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Nickelback Rock Star Lyrics

Last updated: 11/06/2013 07:03:00 AM

I'm through with standing in line
to the clubs I'll never get in
It's like the bottom of the ninth
and I'm never gonna win
This life hasn't turned out
quite the way I want it to be

(tell me what you want)

I want a brand new house
on an episode of Cribs
And a bathroom I can play baseball in
And a king size tub big enough
for ten plus me

(yeah, so what you need)

I'll need a, a credit card that's got no limit
And a big black jet with a bedroom in it
Gonna join the mile high club
At thirty-seven thousand feet

(Been there done that)

I want a new tour bus full of old guitars
My own star on Hollywood Boulevard
Somewhere between Cher and
James Dean is fine for me

(So how you gonna do it?)

I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair and change my name

[CHORUS]
'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
Livin' in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
with her bleach blonde hair
and well..
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar

I wanna be great like Elvis without the tassels
Hire eight body guards that love to beat up assholes
Sign a couple autographs
So I can eat my meals for free

(I'll have the quesadilla... ha ha)

I'm gonna dress my ass
with the latest fashion
Get a front door key to the Playboy mansion
Gonna date a centerfold that loves to
blow my money for me

(So how you gonna do it?)

I'm gonna trade this life
For fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair
And change my name

'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
Livin' in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
with her bleach blonde hair
And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary
in today's who's who
We'll get you anything
with that evil smile
Everybody's got a
drug dealer on speed dial
well..
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar

I'm gonna sing those songs
that offend the censors
Gonna pop my pills
from a Pez dispenser
Get washed-up singers writing all my songs
Lip sync 'em every night so I don't get 'em wrong

Well we all just wanna be big rockstars
Livin' in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
with her bleach blonde hair
And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary
in today's who's who
We'll get you anything
with that evil smile
Everybody's got a
drug dealer on speed dial well..
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar




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love nickleback | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/6/13

Honestly Nickleback is my favorite band I love all thee songs. My favorite nickleback song is rockstar. It has an amazing beat to it that makes you just want to get up and dance. The lyrics are just amazing.

My First Song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/25/12

This was the first song I ever heard on a radio. I instantly fell in love. I was six, lived in Yorkshire, England and had never heard the word drugs before, even to do with medicine. I literally went from Incey Wincey Spider to this. Seven years later I heard it on a dodgy radio station late one October night and fell in love all over again. I was thirteen, wore nerd glasses and was packing to go to Scotland. I am the oridginal Rock Star fan xxx

Wake up | Reviewer: Truth | 4/3/10

Has anybody seen the video? The one who will make all that happen is non other than Satan! EVERYTHING should make sense why is the creepy looking guy sitting on a chair with skulls on it and using a deep satanic voice???
Think about it.... Just think.

Beatles or Beattles | Reviewer: Never grow old | 4/7/10

Hey Good job but the thing about the Beatles, maybe you know a group named Beattles so I'm outta place here. The drugs didn't write for them. If so they'd be out like yesterday's one song wonder. They did drugs, true. But, they were the right people at the right time in the right place and brilliant, pre-drugs, drugs and no drugs.
Thanks for the lyrics. Never could get them straight!

It's called Satyre! | Reviewer: Da0th3rguy@hotmail.com | 9/29/09

This song is purely satirical which means that it uses ironic, over-exagerated imagery to poke fun at the stereotypical rock stars and show the ugly side of Hollywood. Now it wouldn't be called a satire if there wasn't some truth in it. We all know too well the early rock stars and their drug abuse, for most like the Beattles, the drug wrote the songs for them. And how many rock stars, and Celebrities in general hasn't landed themselves in sex scandals. "I'll even change my name and cut my hair" - now who could forget Britney shaving her head - and trust me, she wasn't the first.

Yes it's Ironic, stereotyping but there are some truth in it. It's called Satire ppl!

with that all said, LOVE Nickelback, LOVE this song, one of their best. It's not meaningful and touching as "If Everyone Cares" but it sure is Rockin' FUN! 2 thumbs waaay up from me

Don't take the song too seriously | Reviewer: Martin Berry | 8/14/09

Absolutely right, Natalie. Of course it's intended as a jokey, ironic take on the whole "fortune & fame" thing.

