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"Loud" is from Matilda the Musical. It feature Mrs. Wormwood teaching Matilda to be loud.

Performers

Character Original Off-Broadway Original Broadway Original Australian First US national tour Original Toronto cast
Mrs. Wormwood Josie Walker Lesli Margherita[1 Marika Aubrey[6 Cassie Silva Darcy Stewart

Lyrics

Somewhere along the way, my dear
You've made an awful error.
You oughtn't to blame yourself now
Come along.

You seem to think that people
Like people, what are clever.
It's very quaint, it's very sweet
But wrong!

People don't like smarty pants
What goes round claiming
That they know stuff
We don't know.

Now, here's a tip.
What you know matters less
Then the volume with which
What you don't know's expressed!

Content has never been less important.
So you have got to be ...

Loud!
(Loud, loud, loud)

Girl, you've got to learn to stand out
And stick out from the crowd!
(Crowd, crowd, crowd)

A little less flat!
(Flat!)
A lot more heel!
(Heel!)
A little less fact!
(Fact!)
A lot more feel!
(Feel!)
A little less brains!
(Brains!)
A lot more hair!
(Hair!)
A little less head!
(Head!)
A lot more derriere!
(Derriere!)

No-one's going to tell you when to shake your tush well.
You've got a light, don't hide it under a bushel!
Oh, no-one's going to listen if you don't stand out!
No-one's going to listen if you don't shout out!

No-one's going to care if you don't care!
So go and put some highlights in your hair!
'Cause you've gotta highlight what you've got!
Even if, what you've got is not a lot!

You've gotta be loud!
(Loud, loud, loud)

You've gotta give yourself a mission to shine.
To stand out from the crowd!
(Crowd, crowd, crowd)

A little less bzz!
A lot more zing!
A little less pshh!
A lot more schwang!
A little less dressing like your Mum!
A little more bum-ba-bum-bum ba-da-bum

Oh, I look nice!
You Don't!

No-one's going to tell you when to wiggle your bum-ba!

No-one's going to love you if you don't know the rhumba!

Everyone loves a little something exotic!

But learning a language is over the top it,

Doesn't really matter if you don't know, know't!

As long as you don't know it with a bitter clout!

The less you have to sell, the harder you sell it!
The less you have to say, the louder you yell it!
The dumber the act, the bigger the confession!
The less you have to show, the larger you dress it!

You gotta get up!
You gotta get up and be

Loud!
(Loud, loud, loud)

You've gotta give yourself a mission to shine.
To stand out from the crowd!
(Crowd, crowd, crowd)

A little less
A lot more
A little less
A lot more

No-one's gonna tell you when to, oh oh oh!
No one's gonna show you when to, ah, ah, ah!
If you want a little bit of mm, mm, mm
You can't sit around going la, la, la!

No one's gonna care if you don't care,
So go and put some highlights in your hair!
'Cause you've got to highlight what you've got.
And what do you got?

You gotta be loud!
(Loud, loud, loud)

You've gotta give yourself a mission to shine.
To stand out from the crowd!
(Crowd, crowd, crowd)

You so need a makeover!

You gotta be loud, loud, loud, loud, loud, loud, loud!

Wooooooo!

Yeah!

Brrrrrrrooooooo!

Nice!

Check out the footwork - Jennifer Littleton!

I am the sultan of samba, baby! Woo! Yeah!

You gotta be loud!
(Loud, loud, loud)

You're gorgeous!

You've gotta give yourself a mission to shine.
To stand out from the crowd!
(Crowd, crowd, crowd)

Are you listening?

You've got to be loud, loud, loud
Oooh!

Stand out from the crowd, crowd, crowd, crowd!

Loud, loud, loud, loud, loud, loud, loud, loud, loud, loud, loud, loud!

Oh, you gotta be Loud! Mrs. Wormwood

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  • It is the Off-Broadway Cast Recording.

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