"I Want to be a Popstar" as written by and Jamie Cullum....
Why is it all these fakers, seem to make the morning papers?
They're selling records by the million, seems so easy in my opinion,
Look at the Jazz Star, he really needs some guts
Playing from seven to midnight, surviving on peanuts
Selling records by the dozen
Probably sold his tenor to make 'em
With artwork designed by his brother
And liner notes by his mother

Told what to do, miming to a tape
While a team of experts make sure you're looking great
Taking a limo to your own private bar
My God! I want to be a popstar!

Going to get on the T.V and go on dates with only the pretty
Maybe next year I'll pretend to be gay
I'll sell more records in a flash that way
Makes no difference if i look like a nut
Every kid in the world is going to copy my haircut
I'll advertise some trainers, maybe even a car
Product placement will gurantee I'm a star
An ugly guy will write my songs
Surley there is nothing wrong
Retiring when I'm 22
With a house a car and nothing to do

Instantaneous satisfaction it will be
Got no need for artistic credibility
With this attitude I'm bound to go far
My God! I want to be a popstar!

Where's the middle ground?
It's hard to make a living with you own true sound
What road am I going to tread?
What the hell would i do instead?

There may be no tours in Roma, or drug-induced designer coma
No teenage girls when show is over, I prefer my women older
Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about
Sometimes it would be nice to play a place and sell out
Driving to a gig in my brand new sports car
My God! I want to be a popstar!

Maybe its too easy, to move so quickly so far
Who wants to be a popstar?


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"I Want to Be a Popstar" as written by Jamie Cullum

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    General CommentThe lyrics say it all. How come all these people who really aren't that talented making so much money when those with reall amazing talent are sitting there struggling to make a carer of themselves? I love this song. It's got a lot of truth to it.
    byebyebirdie58on December 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto be hones he is talented in his own way. he may be not the best singer, but he is a real entertainer/character. he makes people feel like he lives for his music (i don´t dout that it´s true). he´s passionate and you can feel his energy during a gig or even on dvd.
    i think he´s got the whole package. and for all i know he could have been performing all different kind of music, but in the end he was most succesful in jazz. he made jazz more approachable for younger people to listen jazz and to make jazz.
    Mraszon April 27, 2008   Link

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