"Big Star" as written by and Stephony Smith....
She was aware of her insecurities
As she took the stage
But she was convinced if she got up there
That she'd be discovered some day
So she belted it
She hit the high notes fearlessly
Oh, she melted them
She brought them to their feet

She was a big star
At Banana Joe's Bar
Where she sang karaoke every night
She said if you work hard to get where you are
It feels good in the hot spotlight
She was a big star

She made the local cable shows
Where the camera fell in love with her face
After a couple of weekends
The groupies were crawling all over the place
And she signed autographs
Like she was Garth Brooks in a skirt
And in the aftermath
That small time town was hers

She was a big star
At Banana Joe's Bar
Where she sang karaoke every night
She said if you work hard to get where you are
It feels good in the hot spotlight
She was a big star

Hey, she doesn't care anymore
That her high school girlfriends cut her down
The only thought she entertains is where they aren't
And where she is now

A few old neighbors swear they are certain
She slept her way to the top
She knows you don't get where you're goin'
Unless you got something they ain't got
So she sings tonight
To twenty thousand plus
And the young girls scream out loud
Man that could be us

She's a big star
She eats caviar
Just before she performs every night
She says if you work hard to get where you are
It feels good in the hot spotlight
She's a big star


Lyrics submitted by Seanie

"Big Star" as written by Stephony Smith

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    General Commentthis is such a great song...wish i knew who it was about

    and i cant believe no one has commented this yet
    mikereynolds4444on September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how some people think you can just fall into being a star. Sometimes that do happens, but most people work hard for it. And if you do have to put up a struggle to get to the top, it makes you feel quite happy with yourself and very proud: "She says if you work hard to get where you are It feels good in the hot spotlight"
    Perhaps it's also a warning for stars (and their fans) that take there status to much for granted and who haven't worked for it - that makes it in a way harder to keep touch with reality and stay happy in the spotlight.
    tugiton February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt was a big hit for Kenny...not one of his greatests though.
    Still it's a good story song and has a nice message.
    Oh!You PrettyThingson June 16, 2007   Link

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