Dolly Parton

Star Of The Show

Song Information
By: Dolly Parton
Original Appearance: Great Balls Of Fire
Compilations: None
Alternate Versions: None

We sang a love song the day that we met
You thought that we made the perfect duet
You liked my performance so you wanted to know
If I would stay on as the star of the show
And beautiful music we made for a time 'til she changed our tune
And you added new lines
Our duet arrangement became a trio
Now you want a star, but I just think you should know


I donít play second fiddle in nobodyís band
And I'm no back-up singer and I wonít be a fan
And I'm nobodyís co-star
I just play leading rolls
And I donít want the part, donít want a part
Wonít play a part unless itís star of the show

Oh, sheís stealing the show thatís been so dear to my heart
Sheís changing our song 'til Iím not sure of my part
She sharing the spotlight and thereís not room for both
Now one or the other is the star of the show, the other goes

Life is a show and the show will go on
The world is stage, loves an act we perform
Thereís always some new act somewhere up the road
And Iíll always be staring in somebodies' show

Repeat Chorus Twice

If I donít star in your show
Well Iím still a star and I can still go
You know I got to be, I got to be the star of the show