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"They're Out To Get You" was an attempt to re-write the 11th Hour number to replace "Only You", using the new melody from Lloyd Webber that ended up as "Next Time You Fall In Love". This concept and lyrics written by Richard Stilgoe were later rejected in favour of the anodyne pop lyrics by Don Black for "Next Time You Fall In Love". This version was tried out in live performance but was scrapped before the official re-launch of the show in 1992.

It is probably a fair comment that this is far from Richard Stilgoe's best work, however the concepts contained in the lyrics give an interesting reflection of Pearl's character which is lacking in the replacement.

Lyrics Edit

Pearl: The day is fine and everywhere you look the sky is blue,
The race is on and everything is looking good for you
Ahead of you the winning post is smiling like a friend
You think you got them beaten but they're waiting round the bend
Reach out and touch the sky
That's when they knock you down and run you out of town
No dice, no chance, they're out to get you.
The odds are stacked against you, you've lost everything you had
They think they've got you beaten so get even, don't get mad
Pick up the broken pieces, time to level up the score
They may have won the battle but they haven't won the war
So when your back is turned
You'll find your bridges burned, another lesson learned
No dice, no chance, they're out to get you
Rusty: When every ray of hope is gone somewhere there's always one
The darkest hour is always just before the rising sun
There's someone on your side
Whose love has never died, who cannot be denied
No tears, no fears, I've come to get you
I've come to get you.
Pearl: Maybe I'll let you
Both: When every ray of hope is gone somewhere there's always one
The darkest hour is always just before the rising sun
Rusty: There's someone on your side
Whose love has never died, who cannot be denied
No tears, no fears, I've come to get you.

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