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THIS IS THE MOMENT

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This Is The Moment
Frank Wilhorn
This is the moment! This is the day,
When I send all my doubts and demons
On their way!

Every endeavor, I have made - ever -
Is coming into play, Is here and now - today!

This is the moment, This is the time,
When the momentum and the moment
Are in rhyme!

Give me this moment - This precious chance -
I'll gather up my past
And make some sense at last!

This is the moment, When all I've done -
All the dreaming, Scheming and screaming,
Become one!

This is the day - See it sparkle and shine,
When all I've lived for Becomes mine!

For all these years, I've faced the world alone,
And now the time has come
To prove to them I've made it on my own!

This is the moment - My final test -
Destiny beckoned, I never reckoned,
Second Best!

I won't look down, I must not fall!
This is the moment,
The sweetest moment of them all!

This is the moment! Damn all the odds!
This day, or never, I'll sit forever
With the gods!

When I look back, I will always recall,
Moment for moment, This was the moment,
The greatest moment Of them all!

Don't Rain On My Parade
DON’T TELL ME NOT TO LIVE JUST SIT AND PUTTER
LIFE’S CANDY AND THE SUN’S A BALL OF BUTTER
DON’T BRING ABOUT AROUND A CLOUD TO RAIN ON MY PARADE
DON’T TELL ME NOT TO FLY I’VE SIMPLY GOT TO
IF SOMEONE TAKES A SPILL IT’S ME AND NOT YOU
WHO TOLD YOU YOU’RE ALOUD TO RAIN ON MY PARADE


I’LL MARCH MY BAND OUT I’LL BEAT MY DRUM
AND IF I’M FANNED OUT YOUR TURN AT BAT SIR
AT LEAST I DIDN’T FAKE IT YES SIR HAT SIR
I GUESS I DIDN’T MAKE IT


BUT WHETHER I’M THE ROSE OF SHEAR PERFECTION
OR FRECKLE ON THE NOSE OF LIFE’S COMPLEXION
THE CINDER OR THE SHINEY APPLE OF ITS EYE
GOTTA TRY ONCE I GOTTA FLY ONCE

ONLY CAN DIE ONCE RIGHT SIR
OOOO LOVE IS JUICY JUICEY AND YOU SEE
I GOTTA HAVE MY BITE SIR


GET READY FOR ME LOVE CAUSE I’M A COMER
I’VE SIMPLY GOT TO MARCH MY HEARTS A DRUMMER
DON’T BRING AROUND A CLOUD TO RAIN ON MY PARADE
I’M GONNA LIVE AND LIVE NOW GET WHAT I WANT I KNOW HOW
ONE THROW FOR THE WHOLE SHA BANG
ONE THROW THAT BELL WILL GO CLANG

EYE ON THE TARGET AND WHAM
ONE SHOT ONE GUN SHOT AND BAM
HEY WORLD HERE I AM

I’LL MARCH MY BAND OUT I’LL BEAT MY DRUM
AND IF I’M FANNED OUT YOU’RE TURN AT BAT SIR
AT LEAST I DIDN’T FAKE IT HAT SIR
I GUESS I DIDN’T MAKE IT

GET READY FOR ME LOVE CAUSE I’M A COMER
I’VE SIMPLY GOT TO MARCH MY HEART’S A DRUMMER
NOBODY NO NOBODY IS GONNA RAIN ON MY PARADE



Send In The Clowns
Stephen Sondheim

Isn't it rich? Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air.
Send in the clowns.

Isn't it bliss? Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can't move.
Where are the clowns? Send in the clowns.

Just when I'd stopped opening doors,
Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours,
Making my entrance again with my usual flair,
Sure of my lines, No one is there.

Don't you love farce? My fault I fear.
I thought that you'd want what I want.
Sorry, my dear.
But where are the clowns? Quick, send in the clowns.
Don't bother, they're here.

Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer,
Losing my timing this late In my career?
And where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns.
Well, maybe next year.

All I ask Of You
Andrew Lloyd Weber
No more talk of darkness,
Forget these wide-eyed fears
I'm here, nothing can harm you
my words will warm and calm you
Let me be your freedom,
let daylight dry your tears.
I'm here with you, beside you,
to guard you and to guide you...

Say you love me every waking moment,
turn my head with talk of summertime...
Say you need me with you now and always...
Promise me that all you say is true
that's all I ask of you

Let me be your shelter
let me be your light
You're safe, No one will find you
your fears are far behind you..
All I want is freedom,
a world with no more night
and you, always beside me, to hold me and to hide me...

Then say you'll share with me
one love, one lifetime
let me lead you from your solitude
Say you need me with you here, beside you...
anywhere you go, let me go too
Christine, that's all I ask of you...

bridge


Say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime...
say the word and I will follow you...
Share each day with me,
each night, each morning...
Say you love me...as I love you

Love me - that's all I ask of you



Defying Gravity
Stephen Schwartz
Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap!

It's time to try Defying gravity
I think I'll try Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye I'm defying gravity
And you won't bring me down

I'm through accepting limits
'Cuz someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost!

I'd sooner buy Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye I'm defying gravity
I think I'll try Defying gravity
And you won't bring me down

So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky!
As someone told me lately:
"Everyone deserves the chance to fly!"

And if I’m flying solo At least I’m flying free
For those who’d ground me take a message back from me
Tell them how I’m defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye I’m defying gravity
And soon I’ll match them in renown
And nobody in all of Oz….No wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down
Bring me down!
Oh oh oh


FOR GOOD
Stephen Schwartz
I've heard it said That people come into our lives
for a reason Bringing something we must learn
And we are led To those who help us most to grow
If we let them And we help them in return

Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today Because I knew you...

