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It's a Hit!

It's a Hit! lyrics

It's a Hit!

It's a Hit!
JOE
(as the crowd in the theatre applauds)
Listen to that!
(ovation)
Did you listen to that?
Do you know what that means?
Let me tell you what it means ?
Wait, no, anyone who even thinks it,
Don't say it, you'll jinx it ?
(ovation)

FRANK
Listen to that!
(ovation)
Will you listen to that?
(ovation)
Does that make you feel proud?
Well, feel more than just proud ?
Okay, wait, I'll tempt fate,
And I'll state it out loud:
(ovation)
That, unless I miss my guess, is ?
(ovation)
I can't stand it!
Listen ?
(ovation)
Yes!
That's the sound of a hit!
It's a hit!
Gang, I think this is it!
No more writing clever little shows
For those basement saloons,
No more proclamations from the pros
That "you can't hum the tunes" ?

MARY
No more sneaking in at intermission
To the plays you wish you could afford ?

FRANK
Or producers having you audition
Whenever they're bored ?

CHARLEY
And who say
Right away
As you play
The first chord:
"Boys, that's just great. But next time, don't be so clever ? "

ALL
We're a hit! We're a hit!

JOE
You're ahead, you should quit.

FRANK
No more coaching those sopranos
With voices like bees ?

CHARLEY
No more secondhand pianos
With six broken keys ?

MARY
No more agenst giving you opinions
While they turn you over to their minions ?

ALL
Just for these
Guarantees
We should please
Thank the Lord.
It's a hit! It's a hit!

MARY
(to Frank)
Will your in-laws just spit!
After all of that baloney
They've made you go through,
All that muttering that you're a phoney,
'Cause what do you do?
Will their faces be stony
When they see on their Sony
Someone handing the phony
The Tony
Award!

(She gives Frank an umbrella to serve as a microphone.)

FRANK
(speaking into it)
I would like to begin by thanking everyone who turned down everything I have written ? so I could win this.

(ovation)

ALL
It's a hit!

JOE
Hold it,
Folks, there's still the reviews left,
Both the Trib and the News left
Early,
Surly ?
Not a good sign.
Also, even if there's a chance, folks,
Let's not forget the advance, folks:
Not a
Lotta
Cash, folks ?

CHARLEY
Also, even if it's a smash, folks,
(to Frank)
Doesn't that mean we sell out?

JOE
Well, I hope we sell out ?

CHARLEY
What I mean is sell out ?
Well, you know ?
Success is like failure,
It's how you perceive it,
It's what you do with it,
Not how you achieve it
And I can't believe it's a hit!
(ovation)
It's a hit! It's a hit!
(with Mary)
It's a ?
(huge ovation)

FRANK
Listen to that!
Will you listen to that?
Tell me, is that a noise
Or is that a noise?
That is a noise we've been
Waiting the whole of our lives to hear! CHARLEY
Listen to that!
Listen to that! Will you listen to that? Did you listen to that?
Buddy,
I can't Is that a noise
Or is that a noise?
Stand it! Where's the machine?
Gotta get it on tape for our wives to hear!
MARY (turns on a recorder)
Listen to that!
That's obscene!

JOE
Listen to that!
| Fellas, that is a noise that is really a noise!
| I can't stand it!
| Will you
| Listen to that?
|
| CHARLEY
| Listen to that!
| Did you listen to that?
| I can't stand it!
| Did you listen to that?
| Listen to that!
|
| MARY
| That's a noise that is really a ?
| Listen to that!
| Will you listen to that?
| Golly, I can't
| Stand it!
|
| FRANK
| Listen to that!
| That is the noise I've been waiting my life to hear!
| Listen to that!
| Listen to that!
| Will you
| Listen to that!

ALL
Will you listen to that?
That's the sound of an audience losing its mind!
It's the pope on his balcony, blessing mankind!

JOE
Folks, it's Funny Girl, Fiddler, and Dolly combined!

ALL
It's a hit! It's a hit!
It's a palpable hit!

FRANK and CHARLEY
If it only even runs a minute,
At least it's a wedge,
It's the theatre and we're really in it,
Not just on the edge!

JOE
If your spirits ever need improving,
You can drop in any night for free!

FRANK
(looking at Charley)
But the thing that's positively moving ?

CHARLEY
(to Frank)
You could have fooled me ?

BOTH
Is that we're still good friends!
Nothing can kill good friends!
Where there's a will, good friends
Don't need success to survive!
(drawing the others in)
And us, good friends,
What's to discuss, good friends!

ALL
We've got a
Surefire
Genuine
Walkaway
Blockbuster
Lines down to Broadway
Boffola
Sensational
Box office
Lallapalooza
Gargantuan hit!
It's a hit!
It's a hit! It's a hit! It's a hit! It's a hit!
It's a hit! It's a hit! It's a hit! It's a hit!
(ovation)
Last Update: June, 12th 2013


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