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That’s Entertainment lyrics

That’s Entertainment lyrics, as performed in The Band Wagon by Fred Astaire, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan

Jack :
Everything that happens in life
Can happen in a show
You can make ’em laugh
You can make ’em cry
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!
Nanette : The lights on the lady in tights
Oscar : Or the bride with the guy on the side
Jack : Or the ball where she gives him her all
All : That’s entertainment!
Nanette : The plot and the hot simply teeming with sex
Oscar : A gay divorcee who is after her ex
Fred : It could be Oedipus Rex
Jack :
Where a chap kills his father
And causes a lot of bother
Nanette : The clerk who is thrown out of work
Oscar : By the boss who is thrown for a loss
Fred : By the skirt who is doing him dirt
All :
The world is a stage,
The stage is a world of entertainment.
That’s entertainment!
That’s 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!
Nanette : The dame who is known as the flame
Jack : Of the king of an underworld ring
Oscar and Fred :
He’s an ape
Who won’t let her escape
All : 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 the flag
That began with a Mr. Cohan
Hip hooray!
The American way
The world is a stage,
The stage is a world of entertainment


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