I'm a part-time musician (play guitar & sing in a mate's band) & we somtimes perform this song precisely because of its self-deprecating sentiment - we're nowhere near as good as we'd like to think we are and, for that reason, are quite capable of taking the p*** out of ouselves.

Fot anoter brilliantly written song with similar sentiments have a listen to Joe Walsh's (ex-Eagles) "Life's Been Good". I think that the music biz is too full of people who take themselves too seriously & it makes a really refrshing change when someone who is genuinely talented is prepared to have a self-mocking knock at all the rock star lifestyle accoutrements (as they have done in Nickelback's & Joe Walsh's cases).

I agree with Natalie & others who've posted here & reckon the people who've said it encourages the "sex 'n' drugs 'n' rock 'n' roll" lifestyle either haven't listened to the lyrics properly or lack a sense of irony.

Martin

Censored version | Reviewer: gr8white | 3/12/09

I came here to find out what the lyrics really are as they bleep out part of it on the local radio station. I was surprised to find out in addition to "ass" and "assholes" (which I had guessed) they had censored the word "drugs"!

Don't take the song too seriously | Reviewer: Natalie | 2/8/09

This song is not meant to be taken seriously. It's actually making fun of what the words "Rock star" mean in today's society. Everything that Nickelback said in the song is true about Hollywood and rock star scene. I actually think they are being critical of that lifestyle, not encouraging it.

I gained respect for Nickelback when I heard "If Everyone Cared". They make good music and seem to be conscious about things going on in the world. They are not your typical dumb, superficial musicians.

ENJOY | Reviewer: OLDROCKER | 1/23/09

I love this song. It has good bass and drum power. For God's sake, have fun with it. It's powerful, and fun, and I wished I had recorded it. The hidden question in the song is this "Did you walk to school or pack a lunch?" Like "Money for Nothing" just a song, and a good one. Lighten up.

love them | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/1/09

i am 43 years, female and i love Nickleback. I think they are very talented musicians,dont care about what they do or say as long as they keep pumping out good music, if their lyrics upset you then you have no life, turn the radio off and get one.

to ALL....... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/23/08

the song says all....thats life of the rich and fame maybe not all but most of them.who knows NickelBack was probably on sOmEtHiNg when he wrote the song....BTW i LOVE him and his MUSIC.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!RoCk On!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love this song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/24/08

I love this song coz its what were all thinking and its what we all want really so it just like tells the truth about everytjing and I love the drug dealer on speed dial bit coz its something that you wouldnt have on your mobile but they stick it in the song just to make it sound good.

Rock Star is ironic thru and thru | Reviewer: Rob Williams | 2/25/08

Loved Silver Side Up, and stumbled across this the other day - I'm 42 so don't watch MTV or listen to radio 1 in the UK. The lyrics are ironic ffs!! The whole thing is a massive piss-take on the modern music industry with its cliques and hangers on.

Nickeleback have served their rock apprenticeship and are now putting out very droll and sassy music. Pink Floyd did musc scene droll 30 years ago with Welcome to the Machine, and this is easily as good as that song was way back then.

Great song | Reviewer: Temari17 | 2/20/08

This song is totally sarcastic and very funny, I think that nickelback wanted to say the things they hate the most. ^_^
I love this song like I love all songs of nickelback.
I want a new album from this fantastic rockstar!!!

MUSIC IS MUSIC DUMB FUCKS! | Reviewer: Carolina | 2/6/08

i have just sat here reading a couple pages of this forum and it is SO unbelievable. you have one person saying: ths is a true song, not fake.the rock star life does mean you will be doing drugs. i thought this was a paricularly funny comment. LISTEN LADY, just because there is a song out about being a rockstar, does not mean we all will becom one. and to all these 40 year olds who are shouting at the cynical twats on this site, GOOD ON YA! its nice to read a couple of respected adults comments about how GOOD the song is. and y r u people looking up the lyris if you dont like the song? doesnt that seem pretty meaningless and just a chance to get into scraps with randomers on the internet?

sort it out! (BTW, LOVE LOVE LOVE this song. hated nickelback before hand but will deff give them the time of day and have a sit down with their album and a bottle of vodka!)