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Showbusiness Lyrics

from The Philosopher's Stone

"Showbusiness" is track #17 on the album The Philosopher's Stone. It was written by Van Morrison.
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Say you wanna be in show business
See the man on the TV with a phoney smile
Bring you up, bring you down
He can turn your head around
In show business, show business

See the man on a silver screen
With the phoney smile
Bring you up, bring you down
He can turn your head around
Show business, show business

Have a hit maybe two
Make mincemeat out of you
Come back in two years time
Lay your heart right on the line
In show business, show business
Show business, show business

Where's the next one, where's the next one
Where's the next one
Oh baby, just like the last one
Like the last one

Say you wanna be in show business
See the man in the suit with the phoney smile
He can laugh, he can cry
He can make you reach the sky
He can say anything you wanna hear

Be anything you wanna be
You can say anything you want to hear
Be anything you want him to be
Make you leave your family
In show business, in show business

Take the bridge
And the next one, and the next one
And the next one
How can you do it like the last one?
Now do it just like the last one, please
Like the last one, like the last one
Just like the last one

Say you wanna be in show business
Have a pretty face and a pretty smile
I'm thinking, make you laugh and they can make you cry
But they can't wait, wipe the tear drops from your eye
In show business, show business

Say you wanna be in show business
See the rock star up on the stage, right now
Behind them drugs, behind them booze
Behind them people he can use
Behind them people usin' them
Behind them people usin' us

And the next one, and the next one
And the next one
Can you make it just like the last one?
Oh, you make it just like the last one
Like the last one, just like the last one

Say you wanna be in show business
All the world is a stage, everybody must play their part
I've been so long in show business
I feel right now just like I got myself just started
Forget the junk, forget the jive
I just want to stay alive
In show business, in show business

Take it to the bridge
And the next one, and the next one
And the next one
Oh, just like the last one, just like the last one
Like the last one

They can rob you with a fountain pen
But you got to find some honest men
They can make you leave your home
Where you go to waste and roam
Control your fate, control your life
They can make you leave your wife
It's show business, it's show business

Take it to the bridge
And the next one, and the next one
And the next one
Oh, just like the last one
Can you make it like the last one?

Can you give it one more time like the last one?
Can you put it out like the last one?
Show business, it's show business
It's show business, show business
It's show business, show business
It's show business

Songwriters
VAN MORRISON

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group