you expect to be taken
Seriously?
How can you expect to be taken
Seriously? (Seriously)
Seriously
Oh ...

Do you have a message for your fans?

How can you expect to be taken
Seriously?
How can you expect to be taken
Seriously? (Seriously)
Seriously (Seriously)
Seriously
Oh ... seriously



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