One Hit Wonder

Written July 1998

Tab

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I wanna be a one hit wonder, plaster your radio for half a summer,
I’ll barely hit the big time, then I’ll disappear,
that’s all you’ll hear of me for years and years and years
+++ how could you refuse this offer?

I wanna be your former lover, take me out on the town and I’ll just hover
there by association, until we’ve parted,
then I’ll go where your lovers go when they’re discarded
+++ didn’t he date what’s-her-name? Just a former flame…
+++++ I wanna see me singing in the background
+++++ of a late night TV scene as the songs scroll down,
+++++ there goes mine, it’s all yours for $19.99
+++++ your check or money order, all major credit cards,
+++ how could you refuse this offer? how could you refuse this offer?

you will catch yourself singing this song one day,
how did the chorus go, what did the verses say?
I wrote this song for you, and now you’ve forgotten it,
except for the funky riff that made it a mega-hit
they all loved the funky riff—till they all got sick of it and
+++ I wanna see me singing in the background
+++ of a late night TV scene as the songs scroll down,
+++ there goes mine, “Greatest Hits of 1999”
+++ your check or money order, all major credit cards,
+++ how could you refuse this offer? how could you refuse this offer?

I wanna be a one hit wonder, my picture everywhere, then I’ll go under..
+++ I wanna see me singing in the background
+++ of a late night TV scene as the songs scroll down,
+++ there goes mine, it’s all yours for $19.99
+++++ your check or money order, all major credit cards,
how could you refuse this offer? how could you refuse this offer?
how could you refuse this offer?…

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