Center Of Attention
Album Version Appears On Lost and Gone Forever guster.net Tablature
Lyrics
Ryan Miller
Music
Guster
Producer
Steve Lillywhite
Mixing
Steve Lillywhite
John Siket

 Album Version Sessionography
Adam Gardner guitar, lead vocals
Ryan Miller backing vocals, piano, guitar
Brian Rosenworcel percussion

 Spring 2001 Live Version Sessionography
Adam Gardner keyboard, lead vocals
Ryan Miller backing vocals, keyboard
Brian Rosenworcel percussion

Notes: During their Spring 2001 tour, Guster often played a version of Center of Attention with Ryan and Adam playing a duet on a small casio keyboard and Brian on a single bongo for an encore. Early mixes of this song were called "Rio" because of its striking similarity to the Duran Duran tune, and later mixes in the studio were referred to as "Box" because of the motion of the guitarists' hands on the guitar neck.
Album Version
One of us
Won't last the night
Between you and me it's no surprise
And there's two of us
Both can't be right
Neither will move till itís over

I'm the center of attention
In the walls inside my head
And no one will ever know it
If I keep my mouth shut tight

My own little world
Is what I deserve
Cause I am the only child there is
A king of it all
The belle of the ball
I promise I've always been like this
Forever the first
My bubble can't burst
It's almost like only I exist
Where everything's mine
If I can keep my mouth shut tight, tight, tight

All by myself
I'm so much better on my own
And way out there
Oh oh oh
It is the same old place that it always has been

I'm the center of attention
In the walls inside my head
And no one will ever know it
If I keep my mouth shut tight, tight, tight

My own little world
Is what I deserve
Cause I am the only child there is
A king of it all
The belle of the ball
I promise I've always been like this
Forever the first
My bubble can't burst
It's almost like only I exist
Where everything's mine
If I can keep my mouth shut tight, tight, tight

One of us
Won't last the night
Between you and me it's no surprise
And there's two of us
Both can't be right
Neither will move till it's over

I'm the center of attention
In the walls inside my head
And no one will ever know it
If I keep my mouth shut tight

Yeah no one will ever notice
If I keep my mouth shut tight, tight, tight

My own little world
Is what I deserve
Cause I am the only child there is
A king of it all
The belle of the ball
I promise I've always been like this
Forever the first
My bubble can't burst
It's almost like only I exist
Where everything's mine
If I can keep my mouth shut tight tight, tight