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Don’t Rain On My Parade January 21, 2010

Filed under: Inspiration,Whee! — mel @ 4:47 pm
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Most of you should know by now that I am obsessed with Glee – absolutely love their “show music” covers of contemporary music and the respectful, old school style they perform old musical classics. The Season 1 finale tops it off with a rousing Barbara Streisand‘s Funny Girl number – I would really really really love to see Lea Michele perform live on Broadway one of these days.

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 around a cloud to rain on my parade
Don’t tell me not to fly, I simply got to
If someone takes a spill, it’s me and not you
Who told you you’re allowed 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, hat, sir
I guess I didn’t make it
But whether I’m the rose of sheer perfection
A freckle on the nose of life’s complexion
The Cinderella or the shine apple of its eye
I gotta fly once, I gotta try once,
Only can die once, right, sir?
Ooh, life is juicy, juicy and you see,
I gotta have my bite, sir.
Get ready for me love, ’cause I’m a “comer”
I simply gotta march, my heart’s a drummer
Don’t bring around the cloud to rain on my parade,

I’m gonna live and live NOW!
Get what I want, I know how!
One roll for the whole shebang!
One throw that bell will go clang,
Eye on the target and wham,
One shot, one gun shot and bam!
Hey, Mr. Arnstein, here I am …

I’ll march my band out, I will beat my drum,
And if I’m fanned out, your 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 simply gotta march, my heart’s a drummer
Nobody, no, nobody, is gonna rain on my parade!

And of course, one must also give credit to the original version, which is such an inspiration and as  wonderful a performance.

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2 Responses to “Don’t Rain On My Parade”

  1. dimsumdolly Says:

    Omg, I LOVE Glee…I finished watching all 13 episodes on my laptop in about 5 days. I’m having Glee withdrawal symptoms now. Haha. I can’t wait for the 2nd half of the first season to come out in April! Meanwhile, am rewatching episodes. Haha!

  2. melch Says:

    And you can get the two soundtracks to tide you over too 🙂


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