Superstar

Album: Lupe Fiasco's The Cool (2007)
Charted: 4 10
  • If you are what you say you are
    A super star
    Then have no fear the camera's here and the microphone and they wanna know
    Oh oh oh oh
    If you are what you say you are
    A super star
    Then have no fear the crowd is here and the lights are on and they want a show
    Oh oh oh oh

    Yea, uh
    A fresh cool young Lu
    Trying to cash his microphone check 2, 1, 2
    Want to believe my own hype but it's too untrue
    The world brought me to my knees
    What have you brung you
    Did you improve on the design
    Did you do something new
    Well your name ain't on the guest list
    Who brung you, you
    The more famous person you come through
    And the sexy lady next to you
    You come to
    And then it hit me
    Standing outside of heaven waiting for god to come and get me
    I'm too uncouth
    Unschooled to the rules
    And two gum shoe
    Too much of a newcomer
    And too uncool
    Like Shadow and Lavelle
    I battle with it well
    Though I need a holiday like lady who song blue
    Go back what ever you did you undo
    Heavy is heaven
    The devil on my two tons too

    If you are what you say you are
    A super star
    Then have no fear the camera's here and the microphone and they wanna know
    Oh oh oh oh

    And you better wear your shades
    The spotlights here can burn holes through the stage
    Down through the basement
    Passed the Indian graves
    Where the dinosaurs laid
    And out through china
    Nearly misses air liners
    Magnified times five
    This is pointed at the rhymer
    Ricochets off the moon and sets the forest a blaze
    Now that's important to say
    Cause even with all of that
    Most of us don't want it to fade
    We want it to braid
    Meaning we want it to grow
    Meaning we want it to stay
    Like the governor called
    And they told him to wait
    Un-strap him from the chair
    And put him back in his cage
    The audience ain't fazed
    And they ain't gone clap and they ain't gone praise
    They want everything back that they paid
    Cause they been waiting since ten to see the lights get dim


    If you are what you say you are
    A super star
    Then have no fear the camera's here and the microphone and they wanna know
    Oh oh oh oh

    So chauffeur chauffeur come and take me away
    Cause I been standing in this line
    For like five whole days
    Me and security ain't getting along
    And when I got to the front they told me all of the tickets were gone
    So just take me home where the mood is mellow
    And the roses are thrown
    M&M's are yellow
    And the light bulbs around my mirror don't flicker
    Everybody gets a nice autograph picture
    One for you and one for your sister
    Who had to work tonight but is an avid listener
    Every songs a favorite song
    And mikes don't feed back
    All the reviewers say you need to go and see that
    And everybody claps cause everybody is pleased
    Then they all take the stage and start performing for me
    Like ha ha ha ha ha
    Ha ha ha ha ha ha

    If you are what you say you are
    A super star
    Then have no fear the camera's here and the microphone and they wanna know
    Oh oh oh oh
    If you are what you say you are
    A super star
    Then have no fear the crowd is here and the lights are on and they want a show
    Oh oh oh oh Writer/s: RUDOLPH LOYOLA LOPEZ, WASALU JACO
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Noe from Ontario, Caits a really good song i get the message
  • Andrew from L.a., CaGreat Song indeed...I rarelly listen to mainstream hip-hip, but this song has it.
  • Heidi from Mn, FlIt's a pretty good song because of the lyrics and meaning behind them.
  • Kristen from Scottsdale, AzGreat song! The vocals in the chorus are wonderful.
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