Who Sang (I Never Wanted) to Be a Star? Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens Izitso cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
release date: 1977
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Folk Rock
length: 3:03
producer: David Kershenbaum and Cat Stevens
electric guitar: Reggie Young
steel guitar: Weldon Myrick
drums (drum set): Bill Berg
bass guitar: Bruce Lynch
harpsichord & grand piano & Wurlitzer electric piano: Cat Stevens
synthesizer & vibraphone: Jean-Alain Roussel
I was seventeen,
You were working for Matthew and Son,
The Beatles met the Queen, and I wrote
I'm gonna get me a gun, yeah, yeah
It was like a dream in the star machine,
Oh, no, izitso, izitso?

I never wanted to be a star,
I never wanted to travel far
I only wanted a little bit of love
So I could put a little love in my heart

I never wanted to be la-de-da,
Go to parties "Avec le bourgeois"
I only wanted to sing my song well,
So I could ring a small bell in your heart
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I was on the road,
Sleeping between lorry lights, oh no
Stone-drunk and cold,
Heading into a bad night, yeah, yeah
Just another bean in the star machine, hi ho,
Here I go, here I go

I never wanted to be a star
Buy my mum a Ferrari car
I only wanted to run my own race,
So I could win a small place in your heart
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Nature found a way,
It picked me up off the dark side, yeah, yeah
Showed me another day, it made me sing
"I think I see the light"
Not another bean in the star machine, oh no,
This time I won't go

I never wanted to be a star,
I never wanted to travel far
I only wanted a little bit of love
So I could put a little love in my heart



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 (Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard
  • 2 Life
  • 3 Killin' Time
  • 4 Kypros
  • 5 Bonfire
  • 6 (I Never Wanted) to Be a Star
  • 7 Crazy
  • 8 Sweet Jamaica
  • 9 Was Dog a Doughnut?
  • 10 Child for a Day

  • Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin