I was down at the New Amsterdam staring
At this yellow-haired girl
Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation with this
Black-haired flamenco dancer

She dances while his father plays guitar
She's suddenly beautiful
We all want something beautiful
Man, I wish I was beautiful

So come dance this silence down
Through the morning
Cut up, Maria
Show me some of them Spanish dances

Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones
Believe in me
Help me believe in anything
'Cause I want to be someone who believes

Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
And we stare at the beautiful women
She's looking at you
Ah, no, no, she's looking at me

Smiling in the bright lights
Coming through in stereo
When everybody loves you
You can never be lonely

I will paint my picture
Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray
All of the beautiful colors are very very meaningful
Gray is my favorite color

I felt so symbolic yesterday
If I knew Picasso
I would buy myself a gray guitar and play
Mr. Jones and me look into the future

Stare at the beautiful women
She's looking at you
I don't think so
She's looking at me

Standing in the spotlight
I bought myself a gray guitar
When everybody loves me
I will never be lonely

I will never be lonely
I will never be lonely
I want to be a lion
Everybody wants to pass as cats

We all want to be big big stars
But we all got different reasons for that
Believe in me because
I don't believe in anything

And I want to be someone to believe
Mr. Jones and me stumbling through the barrio
Yeah, we stare at the beautiful women
She's perfect for you

Man, there's got to be somebody for me
I want to be Bob Dylan
Mr. Jones wishes he was someone
Just a little more funky

When everybody loves you, son
That's just about as funky as you can be
Mr. Jones and me staring at the video
When I look at the television

I want to see me staring right back at me
We all want to be big stars
But we don't know why
And we don't know how

But when everybody loves me
I'm going to be just about as happy as I can be
Mr. Jones and me
We're gonna be big stars
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