(I Never Wanted) To Be A Star

I was seventeen, you were working for
Matthew & Son,
The Beatles met the Queen, and I wrote:
I’m Gonna Get Me a Gun, yeah, yeah
It was like a dream in the star machine,
Oh, no, izitso, izitso?
I never wanted to be a star,
I never wanted to travel far
I only wanted a little bit of love
So I could put a little love in my heart
I never wanted to be la-de-da,
Go to parties avec le bourgeois
I only wanted to sing my song well,
So I could ring a small bell in your heart
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I was on the road, sleeping between
Lorry lights, oh no
Stone-drunk and cold,
Heading into a Bad Night, yeah, yeah
Just another bean in the star machine, hi ho!
Here I go, here I go

I never wanted to be a star
Buy my mum a Ferrari car
I only wanted to run my own race,
So I could win a small place in your heart
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

But Nature found a way, it picked me up
Off the dark side, yeah, yeah
Showed me another day, it made me sing
‘I Think I See The Light’
Not another bean in the star machine, oh no,
This time I won’t go
I never wanted to be a star,
I never wanted to travel far
I only wanted a little bit of love
So I could put a little love in my heart