A bad actor's waiting in the wings
He lost his voice once visiting Sing Sing
California dreamin' online
A bad actor tells his girlfriend good lies

To be somebody

Teacher's pet on the college set
Quoting Shakespeare with Chimay beer
When the pearly gates left a nice estate
He drove a 4x4 to the PCH

In a semi-detached house off Melrose
With an agent that tells him to buy new clothes

To be somebody

Auditions come but he's never cast
With some new headshots and a year goes past
He sells the car and he takes the bus
To Musso and Frank's three martini lunch

I need a role
Find me a role

Midnight on Santa Monica Boulevard
After awhile acting ain't hard
If you're somebody's best boy on the QT
On the casting couch special agency
And the organ grinds and there's rent to pay
There's no violins or a place to stay
It's a bad scene on a perfect day
And it's 8 AM, lying on the ground
And they called your name but you still forgot
As they dragged you out of the parking lot

I need a role
Find me a role

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