You only have to give up what you are
And work real hard – and you can be like me.
It doesn’t help to wish upon a star.
You have to pay attention, look, and see—
Then imitate, my child, unceasingly
The inner greatness that has made me great.
Master my study habits and you’ll be
On your way. No, I cannot guess the rate
At which your neurons will assimilate
The lessons that I manifest each day.
Those who resist may never graduate.
Don’t be like them! Be humble, child – and say
Your lessons! Chew them carefully and swallow!
I lead the way. You only have to follow.