[Sam:]
I stand here waiting
For you to bang the gong
To crash the critic saying,
"Is it right or is it wrong?"

If only fame had an IV
Baby, could I bear
Being away from you
I found the vein put it in here

[Blaine:]
I live for the applause, applause, applause

[Artie:]
I live for the applause-plause
Live for the applause-plause

[Ryder)
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
The applause, applause, applause

[Marley with Artie, Blaine, Ryder and Sam:]
Give me that thing that I love ([Sam:] I’ll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch ([Blaine and Sam:] Make it real loud)
Give me that thing that I love ([Sam:] I’ll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch ([Sam:] Make it real loud)

[Ryder:]
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E ([Artie:] Make it real loud)
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E ([Marley and Artie:] Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch)
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E ([Artie:] Make it real loud)
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E ([Marley and Artie:] Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch)

[Sam:]
I've overheard your theory
‘Nostalgia’s for geeks!’

[Ryder:]
I guess sir, if you say so
Some of us just like to read

[Artie:]
One second I’m a Koons
Then suddenly, the Koons is me
Pop culture was in art, now
Art’s in pop culture, in me

[Blaine with Artie, Marley, Ryder, and Sam:]
I live for the applause, applause, applause

[Artie with Blaine, Marley, Ryder, and Sam:]
I live for the applause-plause
Live for the applause-plause

[Ryder and Marley with Artie, Blaine, and Sam:]
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
The applause, applause, applause

[Marley with Artie, Blaine, Ryder, and Sam:]
Give me that thing that I love ([Sam:] I’ll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch ([Sam and Blaine:] Make it real loud)
Give me that thing that I love ([Sam:] I’ll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch ([Sam:] Make it real loud)

[Ryder with Artie, Blaine, Marley and Sam:]
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E ([Artie:] Make it real loud)
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E ([Marley and Artie:] Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch)
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E ([Artie:] Make it real loud)
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E ([Marley and Artie:] Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch)

[Marley with Blaine, Ryder, and Sam (Artie):]
(Now!) Touch, touch (Ooooh)
Touch, touch (Oh woah! Oh woah!)
Now, now, now, now, now, now (Oh woah!)
Now, now, now, now, now (Oooh!)

[Marley and Blaine:]
I live for the applause, applause, applause

[Marley and Artie:]
I live for the applause-plause
Live for the applause-plause

[Ryder, Artie and Marley:]
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me

[Ryder and Marley (Artie):]
The applause (The applause)
Applause, applause (Yeah! Yeah,)

[Marley with Artie, Blaine, Ryder and Sam:]
Give me that thing that I love ([Sam:] I’ll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch ([Artie:] Oh whoa!) ([Sam and Blaine:] Make it real loud)
Give me that thing that I love ([Artie:] Give me, give me, Yeah) ([Sam:] I’ll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch ([Artie:] Put it up, oh) ([Blaine:] Make it real loud)

[Ryder (Artie):]
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E ([Sam:] Make it real loud) (Ooh!)
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E ([Marley:] Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch) ([Blaine:] Make it real loud!)
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E ([Sam:] Make it real loud) (Oh whoa! Oh whoa!)
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E ([Marley:] Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch) (Oh whoa, ooh!)

[Marley:]
A-R-T-P-O-P


Lyrics submitted by Abbie96

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