I'm Going to be a Teenage Idol
Elton John Bernie Taupin
Well, there’s slim times when my words won’t rhyme,
And the hills I face are a long hard climb,
I just sit cross-legged with my old guitar,
Ooh! It kind of makes me feel like a rock-and-roll star.
Well, it makes me laugh, Lord, it makes me cry,
And I think for once, let me just get high,
Let me get electric, put a silk suit on,
Turn my old guitar into a tommy-gun.
And root, toot, shoot myself to fame,
Every kid alive gonna know my name,
An overnight phenomenon like there’s never been,
A motivated supersonic king of the scene.
I’ll be a teenage idol, just give me a break,
I’m gonna be a teenage idol, no matter how long it takes.
You can’t imagine what it means to me,
I’m gonna grab myself a place in history,
A teenage idol, that’s what I’m gonna be.
Well, life is short and the world is rough,
And if you’re gonna boogie, boy, you gotta be tough.
Nobody knows if I’m dead or alive,
I just drink myself to sleep each night.
And so I pray to the teenage god of rock,
If I make it big, let me stay on top,
You gotta cut me loose from this one-room dive,
Put me on the ladder, keep this boy alive.