Wish I was a Rockstar


I’m through with standin’ in lines to clubs I’ll never get in;
It’s like the bottom of the ninth and I’m never gonna win;
This life hasn’t turned out;
Quite the way I want it to be!

(Tell me what you want)

I want a brand new house on an episode of Cribs
And a bathroom I can play baseball in
And a king size tub
Big enough for ten plus me

(Yeah, so what you need?)

I need a a credit card that’s got no limit
And a big black jet with a bedroom in it
Gonna join the mile high club
At thirty-seven thousand feet

(Been there, done that)

I want a new tour bus full of old guitars
My own star on Hollywood Boulevard
Somewhere between Cher
And James Dean is fine for me

(So how you gonna do it?)

I’m gonna trade this life
For fortune and fame
I’d even cut my hair
And change my name

‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses, drivin’ fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat

And we’ll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger’s gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny with her bleach blond hair

And well, hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar
Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar

I wanna be great like Elvis without the tassels
Hire eight body guards that love to beat up assholes
Sign a couple autographs
So I can eat my meals for free

(I’ll have the quesadilla, ha, ha)

I’m gonna dress my ass with the latest fashion
Get a front door key to the Playboy mansion
Gonna date a centerfold that loves
To blow my money for me

(So how you gonna do it?)

I’m gonna trade this life
For fortune and fame
I’d even cut my hair
And change my name

‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses, drivin’ fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat

And we’ll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger’s gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny with her bleach blond hair

And we’ll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary of today’s who’s who
They’ll get you anything with that evil smile
Everybody’s got a drug dealer on speed dial

Well, hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar

I’m gonna sing those songs that offend the censors
Gonna pop my pills from a Pez dispenser
Get washed-up singers writin’ all my songs
Lipsynk ’em every night so I don’t get ’em wrong

Well, we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses, drivin’ fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat

And we’ll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger’s gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny with her bleach blond hair

And we’ll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary of today’s who’s who
They’ll get you anything with that evil smile
Everybody’s got a drug dealer on speed dial

Well, hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar
Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar

I really love the words to this song. Nickleback hit the nail on the head when they took the lyrics and made it into a modern, trendy and ultra popular song, that’s been used on everything from advertising furniture, to educating children, but how often do you stop to consider that the words of this song are spot on to what most of our youth crave for in todays world?

The writers got it 100% correct when they said that its now a life style to be lazy, live a life of luxury doing as little as possible, and having a whole lot to splash around on the broad walks of Miami and New York. I speak to dozens of young people who are chasing the dream of fame, and the lifestyle that goes with it. When you ask them how they plan to get there, its always the same answer.

This years X Factor is a perfect example of the delusional reality that so many of our youth live under. If the figures we are told are anything to believe, some 200 thousand people audition for the X Factor each year, some of them I’m sure the judges shudder to consider seeing year in year out. It always amazes me how many people honestly believe that they have a chance at making it to a life of fame and fortune. But when you watch normal ordinary people come from ordinary lifestyles and become overnight stars, is it any wonder that we have a whole multitude of generations coveting their place in the lime light?

Its sad when you speak to a young boy or girl today, and ask them the age old question of “What are you going to be when you grow up?”, only to hear them say, “I want to be like Beyonce or Michael Jackson!” I shudder to think that my child may one day come home and tell me something similar. What happened to admiring the real jobs in society that make our lives meaningful and are far more realistic. For most boys when I was growing up, the dream was to learn to be a pilot, followed closely by some sort of role in one of the armed forces. Those were the jobs that appeared cool, respectable and sort after. But sadly today we just want to earn fame and fortunes as fast as possible in anyway we can.

Pride in learning a talent and becoming respected for being good at it is a thing of the past and I for one am saddened when I think of how much the world has changed and how little we have to look forward to as we grow up and mature into our golden years today. Ambition and desire are not what they once used to be. Cherish the lessons of the elder generation and cling to the ways of the old, as they were not completely wrong nor were they as out of touch with reality as we may once have believed. As I’ve grown older, I treasure the lessons I was taught by my parents. Its a good thing to learn to be well grounded and in touch with reality. If there is one thing that I can say to anyone reading this and thinking to themselves it’d be this. Take the time to dream, but live the reality and cherish the time you are given and make the most of it, for you can’t take it back, and its too late when you wake up one day and realised you were living with your head in the clouds.

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