"God Bless the Other 99" as written by K. Welch and M. Welch....
Barry talking:
Well I may have imagined singing back then but you know when I actually got into the music business, it wasn't as a singer at all: it was as an accompanist.
I started out playing for auditions, and from where I sat I learned alot because only one out of a hundred ever got the job they were auditioning for. Really, one out of a hundred.
But that didn't stop the rest..no sir.

Barry singing:
I learned more from failure than I learned from success.
I learned from no thank you, so much more than from yes.
I learned to be willing to lead with my chin.
And if I were willing to lose, I could win.

I learned from the losers who got right back in line.
The dimmer their future, than the brighter they'd shine.
Three cheers for the one, the one in a hundred.
But God bless the other 99.

Barry talking:
Those courageous people changed my life.
They taught me that you can give in, you can give out, but you don't give up.

Barry singing:
I learned more from failure than I learned from success.
I learned from no thank you, so much more than from yes.
I learned to be willing to lead with my chin.
And if I were willing to lose, I could win.

Vanessa: Everything's coming up roses..."Thank you"
Debra: Everything's coming up roses..."Thank you"
Billy: Everything's coming up roses for me and for.."Thank you, Next!"

I learned from the losers who got right back in line. (Kiss the day goodbye)
The dimmer their future, than the brighter they'd shine. (And point me towards tomorrow)
Three cheers for the one, the one in a hundred.
But God bless, God bless....

Barry talking:
All of us up here on this stage tonight are here because of the courage that we learned from the other 99. We'll be forever grateful.

Right Billy?
Right! I learned more from failure than I learned from success.

How about you Vanessa?
I learned from no thank you so much more than from yes.

And you Debra?
I learned to be willing to lead with my chin.

Dana, Terry, everybody!
And if we were willing to lose, we could win.

We learned from the losers who got right back in line.
The dimmer their future, than the brighter they'd shine.
Three cheers for the one, the one in a hundred.
But God bless...
upfront we were always meant to be.
God bless....
there for all the world to see.
God bless..."Thank you", No, thank you!
The other 99!


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

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