Ben Vining

Notice Me

LYRIC

Ever since I was young
I dreamed of being a star
Just gimme a stage and a song
And I know that I'll go far

At every step along the way
I knew that I had more to give than I knew how to get out
But no matter how hard I tried
It refused to show itself

I'm ready for a leap to take
That's why I came here today!

I don't wanna be just a kid shouting, "notice me"
I don't wanna hear "that's cute" when they finally see
Is it too much to ask to be given a chance?
Is it too much to ask to be taken seriously?

I'm ready for the big time...

[Male voice: ]
Thank you, we've heard enough

[Female soloist: ]
You've heard enough?
You've heard enough?
That's not how this was supposed to end
This was supposed to be my big moment
But I sing nineteen bars and I get dismissed
You interrupt me before the big cadence and

You think that's enough to tell me I can't sing?
You think that's enough to see what makes me me?

I get it, just shut up, move on
I guess I'm just not talented enough
I guess I shoulda been prettier and stuff
I guess you're just not interested enough

To hear one more kid try to passion her way through a song when you've heard hundreds like her all day long!

I get it, but this is my internal monologue
Not even I can shut this shit off
Sometimes I wish I could when she starts bitchin'
But she got a captive audience, so for now we all gon' listen

Ever since I was young
I dreamed of being a star
Just give me a stage and a song
And I know that I'll go far

At every step along the way
I knew that I had more to give than I knew how to get out
But no matter how hard I tried
It refused to show itself
Sure, I know it sounds cliche
But this my moment on that stage
A turning point in the story of my life
What am I gonna do if it doesn't go right?

[Spoken: ]
Go back home to that small town where nothing ever happened?

[Sung: ]
Enough about my stupid dreams!
I'm just not talented enough it seems
'Cuz I sang nineteen bars and I got dismissed
You stopped me before the big cadence and

I guess that's enough to tell ya whatcha need to know
I guess that's enough, 'cuz all that matters are right notes

I guess that's how this has to end
My nineteen-bar-long big moment
But I'll be damned if I leave this room
Without singing the big finish for you!

I don't wanna be just a kid shouting, "notice me"
I don't wanna hear "that's cute" when they finally see
Is it too much to ask to be given a chance?
Is it too much to ask to be taken seriously?
I'm ready for the big time...

[Male voice: ]
Thank you, we've heard enough

[Female soloist: ]
All I need is someone to believe in me

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About "Notice Me"

A musical style rap ballad, “Notice Me” is songwriter Ben Vining’s debut single.

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