Take A Bow Lyrics - Madonna

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Take a bow, the night is over
This masquerade is getting older
LIGHTS 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
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)

[chorus, repeat]

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
The show is over, say good-bye


Say good-bye (bye bye), say good-bye
Say good-bye

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one of the greatest song! | Reviewer: thembi | 3/18/14

what a song,makes you realise that some people are pervert,shameless and unremorseful for taking ones love for granted.how can you tell someone you love her when its easy to hurt her,thats what he did to me.I stood by him when he was down and out,when he cried i cried with him and every time he was well i was a pest in his life.for 17 years and never had guts to leave him because i was afraid but eventually still without a rig and with wo children with him i called it off.As proud as he can be he is lonely clown!

Take a Bow | Reviewer: Bongani Sibiya | 1/27/14

When I'm down and distressed..This Song help keeps me alive...when ever I play it. I end up smiling all my troubles fades away by the blink of an eye......

Infact you become so emotionally...and you End up feeling like a new born baby...playing smiling you forget about this Cruel world...

my love for granted | Reviewer: geeanna | 12/20/13

i love this song very much...
i always heard this song but i don t know the title.. because dj didn t mention...but today...i found the singer because the dj mention by Madonna...i then i m trying to find...at last...

i took a bow | Reviewer: nonhle ndlovu | 12/20/13

Madonna ure song really kept me going wen i had dat lovely guy whu was the love of my life who took my love for granted . every word in this song explains wat i felf abwt him . he really broke my heart until i couldnt take it anymore . even now he is a lonely star.

An Indecent Person | Reviewer: Broken Heart 11 Dec 2013 | 12/11/13

This song sounds like it was written for me. Today, as i listened to it, every word was the truth.

A girl whom I brought out from a desperate situation in her life (she was almost suicidal), stood by her through thick and thin, helped her to pay off her credit card debts, encouraged and helped her get a degree, supported her financially for 9 years, cheered her up when she was sad and celebrated with her when she was happy, helped her to move up in her career, gave up overseas job opportunities for the sake of standing by her, just broke my heart. I had asked her previously to tell me if she wanted me out of her life, but she didn't have the decency to do even that. Ignored me for months, caused me so much distress, marginalized me, until I was forced to accept that I had enough. I will eventually get over this but I hope I will learn to forgive her.

Pulled me thru | Reviewer: Kare T | 12/5/13

1wk after finding out the man I love so much actually had a gf, I felt betrayed . I loved him so much, yet he take. Me for granted . Time it say good bye it a jerk like him. Nothing he can do can make up with the hurt he cause me

Brilliant song | Reviewer: German | 5/5/13

This is one of Madonna's greatest song. Love the sad lyrics, the R'n'B-inspired music and Madonna's way of singing. Erotica and Bedtime stories are such underrated records! Great albums, great songs!

Impact | Reviewer: Fonny chris | 4/11/13

This is one of the greatest song that has inspire me to be an independent person. Madonna, you may not realise the impact dis song has created in my life. Thank you and i love you.

fabulous | Reviewer: gurlie | 3/4/13

Madonna u blow my mind with take a bow, the world's indeed is a stage, even as a child without the understanding of the wordings I know it conveys a lot. My love was taken for granted once bt thank heavens the joke was on guy cos I came better n stronger after the curtains down.

VASHON MCINTYRE | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/5/12

Today I made up in my own mind to end a relationship that was very unhealthy for me because he did, "take my love for granted!" The lyrics in this song are amazing, 'he's the lonely star and a clown.' Hopefully, when I audition for The VOICE and sing this song in my New York City audition the judges will love me. Please be advised that my name is legally in all capital letters with no middle name or initial due to ongoing perpetuated identity theft. VASHON MCINTYRE

Telling my story | Reviewer: Erin | 3/16/12

This song totally hits home with me... I fell in love with a man, who "took the stage" loved me and left me.. Living two seperate lives, and now a third. This song helped me get over him, because I know who I am, and he is and will always be a "lonely star"... Madonna, thank you!

It touched my heart when I heard of it | Reviewer: Nakamura Sakura | 1/14/12

Every time I heard it, it make me smile. So nice to hear when I'm think of him. It didn't bored at all. I love the song very much. Good job Maddona, it was nice song I ever hear.

Take a bow | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/12/11

I first heard this song a few months ago. I was auditioning for dance class and we had to dance to this. The piece of choreography was from a dance that was held the year before and it totally moved me. It went with the song so much, that it made me buy it off iTunes. But that wasn't enough. I had to memorize it. I say this to everyone: if there is a person who doesn't like this song I won't understand them. Unless this song was played at a funeral, there is no reason to dislike it.

Song with meaning to me | Reviewer: Robin | 11/3/11

Heard this song on the radio the other day. My marriage ended over my husband being a clown with his friends (while drinking too much) saying hurtful things and being violent. Promising time and time again that he would change....it never happened. It has definitley been "a show". I do still love him and he knows it. It's just unfortunate that sometimes people take love for granted....he will be a lonely star because no decent woman will ever want a part of that type of behavior. Perfect song for me :)

How was I to know... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/26/11

I fell in love with someone who actually deserves an award for the role that he played. This song captures this experience so perfectly. He really doesn't know who he who is. He really is an exquisite performer. And he really did break my heart. Love the way Madonna delivers this amazing song.

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