Fabulous One Lyrics

Off-Broadway musical
Here Lies Love the Musical - Fabulous One Lyrics


ENSEMBLE:
I'ma rise up!
I'ma rise up!
I'ma rise up!
I'ma rise up!

I'ma rise up!
I'ma rise up!
I'ma rise up!
I'ma rise up!

NINOY:
Out every night
In New York and Paris
Champagne and dancing
While back here at home
People barely surviving
They - they're living in shanties!
Our country's in trouble
But her party goes on

Now
Now I have risen
At the risk of her ire
And I have risen
At the risk of her scorn

Ha!
And I have risen
At the risk of her fury
While that monument rises
For the, the fabulous one
The fabulous one

You know who I'm talking about
The fabulous one
Out on her yacht
Bacchanalian feasts
On the palace roof
They party 'til dawn!
Now a cultural center
For Callas and Bernstein
That monument rises
For the fabulous one

Now
Now I have risen
At the risk of her ire
And I have risen
At the risk of her scorn

Ha!
And I have risen
At the risk of her fury
While that monument rises
For the, the fabulous one
She's so... fabulous, ha!

NINOY & ENSEMBLE:   
A ghetto sprawls
And I am revolted
Houses of cardboard
No medical care
Misuse of money (I'ma rise up)
And a monument rises (I'ma rise up)
The stench of the toilets (I'ma rise up)
But they don't stand there (I'ma rise up)

NINOY:
C'mon, let me here ya' say
Rise up!
Say rise up!
Say rise up!
Say rise up!
Rise up!
Say rise up!
I wanna' see you jump!
Jump! Jump! Jump!
Jump! Jump! Jump!
C'mon let's jump! Jump!
Jump! Jump! Jump!

We're gonna' rise up!

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