With the latest Britney Spears frenzy
going on, for some reason I keep thinking of a lyric from "Spare Parts," the brutally unsentimental Bruce Springsteen
"Now Janey walked that baby across the floor night after night
But she was a young girl and she missed the party lights ..."
Of course, Springsteen's Janey, like most of his characters, don't have the benefit of the money or fame Spears does. They pay a price (witness many of the people on "The River"). One wonders what will happen to Ms. Spears.
Nothing, I imagine.