Star - Janelle Monae

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You can be a star, you can be a star, you can be a star…
You've got the greatest gift in the world
Just believe and you can do it, oh girl

As a little girl there were so many things I wanted to be
The big stage, the attention of the crowd
Had always inspired me
So every night when I knelt down to pray
I asked the Lord to make me a star one day
Then a voice said…

You can be a star, you can be a star, you can be a star
You can be a star, a star…
You've got the greatest gift in the world
Just believe and you can do it, oh girl

As time went on, I let doubt get the best of me
Saying, "You're just a country girl and being a star is only in your dreams"
That night, my mama sat me down to say
"Have faith, the world will know who you are one day"
She told me…

You can be a star, you can be a star, you can be a star
You can be a star, a star…
You've got the greatest gift in the world
Just believe and you can do it, oh girl

Is it worth it? (I don't know)
That life isn't perfect (I don't know)
Things could get worse if you become a star

Is it worth it? (tell me)
That life isn't perfect (let me know)
Things could get worse if you become a star (if I become a star…)

So many broken promises in writing to the top
Expectations of who I should be changed how I see this industry
So I learned follow my heart and go with my soul
Stay true to me, and never lose sight of my goals
And remember what I was told…

You can be a star, you can be a star, you can be a star
You can be a star, a star…
You've got the greatest gift in the world
Just believe and you can do it, oh girl

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