My name's Joe, I'm the C.E.O
Yeah, I'm the man, makes the big wheels roll
I'm the hand on the green light switch
You get to be famous, I get to be rich

Go get me a kid with a good-looking face
Bring me a kid, can remember his place
Some hungry poet, son of a bitch
He gets to be famous, I get to be rich

Or bring me a girl, they're always the best
You put ?em on stage and ya' have ?em undress
Some angel whore who can learn a guitar lick
Hey, now that's what I call music

Well, I'll come looking for money when the public gets bored
I will fight ?em with lawyers they could never afford
Yeah I?ll make her look like a spoiled little bitch
She gets to be famous, I get to be rich

Or bring me a girl, they're always the best
You put ?em on stage and ya' have ?em undress
Some angel whore who can learn a guitar lick
Hey, now that's what I call music

So burned out Johnny thinks the books are shifty
What good?s that alkie to me when he's fifty
Well, we could move catalog if he'd only die quicker
Send my regards to the gig and a case of good liquor

He gets to be famous
I get to be rich
He gets to be famous
I get to be rich

My name?s Joe, I'm the C.E.O.
I'm the man, makes the big wheels roll


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"Joe" as written by Tom Petty

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    General CommentA dour look at the music industry. Pop stars come and go but Joe keeps getting richer. In recent times, it seems that the machine is working with ever more efficiency. Artists like Kesha or Britney seem to fit the model.
    jelaplanon October 29, 2014   Link

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