Wannabe



Go to school, memorize all the facts
Don't question content or the truth that they lack
Listen to your parents and wear the right clothes
You're kneedeep in shit, boy, but you smell like a rose
(yeah you do)
Put your skills to work and land a fine job
Shmooze with your bosses while they plunder and rob you
   I don't wannabe like they want me to be
   I just wannabe, wannabe, wannabe...

   I wannabe like Superman
   And fly through the sky
   I wannabe like Spiderman
   Slinging my webs way up high
   I wannabe like Aquaman
   Swimming deep down with the fish
   I wannabe like Emeril
   Serving my thoughts on a dish...on TV

Turn the paper over and read the fine print
A thousand bucks a month is what they're asking for rent now
Pick a girl, get married and strap yourself in
The going gets rocky from here on in
(Rocky D'Andrea)
Change the diapers, pay for the cars
Find your redemption in the neighborhood bars
   I don't wannabe like they want me to be
   I just wannabe, wannabe, wannabe...

   I wannabe like Superman
   And fly through the sky
   I wannabe like Spiderman
   Slinging my webs way up high
   I wannabe like Aquaman
   Swimming deep down with the fish
   I wannabe like Emeril
   Serving my thoughts on a dish...hey hey
      (let's turn it up a notch now)
   I wannabe like the Lone Ranger
   Ride the west on a horse
   Wannabe Luke Skywalker
   And learn to use the friggin' force
   I wannabe just like Batman
   With a Super Bat-Belt
   I wannabe like Pee Wee Herman
   And do the big shoe dance as well...hey hey
   I wannabe like James Bond
   And spy on you in a tuxedo
   Wannabe like John Holmes
   With an extra long libido
   Wannabe just like Vic Chesnutt
   And write a perfect song
   I wannabe like Jesus Christ
   Cause then I'd do nothing wrong anymore
     I'd do nothing wrong anymore
        Maybe I'd find what I was here for...
©Mike Runion, 2001
12/12/01