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Shooting Star Lyrics

Artist: Bad Company
Album: Bad Company

Johnny was a schoolboy
When he heard his first Beatles song
Love Me Do I think it was
And from there it didn't take him long

Got himself a guitar
Used to play every night
Now he's in a rock and roll outfit
and everything's all right
Don't ya know

Johnny told his mama
Hey, Mama, I'm going away
I'm gonna hit the big time
Gonna be a big star someday

Momma came to the door
With a teardrop in her eye
Johnny said "Don't cry Momma,
Smile and wave goodbye."

Don't you know

Chorus)
Don't you know
That you are a shooting star,..(don't you know, don't you know)
Don't you know that you are
A Shooting Star
And all the world will love you
Just as long..as long as you are?

Johnny made a record
Went straight up to number one
Suddenly everyone loved to hear him sing his song
Watching the world go by
Surprising it goes so fast
Johnny looked around him
And said "Well I made the big time at last."

(chorus)
a shooting star.,....

(chorus)

Johnny died one night
Died in his bed
Bottle of whiskey, sleeping tablets
By his head

Johnny's life passed him
by like a warm summer day
If you listen to the wind
You can still hear him play

Don't you know,...

(improv of chorus)
Comments/Interpretations
by mikie ledford on 5/30/2008 3:36pm
this song is awesome i sing it all the time
by haley on 6/6/2008 6:51pm
my brother just stays an a quit room to lesson to that song i myself love that song its a very good song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Gene S. on 7/14/2008 3:18pm
This song absolutely rocks, and is the anthem that stated KISS.
by niceey pooh 74 on 8/6/2008 6:00pm
i freakin love this song.. i heard it off of the movie WonderLand....awesome song and movie kudos.....
by Natasha. :) on 9/10/2008 3:26pm
omdaiiz, this song is like so good,
brings back good memories.
its true what they say, old is gold ;)
by james lloyd eckstein on 10/16/2008 7:49pm
This song was written as a tribute to Jimi Hendrix who was born Johnny Allen Hendrix, his father renamed him when he came back from the army
by JAMES on 1/14/2009 10:53am
I AM A SUCKER FOR BALLADS AND I COUNT THIS AMONG ONE OF THE BEST!!!!
by james on 3/9/2009 6:12pm
this is a good song i got it on my computer
by Larry on 3/10/2009 8:27pm
i am into rap n rnb and i heard one of my friends listening to it and i love dis song but my wife lookd at me saying i never thought u would like a song like dis.. and it dont look like me lol
by Kat :P on 3/20/2009 8:08pm
I love this song! I first heard it on Rock Band when I was playing guitar :D
by charlie on 5/20/2009 4:50pm
fucking brilliant song :P
by mackenzie on 8/18/2009 4:17pm
omg i cry to this song because this reminds me of my uncle jonny!!! he dided cause of pills and beer in his bed at nite
by Mark Torchetti on 9/19/2009 11:22am
I love Bad Company anyway, but I really love this song. specially the way the base builds up near the end, and the quick fill ins he does the song is so catchy. i know that kids from the younger generation that dont know who they are play rock band 2 and they're like "play that one song" lol. and I'm always like this is what real music is, nothing like the crap they hear on the radio today. and the fake artists mtv plays all day long
by Sari on 12/2/2009 4:12pm
This song is my inspiration and my lesson to never use drugs or get drunk. Bad company can both make amazing music and teach important life lessons! WOW!!! I love this song and always will!!!
by tyler on 12/14/2009 6:31pm
this is the best fucking song ever
by wynonnia on 2/27/2010 9:51pm
oops qrong again!
by Sam on 5/16/2010 7:03pm
@Kat :P ahaha same.
by RHETTlikeMUSIC on 7/22/2010 11:24am
The first time i heard this song it was on my rock band game. After i heard that song i would sing in the car and everywhere in my head and now i got it on my phone and always like to listen to it when my calls com in. One of my top ten rock songs.
by Dean on 8/3/2010 2:44pm
What a great song - my favorite all time line in a song is "watching the world go by...and surpising it goes so fast.." Paul Rodgers really nailed that lyric!!
by aj on 8/14/2010 8:13am
this song is about the tragedies of rock and roll, fame and life in the fast lane.....

by Band Co on 8/16/2010 1:55am
This song is about the life of Jimi Hendrix
by Ifan Josamu on 11/30/2010 4:41am
Im so into this song especially the chorus. Im still young, i wasnt yet born wen it was a hit, but i knw a classic wen i hear one.
by jasmine on 12/18/2010 6:34pm
so awsome i lov it:)i will always treasure my best friends<3
by Woody on 5/2/2011 10:32pm
I used to cover this song in a band over 20 years ago. I re-learned it tonight and now it will be played this Friday by our band.
by Daniel B Tikhir. on 5/17/2011 11:02am
4me Shootin' Star s 1 f bst song...! Itz my favorite ol time.
by BigMac7895 on 6/4/2011 6:29am
It is absolutely a song about Jimi Hendrix (Rodgers said something to that extent in a 1999 interview. If you listen to the wind, you can still hear him play (The Wind Cries Mary- Hendrix tune) and Ralphs plays a good fill once that lyric occurs. He was born as Johnny.
by lyric on 7/7/2011 10:14am
lyric can sing some lyrics of
shooting star that you are
a shooting star
by flyinwheel2 on 7/12/2011 4:14pm
This is one of the Best of the BAD
by Donalyn David Paglibuan on 1/28/2012 7:06am
I really love this song since the day i met my loving boyfriend, he introduced me this song and i tried to hear it and makes me love to hear it and this song is always on my mind. i love Bad Company now on. I LOVE YOU BABY, YOU"RE THE BEST!
by KODY MEADOWS on 4/23/2012 9:04pm
I GREW UP LISTENIN TO THIS SONG MY DAD ALWAYS PLAYED IT ABSOLUTELY A CLASSIC
by fwbnole on 6/16/2012 4:29pm
love Bad Company when Paul Rogers did the lead and sang this song .Best anthem around.
by rags g on 8/9/2013 5:34pm
Bad co in Calvert co md, last Friday nite. I was 8 rows back. He nailed every song they did and Mick ralphs still has it at , what 68 years old. Bad ass.


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