Everybody Wants To Be Famous

29 years is a long time I’d say
To have to make a living to find a better way
Opportunity knocks when it’s the last thing you want
Nobody looks for love in a Chinese restaurant

Five foot seven and a smile like a beauty queen
From a movie scene
Madonna 1983 if you know what I mean
55 minutes and she lit a cigarette
Said a thing I’ll never forget

Everybody wants to be famous
Live out their lives
In the heat of the sun
Be someone
You see a chance and you take it
Everybody can dance
Everybody can sing
Everybody can be
Famous like me

I’m done with monotony
Look where it’s gotten me
Suit jacket and tie
With a mortgage 20 feet high
I coulda been a painter, a Beethoven, a Mozart
Coulda been a contender instead of attending seminars
29 years and I still don’t know what I want
Looking for love outside the same Chinese restaurant

I can still see her climb in the cab and out the rain
I can see her roll down the window and say

Everybody wants to be famous
Live out their lives
In the heat of the sun
Be someone
You see a chance and you take it
Everybody can dance
Everybody can sing
Everybody can be
Famous like me

High in the sky
House in the hills
Show me where to sign this time
I will
I’m tired of waiting in line
Waiter bring me the bill

I want a piece of the action
I want a slice of the pie
I want a key to a city
And a girl with my name on her thigh
Why, why can’t I have those things
The things that fame brings
Even if it ends in 15 minutes

Everybody wants to be famous
Live out their lives
In the heat of the sun
Be someone
You see a chance and you take it
Everybody can dance
Everybody can sing
Everybody can be
Famous like me