Geriatric Rock Star Wannabe
This one is about what it's like no longer be a kid but still having dreams of being a rock star.
Peak: #284 (325,988 songs currently in Electronic)
Peak in sub-genre: #52 (56,563 songs currently in Electronica)
November 18, 2006
MP3 2.2 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
Elton Costello © copr. 2006 Steve Cohen Music (ASCAP)
Story behind the song
The songs that are the closest to my feeling usually turn out to be a bit humorous.
When I was a kid I dreamed of being discovered by the Partridge Family, asked to replace the drummer dude and invited to go on tour and appear in the TV show.
When I was in grade school I used to sit in my bedroom with my textbooks laid out on the floor along with a plastic trashcan and drum out beats for hours with music. I guess my parents were a bit supportive to put up with that racket for hours. Although I do remember one of my friends thinking I was so talented that he asked me to bring a record, my books and my trashcan to his house so I could play for his mother.
Needless to say, Shirley Jones or Mr. Kinkaid never knocked on my bedroom door to invite me out to California and I never got permission to buy a real drum set.
I ended up taking piano lessons and performing in Philadelphia.
I always wanted to be in one of those rock star families
People got lunchboxes with your face on the side
And life's a highway ride
But you can't go on the road when you're too damn old.
Your story's been told.
You're just another Geriatric Rock Star Wannabe.
I always wanted to see people runnin' up to me.
Askin' for autographs to sign as they break on out of line and get arrested for disturbin' my stride.
Where's Shirley Jones? Ain't she my mother?
Where's Mr. Kinkaid? Ain't he my manager?