do we really want a piece?

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while not really a fan of her music, i’m also not really in the “omigosh, she’s like the worst mom ever” category either.  i think her life is beyond chaotic–but i’m assuming we all want it that way.  i think the insanity is almost more of a reflection on us, than her, because really, why do we even care?  but as a lover of any combination of popular culture and spirituality, i watched her newest music video (this one finally earning “props” by take-no-prisoners commentator perez hilton).  the song is called “piece of me” and i’ve posted the youtube video and lyrics below.  i’m kind of wondering if her peeps are smarter than we expected–because basically she’s onto our obsession and it seems like with each antic she’s like “ka-ching!”. 

is it just me, or do we all want a big life?  like a big stinkin’ reach for the stars and lasso them around your heart kind of life?  are any of us truly satisfied with anything less?  if you are, tell me how you do it.  because i see britney and while i don’t want her chaos, i can’t help but think–i’d like to be a big enough voice to make an imprint on the culture.  i’d like to be heard.  is that how it all started for her?  maybe we’re all sicker than we’d like to admit.

I’m Miss “American Dream,” Since I was 17.
Don’t matter if I step on the scene,
Or sneak away to the Philippines…
They still gon’ put pictures of my derriere in the magazine.
You want a piece of me?
You want a piece of me.

I’m Miss “Bad Media Karma”
Another day, another drama.
Guess I can’t see no harm
In workin’ and being a mama.
And with a kid on my arm
I’m still an exception, and everyone
Want a piece of me.

I’m Mrs. “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous”
(You want a piece of me?)
I’m Mrs. “Oh My God, That Britney’s Shameless!”
(You want a piece of me?)
I’m Mrs. “Extra! Extra! This Just In!”
(You want a piece of me?)
I’m Mrs. “she’s too big, now she’s too thin”
(You want a piece of me?)

I’m Mrs. “You want a piece of me?”
Tryin’ and pissin’ me off.
Well get in line with the paparazzi
Who’s flippin’ me off.
Hoping I’ll resort to startin’ havoc
And end up settlin’ in court…
Now are you sure you want a piece of me?
(You want a piece of me?)

I’m Mrs. “Most Likely To Get On TV For Strippin’ On The Streets.”
When getting the groceries, no, for real,
Are you kidding me?
No wonder there’s panic in the industry…
I mean, please
Do you want a piece of me?

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