Geoffrey M. Dominy

Running with the Animals

paparazzi

Eight Note

Spanish/English

Verse One

Soy una polilla que está baila con la llama,
Soy la cara, quiero que el mundo sepa mi nombre,
Soy la canción, que todos conocemos,
Soy el premio, que nadie más puede reclamar.

Chorus

I wanna be the life of the party, the centre of the universe,
Running with the animals………
I don’t want to be incomplete, obsolete, fait accompli
Running from the animals………

Verse Two

Me encanta cuando la gente grita mi nombre,
Yo adoro las luces, las cámaras y la acción,
En la portada de las prensas y revistas,
Soy adicto.
Separado del mundo, yo quiero vivir para siempre.

English Translation

Verse One

I am a moth that is dancing with the flame,
I am the face, I want the world to know my name,
I am the song that we all know,
I am the prize, that no-one else can claim.

Chorus

I wanna be the life of the party, the centre of the universe,
Running with the animals………
I don’t want to be incomplete, obsolete, fait accompli
Running from the animals………

Verse Two

I love when the people call out my name,
I adore the lights, the cameras and the action,
On the cover of the press and magazines,
I am addicted.
Detached from the world,
I want to live forever.

Words & Music - Geoff Dominy

About the Song

A song about the downside of being addicted to being famous. I wrote the chorus first and liked the wording but thought it would be fun to write the verses in another language. My first thought was to do it it French but in the end I decided to do it in Spanish.