Team StarKid:I Wanna Be (The SPACE Tour) Lyrics

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I Wanna Be

This song is by Team StarKid and appears on the album The SPACE Tour (2012).

This is a live version of "I Wanna Be". The lyrics differ from the original studio version released on Starship (2011).
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
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 them
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?
I 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

(Spoken) What's up New York City?

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?

Because the needs
Of the many bugs...
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

All: (Alternating)
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 lives to the hive...

'Cause the needs
Of the many bugs...
They outweigh the few

Jaime, Lauren, Joey:
I know today's the day

Today's the day

I will find what I'm meant to do...

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...


Know what it's like to be alive...

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!

I wanna be a Starship Ranger
It doesn't matter at all where I'm from
So look out, Starship Rangers
Cause here I am...

Here I am...

...And here I come!

Chorus: (Alternating)
Dirt eater!
Exoskeleton polisher!
I wanna build honeycombs!
The bug that ruins your picnic!

It's all I wanna be!

Written by:

Darren Criss


  • Jaime Lyn Beatty
  • Brian Holden
  • Lauren Lopez
  • Joey Richter
  • Dylan Saunders
  • Meredith Stepien
  • Joe Walker

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