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(Feat. Matthew Santos)

[Crowd cheering]

[Chorus – Matthew Santos]
If you are what you say you are, a superstar
Then have no fear, the camera's is here
And the microphone's
And they wanna' know oh oh oh oh (The Return)
If you are what you say you are, a superstar
Then have no fear, the crowd is here
And the lights are on
And they want a show oh oh oh oh, yeah

[Verse 1 – Lupe Fiasco]
Yeah, uh
A fresh cool young Lu'
Tryna' catch his microphone check 2, 1, 2
Wanna' believe my own hype but it's too untrue
The world brought me to my knees, what have you brung you?
Did you improve on the design? Did you do somethin' new?
Well ya' name ain't on the guest list, who brung you?
YOU! The more famous person you come through
And the sexy lady next to you, you come too
And then it hit me
Standin' outside of heaven waitin' for god to come and get me
I'm too uncouth
Unschooled to the rules and too gum shoe
Too much of a new comer and too un-cool
Like Shadow and Lavelle, I battle wit' it well
Tho I need holiday like lady who sung "Blue"
Go back, whatever you did you undo
Heavy as heaven
The devil on me, two ton's too

[Chorus – Matthew Santos]
If you are what you say you are, a superstar
Then have no fear, the camera's is here
And the microphone's
And they wanna' know oh oh oh oh, yeah

[Verse 2 – Lupe Fiasco]
And ya' better wear ya' shaaades
The spotlights here can burn holes through the staaage
Down to the basement pass the Indian graves
Where the dinosaurs laid
Then out through shinin', nearly miss the airliners
Magnified times five, 'less it's pointed at the rhymer
Ricochets off the moon and sets the forest ablaaaze, woo!
Now that's important to say
'Cause even with all that most of us don't want it to faaade
We want it to braid, meaning we want it to grow
Meaning we want it to staaay
Like the Governor called and he told him to waaait
Un-strap him from the chair and put him back in his caaage
The audience ain't faaazed
And they ain't gon' clap and they ain't gon' praise
They want everything back that they've paid
'Cause they've been waitin' since ten to see the lights get dim

[Chorus – Matthew Santos]
If you are what you say you are, a superstar
Then have no fear, the crowd is here
And the lights are on
And they want a show oh oh oh oh, yeah

[Verse 3 – Lupe Fiasco]
So chauffeur chauffeur come and take me away
'Cause I've been standin' in this line for like five whole days
Me and security ain't getting' along
And when I got to the front, they told me all of the tickets were gone
So just take me home where the mood is mellow
And the roses are grown, M&Ms are yellow
And the light bulbs around my mirror don't flicker
Everybody gets a nice autograph picture
One for you and one for your sister
Who had to work tonight but is an avid listener
Every songs her favorite song and mics don't feedback
All the reviewers say "You need to go and see that"
And everybody claps 'cause everybody is pleased
And then they all take the stage and start performin' for me
Like, ha ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha ha, ha

[Chorus – Matthew Santos]
If you are what you say you are, a superstar
Then have no fear, the camera's here
And the microphone's
And they wanna' know oh oh oh oh
If you are what you say you are, a superstar
Then have no fear, the crowd is here
And the lights are on
And they want a show oh oh oh oh, yeah

If you are, what you say you are
Then have no fear



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    moodismellowDec 30, 2008 at 5:05 am
    this song is lupe tryin to show a kid wut its like in his business its about how the kid thinks hes all that and is about to relize he just another one and ya this is a great song
  • BlingBlingBoy
    +1
    BlingBlingBoyOct 14, 2008 at 1:04 am
    This song is talking about how a girl is saying how good she is and how Lupe really wants to see why she says that...
  • blob4ever
    +1
    blob4everJun 9, 2008 at 11:30 am
    this is an amazing song, but it's better on iTunes just because they souund better...but wtf, it's still a great song!!!
  • FOLSOM
    FOLSOMDec 30, 2009 at 6:38 am
    Really love this song didn't know that lupe fiasco had such a great talent hidden the lyric is sooo funny and the chorus is double coooler I love the song and the video is sooo awesome
  • s
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    Sia248Jun 17, 2008 at 11:03 pm
    this song is the bomb!!! and it is the best song i ever heard!!! also i loved it and it makes me feel like a real superstar well that is all tat i wana say rit now so ya!!!

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