*squeak* (ms_mixtape) wrote in song_book,
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damn my stories are cheesy...

song: big star
artist: kenny chesney

now...i am NOT a fan of country. really. my friend sarah is. when i was younger i used to sing karaoke at this cafe in sacramento, and it was the scariest thing for me...but sarah came to every show. she would buy me coffee afterwards, or just listen to me babble about what i did wrong or right that night. and people actually started coming to the cafe, and listening. more and more people...and i was so nervous. after a while, i just got too busy to do it anymore. i missed it a lot. sarah started coming to my house once a week, and we would sing all of the songs i used to sing, and we would forget the words and laugh about it.
one day i was crying and telling her how i'd never make it. how there was no use writing songs anymore. there was no point...i was never going anywhere. she gave me a big hug and sang me this song. she printed out the lyrics for me and i read them whenever i feel like i'm going nowhere. i hear her voice in the words, and it always makes me feel better.

She was aware of her insecurities as she took the stage
She was convinced if she got up there that
She'd be discovered someday
So she belted it
She hit the high notes fearlessly
Oh she melted them
As she brought them to their feet
She was a big star
At Banana Joe's bar
Where she sang karaoke every night
She said if you work hard to get where you are
It feels good in the hot spot light
She was a big star
She made the local cable shows
Where the camera fell in love with her face
After a couple of weekends
The groupies were crawling all over the place
She signed autographs
Like she was Garth Brooks in a skirt
And in the aftermath
That small time town was hers
She was a big star
At Banana Joe's bar
Where she sang karaoke every night
She said if you work hard to get where you are
It feels good in the hot spot light
She was a big star
She doesn't care anymore
That her high school girlfriends cut her down
The only thought she entertains is where they are
And where she is now
Her old neighbors swear they're certain
she slept her way to the top
She knows you don't get where your going
Less you got somethin they ain't got
So she sings tonight
To 10,000 plus
And the young girls scream out loud
"Man that could be us"
She's a big star
As she eats caviar
Just before she performs every night
She says if you work hard
To get where you are
It feels good in the hot spot light
She's a big star
She's a big star
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