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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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