"Ghost of a Rock'n' Roll Star" as written by and Rick Wakeman....
He's an aging man without a future plan
He was a star but now they've all forgot
Now he just lives in the past, he's just a blast from the past
Our aging star has lost the plot

Well he spends every day in salubrious bars
Dreaming that he's still a star
He's got a big enough gut to string a thousand guitars
Wow!

He writes songs all year wich no one wants to hear
He's the ghost of a rock and roll star
He's got no record deal, he's got no modern feel
He's the ghost of a rock and roll star

There's more grooves on his face than on his latest LP
Which the music press just shot down in flames
He's musically dead for all the world to see
Wow !

He grumble he was as big as Jimi Hendrix
Now the only thing that grumbles is his grumbling appendix
Lots of children he's got, well he was on the road a lot
He's the ghost of a rock and roll star
Now the groupies ain't there...and nor is his hair
He's the ghost of a rock and roll star

He cries in his sleep but there is no one to hear
He once used to have the ears of the world
Now there is no one around to care for one single tear
Wow !

Now there is no one around who wants to hear his new sound
That he hoped would shoot him back to fame
Now he's dying inside as well as dying outside
A talent that has turned to shame

Rock and roll ghost, rock and roll ghost
Ghost of a rock and roll star

So he's fading away, getting dimmer each day
He's the ghost of a rock and roll star

Rock and roll ghost, rock and roll ghost
Ghost of a rock and roll star

So he's leaving my friend, career at its end
He's the ghost of a rock and roll star

Rock and roll ghost, rock and roll ghost
Ghost of a rock and roll star

They find him one day, at last passed away
To the rock and roll heaven afar
So at last without risk, there's a psthumous disc
By the ghost of a rock and roll star



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