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Lyrics from "A Star Is Born"

Here are all of the lyrics from Judy's 1954 musical "A Star Is Born"!!! Hehe this is my FAVORITE movie! Enjoy!

Gotta Have Me Go With You
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

What a spot, this
Not so hot, this
Hey, there shy one
Come be my one
Please don't rush off
Want no brush-off
I can't compel you
To buy what I'd sell you
But I'd like to tell you Like so.

You wanna have bells that'll ring
You wanna have songs that'll sing
You want your sky a baby blue
You gotta have me go with you

Hey, you fool you
Why so cool, you
When I'm ready
To go steady

You wanna have eyes that'll shine
You wanna have grapes on a vine
You want a love that's truly true
You gotta have me go with you

Why the holdout
Have you sold out
Time you woke up
Time you spoke up

This line I'm handing you
Is not a handout
As a team, we'd be a standout
No doubt!

(Male Chorus sings...Esther (Judy) manages to step in a couple times while helping a drunken Norman (James Mason) and saves his butt!)

You wanna live high on a dime
You wanna have two hearts in rhyme
You gotta have me go with you
All the time.

The Man That Got Away
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

The night is bitter
The stars have lost their glitter
The winds grow colder
Suddenly you're older
And all because of the man that got away

No more his eager call
The writing's on the wall
The dreams you dreamed have all
Gone astray

The man that won you
Has run off and undone you
That great beginning
Has seen a final inning
Don't know what happened
It's all a crazy game

No more that all-time thrill
For you've been through the mill
And never a new love will
Be the same

Good riddance, good-bye
Ev'ry trick of his you're on to
But fools will be fools
And where's he gone to

The road gets rougher
It's lonelier and tougher
With hope you burn up
Tomorrow he may turn up
There's just no letup
The live-long night and day

Ever since this world began
There is nothing sadder than
A one-man woman looking for
The man that got away
The man that got away

"Born In A Trunk" Medley
This song is a mixture of 6 different songs and some "Born In a Trunk" parts when Esther plays a part in a film and tells about her life as a struggling the songs were written by different songwriters, since they were released previously.

Swanee I love ya, how I love ya
My dear old Swanee!
The folks up north will see me no more
When I get to that Swanee shore!

(big instrumental pause.....roses being givin'...audience applauding)

Talking: "Thank you...thank you very much. I can't
express it any other way. For with this awful
trembling in my heart...I just...can't find
another thing to say...I'm happy that you liked
the show...I'm liked me. And I'm
sure to you, the tribute seemed quite right..."

Singing (Narration: "I Was Born In A Trunk" parts):
But if you knew of all the years of hopes and dreams and tears...
You'd didn't happen overnight.
Talking: "Overnight..."
I was born in a trunk in a Princess theater.
In Pocatella, Idaho.
It was during a Matinee on Friday.
And they used a make-up towel for my dity.
When I first saw the light it was pink and amber....
Coming from the foot-lights on the stage.
When my dad carried me out there to say "Hello"....
They tell me that I stopped the show.
So I grew up in a crazy world of dressing rooms
And hotel rooms, and waiting rooms
And rooms behind the scenes.
And I can't forget the endless roads of sleepless nights and eatless nights...
And nights without a nickel in my jeans.
But it's all in the game and the way you play it.
And you've gotta play the game you know!
When you're born in a the Princess theater...
In Pocatella, Idaho.
At first I just stood and watched from the wings.
That's all my mom and dad would allow.
But as I got older, I got a little bolder...
And snuck out for their second bow!
They kept me in the act because they needed me to milk applause.
Until, one night, they did a crazy thing.
They left me out there all alone,
Mama said "You're on your own!" and Papa shouted "This is it kid...sing!"

I'll Get By
I'll get by...
As long as I have you.
Though they'll be rain and darkness, too...
I'll not complain...I'll see it through.

I learned very quickly...the tricks of the trade...I practiced after
Everyone was gone.
And with the tricks I learned traditions.
And the hardest one of all is no matter what...
The show must go on!
As time went by, I looked for jobs, and was kicked from pillar to post.
I haunted all the agents' offices.
And I almost ended up...a ghost.

