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The Higher You Get, the Farther You Fall Lyrics

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The Angels:
Welcome, welcome
recently deceased
Be you Democrat, epublican,
Chorus girl or priest
Though you closed up shop
And you're recently departed
We're afraid the final test
has only just started
But don't come to us
with your worries
and complaints
Unnamed girl:
Save it for the doorman
who's a Saint
among saints
The Angels:
He knows your future
'cause he's seen your past
which is why
he might be telling you
Norbert Leo Butz:
Uh uh, not so fast.
When you're...
Knock, knock, knocking
Up on heaven's gate
don't you trip up
or you'll slip up
On a holy twist of fate
as I said last night
to St. Vinny Depaul
The higher you get, the farther the fall
Now, you think
that you're on top
How you love to wear
the crown
But don't you know
that up means
There's no place to go
but down?
And it's already written
on the big man's wall
The higher you get
the farther the fall
Well, the last rites
you've been given
And you wanna cut in line
but look out, brother,
I might pull a switch
Cause the things you did while livin'
Well, they weren't
all divine
And don't you know
that karma is a...
Well, you'll understand if I don't finish that last sentence.
Thank God!
Norbert Leo Butz:
Oh, when your book of life is read,
And the judgment day
is near
You'll say "point me
toward the exit, armagettin' out of here!"
'cause when you slide down
well, you can't
come back, y'all
'Cause the higher you get,
The farther the fall
Was your life
a bed of roses?
Well, get ready
for some thorns
Delivered by 'ol Beelzebub
mit pointy tail and horns
Unamed Man:
like the song that my heart
sang to my cholesterol
the higher you get, oh!
The farther the fall
Norbert Leo Butz
Oh, your face was in the movies!
You were quite the superstar,
Well, dear, Heaven has no agents
We don't follow your PR
So, you may get cut when the final credits crawl,
'Cause the higher you get,
The farther the fall!
You're so proud that you conducted life
like music on the breeze!
The bravos made you think you were a smash!
But now it's time to be instructed
on the world's great symphonies
'Cause the good ones always end up with a crash!
So once everything was first class, you were always flying high!
But your flight's been grounded
Norbert Leo Butz
Even coach has passed you by!
Like a senator who's tapping on an airport bathroom stall, ooh!
The higher you get,
The farther the fall! Now I'm kickin' butt
and takin' names
Higher and higher
Norbert Leo Butz:
'cause even St. Joan
went down in flames
Higher and higher
Norbert Leo Butz:
Some hot stuff!
Napoleon waterlooed and
Genghis Khan sure hit a slump
I might say
"you're fired"
When you have expired,
Donald Trump!
VIPs don't wanna hear it
that they might not
Get inside
But camels through a needle?
Here's the key
And to all those
poor in spirit
Well the doors
are open wide
Go right on in
And have a drink on me
Last call!
So if you are high and mighty,
Well, you better not assume!
That you will not get
a whack at the crack of doom
'Cause you still might get the hook,
Before the final curtain call
So, let me take a look
to see who has the wherewithall!
Gee I wish the Lord could type
'cuz man it's hard to read this scrawl,

He said the higher you get!

Norbert Leo Butz:
Say what?

The higher you get!

Norbert Leo Butz:
In harmony, boys!

The higher you get!

Norbert Leo Butz:
Ooh, that's nice!

The farther!

Norbert Leo Butz:
The farther!

The farther!

Norbert Leo Butz:
The farther you...


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