Famous Friends

by Teddy Blanks

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Like a spoiled little boy,
I get so upset
All these pop songs I put up on the internet:
They never turn out right
They never make much news
You're in LA, in a hotel, giving interviews

All night on the phone like a teenager,
I am imagining you,
asleep in my bed
Cut to a fantasy sequence,
establishing themes that run through
and words left unsaid

Oh, we'll be kissing on the magazine
We've got the easy life
and we won't feel guilty no more
You'll be kissing on the movie screen
and I will survive
'cos the film's almost over

Climb on down from that movie screen
Baby, we will be famous friends
Reach out and touch me
as if you were already mine

Take my pulse
Watch my weight
Settle down, sugar, stand up straight
If you doubt my conviction
I will do the twist
You oughta hear my heart, girl
It sounds like this—

From the other side of the country,
armed with your big yellow eyes,
you ended up here
Come, put your body above me
Lean in real close and I'll whisper,
"Home," in your ear

Oh yeah, they scream out at you every day
They want your marginalia
shot right into the sky
My love will make them go away
My arms will cover you
We will stay right here forever

Climb on down from that movie screen
I know we will be famous friends
Reach out and touch me
You are already mine

Fold up like an accordion
Saunter back to me
Stumble over your thoughts again
Listen carefully


released April 2, 2013
Music & Lyrics by Teddy Blanks
Produced by Patrick Ford
Mixed by Fraser McColluch
Mastered by Luke Harper


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Teddy Blanks Brooklyn, New York

Teddy Blanks is a singer-songwriter who composed the score for Lena Dunham's debut feature Tiny Furniture. Blanks is also the co-founder of CHIPS, a Brooklyn graphic design studio. In 2009, he released a solo EP, Complications, inspired by the medical writings of Atul Guwande in the New Yorker. He will release his new album, Therapy, on May 7, 2013. ... more

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