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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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