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Public Relations
The Read Through 2
Album: Bombshell: The New Marilyn Musical from Smash & SMASH - The Complete Season Two
By: Smash
Sung by: Karen Cartwright with Tom Levitt and ensemble members of Bombshell
Solos: Karen & Tom
Episode: The Read Through

Public Relations is an original song first featured in The Read Through, the fifth episode of the second season of Smash. Being an original song, it was written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

In Bombshell, the number opens Act Two. Making one picture after another, Marilyn becomes dissatisfied with the roles she is being offered, "retires" from pictures and flies off to New York City, where she is met by a phalanx of reporters and fans at Idyllwild Airport.

LyricsEdit

Reporters:
Here she is, Miss Marilyn Monroe!
Will she have the answers that our readers want to know?

Indian Reporter:
From India!

Parisian Reporter:
And Paris!

British Reporter:
And from just across the pond!

Reporters:
We have so many questions for America's smart dumb blonde!

Marilyn:
Here I am!
I dropped in from the sky
For Look and Life and all the boys from Peek and U.P.I.

Reporters:
Please let us peek behind closed doors...

German Reporter:
Where no one is allowed!

Marilyn:
Well, I'm pretty good in private
But the truth is I'm better in a crowd!

I relate to men of so many nations
But public relations are my favorite kind

Reporters:
You're the story that we're glad we're assigned!

Marilyn:
Dealing with one man can lead to frustrations
But public relations I have never declined

Reporters:
'Cause we're the guys who'll never leave ya behind!

Marilyn:
A bunch of men with pad and pen is a way to have some fun
But, ladies, listen to me, confidentially
Nothing ever beats a one-on-one!

Still, you have come to me for sex in quotations
So I'll use public relations to give you a peace of my mind

Reporters:
Gimme, gimme, a piece of your mind!
'Cause the answer to a question is the way you're defined, like:

American Reporter:
What do you sleep in?

Marilyn:
Well, I adore Chanel No. 5, and not much more

American Reporter:
Any advice for a girl in the city?

Marilyn:
If you're two-faced at least make one of them pretty

American Reporter:
The studio says "lateness is your favorite crime"

Marilyn:
True, I've been on a calendar, but never on time

American Reporter:
When you posed nude, your inhibitions were gone?

Marilyn:
Well, that's not quite true, I kept the radio on!

Reporters:
Ahh, yes, to chase the blues boys
I chase the newsboys!
Fame has plenty of perks!

Marilyn:
When your life's a mess, call the foreign press!

American Reporter:
Be they:

Indian Reporter:
Indian!

Parisian Reporter:
Parisian!

British Reporter:
British!

German Reporter:
German!

Turk Reporter:
Or Turks!

Reporters:
Yeah!

Marilyn:
I am glad you crave my best conjugations
Yes, public relations is my favorite sound

'Cause when I'm alone I can pick up the phone
'Cause the fourth estate is always around!

Reporters:
Yes, it's just good public relations!

VideosEdit

SMASH - Public Relations02:48

SMASH - Public Relations

full

Smash - Public Relations - BOMBSHELL SOUNDTRACK03:00

Smash - Public Relations - BOMBSHELL SOUNDTRACK

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