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Life's a show...

...you can sing along...

...whistle while you work...

"She needs backup"

I need something to sing about!

...if they let you go...

...they pulled me out...

...of Heaven

Life's not a song...

...so one of us is living...

Buffy makes a deal with Sweet; that if she can't kill him, she'll go with him in Dawn's place. Sweet challenges her about her feelings towards life, and she replies in song.

Life's a show
And we all play our parts
And when the music starts
We open up our hearts

It's all right
If some things come out wrong
We'll sing a happy song
And you can sing along

(She fights off Sweet's henchmen as she sings)
Where's there's life, there's hope
Everyday's a gift
Wishes can come true
Whistle while you work
So hard All day...

  To be like other girls
To fit in in this glittering world
Don't give me songs...
Don't give me songs...
(The Scoobies arrive)

She needs backup. Anya, Tara.

Give me something to sing about!
I need something to sing about!

Life's a song
You don't get to rehearse
And every single verse
Can make it that much worse

Still my friends
Don't know why I ignore
The million things or more
I should be dancing for

All the joy life sends
Family and friends
All the twists and bends
Knowing that it ends
Well that depends...

On if they let you go
On if they know enough to know
That when you've bowed
You leave the crowd

(Sweet beckons her)

There was no pain
No fear, no doubt
Till they pulled me out
Of Heaven

(The gang are horrified by the revelation)

So that's my refrain
I live in hell
'Cause I've been expelled
From Heaven
I think I was in Heaven...

So give me something to sing about!
Please give me something...

(Buffy dances, becoming increasingly more frenzied.
She begins to smoke, and just as she seems ready to combust,
Spikes steps in to grab her.)


Life's not a song
Life isn't bliss
Life is just this:
It's living

You'll get along
The pain that you feel
You only can heal
By living

You have to go on living
So one of us is living

DAWN The hardest thing in this world is to live in it.
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