"I Wanna Be Somebody" as written by and Steve Edward Duren....
You say you don't want to run and hide
A face that no one knows
And everyone you meet, you're gonna show
You're nobody's slave, nobody's chains are holdin' you
You hold your fist up high,
And rule the zoo

Oh, you just got to be
Up high where the whole world's watchin' me
Cause I, I got the guts to be somebody to cry out

I want to be somebody,
Be somebody soon
I want to be somebody
Be somebody too

You say you don't want to starve
Or take the table crumbs that fall
You don't want to beg or plead at all
You don't want no nine to five
Your fingers to the bone
You don't want the rock piles bloody stones

Oh, you just got to be
Up high where the whole world's watchin' me
Cause I , I got the guts to be somebody to cry out

I want to be somebody,
Be somebody soon
I want to be somebody
Be somebody too

I want shiny cars and dirty money
Lots of rock and roll
I will live in fame and die in flames
I'm never getting old

I want to be somebody,
Be somebody soon
I want to be somebody
Be somebody too

I gonna be somebody
I gonna be somebody


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"I Wanna Be Somebody" as written by Steve Edward Duren

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    General CommentThis tune is pretty much self-explanatory... It's the ultimate "theme" of blind ambition. AND it rocks. :P
    I_am_Anteon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Before we go, we wanna do something from the first WASP album. This is "I Wanna Be Somebody"!"
    --- The introduction to the song on the Live...in the Raw album.
    samwaltonon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe wants to be somebody. Glad this song was posted. Why post the obvious?
    midnightsunrisingon October 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentive never heard this orginial version, ive only heard to cover by Witchery. awesome song though i wanna hear the original and I cant find music from WASP anywhere...
    Coromiron April 28, 2008   Link

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