A Chorus Line movie

A Chorus Line movie - Nothing

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[DIANA]<br>

I'm so excited because I'm gonna go <br>

to the High School of Performing Arts! <br>

I mean, I was dying to be a serious actress. <br>

Anyway, it's the first day acting class- <br>

and we're in the auditorium and the teacher, <br>

Mr. Karp... Oh, Mr. Karp... <br>

Anyway, he puts us up on the stage with <br>

our legs around each other, <br>

one in back of the other and he says:<br>

"Okay... we're going to do improvisations. <br>

Now, you're on a bobsled. It's snowing out. <br>

And it's cold...Okay...GO!"<br>

<br>

Ev'ry day for a week we would try to <br>

Feel the motion, feel the motion <br>

Down the hill.<br>

<br>

Ev'ry day for a week we would try to <br>

Hear the wind rush, hear the wind rush, <br>

Feel the chill.<br>

<br>

And I dug right down to the bottom of my soul<br>

To see what I had inside.<br>

Yes, I dug right down to the bottom of my soul<br>

And I tried, I tried.<br>

<br>

[Spoken]<br>

And everybody's goin' "Whooooosh, whooooosh ...<br>

I feel the snow... I feel the cold... I feel the air."<br>

And Mr. Karp turns to me and he says, <br>

"Okay, Morales. What did you feel?"<br>

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[sings]<br>

And I said..."Nothing, <br>

I'm feeling nothing,"<br>

And he says "Nothing <br>

Could get a girl transferred."<br>

<br>

They all felt something, <br>

But I felt nothing<br>

Except the feeling <br>

That this bullshit was absurd!<br>

<br>

[Spoken]<br>

But I said to myself, "Hey, it's only the first week. <br>

Maybe it's genetic. <br>

They don't have bobsleds in San Juan!"<br>

<br>

[sings]<br>

Second week, more advanced, and we had to <br>

Be a table, be a sportscar...<br>

Ice-cream cone.<br>

<br>

Mister Karp, he would say,"Very good, <br>

except Morales. Try, Morales, <br>

All alone."<br>

<br>

And I dug right down to the bottom of my soul<br>

To see how an ice cream felt.<br>

Yes, I dug right down to the bottom of my soul<br>

And I tried to melt.<br>

<br>

The kids yelled, "Nothing!"<br>

They called me "Nothing"<br>

And Karp allowed it, <br>

Which really makes me burn.<br>

<br>

The were so helpful. <br>

They called me "Hopeless",<br>

Until I really didn't know <br>

Where else to turn.<br>

<br>

[Spoken]<br>

And Karp kept saying,<br>

"Morales, I think you should transfer to Girl's High,<br>

You'll never be an actress, Never!" Jesus Christ!<br>

<br>

Went to church, praying, "Santa Maria,<br>

Send me guidance, send me guidance," <br>

On my knees.<br>

<br>

Went to church, praying, "Santa Maria,<br>

Help me feel it, help me feel it. <br>

Pretty please!"<br>

<br>

And a voice from down at the bottom of my soul<br>

Came up to the top of my head.<br>

And the voice from down at the bottom of my soul,<br>

Here is what it said:<br>

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"This man is nothing!<br>

This course is nothing!<br>

If you want something,<br>

Go find another class.<br>

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And when you find one<br>

You'll be an actress."<br>

And I assure you that's what <br>

Fin'lly came to pass.<br>

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Six months later I heard that Karp had died.<br>

And I dug right down to the bottom of my soul... <br>

And cried.<br>

'Cause I felt... nothing.<br>

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