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Dig Deep
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Album: SMASH - The Complete Season One
By: Smash
Sung by: Rebecca Duvall
Solos: Rebecca Duvall
Episode: The Movie Star

Dig Deep is an original song first featured in The Movie Star, the eleventh episode of the first season of Smash. Being an original song, it was written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The version released as a single features Uma Thurman (Rebecca Duvall) on lead vocals.

In the context of Bombshell, the number occurs in 1955 as Marilyn studies with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York City. Being limited by typecasting, she meets with Cheryl Crawford before interviewing with Lee and being accepted into the Actors Studio. This number presumably takes place on her first day of class there. It was written by Tom Levitt and Julia Houston and was first performed in the Boston previews with Rebecca Duvall as Marilyn Monroe and Henry Stram as Lee Strasberg.

LyricsEdit

Lee:
(spoken) The challenge for the actor is to use sense memory of childhood trauma. The actor must deploy the conscious and dig into the unconscious. The challenge for the actor-

Students:
Ah!
Use your past
Use your pain
Never ever try to entertain
Let Stanislavski be your umbrella

Lee:
Mumble your words!
Unless they're...

Male Student:
"Stella!"

Students:
Use justification, improvisation
Plus some emotional masturbation

Lee:
Visitor from the Western coast!

Lee with Students:
Can you dig it?

'Marilyn:
I dig it the most!

Marilyn:
(spoken) I'm through with Hollywood. It's New York and the Actors Studio for me. And if any of those boys from Hollywood come a’ callin, you can tell them I said this!

Marilyn:
In history, there's this doctrine called Monroe
Which basically told the enemy where to go
It was created to nurture and protect
But now, a new Monroe doctrine is in effect
So go tell Mr. Zanuck to read it and weep
'Cause I'm not just here to dig
I'm here to dig deep
From the 20th Century Foxholes, I'm released

Students:
(scatting)

Marilyn:
And just like the sun, I'm rising in the east

Students:
(scatting)

Marilyn:
I made a move from that permanent state of sadness
To prove there's a method to my madness
I'm waking up from that 20th Century sleep
Yeah, I'm not just here to dig

Students:
Woo!

Marilyn:
I'm here to dig deep

Marilyn with Students:
Well, there ain't no sin to remove your skin

Marilyn:
And take a look under the hood

Students:
Mm-hmm!

Marilyn:
Well, you must dispel the outer shell
Though, you have to admit, my shell looks good

Male Student:
You're tearing me apart!

Marilyn:
I'll finally get to use my mind's interior (Students: Interior)
And not only just my bust, and my posterior (Students: Posterior)
'Cause the true inner self, you can't avoid

Students:
And we're just nuts about Sigmund Freud!

Marilyn with Students:
So open up my id

Marilyn:
For a good clean sweep (Students: Sweep)
'Cause I'm not just here to dig

Marilyn with Students:
No, I'm not just here to dig
Oh, I'm not just here to dig

Marilyn:
I'm here to dig deep

Students:
Motivation, concentration, exploration, simulation, perspiration, inspiration!

Marilyn:
So deep!

Students:
Yeah!

Later ReprisalsEdit

VideoEdit

Smash - Dig Deep HD02:34

Smash - Dig Deep HD

Smash - Dig Deep - BOMBSHELL SOUNDTRACK-002:39

Smash - Dig Deep - BOMBSHELL SOUNDTRACK-0

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