"I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise" as written by George Gershwin, Arthur Francis and B.g. Desylva....
All you preachers who delight in panning the dancing teachers,
Let me tell you there are a lot of features
Of the dance that carry you through the gates of Heaven

It's madness to be always sitting around in sadness,
When you could be learning the steps of gladness
You'll be happy when you can do just six or seven

Begin today, you'll find it's nice, the quickest way to paradise
When you practice, here's the thing to do, simply say as you go

I'll build a stairway to paradise with a new step every day
I'm going to get there at any price
Stand aside, I'm on my way
I've got the blues and up above it's so fair
Shoes, go on and carry me there
I'll build a stairway to paradise with a new step every day

I'll build a stairway to paradise with a new step every day
I'm going to get there at any price
Stand aside, I'm on my way
I've got the blues and up above it's so fair
Shoes, go on and carry me there
I'll build a stairway to paradise with a new step every day


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"I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise" as written by B.g. Desylva Arthur Francis

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    General CommentThis song was performed by Rufus for the Martin Scorcese directed film "The Aviator." It's a song written by George Gershwin from his musical "An American in Paris."

    This is like the eighth time Rufus has contributed to a film soundtrack. :)
    johndouxon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is.He is in alot of soundtracks,but alot of his fans discovered him from a gay associated something (For me,I heard "Poses" on "Queer as Folk")
    I wish everyone would open there ears and hear Rufus!
    octogirlprettyon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love Rufus's version of this song! It suits him so well! I love the horns and the cymbals, they compliment his voice so well.

    (I found him through Hallelujah from Shrek. My friend downloaded the song and then I did and I instantlly fell in love with his voice. I still remember, after that song I downloaded April Fools and The One You Love. And that's where my Rufus obsession started. :] The man is a beautiful genius and so inspirational!! Just thought I would share my Rufus experience.)
    StarkRavenMadon September 01, 2008   Link

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