"Superstar Punani" as written by Bradley James Nowell, Eric John Wilson and Floyd I. Gaugh Iv....
So tell me if you really want to be a superstar
But fiesta on the mike and will surely take you far
You made that drop on the 24 tracks
We mix it all down then we put on wax

Beginning is hyped when you playin in the bars
A bottomless pit where you make loose and far
Take away your privacy and take your guitar
Then take your woman and impound your car

My beginning of wisdom I won't take you too far
First you gotta sell your soul to be a superstar
Baby if you got it forget about that
Your money don't concern you that's a natural fact

Shut up your mouth before you get knocked down
We're gonna listen to your voice upon the speaker box
First you get a manager but what does he do
I'll be the first to tell you baby that I don't have a clue

We're gunna make a phony image for the MTV
Hear it on the radio say damn that's me
Whenever I get over on a 3 piece hog
Jesus and her mom are gonna break your arm

Put your ass in the john to be a superstar
I realize sometimes I feel old design
Oh your reknown position and you just can't hide
Ruff ruff ruff ruff ruff ruff

All over the world you gotta take that trip
And then you never thought you'd see the day you'd act like this
Your rep is getting bigger than a B-52
And then it goes around the world before it gets back to you

Hey our love has started can you believe
Before your eyes this shit just come back to me
Oh my God I take a rest on the side
So long so long so long so long I'll see ya

Oh my God if I'd a let my own
I'd take it turn around and place it home
I realize sometimes I feel old design
Oh your renowned position and you just can't hide

Whoa it's the position
I just can't hide
Whatcha want whatcha need

Give it a bunch of mine and you just can't miss
Your love feels like this
Some people love get your shit like this
Well if you love wad up your love punani punani

Whoa if you love me punani punani
Oh my God
Free yeah free oh oh oh hey
Want the dogs? Let em go. Let em

Lyrics submitted by skennedy97

"Superstar Punani" as written by Eric John Wilson Bradley James Nowell

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThe meaning to this song is pretty obvious, and it's already been talked about here. It has to do with the price of fame. Bradley spent his whole life trying to attain fame, and when he got it, he saw that he was just another money-making pony for the music industry to use to line their pockets. There was also talk of a loss of identity and always being in the public spotlight (I just can't hide). "I feel old design" I think had to do with his longing for going back to how it used to be before he got famous. He probably would have lasted a few extra years had he not gotten the fame he wanted so badly. I think the pressure got to him after he signed a major label record deal. He went back to using soon after and died, so there you have it.
    komickazeon May 30, 2011   Link
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    General Commentinteresting that nobody has had any comments on this song...but i just wanted to say (many people already know this and think im stupid) that punani is the Hawaiian word for a girls private part. i dont understand how that relates to this song though...
    vredjmpsthegnon May 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song ironically lays out the basic steps that take you to "superstar" level. You're basically put into a mold and as fame increases you lose yourself in it.
    Rukaon December 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about gaining fame and the personal sacrifices people make to get it.
    BlackLungFeveron January 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think (seeing as this one of the last songs written by brad, since it was on the last album) that this is kind of a realization that he understands he has become the pawn in the music industry's game that he never wanted to be.

    this is shown when he says 'i feel old design', hes wishing he could go back to the low profile bars

    and 'i just cant hide' meaning that he cant go back and he cant hide from the fame he has given himself

    the music industry is a greedy business, and it's sad how artists are treated just as money by major record labels... but that's why its called the music industry i guess.. not the music co-operation or something :(
    iceyflameon April 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgood point icey

    btw this is one of sublimes best songs in my opinion
    cacmangon August 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'll be honest I had never given this song much attention until recently but its amazingly catchy, I'm having a hard time not listening to it.
    Adamkoshon January 22, 2009   Link

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