He never had it easy

They really believed he did

Thinking all he had to do was stand there

And look pretty for the cameras

If that was all he'd still be here today

They thought he had it all

Glitz glitter & fame

They thought he was living the dream

But none of them could know what was beneath the surface

He'd do his best to smile through the pain

And say the tears were out of joy

They all believed it because they couldn't imagine why it'd be a lie

They thought he had it all

Glitz glitter & fame

They thought he was living the dream

But none of them could know what was beneath the surface

He got lost in the dream

Lost in the stars

No one told him when it'd stop

When he could get a break

It finally led to that night

That no one could wake him up

And no one knew what to do

They thought he had it all

Glitz glitter & fame

They thought he was living the dream

But none of them could know what was beneath the surface

And most of them wouldn't have wanted to know if they could have

Some still think he had it all

They think he lived the dream

And they can't understand how that could happen to someone like him

They thought he had it all

Glitz glitter & fame

They thought he was living the dream

But none of them could know what was beneath the surface

Author's Note: Yes, this was written for an actor who died well before his time.