To be someone must be a wonderful thing
a famous footballer or rock singer
or a big film star
yes i think that i would like, i would like that

to be rich and have a lot of fans
have a lot of girls to prove that i'm a man
to be number one and liked by everyone
getting drunk out with my trendy friends
they really dig me man and i dig them
and the money that i spend
it is like my fame, and it's quickly gone

no more swimming in my guitar shaped pool
no more reporters at my beckon call
no more cocaine it's only ground chalk
and no more taxis, now we have to walk

but didn't we have a nice time?
yea wasn't it such a nice time?
didn't we have a nice time?

i realize i should have stuck to my guns
they shook me out just like a bastard son
and i lost myself and i know that it was wrong
but it cost me a lot

theres no more drinking when the club shuts down
i'm out here on my ass with the rest of the clowns
i'm really scared without my body-guard
and i'm sitting on my own in my expensive yacht

but didn't i have a nice time?
wasn't it such a nice time?
didn't i have a nice time?
wasn't it such a nice time?
did i have anice time?
did i have a nice time?
i can't remember if i had a nice time

To be someone must be a wonderful thing
ain't that the truth

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    General Commentummm..... noel didnt write this shit
    hellarack99on June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwho did write it then? oasis sang it on tour a bunch of times. regardless of who wrote it... the song still kicks ass.
    onafridayon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentpaul wellar i think wrote it
    Boon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentpaul weller wrote it and he sang it with the jam. noel's version is featured on the album 'fire & skill'
    setting_sun_69on July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwelll i have to this is my favorite band so far! i wish everyday i could be someone famous be in there shose 4 once. to LIve it up! dont u? i think u get the ponit now!
    drunkinsurferon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentkiller song
    drunkinsurferon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYes to clarify Paul Weller did write this song when in the Jam.... and what a fooking song it is!!!

    I LOVE Noels version though, i think its all about everyone having similar aspirations through life, wanting to be in the limelight lapping up the fame. but what it comes down to at the end of the day is that we are all made of the same material, no matter what happens, we should just all concentrate on enjoying our lives... making the most of what you've got. Having a nice time!!!

    a couple of changes to the lines that i have on a live version are as follows: -

    "getting DRUGGED UP with my trendy friends"

    "and I CANT AFFORD A TAXI, SO I'LL have to walk

    love this song.
    rufstufon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt was on the album 'All Mod Cons' by The Jam, and Noels version was very personal to him at the time, after the Britpop bluster and the Cocaine-Kicking he undertook lol.
    pompeydrummeron July 22, 2006   Link

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