Lyrics

You live upon a stage, and everyone’s agreed
You’re the brightest hope by far that anyone can see
So when you take the limelight you can guarantee
You’re gaining fame and claiming credibility
Tell me baby are you gonna get high as a kite?
Tell me baby are you gonna let it happen every night
How can you expect to be taken seriously?

You live within the law, and everyone assumes
You must find this a bore, and try something new
You’re an intellectual giant, an authority
To preach and teach the whole world about ecology
Tell me baby are you gonna make any other claim?
Tell me baby are you gonna take any of the blame?
How can you expect to be taken seriously?
How can you expect to be taken seriously?
(Seriously)
(Seriously)

You live within the headlines, so everyone can see
You’re supporting every new cause and meeting royalty
You’re another major artist on a higher plane
Do you think they’ll put you in the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame?
Tell me baby how you generate longevity
Tell me baby how you really hate publicity
How can you expect to be taken seriously?
How can you expect to be taken seriously?
Seriously (seriously)
Seriously, aah

(Do you have a message for your fans?)

How can you expect to be taken seriously?
How can you expect to be taken seriously?

(Seriously)
Seriously
(Seriously)
Seriously
Aah, seriously

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20 COMMENTS

  1. This is an awesome song with a strong and important message. Like it very much, but the version they had in their Performance show is just jaw-droppingly good.

  2. This song is not dedicated to Bono, you people are all wrong. Stop making up things. Besides Bono is a great artist and so are Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.

  3. You live upon a stage, and everyone's agreed

    You're the brightest hope by far that anyone can see

    So when you take the limelight you can guarantee

    You're gaining fame and claiming credibility

    Tell me baby are you gonna get high as a kite?

    Tell me baby are you gonna let it happen every night

    How can you expect to be taken seriously?

    You live within the law, and everyone assumes

    You must find this a bore, and try something new

    You're an intellectual giant, an authority

    To preach and teach the whole world about ecology

    Tell me baby are you gonna make any other claims?

    Tell me baby are you gonna take any of the blame?

    How can you expect to be taken seriously?

    How can you expect to be taken seriously?

    You live within the headlines, so everyone can see

    You're supporting every new cause and meeting royalty

    You're another major artist on a higher plane

    Do you think they'll put you in the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame?

    Tell me baby how you generate longevity

    Tell me baby how you really hate publicity

    How can you expect to be taken seriously?

    How can you expect to be taken seriously?

    Seriously

    Seriously

    How can you expect to be taken seriously?

    How can you expect to be taken seriously?

  4. The end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s were made forever unforgettable by two events. Quenn The Miracle album, and Behavior. I don’t know which one I listened to several times, from start to finish. For me, the Behavior album has an autumn vibe, which is my favorite season. I put the JBL earphones in my ears, sit out in the woods, watch the October scenery, the falling leaves … Thank you big hearted guys for all your work, thank you for this album. I send my greetings from Subotica, Serbia. Long and meaningful life, in health, happiness. PET SHOP BOYS!