Price Of Fame Lyrics

Michael Jackson


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ronnie Jackson, Shad Moss, Shad Gregory Moss
album: Track in album The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection
release date: 2013-6-24
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
length: 4:35

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Michael Jackson The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection cover art
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I took my baby on a river boat cruise
And she was well aware
I was excited about the way things could have been
Cause in it I don't care
I want a face no one can recognize, in disguise
Someone called out my name
They thought of taking pictures, autographs, then they grab
My joy has turned to pain

Father always told me
You won't live a quiet life
If you're reaching for fortune and fame
I feel the pressure setting in, I'm living just to win
I'm down in my pain, don't you feel it?
It's the price of fame, you pay the price of fame
So don't be feelin' no pain!
It's the price of fame, it's the price of fame
So don't you ever complain!

I'm on, the cover of the magazine, what a scene
They know my every do's
"Just sign your name on the dotted line, you'll be fine" ?
That always bothers me
Get in your car, you wanna take a ride, look behind
Someone is following you
You try to get away you turn real fast, but too bad
They know your every move!

My father always told me
You won't live a quiet life
If you're reaching for fortune and fame
I feel the pressure setting in, I'm living just to win
I bleed all this pain, don't you ever complain!

It's the price of fame, you pay the price of fame
So don't you ever complain!
It's the price of fame, you pay the price for fame
So don't be feelin' no pain!

It's the price of fame, you pay the price of fame!
Father never lies, my father never lies
My father never lies
So don't be feelin' this way boy!

I'd like to take some time and get away, then they'll say
Is that boy still alive?
The week in village what a thrill
Only the strong survive

My father always told me
You won't live a quiet life
They startin' to wonderin' where have you been?
I feel their envious looks at me
Their mistaken jealousy
Then stand here in my shoes
And then get a taste of my blues!

It's the price of fame
You pay the price of fame, so don't you ever complain!
It's the price of fame
You pay the price of fame
So don't be feelin' this way!
It's the price of fame
You pay the price of fame, so don't you ever complain!

It's the price of fame, you pay the price of fame!
Father never lies, my father never lies baby
My father never lies
So don't be feelin' no pain boy!


Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough (original demo from 1978)
  • 2 Workin’ Day and Night (original demo from 1978)
  • 3 Rock With You (single version)
  • 4 Off the Wall
  • 5 She’s Out of My Life (single version)
    Digital Media 2
  • 1 Billie Jean (home demo from 1981)
  • 2 Billie Jean (single version)
  • 3 Billie Jean (long version)
  • 4 Billie Jean (Underground mix)
  • 5 Beat It (single version)
  • 6 Beat It (Thriller 25th Anniversary remix)
  • 7 The Girl Is Mine (Thriller 25th Anniversary remix)
  • 8 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (Thriller 25th Anniversary remix)
  • 9 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Thriller 25th Anniversary remix)
  • 10 For All Time
  • 11 Got the Hots (Thriller 25th Anniversary)
  • 12 Someone in the Dark
  • 13 Carousel
  • 14 Thriller (instrumental)
    Digital Media 3
  • 1 Don’t Be Messin’ ’round
  • 2 I’m So Blue
  • 3 Song Groove (a.k.a. Abortion Papers)
  • 4 Free
  • 5 Price of Fame
  • 6 Al Capone
  • 7 Streetwalker
  • 8 Fly Away
  • 9 I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
  • 10 Todo mi amor eres tu (I Just Can’t Stop Loving You)
  • 11 Je ne veux pas la fin de nous (I Just Can’t Stop Loving You) (French version)
  • 12 Bad (remix by Afrojack - DJ Buddha edit)
  • 13 Speed Demon (remix by Nero)
  • 14 Bad (remix by Afrojack) (club mix)
    Digital Media 4
  • 1 Ease on Down the Road
  • 2 You Can’t Win
  • 3 Shake a Body (early demo)
  • 4 Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (single edit)
  • 5 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (demo version)
  • 6 Sunset Driver (demo)
  • 7 Scared of the Moon (demo)
  • 8 State of Shock
  • 9 We Are the World (demo)
  • 10 We Are Here to Change the World
  • 11 Cheater (demo)
  • 12 Monkey Business
  • 13 Dangerous (early version)
  • 14 Who Is It (IHS mix)
  • 15 Someone Put Your Hand Out
  • 16 On the Line
  • 17 Fall Again (demo)
  • 18 In the Back
  • 19 Beautiful Girl (demo)
  • 20 The Way You Love Me
  • 21 We’ve Had Enough
  • 22 You Rock My World (with intro)
  • 23 Enjoy Yourself
  • 24 Lovely One
  • 25 This Place Hotel (a.k.a. Heartbreak Hotel)
    Digital Media 5
  • 1 This Is It
  • 2 This Is It (Orchestra version)
  • 3 She’s Out of My Life (demo)
  • 4 Beat It (demo)
  • 5 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (demo)
  • 6 Smooth Criminal (radio edit)
  • 7 Planet Earth (Poem)
    Digital Media 6
  • 1 Hold My Hand
  • 2 Hollywood Tonight
  • 3 Keep Your Head Up
  • 4 (I Like) The Way You Love Me
  • 5 Monster
  • 6 Best of Joy
  • 7 Breaking News
  • 8 (I Can’t Make It) Another Day
  • 9 Behind the Mask
  • 10 Much Too Soon
    Digital Media 7
  • 1 Workin’ Day and Night (Immortal version)
  • 2 The Immortal Intro (Immortal version)
  • 3 Childhood (Immortal version)
  • 4 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Immortal version)
  • 5 Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (Immortal version)
  • 6 Dancing Machine / Blame It on the Boogie (Immortal version)
  • 7 Ben (Immortal version)
  • 8 This Place Hotel (Immortal version)
  • 9 Smooth Criminal (Immortal version)
  • 10 Dangerous (Immortal version)
  • 11 The Mime Segment (I Like) The Way You Love Me Speed Demon Another Part of Me (Immortal version)
  • 12 The Jackson 5 Medley (Immortal version)
  • 13 Speechless / Human Nature (Immortal version)
  • 14 Is It Scary / Threatened (Immortal version)
  • 15 Thriller (Immortal version)
  • 16 You Are Not Alone / I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (Immortal version)
  • 17 Beat It / State of Shock (Immortal version)
  • 18 Jam (Immortal version)
  • 19 Planet Earth / Earth Song (Immortal version)
  • 20 Scream / Little Susie (Immortal version)
  • 21 Gone Too Soon (Immortal version)
  • 22 They Don’t Care About Us (Immortal version)
  • 23 Will You Be There (Immortal version)
  • 24 I’ll Be There (Immortal version)
  • 25 Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It / Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough / Billie Jean / Black or White (Immortal version)
  • 26 Man in the Mirror (Immortal version)
  • 27 Remember the Time / Bad (Immortal version)
    Digital Media 8
  • 1 Can You Feel It
  • 2 Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough (live from the 1981 U.S. Tour)
  • 3 Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough (Roger’s Underground Solution mix)
  • 4 Rock With You (Frankie Knuckles radio mix)
  • 5 Rock With You (Frankie’s Favorite club mix)
  • 6 Rock With You (Masters at Work remix)
  • 7 Rock With You (live)
  • 8 Off the Wall (live)
  • 9 She’s Out of My Life (live)
  • 10 Working Day and Night (live)
  • 11 Can’t Get Outta the Rain
  • 12 Say Say Say
  • 13 Beat It (Moby’s Sub mix)
  • 14 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Brothers in Rhythm house mix)
  • 15 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (instrumental)
  • 16 Thriller Megamix
  • 17 Bad (dance extended mix)
  • 18 The Way You Make Me Feel (dance extended mix)
  • 19 The Way You Make Me Feel (instrumental)
  • 20 Man in the Mirror (instrumental)
  • 21 Dirty Diana (instrumental)
  • 22 Another Part of Me (extended dance mix)
  • 23 Another Part of Me (instrumental)
  • 24 Smooth Criminal (dance radio edit)
  • 25 Smooth Criminal (extended dance mix)
  • 26 Smooth Criminal (instrumental)
  • 27 Liberian Girl (UK edit)
  • 28 Black or White (The Clivilles & Cole radio mix)
  • 29 Black or White (The Clivilles & Cole house/club mix)
  • 30 Black or White (House with Guitar radio mix)
  • 31 Black or White (The Underground club mix)
  • 32 Black or White (instrumental)
  • 33 Remember the Time (New Jack radio mix)
  • 34 Remember the Time (Silky Soul 7″)
  • 35 Remember the Time (12″ main mix)
  • 36 Remember the Time (Maurice’s Underground)
  • 37 Remember the Time (E-Smoove’s Late Nite mix)
  • 38 In the Closet (radio edit)
  • 39 In the Closet (The Underground mix)
  • 40 Jam (Silky 12″ mix)
  • 41 Dangerous (Roger’s Dangerous edit)
  • 42 Who Is It (Brothers in Rhythm house mix)
  • 43 Will You Be There (instrumental)
  • 44 Gone Too Soon (instrumental)
  • 45 Scream Louder (Flyte Tyme remix)
  • 46 Scream (Classic club mix)
  • 47 Earth Song (radio edit)
  • 48 Earth Song (Hani’s extended radio Experience)
  • 49 They Don’t Care About Us (Love to Infinity’s Walk in the Park mix)
  • 50 Stranger in Moscow (Tee’s radio mix)
  • 51 Smile (short version)
  • 52 Is It Scary (radio edit)
  • 53 Is It Scary (Deep Dish Dark and Scary radio edit)
  • 54 Shout
  • 55 One More Chance
  • 56 One More Chance (Metro remix)
  • 57 One More Chance (Paul Oakenfold mix)
  • 58 One More Chance (Paul Oakenfold Urban mix)
  • 59 One More Chance (Ron G club remix)
  • 60 Michael Jackson DMC Megamix