Tonight I gave the greatest performance of my life
I never lost control, I played the part so well
That not a single soul could tell that I was lying
And so though it was hard to face our friends I gave a party
I know I meant to show them all I've gotten over you
And though I saw the unbelieving looks on all their faces
I had to try to make them think that it was true
So I who had me dance, dance through the night, just like a gypsy
And I who seldom drink, drank like a fish till I was high
And I who hadn't laughed since God knows when, outlaughed Pagliacci Till they believed it more than even I
Tonight I gave the greatest performance of my life
I never lost control, I played the part so well
That not a single soul could tell that I was lying
But love if you had been behind the curtain when it fell
When all the lights were out and I was all alone
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You would have seen this actress crying
Yes, tonight I gave the greatest performance of my life
I never lost control, I played the part so well
That not a single soul could tell that I was lying
But love if you had been behind the curtain when it fell
When all the lights were out and I was all alone
You would have seen this actress crying