Don't Rain on My Parade from Funny Girl is featured in Sectionals, the thirteenth episode of Season One. It is sung by Rachel Berry and was originally performed by her idol, Barbra Streisand.
It is the necessary ballad that New Directions chooses to sing at Sectionals, after Jane Addams Academy steals their previous ballad. Rachel has been working on performing this song ever since she was four, though in Choke she says she has been singing it since she was two, which could have been her exaggerating. In the latter episode, it is performed again as her audition song to get into NYADA, the university Rachel applied for, back in I Kissed a Girl alongside with Kurt. During her audition, everything went wrong, as Rachel forgot the lyrics twice, and thus, failed the audition.
The instrumental version of the song can be briefly heard in the opening scenes of Hell-O.
Lea Michele also sang this song at the Glee Live tour, although it was cut from the setlist after May 28, a week after the tour began, as Lea found the song too difficult to perform each night. The song was also included in Glee: The 3D Concert Movie and the Soundtrack of the movie.
Rachel: Don't tell me not to live Just sit and putter Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter Don't bring around a cloud to rain on my parade
Don't tell me not to fly I've simply got to If someone takes a spill It's me and not you Who told you you're allowed to rain on my parade
I'll march my band out I'll beat my drum And if I'm fanned out Your turn at bat, sir At least I didn't fake it Hat, sir, I guess I didn't make it
But whether I'm the rose of sheer perfection A freckle on the nose of life's complexion A cinder on the shiny apple of his eye I gotta fly once I gotta try once Only can die once, right, sir Ooh, life is juicy Juicy, and you see I gotta have my bite, sir
Get ready for me, love, cause I'm a comer I simply gotta march My heart's a drummer Don't bring around a cloud to rain on my parade
I'm gonna live and live now Get what I want I know how
One roll for the whole shebang One throw, that bell will go clang Eye on the target and wham One shot, one gun shot, and BAM Hey, Mr. Arnstien Here I am!
I'll march my band out I'll beat my drum And if I'm fanned out Your turn at bat, sir At least I didn't fake it Hat, sir, I guess I didn't make it Get ready for me, love, 'cause I'm a comer I simply gotta march, my heart's a drummer Nobody, no, nobody Is gonna rain on my parade!
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Don't Rain on My Parade from Funny Girl is featured in Sectionals, the thirteenth episode of...