We will never be rid of these stars
But I hope they live forever

from David Bowie – The Stars (Are Out Tonight) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The commoner’s paradox: We are weary and annoyed by media stars' overexposure, yet we hope their celebrity, or at least the dream of their most perfect images, will sustain, perhaps as an ideal to measure ourselves against.

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