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Published on May 4, 2012
The official Big Time video. Directed by Stephen R. Johnson.
The fourth single to be taken from Peter's fifth studio album. The album was his first one to have a proper title and So was a watershed release in his career. Its marriage of the artistic and the commercial made for an indisputable success, with the album quickly sitting atop the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
Aside from some intriguing collaborations – with Laurie Anderson on This Is The Picture, Kate Bush on Don’t Give Up and Youssou N’Dour on In Your Eyes – it was the unity of singer, band and producer that made So such a crucial record in the Gabriel canon.
I'm on my way I'm making it I've got to make it show, yeah So much larger than life I'm going to watch it growing
The place where I come from Is a small town They think so small They use small words - But not me I'm smarter than that I worked it out I've been stretching my mouth To let those big words come right out
I've had enough, I'm getting out To the city, the big big city I'll be a big noise with all the big boys There's so much stuff I will own And I will pray to a big god As I kneel in the big church
BIG time I'm on my way I'm making it BIG time, Oh yeah BIG time I've got to make it show, yeah BIG time BIG time so much larger than life BIG time I'm going to watch it growing BIG time
My parties have all the big names And I greet them with the widest smile Tell them how my life is one big adventure And always they're amazed When I show them round the house to my bed I had it made like a mountain range With a snow-white pillow for my big fat head And my heaven will be a big heaven And I will walk through the front door
BIG time I'm on my way I'm making it BIG time BIG time I've got to make it show, yeah BIG time BIG time so much larger than life BIG time I'm going to watch it growing BIG time BIG time my car is getting BIGGER BIG time my house is getting BIGGER BIG time my eyes are getting BIGGER BIG time and my mouth BIG time my belly is getting BIGGER BIG time and my bank account BIG time look at my circumstance
BIG time and the bulge in my
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