idinaplz (shiz_party_boy) wrote in _broadway_remix,
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Week 23 Challenge

I'm on a total Kristin Chenoweth high right now so, here ya go:



+ Use at least three consecutive lyrics from "Glitter and be Gay" from Candide
+ Use any picture of Kristin Chenoweth OUT OF costume. If anyone knows a good source for KC pictures, comment. The one I had seems to have been taken off the internet. Hmm.
+ Enter up to three icons to this post by Saturday, November 12

GLITTER AND BE GAY

Glitter and be gay,
That's the part I play:
Here I am in Paris, France,
Forced to bend my soul
To a sordid role,
Victimized by bitter, bitter circumstance.
Alas for me! Had I remained
Beside my lady mother
My virtue had remained unstained
Until my maiden hand was gained
By some Grand Duke or other.
Ah, 'twas not to be;
Harsh necessity
Brought me to this gilded cage.
Born to higher things,
Here I droop my wings,
Ah! Singing of a sorrow nothing can assuage.
And yet of course I rather like to revel,
ha ha!
I have no strong objection to champagne,
ha ha!
My wardrobe is expensive as the devil,
ha ha!
Perhaps it is ignoble to complain...

Enough, enough
Of being basely tearful!
I'll show my noble stuff
By being bright and cheerful!
Ha ha ha ha ha! Ha!
Pearls and ruby rings...
Ah, how can worldly things
Take the place of honor lost?
Can they compensate
For my fallen state,
Purchased as they were at such an awful cost?
Bracelets... lavalieres...
Can they dry my tears?
Can they blind my eyes to shame?
Can the brightest brooch
Shield me from reproach?
Can the purest diamond purify my name?
And yet of course these trinkets are endearing,
ha ha!
I'm oh, so glad my sapphire is a star,
ha ha!
I rather like a twenty-carat earring,
ha ha!
If I'm not pure, at least my jewels are!
Enough! Enough!
I'll take their diamond necklace
And show my noble stuff
By being gay and reckless!
Ha ha ha ha ha! Ha!
Observe how bravely I conceal
The dreadful, dreadful shame I feel.
Ha ha ha ha!
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