So You Wanna Be A Rockstar? (Hole; Alternate studio version of Rockstar)
So You Wanna Be a Rockstar by Hole. This is the original song “Rock Star”, not the song Olympia credited as Rock Star on Live Through This. Olympia was put on the cd instead because its poppy sound didn’t work with the rest of the album and due to the Nirvana reference.
“How’d you like to be a rock star? Would it be fun to be a rock star? Yeah I know you wanna kill the rock stars, Yeah you’d rather die. Oh yeah but you’d like to try. Oh yeah I think you’d like to try.
How’d you like to be Madonna? So much fun to be Madonna Oh how’d you like to be Madonna? You say you’d rather die. Oh what a lie. Oh I think you’d like to try.
How’d you like to be Nirvana? So much fun to be Nirvana. A barrel of laughs to be Nirvana. Say you’d rather die. Yeah but you’d try. Oh to try.
We are not who we thought, it is your own idea. Get out of my memories, truth. Get out of my life, you’re poison.
How’d you like invade my house? Throw my baby and furniture out. How’d you like credit for this song? Well I’d rather die. Oh yeah I’d rather die. Oh yeah well I’d rather die. Oh yeah I’d rather die.”
“ When I was a kid I was definitely what you would call a fag hag because that’s how I learned to dress and be extrovert and walk into a room. […] My freshman year of learning how to be a rock star was just hanging around drag queens..”
- Courtney Love speaking to Gay Times magazine about how gay friends taught her how to be a rock star.