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Take A Bow


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Take a bow

The night is over

This masquerade is getting older

Light are low

The curtains down

There's no one here

(There's no one here, there's no one in the crowd)

 

Say your lines

But do you feel them

Do you mean what you say

When there's no one around (no one around)

Watching you, watching me

One lonely star

(One lonely star, you don't know who you are)

 

I've always been in love with you (always with you)

I guess you've always known it's true (you know it's true)

You took my love for granted, why oh why (why oh why)

The show is over, say good-bye

Say good-bye (bye bye)

Say good-bye

 

Make them laugh

It comes so easy

When you get to the part

Where you're breaking my heart (breaking my heart)

Hide behind your smile

All the world loves a clown

(Just make 'em smile, the whole world loves a clown)

 

Wish you well

I cannot stay

You deserve an award

For the role that you played (role that you played)

No more masquerade

You're one lonely star

(One lonely star and you don't know who you are)

 

I've always been in love with you (always with you)

I guess you've always known it's true (you know it's true)

You took my love for granted, why oh why (why oh why)

The show is over, say good-bye

 

I've always been in love with you (always with you)

I guess you've always known it's true (you know it's true)

You took my love for granted, why oh why (why oh why)

The show is over, say good-bye

Say good-bye (bye bye)

Say good-bye

 

All the world is a stage (world is a stage)

And everyone has their part (has their part)

But how was I to know

Which way the story'd go

How was I to know you'd break

You'd break, you'd break, you'd break

You'd break my heart

 

I've always been in love with you (I've always been in love with you)

Guess you've always known

You took my love for granted, why oh why (why oh why)

The show is over, say good-bye

 

I've always been in love with you (always with you)

I guess you've always known it's true (you know it's true)

You took my love for granted, why oh why (why oh why)

The show is over, say good-bye

Say good-bye (bye bye)

Say good-bye

 

Say good-bye

Credits

Written by Babyface and Madonna

Produced by Babyface and Madonna

Background vocals by Babyface

Album

Bedtime Stories, the album

Bedtime Stories

Something To Remember, the album

Something To

Remember

GHV2

GHV2

Celebration, the album

Celebration

Single

Take A Bow, the singleThis ballad was released as second single in December 1994. Though many fans don't consider it as a real Madonna classic, it stands as her longest running hit single at the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100, holding it for seven weeks. It was certified only Gold though because the real driving force behind the single was airplay. It also reached the #1 spot in many other countries, including Japan and Canada. The UK was less enthousiastic: there the song stalled at #16, making it her lowest peaking UK single. Madonna accentuated the Oriental feel of Take A Bow when she performed it in a Chinese gown at the 1995 American Music Awards as a duet with Babyface.

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Video

Take A Bow, the videoMadonna and director Michael Haussman went to Ronda, Spain to shoot the video. Madonna appears as the lover of bullfighter Emilio Munoz. The video caused controversy, not only with animal rights movements, but also with feminists who accused Madonna of portraying a subservient woman, abused by her macho bullfighting lover. However, in the You'll See video Madonna would get revenge on her scrub boyfriend. She also used the Take A Bow video - in which her look was highly inspired by Evita - to convince Alan Parker to cast her for the 1996 movie Evita. At the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards, Take A Bow won Best Female Video. It was also nominated for Best Art Direction, but lost out to Michael & Janet Jackson's 'Scream'.

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