Go Out On Top (from The Dead Legend)

From the musical, "The Dead Legend" presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in July, 2013. Music & Lyrics by Michael Gilboe Lead Vocals by Rachel Altman (as Judy Garland) Arrangement by Michael Gilboe When Amy Winehouse dies and shows up in The Dead Legend, Judy Garland explains why it might not be a bad thing.

Lyrics

IF YOU’RE LIVING
YOUR WHOLE LIFE ON THE STAGE,
UP ON THE SILVER SCREEN
OR ON THE RECORDS THAT YOU MADE
IF THE PRESSURE
TO DO YOURSELF ONE UP
IS GETTING YOU DOWN, OH
MAYBE YOU’VE DONE ENOUGH
WITH ONE HAND GRAB A BOTTLE
WITH ANOTHER ONE GRAB A PILL
POP IT IN AND TAKE A SWALLOW
AND I GUARANTEE YOU WILL

GO OUT ON TOP, WHILE YOU’RE STILL HOT
AND BE ON EVERYBODY’S LIPS
WHEN YOU GO OUT ON TOP, YOU STILL GOT
ALL OF YOUR OLD HITS
IF I CAN BE AN INSPIRATION
TAKE THE INVITATION BEFORE YOU FLOP
YOU GOTTA GO OUT, GO OUT, GO OUT, GO OUT
GO OUT ON TOP

GOTTA GO, GO, OUT ON TOP
GOTTA GO, GO, OUT ON TOP
GOTTA GO, WHERE? OOH, OUT ON TOP
GOTTA GO OUT, GO OUT, OUT ON TOP

THAT SINKING FEELING
YOUR SHIP IS GOING DOWN
STOP PROCRASTINATING
MAKE YOUR PLAY RIGHT NOW
IF YOU’RE CONFUSED
ABOUT WHICH WAY TO GO
AND PUTTING IT OFF, NO
YOU’RE LEGEND WILL NEVER GROW

DOESN’T MATTER WHICH WAY,
ACCIDENT OR OVERDOSE
ALL THOSE PHOTOS OF YOU SMILING
WILL BE REMEMBERED MOST

GO OUT ON TOP, WHILE YOU’RE STILL HOT
AND BE THE BELLE OF THE BIG BALL
GO OUT ON TOP, IF YOU GOT A SHOT
TO FALL DOWN STANDING TALL
ALL THAT PERSPIRATION
AMOUNTS TO NOTHING IF YOU FLOP
YOU GOTTA GO OUT, GO OUT, GO OUT, GO OUT
GO OUT ON TOP

MOVIES, MOVIES, MOVIES
TOURING AND THE STAGE
ALL I COULD BE DOING
I DOVE IN WITHOUT A BREAK
BUT WITH EVERYTHING YOU EXPECTED ME TO BE
WHEN WAS THERE TIME FOR ME?
WHEN WAS THERE TIME FOR ME?
WHEN WAS THERE TIME FOR ME?

I GOT TO GO OUT ON TOP WHILE I WAS HOT
CRACKING UP INSIDE
GO OUT ON TOP, I DID A LOT
WITH NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE
I CAN TAKE INSINUATIONS
BUT THE MOMENT MY HEART STOPPED
I GOT TO GO OUT, GO OUT, GO OUT, GO OUT
GO OUT ON TOP!
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