Strike a pose with my kinfolk Front page of the billboards Suit and tie and cigar smokes Macallan shots till it burn throats We still celebratin' Superbowl Catalogue lookin' legendary Ring froze like it's February XO, that's a mercenary A quarter bill on an off year Used to sing on lofts But now we cruising on a yacht, we clear, yeah Yeah, said you wanted your boyfriend jealous with a couple pics And you didn't expect to fall for me once you got this dick The city dark, city dangerous Your girlfriend's tryna pair you with somebody more famous But instead you ended up with someone so basic Faceless Someone to take your pictures and frame it And my new girl, she a movie star My new girl, she a movie star I loved her right, make her scream like Neve Campbell But I make her laugh, swear it cures my depressing thoughts 'Cause baby girl, she a movie star Baby girl, she a movie star I told myself that I'd never fall But here we go again Ooh Here we go again Life's a dream 'Cause it's never what it seems But you'd rather love and lost with tears Than never love at all So here we go again Although this love is strong to me Some things can change, go wrong with me We don't know how it's gonna be Forever is too long to me We don't need the government involved because we like to touch We don't need no damn religion tellin' us that we in love But if we did crush down the road Spendin' lawyer fees up Pen and pack gon' save my ass if these feelings freeze up You gon' sign this prenup You gon' sign this prenup You gon' sign this prenup You gon' sign this prenup Ooh Here we go again Life's a dream 'Cause it's never what it seems But you'd rather love and lost with tears Than never love at all So here we go again
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Originally a chart-topper for Steve Lawrence in 1962 chart-topper, "Go Away Little Girl," became the first song of the rock era to be taken to #1 by two different artists when Donny Osmond's cover version also reached the summit in 1971.