Big Time

Album: So (1986)
Charted: 13 8
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  • I'm on my way, I'm making it
    I've got to make it show, yeah
    So much larger than life
    I'm going to watch it growing

    The place where I come from is a small town
    They think so small
    They use small words
    But not me
    I'm smarter than that
    I worked it out
    I've been stretching my mouth
    To let those big words come right out

    I've had enough, I'm getting out
    To the city, the big big city
    I'll be a big noise with all the big boys
    There's so much stuff I will own
    And I will pray to a big god
    As I kneel in the big church

    Big time
    I'm on my way-I'm making it
    Big time big time
    I've got to make it show yeah
    Big time big time
    So much larger than life
    Big time
    I'm going to watch it growing
    Big time

    My parties all have big names
    And I greet them with the widest smile
    Tell them how my life is one big adventure
    And always they're amazed
    When I show them 'round my house, to my bed
    I had it made like a mountain range
    With a snow-white pillow for my big fat head
    And my heaven will be a big heaven
    And I will walk through the front door

    Big time
    I'm on my way, I'm making it
    Big time
    Big time
    I've got to make it show, yeah
    Big time
    Big time
    So much larger than life
    Big time
    I'm going to watch it growing
    Big time
    Big time
    My car is getting bigger
    Big time
    My house getting bigger
    Big time
    My eyes getting bigger
    Big time
    And my mouth
    Big time
    My belly is getting bigger
    Big time
    And my bank account
    Big time
    Look at my circumstance
    Big time
    And the bulge in my big big big big big big
    Big big big big big big big big big Writer/s: Peter Gabriel
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 14

  • Rick Bourdier from This Side Of The PondHi there. Thankful for all of Peter's great music.
  • Seventhmist from 7th Heaven"HIGHER!!"
  • Mark from Jefferson City, MoA snow white pillow for my big fat head. Hey, that song's about me!
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxGreat stop-motion effects video.
  • Edward Pearce from Ashford, Kent, EnglandLp, The Police did not break up in 1983. In June 1986, they played three concerts for Amnesty International. Then in July 1986 they produced re-recordings of "Don't Stand So Close to Me" and "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da". They never officialy split though they didn't perform again publically until the 2007 Grammies & their 2007-08 Reunion tour.
  • Tara from Omaha, NeGood song and video but for a long time I hated it because it beat out the Monkees for Video Of The Year on MTV.
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandSteve, Oakland: The thing is, as an avid WWE watcher, I DID pay attention but they didn't mention it in the UK shows. Stick to learning to argue instead of actually doing it.
  • Robin from Pittsburgh, Pacan't you just picture peter's goofy smile in front of a mike at the beginning of the song? love it...oh and who loves his song he did for the gangs of new soundtrack!
  • Zac from Grawn, MiThe word "big" is said 48 times in this song (not just by Gabriel).
  • Kelly from Salt Lake City, Utalso, BIG TIME AND SLEDGEHAMMER videos have NOTHING to do with the song, they are just made to throw you off from the real reason behind the lyrics
  • Lp from New York, Nystewart copeland wasn't with the police in 1986, they broke up in 1983!
  • Steve from Oakland, Caif you paid attention WWE announced that this will be the theme for WM around royal rumble time.
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandWM22 hasnt been yet numbnuts

    Oh and the HI THERE bit at the beginning sounds a lot like Eddie, the hyper-computer from 'The Htichhiker's Guide to The Galaxy'
  • Steve from Oakland, CaThis is the official theme song for WrestleMania 22.
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