Thursday, November 17, 2016

razzle dazzle



"I play to people's fantasies."


~~ Donald Trump
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Next is a song from Chicago (1975, Broadway; 2002 film) called "Razzle Dazzle."  Listen to it on Amazon Prime, or watch the Richard Gere performance on You Tube (or other Internet options), then watch the film on DVD.  (Or -- other Internet options...)







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 them,
And they'll never catch wise!




Give 'em the old Razzle Dazzle
Razzle dazzle 'em
Give 'em a show that's so splendiferous
Row after row will crow vociferous
Give 'em the old flim flam flummox
Fool and fracture 'em
How can they hear the truth above the roar?
Throw 'em a fake and a finagle
They'll never know you're just a bagel,
Razzle dazzle 'em
And they'll beg you for more!




Give 'em the old double whammy
Daze and dizzy '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'll let you get away with murder
Razzle dazzle 'em
And you've got a romance






Give 'em the old
Razzle Dazzle
Razzle dazzle 'em
Show 'em the first rate sorcerer you are
Long as you keep 'em way off balance
How can they spot you've got no talents
Razzle Dazzle 'em


(chorus:  "Razzle Dazzle 'em)


Razzle Dazzle 'em


[dramatic drum-roll]


And they'll make you a star!










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{Chicago music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb}


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