You Took Advantage Of Me
I'm a sentimental sap, that's all.
What's the use of tryin' not to fall?
I have no made your kill...
'Cause you took advantage of me!
Agent: "NO!"

I'm just like an apple on the bow.
And you're gonna shake me down somehow...
So what's the cooked my goose
'Cause ya took advantage of me!
Agent: "NO!"

I'm so hot and bothered that I don't know
My elbow from my ear.
Suffered somethin' awful each time you go
But much worse when you're near.
Here am I with all my bridges burned.
Just a 'Babe in Arms' where you're concerned.
So lock the doors, call me yours
'Cause you took advantage of me!
Agent: "Yes!"
Judy: "No!"

So I got into a tap show.
All I did was kick my feet.
You'd hardly call it a chance to sing but at least...
It was a chance to eat!

Black Bottom
They call it black bottom,
A new flincher.
Ya sure got 'em
An old sister.
They clap their hands and give a raggety!!

Old fellows where some take all
With young fellows away take all
They jump right in and give it all that they've got!

Narration (Still within the song "Black Bottom"):
Talking: "Then one night, something happened. Dame Fortune showed her face. The star got sick and I was told to go on in her place...but...she recovered...oh well."

Black bottom, a new rhythm.
When you spot 'em, ya go with 'em.
You do that black, black, black, black bottom.
You won't be blue when you have got 'em.
If you do that black, black, black, black bottom all day!

But finally I got an offer to sing in New York.
And I wired "I'm on my way!"
I had visions that this would be...
A fabulous...famous cafe!
Filled with High Society...elegant...and spruce.
And I pictured me....the epitome
Of a very...shiek...chatoose!

The Peanut Vendor
Peanuts...through every city, town and country lane...
You'll hear him sing his plaint of little strain.
And as he goes by, to you, he'll say
Guy: "Sing 'Melancholy Baby'!"

Peanuts...the little children like to trail along.
They like to hear the peanut vendor song.
They all laugh with glee when he will say
Judy and Guy: "Sing 'Melancholy Baby!'!"

My Melancholy Baby
Come to me my melancholy baby.
Cuddle up and don't be blue.
All your fears are foolish fancy...maybe.
You know dear that I'm in love with you.
Every cloud must have a silver lining.
Wait until the sun shines through.
Smile my honey dear.
While I kiss away each tear.
Or else I shall be melancholy too.

"My benefactor appeared with his card. And at first I thought he was fresh. Fresh?"

He was fresh from heaven alright!
He produced the show that gave me the chance to sing for you tonight!

Swanee (reprise) I love ya, how I love ya.
My dear old Swanee.
I'd give the world to be...
Among the folks in D-I-X-I-Even though my
Mammy's waitin' for me, prayin' for me...
Down by the Swanee.
The folks up north will see me no more
When I get to that Swanee shore.
Swanee....Swanee....I am coming back to Swanee.
Mammy....Mammy....I love the old folks at home.
I loves your... I loves ya, how I loves ya.
My dear old Swanee.
I'd give the world if I could only be...
Sittin' on my Mammy's knee.
I love the old folks.
I love the young folks.
Oh my honey lamb, you'll love 'em all in Alabamee. dear old Mammy.
Your wanderin' child will wander no more...
When I get to that Swanee shore!

So I can't quite be called overnight sensation.
For it started many years ago!
When I was born in a trunk.
In the Princess theater.
In Pocatella, Idaho!

Here's What I'm Here For
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

What am I here for?
It's time you knew.
Here's what I'm here for...
I'm here for you.
Can you forgive me?
Am I too late?
All the years that I wandered...
And pondered were squadered.
My heart insisted...
I seek you out.
That you existed...
My heart had no doubt.
To share a journey that leads to heaven's door.
You'll find is what I'm here for.

(Chorus repeats it....and sings last 2 lines twice.)

It's A New World
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

How wonderful that I'm beholding.
A never, never land unfolding.
Where we polish up the stars...
And mountains we move...
In a life where all the pleasures we will prove.

