The Show Goes On (Lupe Fiasco Cover)

November 1, 2011
By phsieh93 BRONZE, Saratoga, California
phsieh93 BRONZE, Saratoga, California
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Chorus (2x)
All right, already, the show goes on
All night, ‘till the morning we dream so long
Anybody ever wonder when they will see the sun up
Just remember when we come up, the show goes on

Have you ever had the feeling that you’re overwhelmed by fear
Like you’re on the edge of tears, like you’re all alone
Like you’re just another body in the growing group of peers
Barely recognize the face of the person in the mirror
But there’s always someone near, so you’re never by yourself,
Got to reach out for the help, ‘cause you know that we’re right here
All together we will go it, make sure that you know it
Together we will play this hand don’t be afraid to show it
Just take a couple chances even if you’ve folded
Even when you’ve fallen, even when you’re stalling
Be ready for the next one, ‘cause this time we’ll be calling
This time we’ll be all in, this time we will all win


Hit the books hard go get that A; don’t let them tell you who to be
Head up, ‘cause there’s lots to see; gentlemen, find your lady
Push through it when your tank’s on E; F the bullies that no one needs
No to weed, never cheat, take time to breathe and get some sleep
Yes, yes, bring your best, don’t ever settle for less
If you don’t know what you’re doing, go ahead and take your guess
Every day is like a test, if you fail, don’t get depressed
Learn your lesson, move it forward, always striving to perfect
Plan out what to do next, or life will just get too messed
Up like way past midnight, when you’re pushing too hard
Feel like you’ve gone too far, future’s looking too dark
Just tell yourself you’re gonna make it, don’t forget who you are


So whether you’re an athlete, artist, dancer, band geek
Runners, drummers, bring the thunder, work those numbers, mathletes
Onstage or backstage, you can be a high achiever
Write your story, avid readers, have some spirit, yeah, cheerleaders
Step up, be your own leader, ‘cause you’re here to stay
There’s no hiding, we’re surviving, you’re gonna find your place
Hey, never give it up, keep on doing your own thing
‘Cause the show is going on, now, everybody sing


The author's comments:
Cover I put together for my freshman orientation group. Matching the original rhyme structure was fun.

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