(G2, C2, Em2, D) entire time except where noted
Do you wanna be like Abe Lincoln, Do you wanna be like Bob Dylan,
Do you wanna be like Neil Armstrong,
or how bout Mother Theresa, or maybe Dorothy Day, or maybe Joan of Arc?
So you wanna be influential, so you wanna be popular,
so you wanna be remembered when you're gone,
well I (C2) can't say it's wrong, I often feel that way.
The sum of our parts doesn't sum up who we want to be
and/or who we may be if we maybe caught that lucky break like in our dreams.
Would you be on the next World Cup team even if you had to sit the bench,
are you prepared to go that far?
And you wouldn't be Paul McCartney and you wouldn't be John Lennon,
but you would be Harrison or Ringo Starr.
You just wanna be part of something that's bigger than your self,
well don't be too alarmed, while I (C2) can't see any harm, I just don't feel that way.
Do/so you wanna be like your daddy, do/so you wanna be like your mum,
do/so you wanna be like your grandpa (or grandma),
so you wanna be like your neighbors, so you wanna be like your friends,
so you wanna be liked by all but stay small,
though I (C2) can't find any fault, don't feel that way most days. HARP