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Song Parodies -> "Lament of a Novice Actor"

Original Song Title:

"Afternoon Delight"

Original Performer:

Starland Vocal Band

Parody Song Title:

"Lament of a Novice Actor"

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The Lyrics

New actors who forget their lines.....
Gonna go onstage now
Gonna feel uptight
And I hope that I can keep these stupid lines just right
Cause I feel my nerves a-rising
And I think I might die
If'n I forget my lines again tonight I take these bigger roles now?
I can't memorize...
Each... audience I come against
is hardly civilized......

Got the first three lines correct, I was right!
And I thought that maybe I would be okay tonight
But-a then I stumbled bad, I forgot a line
and that was the beginning of a real hard time

Ev'...ryone's a-staring and I start to sweat
I....think the director surely will get me to crumble yet

Please.........please turn off the spotlight
And let me get off
This.......just isn't civilized
Why do you have to scoff?

Everybody sees
Shaking in my knees!
I'm alone on stage!
I'm alone on stage!
I......................hate being on stage!
(C)2003, Valerie Duffy.

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