Big Star

by Stephony Smith

from the album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems


Lyrics

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 spotlight”
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 crawlin’ 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 spotlight”
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 you’re going
Unless you’ve got something they ain’t got

So she sings tonight to twenty-thousand plus
And the young girls scream out loud,
“Man that could be us”
She’s a big star and 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 spotlight”
She’s a big star
She’s a big star