Lisa Lisa remembers a friend who ran off to New York in the subdued "Little Jackie Wants To Be A Star."
People are talking at a bus stop in the opening. The bus drives off as a ruminative guitar strums in the background. Lisa Lisa says her friend, Jackie, dreamed of becoming someone who was admired.
"Oh, little Jackie (Little Jackie)/Oh, little Jackie, she wants to be a star."
One day, out of nowhere, Jackie bought a ticket and left her family behind. She and her parents had been fighting over everything. Nothing she could do or say was right. Jackie decided to pursue her dream of becoming a famous actress.
However, she didn't know one action in her life affected what she could do next. Lisa Lisa advises Jackie to learn that fact now.
"She got off the Greyhound searching for fame, hoping to find a better way to leave her troubles behind/Little did she know that life sometimes is touch and go/Some never get it, open your eyes or you'll learn to regret it."
In the chorus, Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam note that Jackie is learning what it's like to be an adult. However, she still have the naivete of a child.
"Oh little Jackie, she wants to be a star/She's caught in the middle (Of reality and what she's dreamin' of)/Oh little Jackie, she wants to be a star/(Smack dab in the middle of) Oh, growin' up."
Cars honk to start the second verse. Jackie has arrived in New York City. The Cult Jam wonder if she has what it takes. While walking on the street, Jackie meets a hot guy. However, he asks her if she wants some cocaine. Jackie responds that she's not into it. The Cult Jam advise her to stay away from him. He will try to get her hooked and then screw her up. They remind her that Jackie could get killed if she gets involved with the guy. "(Times Square)/Is this where she makes it/Some people never get there/Then she met a guy (so fine) /But he wants to buy nothing but a $5 high./Jackie say 'no (He'll try to change ya)' or rearrange ya (Or rearrange ya)/Remember what you're mama done told ya/Never ever take gifts from a stranger."