Vanity Kills


All that I am
All I could be
All I decide, the many faces of me
All I became, the man that I am
Got nothing to prove and got it all to gain

Words that are spoken
Promises broken yeah
Now that I've woken
All the cheap thrills with expensive pills
Vanity kills
Vanity kills

Highs and the lows, the web that I wove
I'll push you away but keep you closer to me
You gave me the crown, the talk of the town
With nothing to lose, I'd do it all again

Words that are spoken
Promises broken yeah
Now that I've woken
All the cheap thrills with expensive pills
Vanity kills
Vanity kills

Golden gloves, skin and bones
All that remains is the state of my soul
Golden gloves, skin and bones
All that remains is the state of my soul

Words that are spoken
Promises broken yeah
Now that I've woken
All the cheap thrills with expensive pills
Vanity kills
Vanity kills
Vanity kills


Lyrics by:
Brown

Available on:
My Way (3.37)

Details:
Vanity kills this album stone dead. Vanity Kills and For The Glory convey a distaste of excessive self-importance, which is peculiar, given that much of the My Way album is flush with a self-satisfaction reeking of smugness. The woeful My Way cover artwork - showing Ian standing on a rock, wearing a jacket bearing his own image - epitomises all that is wrong with this preeningly self-righteous LP (at least Sid Vicious' appropriation of Frank Sinatra's signature tune was laced with humour). Ian's sixth solo album finds the singer as adamant as ever that the blame for the Roses' implosion lies with his former songwriting partner. When a level of restraint is maintained by Brown on this theme, it does, however, yield the album's most satisfying moment, Always Remember Me.


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