you'll do almost anything 

just to bring a change 

so you run from bar to bus stop     

you run from bus to bar 

face to face you hunt and stalk 

begging for a star 

a star 

  

Sit down 

listen in 

someone's playing jazz 

in this place you've never been 

so drift around 

take it in 

music erases almost every sin 

every sin 

blue-green chords weave 

a dream those two deaf ones 

will never ever hear 

they see what hands speak 

the jazz will never touch them 

or penetrate their ears  

their ears 

 

Oh, the things you get hooked on 

to switch the tempo of your day 

you'll put up with almost anything 

thinking it's gonna bring a change 

so you sit with ones you don't care to see 

you're smiling so ungraciously 

you look at them and feel so mean 

why can't they simply let you be? 

they're not the stars you seek 

  

Why can't they let you be 

they're not the stars you seek 

why can't they let you be 

they're not the stars you seek 

why can't they let you be 

they're not the stars you seek 

at all

  

 

Begging For A Star

 

Leave home 

go out 

order a cocktail 

and a smile for your face 

put it on 

play along 

seeking conversation 

and an escape today 

rock 'n' roll videos shout 

sounding bad and stale 

so you push it all away 

it's the same old song 

and the spark's all gone 

just drop your condemnations 

and let that shit parade 

that cheap charade 

 

Oh, the things you look for 

to switch the tempo of your day 

   

Gerald Nicholas Simpson.  All rights reserved.