Superstar
Lyrics Lupe Fiasco

Featuring: Matthew Santos

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[Hook - Matthew Santos]
If you are what you say you are, a superstar
Then have no fear, the camera's here
And the microphones, and they wanna know (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, yeah

[Verse 1]
Yeah, uh, a fresh cool young Lu
Trying to 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 something new?
Well your 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
Standing outside of heaven, waiting for God to come and get me
I'm too uncouth
Unschooled to the rules and too gumshoe
Too much of a newcomer and too uncool
Like Shadow and Lavelle, I battle with it well
Though I need a holiday like lady who sung "Blue"
Go back, whatever you did you undo
Heavy as heaven, the devil on me, two tons too

[Hook - Matthew Santos]
If you are what you say you are, a superstar
Then have no fear, the camera's here
And the microphones, and they wanna know (the return)

[Verse 2]
And you better wear your shades
The spotlights here can burn holes through the stage
Down to the basement, past the Indian graves
Where the dinosaurs laid
Then out through China, nearly miss the airliners
Magnified times five, unless it's pointed at the rhymer
Ricochets off the moon and sets the forest ablaze
Now that's important to say
Cause even with all that most of us don't want it to fade
We want it to braid, meaning we want it to grow
Meaning we want it to stay
Like the governor called and he told him to wait
Unstrap him from the chair and put him back in his cage
The audience ain't fazed
And they ain't gonna clap and they ain't gonna praise
They want everything back that they've paid
Cause they've been waiting since ten to see the lights get dim

[Hook - 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, yeah

[Verse 3]
So chauffeur, chauffeur, come and take me away
Cause I've been standing 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&M's 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 song's 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 performing for me
Like, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, ha

[Hook - Matthew Santos]
If you are what you say you are, a superstar
Then have no fear, the camera's here
And the microphones, and they wanna know (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, yeah

[Outro - Matthew Santos]
If you are
What you say you are
Then have no fear

Song facts

"Superstar" is a song performed by rapper Lupe Fiasco featuring Matthew Santos. It is the first single off his 2007 album Lupe Fiasco's The Cool. iTunes released "Superstar" on September 25, 2007 along with a radio version of "Dumb It Down."

The song is featured on the soundtrack of NFL Tour and recently NHL 2K10. Star baseball player Hanley Ramirez uses the song as his walk-up music at Florida Marlins home games, as does Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Andy Sonnanstine.

The song was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the Grammy Awards of 2009. It was also nominated for 2008 Teen Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Song award. Additionally, "Superstar" was the theme song of Fox 8's Exclusive Football Superstar.

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