"Let Me Entertain You" as written by Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne....
Hey it's a sell out - hey
Let me welcome you Ladies and Gentlemen
I would like to say hello
Are you ready for some entertainment?
Are you ready for a show?
Gonna rock you gonna roll you
Get you dancing in the aisles
Jazz you, razzmatazz you
With a little bit of style
C'mon let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

I've come here to sell you my body
I can show you some good merchandise
I'll pull you and I'll pill you
I'll crueladeville you
And to thrill you I'll use any device

A ha ha ha haa

We'll give you crazy performance
We'll give you grounds for divorce
We'll give you piece de resistance
And a tour de force of course

We found the right location
Got a lot of pretty lights
The sound and the amplification listen
Hey if you need a fix if you want a high
Stickells I'll see to that
With Electra and EMI
We'll show you where it's at
So c'mon let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Just take a look at the menu
We give you rock a la carte
We'll breakfast at Tiffany's
We'll sing to you in Japanese
We're only here to entertain you

If you want to see some action
You get nothing but the best
The 'S' and 'M' attraction
We've got the pleasure chest
Chicago down to New Orleans
We get you on the line
If you dig the New York scene
We'll have a son of a bitch of a time
C'mon
Let me entertain, let me entertain
Let me entertain you tonight

Hey where's my backstage pass ?
Hey that Brian May he's outta sight man
Hey that was a bit of alright wasn't it
Outrageous costumes
Not many not many
And I always wanted to be in opera
Oh man I could give you lessons if you like


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"Let Me Entertain You" as written by Jule Styne Stephen Sondheim

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    General CommentThis song written to parody there live shows in late 70's. When it was all leather, grand live shows, Freddie been attracted by New York and it's decadence, mentioning Queen's tourmanager Gerry Stickells and both recordlabels oversees shows Freddie's sheer humour and camp. So it's obvious that's it's about Queen's grandiose Crazy/Live Killers tour and written to entertain on stage.
    Jimmy_Kaneon July 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's a parody, I think it's about their whole attidute to music: we're just entertainment.
    Good song nontheless.
    Child Of Musicon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's a parody, I think it's about their whole attidute to music: we're just entertainment.
    Good song nontheless.
    Child Of Musicon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentRarely does a song that talks about the music playing along sound so good. This has to be my facourite song on Jazz. I love the line: "The Sound and Amplification listen" then does a short and sweet guitar lick.

    I don't know why anyone hates jazz. I like it better then News of The World
    scimitar_255on February 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwe'll sing to you in Japanese..when teo torriate comes along,those guys do sing in japanese.or was it after teo?
    greatpretenderon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wonder how much Freddie got paid for mentioning his tour manager and the record labels??????? lol

    "Jazz" to me was very disappointing "News of the World" is my favourite album
    big_russ186on July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo--greatpretender = Teo Torriatte was 2 years and 2 albums prior to Jazz/Let Me Entertain You
    And this is one of Queens songs that just prove no other band is above them in the realm of music. Most bands just write lyrics then add music or vice versa...this tune sounds like Freddie & Brian sat in a room and figured out how every word and rift would flow with each other.
    Dream MacLeodon July 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentENTERTAINMENT DARLING!!!!!
    amazing song,funny lyrics and a lot of power
    xxxxxx
    princess*delilahon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn many ways, this reminds me of Pink Floyd's, "Have a Cigar." Paying intentional tribute to themselves. I can see why Jimmy Kane (above) thought this was a parody --- but I think parody isn't the right term. It's more about them just talking about their music, and the relation of it to their fans, in an outlandish large way.

    I think Freddie's line about, "Cruela-de-ville" is Freddie's way of comparing his outlandish performances with something from 101 Dalmatians. The way Cruella DeVille tended to prance around. And the "wicked" connotation of the loud, heavy music.

    "Rock a la carte" is referring to the broad stylistic varieties in their music -- if you don't like heavy metal, go for a ballad. If that isn't your thing, here's a nice bouncy little number on a piano. Still not into it? Here's some operatic rock. Almost like Freddie is saying that he's willing to do anything he can to entertain the crowd. Breakfast at Tiffany's was a musical movie from decades ago, and a lot of Queen's softer music resembles music from those old movies. Singing in Japanese was a clear reference to Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together).
    Sir_Larrikinon December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis one is better than Robbie Williams LMEY.
    1guynamedchrison January 09, 2007   Link

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