Starring Role

Album: Electra Heart (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Marina penned this fragile rumination regarding living outside reality with American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin. He won three Ivor Novello awards in 2009 for his work with Lily Allen, including Songwriters of the Year for "The Fear."
  • Marina wrote this song about a former lover who refused to be himself to her. She explained the song's meaning on Amazon: "You don't want to live in reality. That's why you're an artist. You're on the run."

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