It's a new world I see.
A new world for me.
The tears have rolled off my cheek.
And fears fade away everytime you speak.

A new world, though we're in a tiny room.
What a vision of joy, and blossom, and bloom.

A new found promise...
One that will last.
So I'm holding on.
And I'm holding fast.

You brought a new world to me.
And that it'll always....
Always be.

Someone At Last
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

Talking (Judy):
Camera! (giggles)....
Action!.....I'm discovered sitting on a rather simple divan!"

Somewhere there's a someone
Who's a someone for me.
Someday there will come one
And my lover, he will be.
Somehow I shall know him
From the moment he's in view.
And he'll know affection
He's never known hither to.

Talking: "Now we have a stunning shot with a clock."

I pay no mind to the waiting.
Let the clock tick tock away.
The dream I'm comtemplating (Norman "Woop!") will be here to stay!
Oh, somewhere in the sometime
Where the hum drum...
Talking: "You know I get pretty girlish in this number!" (Norman laughs)
With a someone I'll be someone at last!
Talking: "Now here comes a big, fat closeup.."
With my someone I'll be someone at last.

Norman (Talking): "Not a harp!"
Judy: "There's always a harp in a dream sequence, don't be silly!"
Norman: "A heavenly choir?"
Judy: "Yeah, 20 girls just came up out of the floor, and there's smoke all over the room!...(mumbles)"
Norman mumbles...they both laugh.

Somewhere there's a someone.
Somewhere there's a someone.
Somewhere...someone...somewhere there's a someone!

Judy (Talking): I'm discovered on top of the Eiffel Tower!"
Norman: "Of course!"

(Dance instrumental pause...Norman Laughing)

Judy (Talking with French accent):
"This is a story of a little girl...searching, searching, searching.
For she knows a someone...who's a someone for her! This is the story..."

Singing (with French accent):
Somewhere is a sometime..
Where the hum drum days have fairs!
With my someone I'll be someone at last.
With my someone I'll be someone at last.

Talking: "They discover me in China, too!"
Nee nee nee nee nee nee nee doing, doing!
Nee nee nee nee so ie nai!
Sie lie lie lie soi soi nee nee!

Judy And Chorus:
Somewhere she will find him...somewhere.
Somewhere she will find him (Chorus:
Nee nee nee nee nee ie doing, doing, doing!
Zoingy zoingy zoing ziggy zoing zoingy mine ziggy zing!...zing!
(Norman clapping)

Judy (talking): "Africa!"
(African-like chanting choir thingy) (Norman Laughs)

Judy and Chorus:

There's a someone, somewhere...someone...
Judy and Chorus:

Norman (talking): "Brazil! I told you!"
Judy: "Right! Brazil it is!"

(Big instrumental pause) (Fake guns shooting)

Judy: "Shoot!"
Norman: "Boom! You're dead!"

Somewhere there's a someone.
Somewhere there's a someone.
There's a someone...waiting for me!

Lose That Long Face
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

If as in when you've got a long face...rearrange it.
Don't be contented with the wrong face.
There's a way to change it.
Does the day look painful?
The future glum?
Does the sky look rainful?
Hey there, say there...
Are you in a vacuUm?
All this stuff and nonsense...
You can overcome.
A long face gets you lose that month of May.
Like Peter Pan, the sweeter pan wins the day!

Go lose that long face.
That long face.
Go along and get that long face lost.
The blues black out where they can see...
A smile that says 'Move on, no vacancy!'
This panacea....idea....
I'm handing you without any cost.
There isn't any tax on it...
So just relax on it if you are trouble-double crossed.
Don't give in to a frown....turn that frown upside down.
And get yourself that long face lost!

(Big dance instrumental pause with dancers)

Dancers (Chorus): "Hey!"

This panacea...idea...I'm handing you without any cost!
There isn't any tax on it....
So just relax on it if you are trouble-double crossed.
Don't give in to a frown...
Turn a frown upside down!
And go and get your long face....
Get your long face....
Go, go, go and get your long...face...lost!