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I'd Be Me

by Barry Louis Polisar

I wouldn't wanna be a movie star and get mobbed wherever I go.
I don't need to be on TV or hear my songs on the radio.
People always tell me one day I'll be a star,
But every star burns out one day even if they're popular.

Ah happiness, I've found the key;
If I could be somebody...I'd be me.

I don't need no limousine; I don't need no private plane.
I'm happy being who I am, I wouldn't wanna be John Wayne;
Though I loved his role in "Stagecoach"; loved what he did and said,
It all sounds better coming from him--beside's he's dead.

I wouldn't be David Slavitt, though I really love his poems,
I wouldn't be Dr Shockley, I don't got the right chromosomes.
So if you wanna be happy--it's easy as ABC;
The best advice I can give you is: be me!

Copyright by Barry Louis Polisar



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