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1974 Janis Ian
A song by Janis Ian (born Janis Eddy Fink, April 7 1951) from her album with same title. See also the medley Stars/Feelings.

Recording sessions
1980 July 18: Montreal (CA) Place Des Arts Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
If you don't mind my fumbling around
And doing these strange things
Oh if you don't mind my fumbling around
I'll come up swinging for you
My first time in Quebec you know
I'll come up singing for you
Even though they say that I'm down

They're coming fast
They come slow
They go like the last light of the sun
All in a blaze
And all you see is glory
But it gets lonely there
When there's no-one there to share
You can shake it away
If you'll hear a story

People lust for fame
Like athletes in a game
They break their collar bones
And they come up swinging
Some of them are down
Some of them are crowned
Some are lost and never found
But most have seen it all
They live their lives
In sad cafes and music halls
And they always have a story

And if you don't mind my fumbling around
I'll come up singing for you
Even though they say I'm down
Even though they say I'm down

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1987: Hollywood (US-CA) Vine Street Bar and Grill
Stars
They come and go
They come fast