All Star

Album: Astro Lounge (1999)
Charted: 24 4
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  • Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
    I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
    She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb
    In the shape of an "L" on her forehead

    Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
    Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
    Didn't make sense not to live for fun
    Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
    So much to do, so much to see
    So what's wrong with taking the back streets?
    You'll never know if you don't go
    You'll never shine if you don't glow

    Hey now, you're an all-star, get your game on, go play
    Hey now, you're a rock star, get the show on, get paid
    And all that glitters is gold
    Only shooting stars break the mold

    It's a cool place and they say it gets colder
    You're bundled up now, wait till you get older
    But the meteor men beg to differ
    Judging by the hole in the satellite picture
    The ice we skate is getting pretty thin
    The water's getting warm so you might as well swim
    My world's on fire, how about yours?
    That's the way I like it and I never get bored

    Hey now, you're an all-star, get your game on, go play
    Hey now, you're a rock star, get the show on, get paid
    All that glitters is gold
    Only shooting stars break the mold

    Hey now, you're an all-star, get your game on, go play
    Hey now, you're a rock star, get the show, on get paid
    And all that glitters is gold
    Only shooting stars

    Somebody once asked could I spare some change for gas?
    I need to get myself away from this place
    I said yep what a concept
    I could use a little fuel myself
    And we could all use a little change

    Well, the years start coming and they don't stop coming
    Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
    Didn't make sense not to live for fun
    Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
    So much to do, so much to see
    So what's wrong with taking the back streets?
    You'll never know if you don't go (go!)
    You'll never shine if you don't glow

    Hey now, you're an all-star, get your game on, go play
    Hey now, you're a rock star, get the show on, get paid
    And all that glitters is gold
    Only shooting stars break the mold

    And all that glitters is gold
    Only shooting stars break the moldWriter/s: GREGORY CAMP
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Spirit Music Group
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Comments: 19

  • Daniel from Winchester, OhioShrek is Love, Shrek is Life <3
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxRobert: (Wikipedia) 'All that glitters is not gold' is a well-known saying, meaning that not everything that looks precious or true turns out to be so. This can apply to persons, places, or things that promise to be more than they really are. The expression, in various forms, originated in or before the 12th century and may date back to Aesop.

  • Hannah from Gustavus, OhTo Alec from New York: I remember having to hear stuff like that just a couple years ago, from MIDDLE schoolers! For example, the first verse ended with "You were lookin' kinda queer, with a penis in your ear, And the shape of some balls on your chin." It was funny at the time, but now it just seems stupid.
  • Kathryn from Montoursville, PaThis is a song every American growing up in the 90s knows ALL the words too.
  • Todd from Baltimore, Md"the world is going to roll me" Rolling, being rolled, was rolled used to be slang for being mugged.
  • Yomama from Haymarket, VaTo Trina in New York: "the world is gonna roll me" describes a big dog playing with a puppy, if you've ever seen it--the big one pokes his nose under the small one's belly, lifts, and rolls--the little one gets up all disoriented for a minute...like a lost person in a big world...

    Take care, and don't let anyone 'roll' you...
  • Alec Thorp from Yorktown Heights, NyWhen my brother was in the 3rd grade, he and all of the kids in his class would sing some annoying and immature alterization of the song in which the lyrics are talking about the world being food. The opening lyric would go "Somebody once told me the world was macoroni so I took a bite out of a tree". My god, it was the most annoying thing on the planet Earth! But thank god, they do not sing that anymore.
  • Trina from New York, NyI like this song a lot, but I don't quite know what "the world is gonna roll me" means. I understand that the general gist of it is that the world's gonna chew you up and spit you out, but what is the exact meaning of "roll me" mean?

    The rest of the song I get, though. It's all about how the world can suck if you don't handle it right, but if you do deal with life well, it can rock.
  • Ryan from Brookfield, Wiactually all that glitters is not gold is from the merchant of venice but before that it was in a Greek myth, the myth is about king midas who can turn anything he touches into gold but he touches his daughter and she turns to gold its supposed to be a lesson also it inspired the auto service store midas thus the jingle trust the midas touch
  • Chris from Newcastle Upon Tyne, United KingdomI'm sure 'Not all the glitters is gold' or whatever is from The Merchant of Venice, it was also used in Lord of the Rings though.
  • Llyle from London, United KingdomI agree with Nikki. The third verse is the best. It's a really uplifing song
  • Marissa from Akron, OhHey people in case you didn't know... all that glitters is (or isn't) gold is a very old phrase. Both Lord of the Rings and "Stairway to Heaven" were quoting a proverb that's been in usage for centuries.
  • Robert from Houston, TxThe phrase "all that glitters is gold" was probably inspired by a poem in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings referring to Strider/Aragorn, whose appearance was rough and decidedly unkingly. The original line is "All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost." The use of it here suggests a much shallower interpretation of life - like the stereotypical rock star.
  • Sigurd from Store Heddinge, DenmarkThe phrase "all that glitters is gold" might be inspired by "Stairway to heaven" ... ?
  • Lindsay from Pittsburgh, PaThe best part is when the guy says...
    "We could all use a little change."
    The rest is monotous to me :D
  • Nikki from Hell, MiThe third verse about the change for gas is the best
  • Chibi from Placentia, CaIt's one of those songs where everyone growing up in the 90's HAS to know. The song is awesome in the sense where it's just makes you feel good and how it's ok if you don't know where or what you want to be when you grow up...just do what you want to do and everything will come to you! It's just fun, and plain awesome!
  • Courtney from Kiel, Withis was my favorite song as a kid, i new all the words and would sing i actually jumped flat on the ground a pretend to be running with my feet in the air for the part "back to the rules hit the ground running"
  • Sara from Traverse City, MiI love this song a lot it always makes me feel very happy.
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