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Jackie House : A guy in my choir comes in the room every day and plays this. He's done it since it was released, everyday without fail. The choir director hates it, but we all know the words now.

Lika : it's 3am, i need this to help me sleep

Description Untitled : Every single line of this song makes me feel sad. Man, Bo. First time I read that title I thought it was weird, but now I understand his point.

Jarl Trippin' : Self loathing: the song.

Shadow : that was more of a panic attack than a song.

YesReneau : This song helps me sleep at night, too.

Alyssa : i found it really interesting that he only looks at the audience for the two lines that arent serious

Bappo Jujubes : Bo looks and sounds so pissed, I think it's the fact that he expresses himself and each and every time he performs, the audience does nothing but clap or laugh. And he can't do anything about it.

Dalton Hollan : “While Carlin rolls in his grave” is a reference to George Carlin, who is Bo’s hero. Carlin hated the hierarchy of the entertainment industry. So when he says he rolls in his grave, he’s saying Carlin would be disgusted with the state of the industry, and also that he feels he has let his hero down for becoming the same thing he stood against.

Chaboii Leopold : at first I thought he said 44 nights and was like “well that’s not THAT much, right?” but then I realized he said 40 FORTNIGHTS (two weeks) which is like one and a half years, so...

MyHarto : This song always motivates me.

ry : He grew out of it.

Why hi there : "I'm an artist please don't respect me " ... Too late dude . I respect you so much

StrategicZexal : Day 276: im still finding new shit in this song

Spencer Cale : Ya know, I use to think I was relatively intelligent and witty. That was of course, untill I discovered Bo. His wisdom and insight is far beyond his age. I am humbled by his work. I have so much respect for him.

billny33 : Before he even sings a word. Those opening bars on piano get me every time. It's what a life-altering epiphany should sound like.

Project Beatz : The way he looks at the crowd at 0:11 breaks my heart

TreehouseINC : My favorite song ruined by fortnite

Ren Amamiya : I have a feeling the kid he references in the beginning is actually him

Applicater92 : He's so arpeggio.

Matt Brandt : #Deep

boryavasili : This song has him asking to not revere or respect him, but the feeling behind this song makes me want to respect and revere him. My emotions ain't used to getting played this hard!

TealJax : I love his face when he said "All this attention"

Anakin Skywalker : “And maybe I’ll grow out of it.” and he did.

Musical Comedy : I. LOVE. THIS. SONG.

Amelia Tuiletufuga : [LYRICS:] (SPOKEN) This song isn't funny at all, but it helps me sleep at night. (SUNG) Art is dead... Art is dead... Art is dead... Art is dead... Entertainers like to seem complicated, but we're not complicated. I can explain it pretty easily - Have you ever been to a birthday party for children, And one of the children won't stop screaming? 'Cause he's just a little attention attractor. When he grows up to be a comic or actor, He'll be rewarded for never maturing, For never understanding or learning, That everyday can't be about him There are other people, you selfish ------. I must be psychotic, I must be demented To think that I'm worthy of all this attention. Of all of this money you worked really hard for. I slept in late while you worked at the drugstore. My drug's attention, I am an addict! But I get paid to indulge in my habit! It's all an illusion, I'm wearing make-up! I'm wearing make-up, make-up, make-up, make-up... Art is dead - so people think you're funny, How do we get those people's money? I said, art is dead - we're rolling in dough while Carlin rolls in his grave, in his grave, in his grave... I said, the show has got a budget. The show has got a budget. And all the poor people way more deserving Of the money won't budge it. 'Cause I wanted my name in lights, When I could have fed a family of four For forty ----ing fortnights, forty ----ing fortnights. I am an artist, please, God, forgive me. I am an artist, please don't revere me. I am an artist, please don't respect me. I am an artist, feel free to correct me. A self-centered artist, self-obsessed artist! I am an artist, I am an artist! But I'm just a kid, I'm just a kid, kid, And maybe I'll grow out of it...

The Passionly Passionate Nightman : Hollywood needs this song drilled into their skulls

rileyjayy : if we could tattoo songs into our brains this would be my choice

Spirit Millo : Something that I keep noticing is that “so people think you’re funny, how do we get those people’s money?” has a lot of implications — it’s a line where Bo isn’t using the first person to refer to himself but to other people, the word “think” is kind of mocking like the person saying it doesn’t find him funny but doesn’t care because other people do and will pay for it (also indicating a lack of respect for Bo and his audience), and the fact that it’s a question implies that on the timeline it would’ve been said around when Bo was gaining fame quickly but wasn’t technically successful yet. To me, this all implies that even though this song is centered around self-loathing, there’s an acknowledgement that other people play a large role in ‘killing’ art, to say nothing of the entertainment industry as a whole. Taken together with the repetition of being a kid, there’s an unsettling point being made about how the industry can take advantage of and corrupt youth, though with the “maybe I’ll grow out of it” it becomes a hopeful resolution since he recognizes what’s happening and can stop. I think he did grow out of it, and I’m glad he did. Also, the fact that I wrote a whole paragraph analysis of one line speaks to the depth of the song as a whole but there’s no way I’m writing an essay in the comment section.

