Ambition (Tradition) lyrics - Forbidden Broadway, Vols. 1-4

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  1. Disc: 1
  2. Forbidden Broadway 
  3. Non Plu Andral 
  4. Don't Cry for Me, Argentina 
  5. Annie's Favorite Showtune 
  6. Pirates of Penzance Sequence 
  7. Be a Catholic 
  8. Triplets 
  9. Bankable Stars 
  10. I'm Entertainment 
  11. Angela Lansbury Sequence/If the Show Had Run Past Labor Day 
  12. Audition Sequence: Soliloquy from Carousel/I'm Sick of Playin [Excerpt] 
  13. Merman & Martin Sequence: It's de-Lovely/My Heart Belongs to Daddy/Mu 
  14. Carol Channing Sequence/Call on Carol/Dolly Is a Girl's Best Friend 
  15. Ambition (Tradition)
  16. Forbidden Broadway (Reprise) 
  17. Disc: 2
  18. Opening and Who Do They Know? 
  19. Forbidden Broadway, Vol. 2 
  20. Fugue for Scalpers 
  21. Patti LuponeI / Get a Kick Out of Me 
  22. Into the Woods/Weekend in the Country 
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  25. Madonna's Brain 
  26. Never, Never Panned
  27. Somewhat Overindulgent
  28. Chita-Rita
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  30. Hey, Bob Fosse
  31. Almost Like Vegas in New York 
  32. Teeny Todd 
  33. Liza 
  34. Ladies Who Screech 
  35. Phantom of the Musical: Goldfinger/Lloyd Weber 
  36. George M.! 
  37. More Miserable Sequence
  38. Finale 
  39. Disc: 3
  40. Carol Channing Sequence: Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery 
  41. Forbidden Broadway Vol. III 
  42. Trouble in New York City 
  43. Guys and Dolls Sequence: Guys and Dolls/I Know I've Seen This Show ... 
  44. If I Sing It Slower 
  45. On the Ashkebad, Tbusi and Kiev Express 
  46. I Could Have Danced All Night 
  47. Grand Hotel/I Can't Learn This Song Quite So Quickly/Follies Bergere 
  48. Someday 
  49. Dear Antonio/The Sounds of Shakespeare 
  50. Everything's Coming Up Merman/Old Fashioned Ballad/There's Nobody ... 
  51. Tonight Who Will Play Miss Saigon?. You Are Hallmark, I Postcard 
  52. Put on Your Phony Vocie/All I Ask of You 
  53. Camelounge 
  54. Mess of the Spider Woman: Prologue/Come and See Me/Mess of the ... 
  55. Back to Broadway 
  56. Tell Me It's Not True/I Think I'm Acting/Downshow 
  57. Scenery, Fly Me, Amplify Me/Listening to Us 
  58. Finale: What Happened to Heart? 
  59. Disc: 4
  60. Parody Tonight: Oh What a Beautiful Moron/One Foot More (With One Look) 
  61. Show Boat Medley: P.C. Show Boat/Make Believe/Ol' Show Show Boat 
  62. My Souvenir Things 
  63. Elaine Stritch 
  64. Big 
  65. Bernadette and Mandy in So Miscast (Wunderbar and So in Love) 
  66. King Is Her/Whistle a Sondheim Tune/Shall We Boink? 
  67. Be Depressed Be Depressed Video
  68. Patti Lupone in Master Class/As If I Never Said Goodbye/Andrew ... 
  69. You're the One I Want/Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee/There Are Worse Things 
  70. Meow! I Hope I Get It (God I Hope I Get It) 
  71. You Just Can't Sing 
  72. Ann Reinking in Chicago 
  73. Kiss Me Kate/Corrective Casting/Jerry and Liza 
  74. Julie Hot 
  75. Spoonful of Julie 
  76. Tony Nominating Committee: Victor/Ignor-Ee-Ya 
  77. Crazy Girl 
  78. Rant 
  79. Ouch! They're Tight 
  80. Too Gay for You-Too Het'ro for Me 
  81. Pretty Voices Singing: Think Punk 
  82. Season of Hype 
  83. This Ain't Boheme/Death and Resurrection 
  84. Finale: Something Wonderful 
  85. Encore-Ta-Ta Folks 
  86. Exit Music: Julie the Star! 

Ambition (Tradition) lyrics

Ambition (Tradition)

TEVYE (spoken):
An actor in New York. Sounds crazy, no? But here in our little village of Manhattan,
there are over 50,000 actors, all trying their best not to end up in Baltimore. It isn't easy.
You may ask, "Why do we stay here if it's so competitive?" We stay because everyone else
is here. And what keeps us from ending up in Baltimore? That I can tell you in one word!!


Ambition, ambition!

Ambition, ambition!
(Drrrr ruh duh duh)

TEVYE (spoken):
Here in Manhattan we have our ambitions for everything. Opera, ballet, television, even
waiting on tables. For instance, we always wear these cute little bow ties, and carry these
side towels. This shows our constant devotion to... money!

MAN (sung):
I need so much money
For my rent, my phone and service
So I work all night
And never have the chance, hey!
To go and earn money
For my rent my phone and service
So I never have the time to sing and dance, hey!

TEVYE (spoken):
You may ask, "How did these ambitions get started?" I'll tell you. I don't know. But this
much I do remember.

When I was ten
I saw a show on TV
Saw a show on TV starring Gary Moore
I wrote and I asked him to put me on his show
But he said go ask Dinah Shore

Rejection, rejection!

Rejection, rejection!

When I went through puberty I was depressed
To see myself when I undressed
And so to modelling I acquiesed
Depression, depression!

Depression, depression!

At ten I was a pretty boy
At seventeen, a dream
I never had a pimple
So I do... commercials
Complexion, complexion

Complexion, complexion!

And when I was a child
Nobody looked my way
Until I got the lead
In my high school senior play
Attention, attention!

Attention, attention!

(All characters repeat their verses simutaneously)

Rejection, depression, complexion, attention!

TEVYE (spoken):
Ambition. Ambition. Without our ambitions,
our lives would be as crazy as... as an actor in New York!

Follow every rainbow
Til you find your dreams!

[Thanks to Garrett for lyrics]
Last Update: June, 10th 2013

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