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Cover of "Art Is Dead" by Bo Burnham


Art is dead, art is dead, art is dead, art is dead
Entertainers like to seem complicated, but we're not complicated
I can explain it pretty easily
Have you ever been to a birthday party for children
And one of the children won't stop screaming
'Cause he's just a little attention attractor
And when he grows up to be a comic or actor
He'll be rewarded for never maturing
For never understanding or learning
That every day isn't about him
There's other people, you selfish asshole

I must be psychotic, I must be demented
To think that I'm worthy of all this attention
Of all of the money you work really hard for
I sleep in late while you work in the drug store
My drug's attention, I am an addict
But I get paid to indulge in my habit
It's all an illusion, I'm wearing makeup
I'm wearing makeup, makeup, makeup, makeup

Art is dead
So people think you're funny?
How do we get those people's money
Art is dead
We're rolling in dough while Carlin rolls in his grave
His grave, his grave

The show has got a budget, the show has got a budget
And all of the poor people way more deserving
Of the money won't budge it
'Cause I wanted my name in lights
When I could've fed a family of four
For forty freaking fortnights, forty freaking fortnights

I am an artist, please god forgive me
I am an artist, please don't revere me
I am an artist, please don't respect me
I am an artist, feel free to correct me
A self-centered artist, self-obsessed artist
I am an artist, I am an artist
But I'm just a kid, I'm just a kid
I'm just a kid, kid, and maybe I'll grow out of it


from Covers (2013​+​2014), released January 1, 2013


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Kirstyn Hippe New York, New York

Kirstyn Hippe is a 25-year-old musician and social media manager currently residing in New York City. She wrote songs for "I Ship It," the New Form Digital short film directed by Yulin Kuang, and the CW series of the same name.

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