Lyrics 

 

 

             

            Before There Was A Giant

Lyrics by Dave Hall & Tim Sulka

Music by Dave Hall

 

          GIANT’S TEAM

BEFORE THERE WAS A GIANT

 

          MR. GIANT

THE WORLD WAS SMALL AND PUNY

 

          GIANT’S TEAM

BEFORE THERE WAS A GIANT

 

          MR. GIANT
THIS TOWN WAS CRAZY, 
LOONEY

GUYS LIKE YOU NEVER CAUGHT A BREAK

          GIANT’S TEAM

OOOOOOOOOOH

 

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

THINK BACK, JACK

          MR. GIANT

J'YA EVER HAVE A PIECE OF REALLY

JUICY STEAK?

 

          JACK

Not really

 

          MR. GIANT

OR A SLICE OF REALLY, CHOCOLATY

CHOCOLATY CAKE?

 

          JACK

Mmmmmm...

          GIANT’S TEAM

BEFORE THERE WAS A GIANT

 

          MR. GIANT

THE SUN WOULD NEVER SHINE

 

          GIANT’S TEAM

BEFORE THERE WAS A GIANT

 

          MR. GIANT

IT WAS GRAPE JUICE, NEVER WINE!

GUYS LIKE YOU NEVER STOOD A CHANCE

 

          GIANT’S TEAM

OOOOOOOOOOH

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

THINK BACK, JACK

 

          MR. GIANT

WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU GOT A

SECOND GLANCE
FROM ANY PRETTY GIRL AT THE

HIGH SCHOOL DANCE?

 

          JACK

Ooh, that reminds me!

I have to get my GED!

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

WHAT YOU LACK, JACK

 

          MR. GIANT

IS PRETTY ORDINARY

 

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

WHERE YOU'RE SLACK, JACK

 

          MR. GIANT

IT’S SIMPLY, MONETARY

WHAT YOU NEED IS A GUY WHO CAN

RAISE YOU HIGH

 

          GIANT’S TEAM

OOOOOOOOOOH

 

          MR. GIANT

WHO COULD PUT YOU ON THE INSIDE

TRACK

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

JACK!

          MR. GIANT

I'LL HELP YOU UNRAVEL THE GREATEST MYSTERY
OF ALL THE BIGGEST MEN IN ALL OF HISTORY
THEN WE'LL TAKE ALL THOSE PAINTINGS

ALL BRUSHED AND SWIRLED
AND PUT YOU ON TOP OF THE ARTISTIC WORLD
THINK OF THE GOLD OF TUTANKHAMEN

          JACK

Wait! Is that a bowl of ramen?

          MR. GIANT

THINK OF ARTHUR AND HIS CAMELOT

                      JACK

These days, I think about ham 

a lot! 

          MR. GIANT

THEN THINK OF LOUIS AT VERSAILLES

 

          JACK

SORRY, I NEVER HEARD OF THE GUY

Oooh, pie!

          MR. GIANT

REMEMBER, GUY, HERE AM I, STANDING BY

COVERIN' YOUR EVER LOVIN' BACK

 

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

JACK!

          GIANT'S TEAM

BEFORE THERE WAS A GIANT

 

          MR. GIANT

PATRONIZING ALL THE ARTS

 

          GIANT’S TEAM

BEFORE THE WAS A GIANT

 

          MR. GIANT

GIVING DUMMIES THEIR HEAD STARTS

 

          GIANT’S TEAM

OOOOOOOOOOH

 

          MR. GIANT

EVERYONE ONE WAS JUST

DAYDREAMIN' AND WISHIN'

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

THINK BACK, JACK

 

          MR. GIANT

AM I DESCRIBING YOUR POSITION?

 

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

THINK BACK, JACK

 

          MR. GIANT

WHEN WAS YOUR LAST COMMISSION?

 

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

THINK BACK, JACK

          MR. GIANT

DID YOU EVER HAVE AMBITION?

WANT TO CRUSH THE COMPETITION?

STICK WITH ME, YOU AND I, WE'LL

STAND SO HIGH

 MR. GIANT (CONT’D)

WE'LL BE THE LEADERS OF THE WHOLE

DARN PACK

JACK!

          GIANT’S TEAM

BEFORE THERE WAS A GIANT

 

          MR. GIANT

THE WORLD WAS SMALL AND PUNY!

 

          GIANT’S TEAM

BEFORE THERE WAS A GIANT

 

          MR. GIANT

THIS TOWN WAS CRAZY, LOONEY!

          GIANT’S TEAM

BEFORE THERE WAS A GIANT

 

          MR. GIANT

THE SUN WOULD NEVER SHINE

 

          GIANT’S TEAM

BEFORE THERE WAS A GIANT

 

          MR. GIANT

IT WAS GRAPE JUICE, NEVER WINE!

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

WHAT YOU LACK, JACK

 

          MR. GIANT

IS PRETTY ORDINARY

 

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

WHERE YOU'RE SLACK, JACK

 

          MR. GIANT

IT’S SIMPLY, MONETARY

WHAT YOU NEED IS A GUY WHO CAN

RAISE YOU HIGH

 

          GIANT’S TEAM

OOOOOOOOOOH

 

          MR. GIANT

WHO CAN PUT YOU ON THE INSIDE

TRACK

 

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

JACK

          MR. GIANT

WHAT YOU NEED IS A GUY WHO COULD

RAISE YOU HIGH

 

          GIANT’S TEAM

OOOOOOOOOOH

 

          MR. GIANT

WHO COULD PUT YOU ON THE INSIDE

TRACK

 

          MR. GIANT/TEAM

JACK!