"(I Never Wanted) To Be a Star" as written by and Yusuf Islam....
I was seventeen,
You were working for Matthew and Son,
The Beatles met the Queen, and I wrote
I'm gonna get me a gun, yeah, yeah
It was like a dream in the star machine,
Oh, no, izitso, izitso?

I never wanted to be a star,
I never wanted to travel far
I only wanted a little bit of love
So I could put a little love in my heart

I never wanted to be la-de-da,
Go to parties "Avec le bourgeois"
I only wanted to sing my song well,
So I could ring a small bell in your heart
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I was on the road,
Sleeping between lorry lights, oh no
Stone-drunk and cold,
Heading into a bad night, yeah, yeah
Just another bean in the star machine, hi ho,
Here I go, here I go

I never wanted to be a star
Buy my mum a Ferrari car
I only wanted to run my own race,
So I could win a small place in your heart
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Nature found a way,
It picked me up off the dark side, yeah, yeah
Showed me another day, it made me sing
"I think I see the light"
Not another bean in the star machine, oh no,
This time I won't go

I never wanted to be a star,
I never wanted to travel far
I only wanted a little bit of love
So I could put a little love in my heart


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    General CommentThis song really confused me when i read the lyrics-its great, like all his music but it defo confused me more than he usually does.SImple in a way-he was sinking into a bad way of life and something got him out of that. Still, it seems muddling-or in my brain anyway! The 'another bean in the star machine bit' seems to be about him not standing out and then standing out, almost defeating it and making him a star. If all just seems really odd......
    Soft Roseon March 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe just wanted to sing peaceful, lovely songs. Didn't want to be "Not another bean in the star machine"

    After you get some attention, you got to get into the "game" if you want to continue singing. The game is selling your soul. He choose a different path.
    soulfreedomon July 28, 2010   Link

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