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So you want to be a rock and roll star
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So you wanna be a rock 'n roll star, well listen now to what I say
Well listen now to what I say
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Get yourself an electric guitar and take some time and learn how to play
Get yourself an electric guitar
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And when your hair's combed right and your pants are tight
And take some time and learn how to play
 
And when hair's combed right
 
And your pants are tight
 
 
It's gonna be all right
 
It's gonna be all right
   
With time you go downtown
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Many times you go downtown to the agent man, he won't let you down
To the agent man he won't let you down
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Sell your soul to the company, they're all waiting there to sell plastic wares
Sell your soul to the company
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And in a week or two, if you make the charts, the girls will tear you apart
They're all waiting there
 
To sell plastic wares
 
And in a week or two if you make the charts
 
The girls will tear you apart
 
   
What you pay for these riches and fame
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What you pay for these riches and fame? Well it's all a vicious game, you're a little insane
Well it's all a vicious game
 
You're a little insane
 
 
What you get is the public acclaim
 
What you get is the public acclaim
Don't forget who you are
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Don't forget who you are, you're a rock 'n roll star
You're a rock and roll star
 
   
Hey you. come here. get up.
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Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na ,na, na, na, na, na
Ah, this is the era where everybody creates.
 
Recognize my face?
 
They call me broken glass.
 
That's because of the sound
 
   
What you pay for all these riches and fame
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Hey you, come 'ere, get up
Well it's all a vicious game
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Ah, this is the era where everybody creates
You're a little insane.
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Recognize my face? They call me broken glass
Well you're a little insane
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That's because of the sound that I get, the romance of it
Oh a little insane
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'Cause the thing that you gain
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What you pay for all these riches and fame?
Is the public acclaim
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Well it's all a vicious game, you're a little insane
Don't forget who you are
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Oh, you're a little insane, you're a little insane
Don't forget who you are
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For the thing that you gain, tis the public acclaim
Don't forget who you are
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Don't forget who you are, don't forget who you are
You're a rock and roll star
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Don't forget who you are, you're a rock 'n roll star
 
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So You Want To Be (A Rock'n'Roll Star)

This song is by Patti Smith and appears on the album Wave (1979).

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So you wanna be a rock 'n roll star, well listen now to what I say
Get yourself an electric guitar and take some time and learn how to play
And when your hair's combed right and your pants are tight
It's gonna be all right

Many times you go downtown to the agent man, he won't let you down
Sell your soul to the company, they're all waiting there to sell plastic wares
And in a week or two, if you make the charts, the girls will tear you apart

What you pay for these riches and fame? Well it's all a vicious game, you're a little insane
What you get is the public acclaim
Don't forget who you are, you're a rock 'n roll star

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na ,na, na, na, na, na

Hey you, come 'ere, get up
Ah, this is the era where everybody creates
Recognize my face? They call me broken glass
That's because of the sound that I get, the romance of it

What you pay for all these riches and fame?
Well it's all a vicious game, you're a little insane
Oh, you're a little insane, you're a little insane
For the thing that you gain, tis the public acclaim
Don't forget who you are, don't forget who you are
Don't forget who you are, you're a rock 'n roll star

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