- You stand there on the risers with your stomach in a knot
At first you sweat and then you think you’re gonna freeze,
The funny guy out front is surely talking quite a lot
Without concern for drying lips and knocking knees.
The fellow blows the pitch and every heart begins to skip
And soon the curtain opens wide and there you are,
Your upper teeth are glued so very tightly to your lip
And they’re stuck there till you reach the second bar.
Oh gee, you missed the gesture that the judges surely saw
The way you missed the move that everybody made,
Your time would soon be over and you showed them every flaw
That you forgot that was so visibly displayed.
The song is at the tag my gosh! What happened to the rest
Did you annihilate the whole entire song?
You studied really hard and you had hoped to do your best
But now you’re absolutely sure you sang it wrong.
The second song is starting and you’re somewhat reassured
That you will follow the director‘s every beat,
Your stomach starts to churning and your eyes are often blurred
Imposing constant thoughts you never should compete.
At last the singing ends and you are standing with a smile
That came from somewhere that you never knew you had.
Bowing with the other guys ‘cause in a little while
The curtain’s closing and you’ve never been so glad.
From now on when it’s time to join the competition gang
You’ll do better if you help the riser crew,
Of course when things are over and you kinda wished you sang
Because they won the gold and all because of you.
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