Sales Songs

Stick these into your iPod, and into your brain. Displace the negative crap you hear on the news and all those whining loser songs that poser bands spew out.

Razzle Dazzle
John Kander and Fred Ebb
1975 Chicago, the play
Warner/Chappel Music

BILLY(Spoken)
Roxie, you got nothing to worry about.
It’s all a circus, kid. A three ring circus.
These trials- the wholeworld- all show business.
But kid, you’re working with a star, thebiggest!

(Singing)
Give ’em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle Dazzle’em
Give ’em an act with lots of flash in it
And the reaction will be passionate
Give ’em the old hocus pocus
Bead and feather ’em
How can they see with sequins in their eyes?

What if your hinges all are rusting?
What if, in fact, you’re just disgusting?

Razzle dazzle’em
And they’ll never catch wise!

Give ’em the old

BILLY AND COMPANY
Razzle dazzle ’em
Give ’em a show that’s so splendiferous

BILLY
Row after row will crow vociferous

BILLYAND COMPANY
Give ’em the old flim flam flummox
Fool and fracture’em

BILLY
How can they hear the truth above the roar?

BILLY ANDCOMPANY
Throw ’em a fake and a finagle
They’ll never know you’re just a bagel,

BILLY
Razzle dazzle ’em
And they’ll beg you for more!

BILLY AND COMPANY
Give ’em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle Dazzle ’em
Back since the days of old Methuselah
Everyone loves the big bambooz-a-ler

Give ’em the old three ring circus
Stun and stagger’em
When you’re in trouble, go into your dance

Though you are stiffer than a girder
They let you get away with murder
Razzle dazzle ’em
And you’ve got a romance

Give ’em the old
Razzle Dazzle

BILLY
Razzle dazzle ’em
Give ’em an act that’s unassailable
They’ll wait a year ’till you’re available!

BILLY AND COMPANY
Give ’em the old
Double whammy

BILLY
Daze and dizzy’em
Show ’em the first rate sorcerer you are

BILLY AND COMPANY
Long as you keep ’em way off balance
How can they spot you got no talents?

BILLY
Razzle dazzle ’em

COMPANY
Razzle dazzle’em

BILLY
Razzle dazzle ’em

BILLY AND COMPANY
And they’ll make you a star!

Kander & Ebb
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The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
Timbuk 3, Greetings, ©1988
Lyrics by Pat MacDonald.

I study nuclear science
I love my classes
I got a crazy teacher, he wears dark glasses
Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades

I’ve got a job waiting for my graduation
Fifty thou a year — buys a lot of beer
Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades

Well I’m heavenly blessed and worldly wise
I’m a peeping-tom techie with x-ray eyes
Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades

I study nuclear science
I love my classes
I got a crazy teacher, he wears dark glasses
Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades
I gotta wear shades, I gotta wear shades

Timbuk 3
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Big Time
Peter Gabriel, So, ©1986.
Lyrics by Peter Gabriel.

suc cess

I’m on my way, I’m making it
I’ve got to make it show, yeah
So much larger than life
I’m going to watch it growing

The place where I come from is a small town
They think so small
They use small words
-but not me
I’m smarter than that
I worked it out
I’ve been stretching my mouth
to let those big words come right out

I’ve had enough, I’m getting out
to the city, the big big city
I’ll be a big noise with all the big boys
there’s so much stuff I will own
and I will pray to a big god
as I kneel in the big church

big time
I’m on my way-I’m making it
big time big time
I’ve got to make it show yeah
big time big time
so much larger than life
big time
I’m going to watch it growing
big time

my parties all have big names
and I greet them with the widest smile
tell them how my life is one big adventure
and always they’re amazed
when I show them round my house, to my bed
I had it made like a mountain range
with a snow-white pillow for my big fat head
and my heaven will be a big heaven
and I will walk through the front door

big time
I’m on my way-I’m making it
big time big time
I’ve got to make it show-yeah
big time big time
so much larger than life
I’m going to watch it growing
big time big time
my car is getting bigger
big time
my house is getting bigger
big time
my eyes are getting bigger
big time
and my mouth
big time
my belly is getting bigger
big time
and my bank account
big time
look at my circumstance
big time
and the bulge in my big big big big big big big

Big Time
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I Won’t Back Down
Tom Petty, Full Moon Fever, ©1988
Lyrics by Tom Petty.

