"Success" as written by Shawn Carter, Nasir Jones, Ernest Wilson and Larry Ellis....
Here comes success (here comes success)
Over my hill (over my hill)
Here comes success (here comes success)
Here comes my car (here comes my car)
Here comes my Chinese rug (here comes my Chinese rug)

Here comes success (here comes success) yee-ha

In the last ditch (in the last ditch)
I'll think of you (I'll think of you)
In the last ditch (in the last ditch)
I will be true (I will be true)
Sweetheart, I'm telling you (sweetheart, I'm telling you)

Here comes the zoo (here comes the zoo)
Here comes success (here comes success)
Oh, hoo-ray success (hurray success)
(Here comes success, hurray success)
Oh, oh success (oh, oh success)

I can't help myself ( I can't help myself)
I just-just got-to-got-to-got-to (I just-just got-to-got-to-got-to)
Can't stand it (got-to, got-to, got-to)

Here comes my face (here comes my face)
It's plain desire (it's plain desire)
Here comes my face (here comes my face)
Out of the crowd (out of the crowd)

Sweetheart, I'm telling you (sweetheart, I'm telling you)
Here comes the zoo (here comes the zoo)
In the last ditch (in the last ditch)
Here comes success (here comes success)
Here comes success (here comes success)
I'm gonna do the twist (I'm gonna do the twist)
And, oh baby, I'm wiggged (oh baby, I'm wigged)

I'm crazy, I'm gonna, I'm gonna go crazy
Alright, baby, let's blast off (oh, baby let's blast off)
Blast off on success (blast off on success)
Oh, you slay me (oh, you slay me, baby) ooh
(Oh, you slay me, baby) I'm gonna do the twist (I'm gonna do the twist)
I'm gonna hop like a frog (I'm gonna hop like a frog)
I'm gonna go out on the street and do anything I want (I'm gonna go out on the street and do anything)
Oh, shit (oh, shit)


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"Success" as written by Ricky Gardiner David Bowie

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  • +1
    My OpinionThis song is great (as is the whole Idiot album) only b/c of Bowie. I don't care if Iggy purist don't consider this a real Iggy album. It rules even if Bowie has his hands on the reigns.

    The lyrics are making fun of himself and anyone in the business (of show) who has gained huge success over night and was suddenly overwhelmed by material possessions (a car, a chinese rug, leer jet(??)) and being under the scrutiny of the world (watching him go to the zoo, dance the twist, hop like a frog).
    j1eron November 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is hilarious
    lukewagoneeron February 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh. Iggy winding us up?
    PimpinAintEasyon October 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't really like this song. His style is too much like Bowie, and I always think he's better with the Stooges
    Stealingmyhearton March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the song, especially the end, when Iggy says OH SHIT as if interrupting the song, and the back vocals repeat!
    soboton October 05, 2010   Link
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    General Commentso, +1. I am (I guess) an Iggy "purist". However, I DO consider this a "real" Iggy album. By the way, Success was on Lust for Life not the Idiot.

    I agree that this song is hilarious and it shows how Iggy is both a nut and an artist..
    I think Iggy is uncomfortable with the "artist" tag. I also don't think Iggy likes "artist" even though he is one of the most important artist of my generation.

    I'm 58 (today is b birth day by the way).and I've always thought of Lust for Life and the Idiot as the "first' Iggy albums (post stooges). He (like Bowie) is a bit hard to pin down and like that. I don't care what "Iggy purist" or "Bowie purist" thin we should feel about these two brilliant and important artist.

    Me and my crew (in 1977) didn't think in terms of Iggy vs Bowie. We were just blown away when they started working together. We didn't know what happened to Iggy after Fun House. Then bang! Raw Power and Kill City (plus TV Eye).

    Then came the stuff he did with Bowie in 1977. Wow! We were speechless and dumbfounded.
    We loved it! Iggy elevated Bowie as much as Bowie elevating Iggy.

    The Idiot, Lust for Life, Low, Heroes and Lodger are the core albums in my life.
    jtskinner1958on February 08, 2016   Link
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    General CommentWow. I should read what my drunkin fingers are flappin out there before I click the "add comments button. Sorry for all the F ups.,
    jtskinner1958on February 08, 2016   Link

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