Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Rockstar

I'm going through a hard rock stage. This is kind of strange because despite being a Brit, I'm a country music sort of gal :)

But I love Nickelback right now. I can't write to it, but I can do everything else.

I love looking at songs and drawing parallels with writing novels.
Firstly, no words are wasted in a song and no words should be wasted even writing a 100K story. We need to use those words wisely.
Every line of a song paints a picture. Just the same way we paint pictures and design scenes in a novel.
The chorus provides the theme of the song and every good novel needs a theme.
The melody of a song is similar to the rhythm and tone of a book. The voice of the lead singer is the voice of a band--just the way the author is the voice of a story.

I'm sure that someone else can say it better than I!!

NICKELBACK LYRICS

"Rockstar"

I'm through with standing in line
To clubs we'll never get in
It's like the bottom of the ninth
And I'm never gonna win
This life hasn't turned out
Quite the way I want it to be

(Tell me what you want)

I want a brand new house
On an episode of Cribs
And a bathroom I can play baseball in
And a king size tub big enough
For ten plus me

(So what you need?)

I'll need a credit card that's got no limit
And a big black jet with a bedroom in it
Gonna join the mile high club
At thirty-seven thousand feet

(Been there, done that)

I want a new tour bus full of old guitars
My own star on Hollywood Boulevard
Somewhere between Cher and
James Dean is fine for me

(So how you gonna do it?)

I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair and change my name

[Chorus:]
'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
With her bleach blond hair

Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar

I wanna be great like Elvis without the tassels
Hire eight body guards that love to beat up assholes
Sign a couple autographs
So I can eat my meals for free
(I'll have the quesadilla, uh huh)
I'm gonna dress my ass
With the latest fashion
Get a front door key to the Playboy mansion
Gonna date a centerfold that loves to
Blow my money for me
(So how you gonna do it?)
I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair and change my name

[Chorus]

And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary and today's who's who
They'll get you anything with that evil smile
Everybody's got a drug dealer on speed dial

Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar

I'm gonna sing those songs
That offend the censors
Gonna pop my pills from a pez dispenser

I'll get washed-up singers writing all my songs
Lip sync em every night so I don't get 'em wrong

[Chorus]

And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary and today's who's who
They'll get you anything with that evil smile
Everybody's got a drug dealer on speed dial

Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar


[Thanks to Ephram Arco Veloz (earcoveloz@hotmail.com) for these lyrics]
[Thanks to hoosier_x_daddy@yahoo.com, dont@worry.about.it, corydahlinghaus@woh.rr.com for correcting these lyrics]

[ www.azlyrics.com ]

And I know this is kind of a childish view of what a rockstar would be--the perks from a teenage POV, but it rocks.

9 comments:

  1. PS. If I had to pick one song to describe my WIP it would be 'Under my Skin' by Rachael Yamagata :)

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  2. Nah, it's kewl! I like Nickelback
    :)

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  3. I have this CD, and just love it. Good ole-fashion rock :)

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  4. DH loves Nickelback so I know this song! I quite like the lead singer's voice. Very sexy.

    Rachael Yamagata. Don't know her though (I think). Must go listen!

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  5. LOL--not often I'm cool :) Meretta, I'm telling you your DH would like me, honest!!

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  6. I absolutely LOVE Nickelback. I had a chance to see them live last year, but unfortunately, I had a sick child and couldn't go. I think their new album is fantastic and can't wait to see what they come up with next. Oh yeah - and Chad Kroeger is HOT.

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  7. Melissa--I remeber that now :( poor you!!!

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  8. Oh yeah, Chad Kroeger is HOT, and he better not cut his hair, lol! It's one of the best things about his sexy look. :) I don't have this cd yet, but I listen to all their stuff on Launchcast radio when I'm writing. I've got "This Is How You Remind Me" as my Ring Tone on my cell. Will have to find out who Rachael Yamagata is, Toni :) Nice blog today! Woke me up!

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  9. ooohh--Chad is on that Canadian entertainment channel tonight--I think ;)

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