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Never Give All the Heart
Nevergivealltheheart
Album: Bombshell: The New Marilyn Musical from Smash & SMASH - The Complete Season One
By: Smash
Sung by: Ivy in Pilot

Karen in Understudy

Solos: Ivy & Karen
Episode: Pilot, Understudy, and The Fringe

Never Give All the Heart is an original song first featured in Pilot, the first 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 Katharine McPhee (Karen Cartwright) on lead vocals, although Megan Hilty's version was later released as a bonus track on the Bombshell album.

In the context of Bombshell, we see that Norma Jeane pays her bills by modeling. At one photo shoot, she spies a book of Yeats' poetry on the shelf and surprises the photographer with her knowledge of the poet's work as she sings of her history with men. But even as she quotes Yeats, the song ends with her naked in the iconic calendar pose. It was written by Tom Levitt and Julia Houston and was first performed in a recording session for a Marilyn demo with Ivy Lynn as Marilyn Monroe. It was later performed in rehearsals for the Boston previews by Karen Cartwright, at that time the understudy for the part of Marilyn Monroe.

Karennevergiveallthe♥

Karen's reprise

LyricsEdit

Norma Jeane:
As a girl, I lived in a million homes
So I always would keep to myself
And my lessons were learned
From the stories and poems
I would steal from a library shelf

Yes the books, like the rooms
Weren't mine to keep
But the words weren't left behind
And I think of them all now when I can't sleep
And a poet who read my mind

As the wise man once wrote
Never give all the heart
Well, it's easy to see
He was writing for me
I just wish I could play that part

Yes, he scribbled that love
Isn't worth thinking of
That it fades out from kiss to kiss
If I just learned those lines
Well, just think of the misery I'd miss

As the Irishman said
Don't put your heart up to play
When he warned of the cost
And the heart that he lost
Mr. Yeats really paved the way

For the men that I've known
Who have clearly shown
They've been reading him from the start
'Cause when it comes to me
Well, their kisses come free
But they never give all the heart

When he warned of the cost
And the heart that he lost
Mr. Yeats really paved the way

For the men that I've known
Well, they've clearly shown
They've been reading him from the start
'Cause each time that I fall
They never give all the heart

Mmmmm-mmmmm...

Later ReprisalsEdit

VideosEdit

http://tv.broadwayworld.com/videoplay.cfm?colid=473030

Smash - Never Give All The Heart HD Full Studio03:15

Smash - Never Give All The Heart HD Full Studio

Smash - Never Give All The Heart (Ivy Version)03:10

Smash - Never Give All The Heart (Ivy Version)

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