Bottom's Gonna Be on Top Lyrics SOMETHING ROTTEN

Broadway's musical (2015)
Something Rotten the Musical - Bottom's Gonna Be on Top Lyrics

"Bottom's Gonna Be on Top" is a song from Something Rotten! performed by Brian d'Arcy James (Nick) and Company.

NICK: No more Mr. Anonymous!
No more world that is Nick Bottom-less!
My name will be synonymous
With being on the top.

I can see it now:
I'm the cat's meow.
It's a hit -- pow!
It's gonna be great, gonna be great!

Everywhere I go
They will love me so!
Hail my name, Oh!
It's gonna be great, gonna be great

COMPANY:
Master Bottom, you're such a wonderful writer,
(NICK: You really think so?)
And your talent is talent beyond compare.
(NICK: Why, thank you!)
You're a star, you are, and you couldn't be brighter!
(NICK: Now you're just embarrassing me!)
You're a real visionary!

NICK: Well, thank you, Jesus, and Hail Mary!

ALL: This Bottom's gonna be on top.
This Bottom's gonna be on top.

NICK: Man, I'm gonna sizzle!
Man, I'm gonna pop!

ALL: And this Bottom's gonna be on top!

NICK: This is heaven sent.
Feelin’ confident.
Money well spent.
It's gonna be great, gonna be great!

Throw a big parade!
Praises will be made,
Compliments paid,
It's gonna be great, gonna be great!

BEA: Me and baby are so eternally grateful.
(NICK: You're who I'm doing it for.)
Thank you for our cottage in the woods.
(NICK: You deserve it!)

NIGEL: If gratitude were food I'd have a big plateful.
(NICK: Nice metaphor, bro!)
LORD CLAPHAM: You're the greatest!
SHYLOCK: You da man!

NICK: I really shouldn't say it,
But, yes, I am!

ALL: This Bottom's gonna be on top.
This Bottom's gonna be on top.

NICK: Once I get going, never gonna stop.

ALL: Yeah, this Bottom's gonna be on top!

NOSTRADAMUS: (Spoken) It has a prince! A ghost! Murder most foul!
NICK: (Spoken) Write them down. Everything you see, ‘cause I see me, and I’m not “a” bard; I’m THE Bard!

RENAISSANCE WRITERS:
We are the royalty of the Renaissance writers.
Now we're handing down the crown to you.
You were a nobody but then overnight
You're someone, better than the rest of us,
Now you are the best of us.

WILL (Spoken): Not so fast!

NICK (Spoken): Hello, Will. I knew you wouldn’t go down without a fight.

(Spoken rhythmically)
WILL: The top, sir? Nay! Thou surely doth jest!
I say upon my honor here, I doth protest!

NICK (Spoken): Yawn! Rhyming couplet: that is so 1580’s!
WILL (Spoken): Oh yeah? Well, …

(Spoken rhythmically)
If you want to make it to the top
Then, you're gonna have to go through me.
‘Cause on the top is where I live
And I will not be giving up that easily.
So there!

NICK: Oh man! I have been waiting for this moment for so long!
I'm gonna enjoy it when I knock you off your perch!

WILL: Oh, no, you won't.

NICK: Oh, yes, I will.

WILL: Oh, no, you won't.
NICK: Oh, yes, I will.

WILL: Oh, no, you won't.
NICK: Oh, yes, I will.

WILL: Oh, no, you won't!
My accomplishments are much more accomplished than yours.

NICK: In your dreams! I am the best.

WILL: You can't be the best because I am the best!
I have written 12 plays and each one is a testament to my great skill.
I am the Will!
And I wrote Taming of the Shrew
And Richard III and Richard II
And Henrys IV and V and VI
And Titus Andronicus
And, oh, did I forget?
Romeo and Juliet!

NICK: Well, I have just written the thing that the critics
Are calling the greatest thing they've ever seen.
The people are loving it --can't get enough of it--
Everyone, even including the Queen!
She recently invited me
To her castle where she knighted me
And privately, she told me
That you're not any good, not any good,
Not any good, not any good!
And she told me that all of your plays make her vomit,
And nothing's as good as my musical, “Omelette!”

WILL: Wait a minute! You wrote “Omelette?”

NICK: Yes.

WILL: I never thought that I would meet my equal,
But I concede I have been bested by the best.
Maybe we could partner on a sequel…

NICK: Oh my! How the tide has turned!
Let's review: What have we learned?
See, you were here, but now we've swapped,
So, kiss this Bottom! I'm on the top!

COMPANY: He's on top    NICK: Yeah!!
He's on top             Right where I wanna be!
Wah-wah-wah-wah

ALL: Yeah, this Bottom's gonna be on top

COMPANY: He's on top!  (NICK: I like it up here!)
He's on top!           (NICK: I’m enjoying this view.)
Wah-wah-wah-wah!
Yeah, this Bottom's gonna be on top!
Yeah, this Bottom's gonna be on top!
Yeah, this Bottom's gonna be on top!

NIGEL (Spoken): You want us to write “Omelette?!” Uhh, I’m not so sure about this…
NICK (Spoken): Well, I am, little brother. So, raise a glass to “Omelette: The Musical!” Bottoms up!

COMPANY: Bottom's up!
ALL: Yeah, this Bottom's gonna be on top!

[Thanks to Angela for lyrics]
[Thanks to Paul Justham for corrections]

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