Plucking the String

Date: May 11, 2004
Genre: rather punk-ish


       
Also Known As: "I am a Rock Star", or, "Ever Wonder about the Difference Between Me and a 'Rock Star'?".
        My ode to real punk... in a really twisted sort of way.  While it (obviously) lacks the political message, it definitely captures the humor... and I figured if they can play like that shit-faced drunk, I can do it stone sober.  Which is truly the sad part.
        There were only two guitar parts in there.  That ought to tell you something...  Point being, the basic guitar is something I've played for a long time, sped up to the point where I found it hard to keep going, and added onto just slightly so there was actually a reason to have two guitar tracks.
        And no, I'm not referring to anyone in particular in the song, just various groups of people.  If you're looking for someone to blame (and who isn't), let's just say he's another rock star prone to take over the world that I get a lot of necessary encouragement from, and can only hope to return the favor... and hopefully we will never be enemies, 'cause it'd be all big-battle anime style blood and guts and sharp things and bullets and guitars flying and the vvroom vroom and the whrrrr and the BOOM! and damn.
        I am so still on the high of recording this while I write.  Dude.


Lyrics
Better bow before me
Or get the fuck outta my way
You can join me, if you'd like
If I decide that I want you anyway

I am a rock star
I am a rock star
I am a rock star
You're just a prick

I am a rock star
I am a rock star
I am a rock star
You're just a prick

Come on, baby
(I am a rock star)
Don't take it so hard
(I am a rock star)
Don't take it so personal
(I am a rock star)
Just because I know what I'm talking about
(I am a rock star)
And you don't know shit
(I am a rock star)
Come on
(I am a rock star)
Just a little friendly competition
(I am a rock star)
(I am a rock star)

I am a rock star
I am a rock star
I am a rock star
You're just a prick

I am a rock star
I am a rock star
I am a rock star
You're just a prick

I am a rock star
I am a rock star
I am a rock star
You're just a prick

You're just a prick
You're just a prick
You're just a prick
A big, fuckin' prick

(And I think it's smaller
Than mine)

- lyrics and music copyright 2004,
Orin Drake