Dig Deep
Bombshell: The New Marilyn Musical from Smash
Smash Dig Deep Lyrics

Lee: (spoken)
The challenge for the actor is to use sense memory of childhood trauma.
The actor must deploy the conscious and dig into the unconscious.
The challenge for the actor-

Students:
Ah!
Use your past
Use your pain
Never ever try to entertain
Let Stanislavski be your umbrella

Lee:
Mumble your words!
Unless they're...

Male Student:
"Stella!"

Students:
Use justification, improvisation
Plus some emotional masturbation

Lee:
Visitor from the Western coast!

Lee with Students:
Can you dig it?

'Marilyn:
I dig it the most!

Marilyn: (spoken)
I'm through with Hollywood. It's New York and the Actors Studio for me.
And if any of those boys from Hollywood come a’ callin,
You can tell them I said this!

Marilyn:
In history, there's this doctrine called Monroe
Which basically told the enemy where to go
It was created to nurture and protect
But now, a new Monroe doctrine is in effect
So go tell Mr. Zanuck to read it and weep
'Cause I'm not just here to dig
I'm here to dig deep
From the 20th Century Foxholes, I'm released

Students:
(scatting)

Marilyn:
And just like the sun, I'm rising in the east

Students:
(scatting)

Marilyn:
I made a move from that permanent state of sadness
To prove there's a method to my madness
I'm waking up from that 20th Century sleep
Yeah, I'm not just here to dig

Students:
Woo!

Marilyn:
I'm here to dig deep

Marilyn with Students:
Well, there ain't no sin to remove your skin

Marilyn:
And take a look under the hood

Students:
Mm-hmm!

Marilyn:
Well, you must dispel the outer shell
Though, you have to admit, my shell looks good

Male Student:
You're tearing me apart!

Marilyn:
I'll finally get to use my mind's interior (Students: Interior)
And not only just my bust, and my posterior (Students: Posterior)
'Cause the true inner self, you can't avoid

Students:
And we're just nuts about Sigmund Freud!

Marilyn with Students:
So open up my id

Marilyn:
For a good clean sweep (Students: Sweep)
'Cause I'm not just here to dig

Marilyn with Students:
No, I'm not just here to dig
Oh, I'm not just here to dig

Marilyn:
I'm here to dig deep

Students:
Motivation, concentration, exploration, simulation, perspiration, inspiration!

Marilyn:
So deep!

Students:
Yeah!

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