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Tom Waits

Don't wanna be Mick Jagger with his great big bad boy lips

And though she casts a spell don't wanna be Adele 

with her luscious lungs and her rubenesque hips 

Don't wanna be Ed Sheeran with romantic tales and poetic quips

Don't wanna be Grace Jones with her big cheekbones 

with her powerful presence and  her leather and whips

And I don't wanna be even me, just wanna set my spirit free 

Thru all of my loves and heartaches

I just wanna be, just wanna be, just wanna be Tom Waits

 

Don't wanna be Liza Minnelli committing captivating cabaret crimes

And though she cuts to the bone don't wanna be Nina Simone 

with a voice sending shivers up and down my spine

Don't wanna be David Bowie where alien meets human and its deeply divine

Never get to ya ya over Lady Gaga, cause I’ve been her before and  I’m ahead of my time 

And I don’t wanna be even me Just wanna set my spirit free

Thru all of my loves and heartaches

I just wanna be, just wanna be, just wanna be Tom Waits

 

Tom Waits is this guy who writes these really heartfelt songs that he sings his guts out on

Yeh he's a real humdinger of an improper singer

Yeh I bet when his parents first heard him sing they said, "Tom honey you can't  sing, 

better start thinking about a proper profession!!!"But did he pay attention?”

No... he just kept howling and growling and moaning and groaning his way right into my heart 

and many others, Yeh he's got a real cult following and 1’m his number one fan

And 1’m hoping this song attracts him into my life and I'll get an invite to his house

And he’ll open up the door and say Holly!

Come on in and have some Chocolate Jesus Cupcakes and whisky!!!!

And all I’ll be able to say All I’ll be able to say is.......

I just wanna be, just wanna be, just wanna be.... You!      Tom Waits

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