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Three Minute Boy Lyrics

"Three Minute Boy" was written by Rothery, Molsey, Kelly, Trewavas, Hogarth.
"Three Minute Boy" was written by Rothery, Molsey, Kelly, Trewavas, Hogarth.

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Here today, gone this afternoon
Another tune, we almost remember
What's the story? Sex and drugs again
Business as usual, the clock's already ticking

La, la la la, la, la la la, la, la la la, la

When he was young, staring at the TV
He watched the fun happenin' to other people
Now, they scream as they run after him
Like a dream, like Elvis and The Beatles

A three minute song is all he wrote
He only did it for a joke
They played him on the radio
From Tokyo to Timbuktu

A three minute boy, ain't that somethin'?
They named their children after him
The good times rolled beneath his feet
He skipped along the one-way street

She's a pretty girl, she don't know how it started
She made a movie, he almost remembered
She measured up, they moved into a basement
"We're so in love", they giggled to the nation

La, la la la, la, la la la, la, la la la, la

Three minute millionaire they said
The numbers rattled 'round his head
They spun him three times round the globe
She waited patiently at home

And all the pretty girls wanted him
In places that he'd never been
Too much love will do you in
Forgive, forgive, forgive, forgive

Three minute kid is here again
Surrounded by three minute friends
He found someone to understand
To shock the world and hold his hand

No religion, no restraint
No direction, no complaints
No future and no way out
No time now to think about it

All the money's gone
He don't know what they spent it on
Girlfriends gone off with the jag
She gone back to her mum and dad

He's curled up on the studio floor
He just can't do it anymore
The flashgun went off without warning
He'll read about it tomorrow morning

She's goin' out with someone new
In this week at number two

Songwriters
ROTHERY, MOLSEY, KELLY, TREWAVAS, HOGARTH

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