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VERSE:
Johnny was a school boy when he heard his first Beatles song
Love Me Do, I think it was and from there it didn't take him long
Got himself a guitar, used to play every night
Now he's in a rock & roll outfit, and everything's all right

BRIDGE:
Don't you know?

VERSE:
Johnny told his Momma, Hey Momma I'm goin' away
I'm gonna hit the big time, gonna be a big star someday
Momma came to the door with a tear drop in her eye
Johnny said, Don't cry Momma smile & wave goodbye

CHORUS:
Don't you know, yeah, yeah
Don't you know that you are a shooting star
Don't you know, don't you know
Don't you know that you are a shooting star
And all the world will love you just as long
As long as you are

VERSE:
Johnny made a record, went straight up to number one
Suddenly everyone loved to hear him sing the song
Watching the world go by, surprisin' it goes so fast
Johnny looked around him and said, Well, I made the big time at
Last

CHORUS:
Don't you know, don't you know
Don't you know that you are a shooting star
Don't you know, woah yeah
Don't you know that you are a shooting star, yeah
And all the world will love you just as long
As long as you are, a shooting star

(guitar solo)

Don't you know that you are a shooting star
Don't you know, ahhh
Don't you know that you are a shooting star
And all the world will love you just as long
As long as you are

Johnny died one night, died in his bed
Bottle of whiskey, sleepin' tablets by his head
Johnny's life passed him by like a warm summer day
If you listen to the wind, you can still hear him play

Woah...
Don't you know that you are a shooting star
Don't you know, don't you know
Don't you know that you are a shooting star
Don't you know
Don't you know that you are a shooting star
Don't you, don't you, don't you, don't you, don't you know
Don't you know you are a shooting star
(improvise)

Na, na, na, na..

(Lead guitar fills in background)



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    UnregisteredJun 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm
    A shooting star is a star that is dying. It burns up as it enters the earth's atmosphere. The song is about a dying star. Everyone dies but stars tend to die early do to the stresses they bring on themselves. Stresses they never seem to foresee when they dream of becoming stars.
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    UnregisteredDec 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    This is an amazing song, johnny had a dream to make it big, I think he made it to a place in his rock n roll career that wasnt quite as far as he wanted to go. Sex, drugs, and rock n roll, and the drugs took him. He overdosed in his sleep.

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