This is what I think about wanting to be a famous rockstar.

I used to get voice students who wanted to cram a couple weeks of voice lessons before they were going to go “follow their dream” and audition for The Voice or American Idol or X Factor.

Really?  It’s your dream?  And you haven’t ever taken a voice lesson before?

Seems like a lot of people just want the fame, the stage, the love.  They just want to see cool photos of themselves, prove to themselves the world loves them, take the shortcut.

So I wrote a song about it.

OK, so maybe some of this is directed at myself.  I’m not going to say which parts…

Pretty sure we’re doing this one at the Gothic Theatre on Fri Jan 23.  The words are going to go by reeeaaaally fast when you hear them live, so here they are to make them a little easier to understand.

the world don’t know it
but it wants me to own it
no – i’m not gonna worry,
all i want is the whole world purring,

lapping up my love, in a photo shoot
green room, video, lots of good reviews
manager, talk show, big stage, big crowd
lights, camera, action, i want it all right now!

just gotta crack the code and then the door will open
and when i play a show all i do is show up
players back there? – i didn’t even notice
do your job, play the song, i want them to know me

wait wait wait i’ll be famous in a moment
wait wait wait i’ll be famous in a moment
wait wait wait i’ll be famous for a moment
it’s coming it’s coming i know it i know it

my songs got hooks and a rap in the middle
we break before the chorus – and throw some banjo in
i’m singing not for now but how it will look later
when i post photos it’s revenge for my haters

i don’t care about the work behind the scenes
i just want flashing lights and LED screens
oh don’t you love me now and the box that i fit in?
hey Rolling Stone, when you gonna call me in?

wait wait wait i’ll be famous in a moment
wait wait wait i’ll be famous in a moment
wait wait wait i’ll be famous for a moment
it’s coming it’s coming i know it i know it

the photos in the studio prove i’m a musician
even though they kept saying “one more punch in”
get your cameras up cuz i want to see it Instagrammed
i wanna show how cool i am ‘cause you raise your hands

go check my music video it proves that i’m a star
so what, only three friends came to the bar
i won’t write my own songs, they’ll write ’em for me
f*ck all this work, I just want to hear your screams!

wait wait wait i’ll be famous in a moment
wait wait wait i’ll be famous in a moment
wait wait wait i’ll be famous for a moment
it’s coming it’s coming i know it i know it