Pinwheel of Death

Rupert Holmes


SONGS

Writers Fred Ebb, Rupert Holmes, John Kander

Genres Showtune

Recorded 2007

Lyrics YOU'RE A SPECIAL
KIND OF PEOPLE
KNOWN AS SHOW PEOPLE,
YOU LIVE IN A WORLD
OF YOUR OWN.
THE AUDIENCE
PAID PLENTY
TO SIT THERE
AND CLAP.
HEARING YOU SING,
WATCHING YOU TAP.
DID YOU KNOW
YOUR DENTIST
LONGS TO BE
IN SHOW BUSINESS?
YOUR WINDOW WASHER
WANTS TO BE A STAR.
AND THOUGH
YOUR ANALYST MAY
NEVER COUCH
IT THAT WAY
spoken: ANALYST!
- COUCH!
sung:
YOU DON'T KNOW
HOW LUCKY YOU ARE!
SOME POLICEMEN
AND DETECTIVES
DREAM OF SHOW BUSINESS.
THEY CAN'T GET ARRESTED.
BUT STILL
THEY SIT AROUND
THE STATION,
AND FANCY THIS LIFE.
THEY JEER
SHERLOCK HOLMES
AND CHEER
MACK THE KNIFE!
ASK
YOUR CLEANING LADY,
DON'T YOU DREAM
OF SHOW BUSINESS?
TO VOCALIZE
OR STRETCH
BESIDE A BARRE?
HER AFFIRMATIVE SHRUG
AS SHE SHAMPOOS
YOUR RUG
LET'S YOU KNOW
HOW LUCKY YOU ARE!

THERE'S A SPECIAL KIND
OF AURA
'ROUND A SHOW PERSON.
JUST ASK
THE NEXT WAITER
YOU MEET.
HE WALKS
IN FIFTH POSITION,
HIS VOICE
IS JUST GRAND.
HE GIVES YOU
THE CHECK,
YOU GIVE HIM
A HAND.
IF THE BOYS
IN VALET PARKING
TURNED TO SHOW BUSINESS,
THEY COULD SCALP
A HIGHER TICKET
FOR YOUR CAR!
AND MY TREE SURGEON
NOW
STARTED TAKING
A BOUGH.
spoken: A BOUGH,
GET IT? B-O-U-G...
sung:
DON'T YOU KNOW
HOW LUCKY YOU ARE!

WE'RE A SPECIAL KIND
OF PEOPLE
KNOWN AS SHOW PEOPLE,
WE LIVE IN A WORLD
OF OUR OWN.
OUR DAYS
ARE TIED TO CURTAINS,
THEY RISE
AND THEY FALL,
WE'RE BORN
EVERY NIGHT
AT HALF-HOUR CALL.
shouted-spoken:
HALF-HOUR!
sung:
WE CAN'T PICTURE
ANYTHING
BUT SHOW PEOPLE,
CIVILIANS
FIND THE WHOLE THING
QUITE BIZARRE!
BUT THAT HOP
IN OUR HEARTS
WHEN THE OVERTURE
STARTS
HELPS US KNOW
HOW LUCKY WE ARE!

SHOW PEOPLE...
SHOW PEOPLE!

shouted-spoken:
C'MON EVERYBODY!
sung:
IT'S AN HONOR
AND A JOY
TO BE
IN SHOW BUSINESS.
I FEEL
THAT SPOTLIGHT
HIT ME
AND I'M GONE!
AT THE LAST
CURTAIN CALL
I'M THE ENVY
OF ALL,
SO I KNOW
THE SHOW
MUST GO ON
AND ON
AND ON!

SO THRILLING!
WE'RE SHOW PEOPLE.
SO WILLING!
WE'RE SHOW PEOPLE.
SO THRILLING
THAT SHOW PEOPLE
GO ON!
 


Cowriters: Fred Ebb, John Kander