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danny dylan used to kill
on the stage at passion green
the girls would try to catch his eye,
he was welcome in their jeans
he was the man of their dreams

now he plays at mitch’s maze
he’s got to bring his own p.a.
he plays guitar for an empty bar
he can see it’s slipped away
but tomorrow’s another day

danny drags his gear out of a closing bar
somewhere deep down he knows
he’s gonna be a superstar

samantha luce got great reviews
the college news was keen
she flew to cali hit the valley
but she couldn’t reach the screen
like they do in the magazines

she took a part to get a start
she had to peel off all her clothes
the camera rolled she sold her soul
she watched the leading man grow
she had to close her eyes to blow

it’s funny how your dreams come true
there’s only reality in your way

curtis cole cold drive the hole
earned a free ride to u.n.c.
he scored and scored and scored and scored
attacked the boards and played great d
then he blew away his knee

he worked to heal his wounded wheel,
he spent a lifetime in the gym
every year the doctor’s clear,
“your chances range from none to slim.”
so he holds on tight to “slim.”

it’s funny how your dreams come true
there’s only reality in your way
just because you haven’t
doesn’t mean you won’t
(why not you?)
it’s all who you know
tomorrow your big break might show

billie shears had played for years
in a band called oswald’s gun
a song he wrote called “i can float”
was burning brighter than the sun
it run to number one

she said “i’m owed” the money flowed,
she leased the floor above the top
the fall was steep, the drugs were cheap,
she got a habit he couldn’t drop
then the second album flopped

it’s funny how your dreams come true
there’s only reality in your way
just because you haven’t
doesn’t mean you won’t
(why not you?)
it’s all who you know
tomorrow your big break might show

billie turned to jesus begged him
“father, please protect me from harm.”
next day they found her face down,
with a needle in her arm
as the lights were fading out she said,
“at last I am a superstar.”