"Who Do You Want To Be?" as written by and Danny Elfman....
Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be?
Who do you want to be today?
Do you want to be just like someone on TV?

Oh boredom is so terrible, it's like a dread disease
Nothing could be worse than when there's nothing on TV
I'd rather be a cowboy than to stare blank at the walls
I've been reborn so many times, I can't remember them all

Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be?
Who do you want to be today?
Do you want to be just like someone on TV?
Just like someone on TV

I think I'll be a teddy boy, I think I'll be a hunk
I think I'll be a tough guy and I think I'll be a punk
I might just be a fashion star all dressed in frilly rags
Or perhaps, I'll cross the other side and walk around in drag!

Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be?
Who do you want to be today?
Do you want to be just like someone on TV?
Just like somebody on TV

Do you like to be just like a rock
In the middle of the sea
Do you want to suffer by yourself
In a pool of blissful misery

Do you want to feel like a saint in artists' clothes
With a rosary in your hand
Do you wanna be crazy like Van Gogh
Like a stranger in a strange, strange land

Would you rather push the buttons
And be feared by all humanity
Or perhaps you'd like to be a bum
Do you wanna be stupid, just like me

Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be?
Who do you want to be today?
Do you want to be just like someone on TV?
Just like somebody on TV

Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be today?

Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be?
Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be?




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"Who Do You Want to Be" as written by Danny Elfman

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    General Commenthey no comments.. I love oingo boing even tho they broke up before i was born and I love the work that elfman does with Burton they make an awesome duo and make great movies
    !,,!on December 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthey no comments.. I love oingo boing even tho they broke up before i was born and I love the work that elfman does with Burton they make an awesome duo and make great movies
    !,,!on December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. This is diffently one of my favorite songs they have done. My dad introduced me to them. He started dancing to this song when I played on the computer. It was rather funny I must say. And I do agree the Elfman and Burton do great stuff together.
    whattheflipon December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about impressionable youth who impersonate people and charactors they see of TV/in the media.
    forrizzle27on March 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh MAN, this song is COOL!
    monster36604on October 26, 2010   Link

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