Well I won’t back down
No I won’t back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won’t back down

No I’ll stand my ground, won’t be turned around
And I’ll keep this world from draggin me down
gonna stand my ground
… and I won’t back down

Chorus:
(I won’t back down…)
Hey baby, there ain’t no easy way out
(and I won’t back down…)
hey I will stand my ground
and I won’t back down

Well I know what’s right, I got just one life
in a world that keeps on pushin me around
but I’ll stand my ground
…and I won’t back down

(I won’t back down…)
Hey baby, there ain’t no easy way out
(and I won’t back down…)
hey I will stand my ground
(I won’t back down)
and I won’t back down…

(I won’t back down…)
Hey baby, there ain’t no easy way out
(I won’t back down)
hey I won’t back down
(and I won’t back down)
hey baby, there ain’t no easy way out
(and I won’t back down)
hey I will stand my ground
(and I won’t back down)
and I won’t back down
(I won’t back down)
No I won’t back down…

I Won’t Back Down
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We Are The Champions
Queen, News of the World, ©1977.
Lyrics by Freddie Mercury.

I’ve paid my dues
Time after time
I’ve done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I’ve made a few
I’ve had my share of sand
Kicked in my face
But I’ve come through

And we mean to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions – my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting
Till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
‘Cause we are the champions of the World

I’ve taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You brought me fame and fortune
And everything that goes with it
I thank you all
But it’s been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before
The whole human race
And I ain’t gonna lose

And we mean to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions – my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting
Till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
‘Cause we are the champions of the World

We are the champions – my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting
Till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
‘Cause we are the champions

We Are The Champions
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Shine
Henry Rollins, Weight, ©1994.
Lyrics by Henry Rollins.

If I listened to everything they said to me I wouldn’t be here
If I took the time to bleed from all the tiny little arrows shot my way I wouldn’t be here
The ones who don’t do anything are the always the ones who try to put you down
You could spend your entire life in the nowhere land of self doubt
When you start to doubt yourself
The real world will eat you alive

It’s time to align your body with your mind
It’s hero time
It’s time to align your body with your mind
It’s time to shine

I’m talking to you. hero time starts right now

If you think you’ve got 100 extra years to mess around you’re wrong
This time is real. your time is now. it’s hero time.

Hard times are getting harder
The liars are acting strong
You better get a grip on yourself
Or you won’t be around too long

No such thing as spare time
No such thing as free time
No such thing as down time
All you got is life time

I got grace in times of friction
I got truth in times of fiction
I got no time for the hype
Suicide? sorry man I’m not that type

No time for drug addiction
No time for smoke and booze
Too strong for a shortened life span
I’ve got no time to lose

Henry Rollins
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This Could All Be Yours
Guster, Easy Wonderful

There’s a message in the skies and in the streets
Opportunity, the Amercany dream
It’s in the radio, it’s superstars
Are the arteries and veins that feed your heart

From the Dairy Queen to the head of the parade
In a blink your life could change

This could all be yours someday
This could all be yours someday
This could all be yours someday
This could all be yours, be yours someday

Oh-oh-whoa-oh-whoa-oh
Someday
Oh-oh-whoa-oh-whoa-oh
Someday
Oh-oh-whoa-oh-whoa-oh
Someday
Oh-oh-whoa-oh-whoa-oh

You come as Elvis Presley every Halloween
And dream of sing-a-longs the whole wide world will sing
[From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/g/guster-lyrics/this-could-all-be-yours-lyrics.html] Into the great unknown, Horatio
Desire and ambition fuel this heart

So take a breath and step into the light
Everything will be all right

This could all be yours someday
This could all be yours someday
This could all be yours someday
This could all be yours, all yours someday

Oh-oh-whoa-oh-whoa-oh
Someday
Oh-oh-whoa-oh-whoa-oh
Someday
Oh-oh-whoa-oh-whoa-oh
Someday
Oh-oh-whoa-oh-whoa-oh

This could all be yours someday
This could all be yours someday
This could all be yours someday
This could all be yours, all yours someday
Someday
Someday
Someday

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