"Lookin' Out For #1" as written by and Randy Bachman....
Every day is an endless train
You've got to ride it to the end of the line
Be a troubleshooter
Blow the bad luck away
And you will make it to your station on time

And you'll find out every trick in the book
That there's only one way to get things done
You'll find out the only way to the top
Is looking out for number one
I mean you
Keep looking out for number one

Every night is a different game
We gotta work for our fortune and fame
Success is a ladder take a step at a time
And the people will remember your name

Yes I found out all the tricks of the trade
And that there's only one way
That you're gonna get things done
I found out the only way to the top
Is looking out for number one
And that's me
I'm looking out for number one

Every day is an endless train
But I ride it to the end of the line
I'm a real troubleshooter
And I blow it away
Know what's gonna get me mine

I found out every trick in the book
And that there's only one way to get things done
I found out the only way to the top
Is looking out for number one
I mean you
Keep looking out for number one
And that's us
Keep looking out for number one
That's me
I'm looking out for number one


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"Lookin' Out For #1" as written by Randy Bachman

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    General CommentHaha, such a calm song... My friend always got annoyed when I played it =P
    headbang666on January 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyrics are sarcastic. It's hard to imagine that a rock band in that anti-establishment era would promote selfishness and working "for our fortune and fame." The guitars and percussion are beautiful. BTO's best song imo.
    norderon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love BTO, but I don't really like this song. It's beautiful musically, but the lyrics are horrible...
    victoryfieldson March 17, 2009   Link

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