"All Star" as written by and Gregory D. Camp....
Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb
In the shape of an "L" on her forehead

Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
Didn't make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
So much to do so much to see
So what's wrong with taking the back streets
You'll never know if you don't go
You'll never shine if you don't glow

[Chorus]
Hey now you're an All Star get your game on, go play
Hey now you're a Rock Star get the show on get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

It's a cool place and they say it gets colder
You're bundled up now but wait 'til you get older
But the meteor men beg to differ
Judging by the hole in the satellite picture
The ice we skate is getting pretty thin
The water's getting warm so you might as well swim
My world's on fire how about yours
That's the way I like it and I never get bored

[Chorus x2]

Somebody once asked could I spare some change for gas
I need to get myself away from this place
I said yep what a concept
I could use a little fuel myself
And we could all use a little change

Well, the years start coming and they don't stop coming
Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
Didn't make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
So much to do, so much to see
So what's wrong with taking the back streets
You'll never know if you don't go
You'll never shine if you don't glow

[Chorus x2]


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"All Star" as written by Gregory D. Camp

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  • +3
    General Commentthis song is my favorite and i have been lucky enough to see them live
    scar2010on October 20, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti first heard this song on shrek and sat through all the credits to see who it was by
    alienravenon April 30, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is from a long long time ago, when you could use spare change for gas
    dado507on August 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI want this song to be played at my funeral.
    Samboion May 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song I am certain has something to do with environmentalism. The lyrics mention peak oil, the ozone layer hole, and global warming. Yet it also has this nice beat to it, and some other subjects in it so it is debatable what this song is about. It is interesting.
    Roadcruiser1on June 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow what can i say? the first time i heard this song was about a month ago, on the soundtrack of the film "rat race", and from then it rapidly grew in my estimation, and it has now settled at my 5th favourite song ever, and that's facing a lot of competition. i have never heard a song like this, even by smashmouth themselves, and i just wanted to share my appreciation of what i know is an amazing song. i especially like the line "all that glitters is gold, only shooting stars break the mould". for me this song is about how someone realising that they're not perfect, but learning to appreciate life anyway, even though it has many flaws. if anyone disagrees i'd love to hear your ideas.
    Lou xxx
    "Giving money and power to Government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." -- P.J. O'Rourke
    rainbow8711on April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman this song is so amazing. i just can't get enough of smash mouth.
    takeourcarson May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI loved this song even before i saw rat race but the prob was i didnt know who samg it when i saw rat race one of my friends told me who sang it and know its like my 7th out of 20 fave songs. And the lyrics are cool i like the part when the guy askes for change. That was cool.
    Ellioton June 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this was originally writen for the Mystery Men soundtrack. The movie wasn't great but I loved the music video featering the cast.
    Zatchon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this was originally writen for the Mystery Men soundtrack. The movie wasn't great but I loved the music video featering the cast.
    Zatchon July 12, 2002   Link

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