Like a comet pulled from orbit As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you I have been changed for good

It well may be That we will never meet again
In this lifetime So let me say before we part
So much of me Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me Like a handprint on my heart
And so whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend...

Like a ship blown from its mooring By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a sky bird In a distant wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you Because I knew you
I have been changed for good

And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I've done you blame me for
But then, I guess we know There's blame to share
And none of it seems to matter anymore

Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a bird in the wood in a distant wood

Who can say if I've been Changed for the better?
I do believe I have been Changed for the better
Because I knew you...Because I knew you...
I have been changed …..for good...

I Dreamed A Dream
I dreamed a dream in days gone by
When love was young and life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they turn your hope apart
As they turn your dreams to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my dreams with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dream he'd come to me
That we would live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from the hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed

When I Get My Name In Lights
Peter Allen
YOU KNOW I’LL DANCE AND I’LL SING I’LL DO ANYTHING
JUST TO GET MY NAME IN LIGHTS
I GOTTA TRY AND HIT THE HEIGHTS NOW THAT I’M
FREE AS A BREEZE AGAIN OLD MEMORIES AGAIN

AND THEN THEY’LL ALL KNOW MY NAME I’LL HAVE FORTUNE AND FAME
WHEN I GET MY NAME IN LIGHTS
IT CAN HAPPEN OVERNIGHT IN THESE MODERN TIMES

HERE IN THE NEW AGE THE WORLD IS AT A CRAZY STAGE
YOU CAN BE FAMOUS AND START A SHAKE UP
IF YOU BLEACH YOUR HAIR AND WEAR A LOT OF MAKE UP

AND I KNOW I WON’T REST UNTIL I’M THE BEST
AND I GET MY NAME IT LIGHTS
I GOTTA HEARTY APPETITE FOR LIVIN LIFE TO THIS VERY DAY
HOLLYWOOD I’M ON MY WAY

I’LL HEADLINE THE CLUB SCENE WHATEVER THE RAGE
JUST TO GET MY PICYURE ON THE FRONT PAGE
WHEN I GET MY NAME IN LIGHTS


STANLEY’S MY NAME AND BROADWAY’S MY AIM
SO IF YOU COME TO SEE THE SIGHTS
IT’LL BE MY NAME SPELLED RIGHT LIGHTING UP TIMES SQUARE

HERE IN THE NEW AGE I’M ALWAYS READY YO HIT THE STAGE
TEASING UP MY HAIR SO THAT IT HITS THE CEILING
RHINESTONES HEELS AND GOWNS GIVE ME THAT SPECIAL FEELING

SO I’LL SING AND I’LL DANCE AND I’LL TAKE MY CHANCE
JUST TO GET MY NAME IN LIGHTS
SO IF BY SOME OVERSIGHT YOU DON’T KNOW BY NOW

I’LL BE KNOWN FOR MY CHARM AND SPARKLING WIT
EVEN WILLIAM MORRIS WILL ADMIT I GOT IT
WHEN I GET MY NAME WHEN I GET MY NAME
WHEN I GET MY NAME IN LIGHTS



DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA
Andrew Lloyd Weber


It won't be easy, you'll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
That I still need your love after all that I've done
You won't believe me
All you will see is a girl you once knew
Although she's dressed up to the nines
At sixes and sevens with you

I had to let it happen, I had to change
Couldn't stay all my life down at heel
Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun
So I chose freedom
Running around, trying everything new
But nothing impressed me at all I never expected it to

Don't cry for me Argentina The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days My mad existence
I kept my promise Don't keep your distance

And as for fortune, and as for fame
I never invited them in
Though it seems to the world they were all I desired
They are illusions
They're not the solutions they promised to be
The answer was here all the time
I love you and hope you love me

Don't cry for me Argentina The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days My mad existence
I kept my promise Don't keep your distance

Have I said too much?
There's nothing more I can think of to say to you
But all you have to do is look at me
To know that every word is true
Don't cry for me Argentina

BRING ON THE MEN
Frank Wilhorn


There was a time I don't know when
I didn't have much time for men
but this is now and that was then, I'm learning

A girl alone, out on her own must try to have a heart of stone
So I try not to make it known I’m yearning
I try to show I have no need I really do, I don't succeed

Bring on the men my friend and let the fun begin
A little touch of sin why wait another minute
Step this way its time for us to play
They say we may not pass this way again
So lets waste no more time……Bring on the men

I always knew, I always said that silk and lace in black and red
will drive a man right off his head, its easy

So many men, so little time I want them all, is that a crime
I don’t know why they tell me I'm too easy
They make me laugh, they make me cry
they make me sick, so god knows why

Bring on the men my friend and let the fun begin
A little touch of sin why wait another minute
Step this way its time for us to play
They say we may not pass this way again
So lets waste no more time……Bring on the men

They break your heart……they steal your soul
Tear you apart and yet they somehow make you whole
So whats the game
They say a rose by any other name
The perfume and the pricks the same

I like to have a man for breakfast each day
I'm very social and I like it that way
By late mid-morning I need something to munch
So I ask over 2 men for lunch

My men are mad about my afternoon 'tea’s
they're quite informal I just do it to please
those tripple sandwiches are my favorite ones
I'm also very partial to buns

My healthy appetite gets strongest at night
My at home dinners are my men friends delight
When I invite the fellas over to dine
they all come early, we’re in bed by nine!

Bring on the men my friend and let the fun begin
A little touch of sin why wait another minute
step this way … it’s time for us to play
they say we may not pass this way again
So lets waste no more time Bring on the men

Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high.
There's a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue.
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.
Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops, Away above the chimney tops.
That's where you'll find me.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow,
Why then - oh, why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow,
Why, oh, why can't I

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