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From the MGM Picture "The Band Wagon"
Music by Arthur Schwartz; Lyric by Howard Dietz
Performed by Jack Buchanan, Nanette Fabray, Oscar Levant, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse (dubbed by India Adams) and chorus.

Everything that happens in life
can happen in a show
You can make 'em laugh
You can make 'em cry
Anything, anything can go

The clown with his pants falling down
Or the dance that's a dream of romance
Or the scene where the villain is mean
That's Entertainment!

The lights on the lady in tights
Or the bride with the guy on the side
Or the ball where she gives him her all
That's Entertainment!

The plot can be hot simply teeming with sex
A gay divorcee who is after her ex
It could be Oedipus Rex
where a chap kills his father and causes a lot of bother

The clerk who is thrown out of work
by the boss who is thrown for a loss
by the skirt who is doing him dirt
The world is a stage
the stage of a world of entertainment!


The doubt while the jury is out
or the thrill when they're reading the will
or the chase for the man with the face
That's Entertainment!

The dame who is known as the flame
of the king of an underworld ring
he's an ape who won't let her escape
That's Entertainment!

It might be a fight like you see on the screen
a swain getting slain for the love of a queen
some great Shakespearean scene
where a ghost and a prince meet
and everyone ends in mincemeat

the gag may be waving that flag
that began with a Mr Cohan
Hip hooray- the American way
The world is a stage
the stage of a world of entertainment!


A show that is really a show
Sends you out with a kind of a glow
And you say as you go on your way
That Entertainment!

A song that is winging along
or a dance with a touch of romance
is the art that appeals to the heart
That's Entertainment!

Admit we're a hit and we'll go from there
We played a charade that was lighter than air
a good old fashioned affair
as we sing this finale
we hope it was up your alley

No death like you get in Macbeth
No ordeal like the end of Camile
This goodbye brings a tear to the eye
The world is a stage
the stage of a world of entertainment!

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2009 09:25