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I get it. You want to be special.
And not just different from everyone else. No no!

You want to be CHOSEN. You want
Hagrid to knock on your homely lonely
meager Homo sapiens -- ADVENTURE!
Maybe put you in DANGER.

But then you'd save yourself with that thing that makes you SPECIAL.
You wanna know you're SPECIAL.

And you can't just hear it from you or your mother.
But from some credible external other:
A CERTIFICATION OF SPECIALNESS

You don't even need to be rich or happy.
Your luck doesn't have to be good.
You just want a role too important to cut from the play.
And if you can't be special like that what then?
Resign yourself to the consolation
of a contribution to a beautiful world
before you are forgotten.

ooh ooh ooh ooh...
We all want to be, something special
We all want, we all want to be--
Because you wanna be --

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from Growing Up Weird, released October 1, 2018
Music & lyrics by David Nixon

John Ackermann: vocal, mandolin, bass
Rick Miller: vocal, guitar
David Nixon: lead vocal, banjo, drums

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