Friday, September 08, 2006

Family Theme Song- All Star

One of the best CDs ever is Smash Mouth's Astro Lounge. It's fun and funky, and the title is perfect for it. Think sci-fi meets tiki bar. Anyway, the biggest hit from it is "All Star", which has been featured in movies including Shrek. My family has kind of adopted it as a family 'theme song' that we sing for encouragement and celebration.

Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb
In the shape of an "L" on her forehead

Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
Back to the rule and I hit the ground running
Didn't make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb

So much to do so much to see
So what's wrong with taking the back streets?
You'll never know if you don't go
You'll never shine if you don't glow

[Chorus:]
Hey now you're an All Star get your game on, go play
Hey now you're a Rock Star get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

It's a cool place and they say it gets colder
You're bundled up now but wait 'til you get older
But the meteor men beg to differ
Judging by the hole in the satellite picture

The ice we skate is getting pretty thin
The waters getting warm so you might as well swim
My world's on fire, how about yours?
That's the way I like it and I never get bored

[Repeat Chorus 2x]

Somebody once asked, could I spare some change for gas?
I need to get myself away from this place
I said 'yep, what a concept
I could use a little fuel myself'
And we could all use a little change

Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
Back to the rule and I hit the ground running
Didn't make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb

So much to do so much to see
So what's wrong with taking the back streets
You'll never know if you don't go
You'll never shine if you don't glow

Hey now you're an All Star get your game on, go play
Hey now you're a Rock Star get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold


When by myself (driving, etc.) I like to change the second line of the chorus to:

"Hey now, you're a Rock Star, get your clothes off, get laid!"

2 comments:

DHammett said...

There's another of their songs I like as well: "Walking on the Sun." I have no idea what album it's on, nor do I know any of their other songs.

For somebody who used to really be into music, now I just try to pick up the scraps of what my children are listening to. I've not been completely left behind, but the lights ahead are getting dimmer.

Have a great weekend.

Kat said...

Omg, my oldest loves that song! Well, both kids do now, but the oldest has for a long time. She didn't understand the L on her forehead part though, so I explained it to her. ;)