"I Wanna Be"

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"I Wanna Be"
I Wanna Be (StarKid).png
Written By Darren Criss
Sung By Joey Richter (Bug)
Brant Cox (Roach)
Musical Starship
Act 1 Part 1
Act 1 Part 2
Time 3:54

"I Wanna Be" is a song from Starship.


[edit] Background

"I Wanna Be" is our main character, Bug's, famous song that introduces Bug's ordinary life at the Hive and his dream of becoming a Starship Ranger. The song begins with Bug watching a video of Starship Rangers on the viewscreen in a crashed Starship on his planet, Bug World. Soon, his best friend, Roach, joins him, only to tell him off by saying that he is a bug and is supposed to help the Hive. They then exit the crashed Starship to go over to the slime pit for the ceremony in which they receive their jobs for the Hive.

[edit] Lyrics

[edit] Part 1

I wanna be a Starship Ranger,
I wanna have the things they've got
I could be a Starship Ranger
But there's just one little
thing they are that I'm not

All of my life, I've pictured them out there,
keeping the peace in outer space
I may not be up there with 'em,
but I've got what it takes

I've got a hunger and thirst for adventure,
I wanna travel the galaxy
The future is now, so I don't see how
the time isn't right for me

And I'll admit it's all in my head,
but who says it can't be real?
They may be far away, but I can safely say
it doesn't change the way I feel

I wanna be a Starship Ranger,
even if it might sound strange
Maybe now, I'm not a Ranger,
but all of that is right about to change

All of your life, you've had your head stuck
up in the gaseous atmosphere
Don't forget that dirt is solid,
and clouds can disappear

When you're an insect, you have a purpose
like it or not, from a fly to a flea
Need I remind you, leave that stuff behind
so you can find what yours can be

Cause the needs of
the many bugs—

Bug & Roach:
—they outweigh the few!

And everybody knows,
it's just the way it goes,
and there's nothing you can do

You wanna be a Starship Ranger,
discover worlds far and near
Who gives a crap about Starship Rangers!
The greatest life to live is found right here

(spoken) Come on! Last one there is a delicious rotten egg!

Chorus of Bugs:
Dirt eater!
Exoskeleton polisher!
I wanna build honeycombs!
The bug that ruins your picnic!
A fly on the wall!

We've all got a job to do,
and it's how we all survive,
by giving our life to the hive!

Cause the needs of the many bugs,
they outweigh the few

I know today's the day

[ Chorus: Today's the day! ]

We (I) will find what we're (I'm) meant to do!

[edit] Part 2

The queen will surely see I'm not like anyone else
She'll take one look and know my rightful calling
She'll understand that I just can't be living my life for the Hive
And I can finally,
[ Chorus: Finally! ]
know what it's like to be alive!

Chorus of Bugs:
I wanna be something that can
serve the greater good of our race
I'll do whatever I can
to make our world a better place

If only I could get to outer space!

[ Chorus: buzzing sounds ]

I'm gonna be a Starship Ranger,
it doesn't matter at all where I'm from
So look out, Starship Rangers,
cause here I am!

[ Chorus: Here I am! ]

And here I come!

Chorus of Bugs:
Dirt eater!
Exoskeleton polisher!
I wanna build honeycombs!
The bug that ruins your picnic!
A fly on the wall!

It's what I wanna be!

Last edited by Xenophilia on 1 July 2011 at 18:29
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