Celebrity Skin

I once took a girl to prom who was a dead ringer for a blonde Melissa Auf Der Mauer, the red-headed bassist from the band “Hole,” and I reckon it was approximately around the time this song was first on the radio.  Courtney Love may be a complete train wreck of a human being who’s best known as the widow of Kurt Cobain, but her band rocked.  I’ve always thought Hole was underrated, and to this day I would argue that they had the single greatest band name of all time.  (Although my brother did have a band called “Boxfan” once, and that was pretty fantastic, too.)

Oh, make me over…
I’m all I want to be–
a walking study
in demonology.

Hey, so glad you could make it.
Yeah, now you really made it.
Hey, so glad you could make it now.

Oh, look at my face–
my name is Might Have Been…
my name is Never Was…
my name’s Forgotten…

Hey, so glad you could make it.
Yeah, now you really made it.
Hey, there’s only us left now.

When I wake up in my makeup,
it’s too early for that dress,
wilted and faded somewhere in Hollywood,
I’m glad I came here with your pound of flesh.
No second billing ’cause you’re a star now,
oh Cinderella, they aren’t sluts like you–
beautiful garbage, beautiful dresses,
can you stand up or will you just fall down?

You better watch out
for what you wish for.
It better be worth it–
so much to die for.

Hey, so glad you could make it.
Yeah, now you really made it.
Hey, there’s only us left now.

When I wake up in my makeup,
have you ever felt so used up as this?
It’s all so sugarless–
hooker, waitress,
model, actress,
oh, just go nameless.
Honeysuckle, she’s full of poison,
she obliterated everything she kissed.
Now she’s fading somewhere in Hollywood,
I’m glad I came here with your pound of flesh.

You want a part of me?
Well, I’m not selling cheap.
No, I’m not selling cheap.

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