OtterzRUs : Bo has perfectly summed up why I feel guilty for wanting to be a musician

TheRealBirb : I like his humor but really this is my favorite song by him because of it's realism so that's makes me extremely confused on which I like the songs that make you think about life more than his actually humorous ones. But besides that I think a healthy dose of realism is a little necessary every now and then

Shesa The Griffin : 0:38 He looks so angry... It’s like he’s scolding himself, Give this bab a huge. :( (And 1:56 he looks even more broken through out)

Fenrir : I feel like Bo and George Carlin would be an unstoppable combination.

Maura Davis-Shelton : This song makes me want to smile and kill myself at the same time.

odobenus159 : Look buddy, I just asked what you do for a living.

Art F1are : This song ironically makes me want to be a comedian like bo. I love how deep and emotional all his songs are while being funny

Anya Stephenson : The pain in his face omg

Mathgirly 82 : 1k "artist" who do it for the money saw this video and are in denial.

Exploration Corner : It looks like he’s just slapping keys and noise comes out! He’s so goood. BO GIVE ME LESSIONS

Maddie Siegmund : Art is a combination of Absolute Narcissism and Crippling Self-Doubt Bo has got it nailed.

Octodog : See the issue with "value" is that it's a human concept. Nothing inherently has value just for existing or doing what it does. Value is simply a concept we give to things when we think they deserve it. Obviously, green paper existing in a void has no value, but when given to a human we can do so many things with it, like draw on it or fold it into neat shapes, or in the most extreme circumstance build an entire economic system around it. What I'm getting at is that value is subjective. So, Bo, I understand that you may not think you have much value, at least when compared to your fans, but as your fans, we can assure you that we think you have value, and hey, if we can turn green paper into something that everyone desperately wants, then surely a man that provides hundreds of thousands of people with joy can have value.

Tragic Triggers : At 14, watching all these musical bootlegs and humming 'Turn it Off' on the bus to school, I'm scared that I'll turn out like this and I'm scared that I won't.

Cass Ralph : The fact that he has the heart to admit to his faults. It's deep.

Sasha B : "I am an artist, feel free to correct me."

Jessica Stout : "I am an artist, please God, forgive me." Probably one of the best lines he's ever written.

Nolan Krahn : Can we please ignore the fact that he said "fortnight" which happens to be the name of a fucking popular video game and instead listen to what he is actually saying? The song is sad enough, we don't need to make the situation sadder by hyper-fixating on a single word he used, making a non-existent connection to a video game that came out 8 years after this song did, and ignoring what he's actually saying. Lets talk about something besides Fortnite for a minute or two.

That one friend : Art is dead Art is dead Art is dead Entertainers like to seem complicated But we're not complicated I can explain it pretty easily Have you ever been to a birthday party for children And one of the children won't stop screaming Cuz he's just a little attention attractor When he grows up to be a comic or actor He'll be rewarded for never maturing For never understanding or learning That every day can't be about him There's other people, you selfish asshole! I must be psychotic I must be demented To think that I'm worthy of all this attention Of all of this money you worked really hard for I slept in late while you worked at the drug store My drug's attention I am an addict But I get paid to indulge in my habit It's all an illusion I'm wearing makeup I'm wearing makeup Makeup Makeup Makeuuu--p Art is dead So, people think you're funny How do we get those people's money? I said art is dead We're rolling in dough while Carlin rolls in his grave His grave His grave This show has got a budget This show has got a budget And all the poor people way more deserving Of the money won't budge it Cause I wanted my name in lights When I could have fed a family of four For forty fucking fortnights Forty fucking fortnights! I am an artist Please God, forgive me I am an artist Please don't revere me I am an artist Please don't respect me I am an artist Feel free to correct me A self centred artist Self obsessed artist I am an artist I am an artist But I’m just a kid I’m just a kid I’m just a kid, kid And maybe I’ll grow out of it

abigail mayhem : funny thing is, Carlin would love this kid

Laila Darry : "And maybe I'll grow out of it" Well, I guess he did

JoeTheLumberjak : The irony is that, even though he says "I am an artist, please don't respect me", its a song like this that MAKES me respect him. Lots of comedians can make me laugh, but its really something when a comedian can make me think while still entertaining me and making me laugh. Between this song and his new "Can't handle this" performance from his newest show, Bo has become one of my favorite celebrities now. I know you probably won't be reading comments on a nearly 6 year old video, but I respect you man. Not just because you're a great comedian, but because you clearly have a passion for what you do. I feel like if you could do this without any funding, you would, just so you could entertain people. You don't want or need the fame or the money. You just want to entertain people.