I'm Going To Be A Teenage Idol chords

Elton John


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Well there's slim times when my words won't rhyme 
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And the hills I face are a long hard climb 
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I just sit cross legged with my old guitar 
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It kind of makes me feel like a rock and roll star 

Well it makes me laugh Lord it makes me cry 
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And I think for once let me just get high 
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Let me get electric put a silk suit on 
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Turn my old guitar into a tommy gun 

And root-toot-shoot myself to fame 
Every kid alive gonna know my name 
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An overnight phenomenon like there's never been 
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A motivated supersonic king of the scene 

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I'll be a teenage idol, just give me a break 
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I'm gonna be a teenage idol no matter how long it takes 
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You can't imagine what it means to me 
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I'm gonna grab myself a place in history 

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A teenage idol           that's what I'm gonna be 

Well life is short and the world is rough 
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And if you're gonna boogie boy you got to be tough 
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Nobody knows if I'm dead or alive 
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I just drink myself to sleep each night 

And so I pray to the teenage god of rock 
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If I make it big let me stay on top 
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You got to cut me loose from this one room dive 
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Put me on the ladder keep this boy alive