When I was a movie star
An asteroid had hit the earth
And prematurely ended my career
I thought out loud, but no one heard me saying:

"Nothing isn't nothing
Nothing's something that's important to me
That's right
And everyone's a little nothing
That is how it should be,"

That's right. that's right
Sha sha
Sha doo

When I was an astronaut
I bought a fancy charm
I thought you'd like it, but you called it cheap
And at my feet it fell, like:

"So sue me, it's up to me
If I decide to be what I think is right
And don't bother me when I'm watching
Planet of the Apes on TV,"

That's right, that's how it should be
Sha sha
Sha doo

"So sue me, it's up to me
If I decide to be what I think is right
The sound, it found the ground and it hid it for free,"

That's right, that's how it should be
Sha sha
Sha doo


Lyrics submitted by krushzed, edited by copom

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    General CommentTHIS SONG ROCKS!!! woohoo for Ben Kweller! his music makes me happy. Mosty Sha Sha.... but WOOHOO!
    PrEtty_in_PinKon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti got tickets for the dashboard show and i found out ben kweller was gonna be there and i had no fucking idea who he was. so i dled some of his shit.. and well he fucking sucked.. but when he came out during the show with his ice ice baby cover.. well he just rocked.. he ended up being the 2nd best act that night.. 2nd to none other then the anniversary
    Pao2819on June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit is physically impossible to listen to this song and be anything except happy. bravo. :]
    superkcon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti went to the concert too except i didn't really pay attention to little benny cuz i had never heard of him before. (i know, i'm so ignorant sometimes.) but after my good friend steve played his cd over & over again in the car i was like "dude, ben's a cool guy." so now i'm hoooked. i'm gonna go buy the cd tomorrow when i got to the record store to get warped tickets. i also like the song "in other words." this is a good song, it's so up beat - puts ya in a good mood.
    ~*~ Allie ~*~on July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwoo hoo, ben kweller is comin to dallas july 19, hell ya~!
    jere890on July 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThose first couple lines are so funny. I laugh out loud, every time I hear it.

    A goofy song in general. :)
    anna118kon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics are great. they make very little sense yet don't sound the least bit crazy to me. who ever can do that is great.

    ben kweller manages to combines the light sound of emo with actually happy lyrics and makes it sound just perfect. he is so great. i have no vocabulary.

    physics loves pat.
    1399on July 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis was the first bk song i heard and im totally hooked to his music now. this song is great...its fun to listen to. :)
    linkin_parkon July 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what you are talking about him being emo. According to his website:
    "my friend anabelle hall says it's “A cross breed of sing-along/power-pop, and anti-folk sprinkled with toy keyboards, Texas and love.” i usually just say “its really melodic and fun to sing with.” but, like this week ive been playing a lot of acoustic guitar so i say “its sort of acousticy and melodic.” but that's really the hardest question cause my music and tastes are always changing. i like every instrument and sound"

    Plus it doesn't sound emo at all. I don't mean to take such offense to this but he is one of my favorite musicians and I abhor the emo craze that is going on.

    But this song is fun and you can't be pissed off listening to it. I can't wait to see him live again, he is tons of fun to see, you should all check it out, he is coming to detroit for only 8 bucks!!!!!
    ChampionshipVinylon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti heard that the first like "when i was a movie star an asteroid had hit the earth and prematurely ended my career" is a line about his old band radish. he was in it when he was like sixteen, and they were pretty big. but they broke up. so this is actually ben's second time being big! i heart this music!
    thePIXIEprincesson July 24, 2002   Link

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