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What You Want

"What You Want" is a song from the Tony Award-nominated musical Legally Blonde. It is performed by the Broadway company's original Elle Woods, Serena, Margot, Kate, Pilar, Grandmaster Chad and the Company.


"What You Want" is sung once Elle decides to chase Warner to Harvard Law School to show him that she can be serious. With help from Delta Nu sister Kate, Elle studies for the LSATs. Instead of writing a personal essay, Elle bursts into the Harvard admission offices backed by a squad of cheerleaders. She is accepted after revealing she is motivated by love in this song.

LyricsEdit

ELLE (spoken):

Wait a minute. this is the kind of girl Warner wants. Someone serious.
Someone lawyerly. Someone who wears black when
nobodies dead. Girls I have a completely brilliant plan.

ELLE (sung):
What you want, Warner
What you want is me
But you need to see me in a brand new domain
Well its plain, Warner
In a different setting
You will see your getting
all of this plus a brain
I'll meet you there at Harvard with a book in my hand
Big sturdy book
big wordy book
full of words i'll understand
and right there is where you'll see it too
What you want is right in front of you

ALL:
What you want
Its clear
What you want
Right here
What you want is right in front of you, front of you
What you want
Its clear
What you want
Right here
What you want is right in front of you, front of you

ELLE:
Step 1 he's off to Harvard law
So i get in there too

DELTA NU GIRLS:
Step 2

ELLE:
make him reassess
impress him with my high IQ

DELTA NU GIRLS:
Step 3

ELLE:
we throw a wedding

ALL:
and invite all Delta Nu

KATE: Thats great. Nice plan
Now can we think this through

KATE (spoken):
Harvard law school

ELLE: I have a 4.0 average

KATE:
Yeah.. in fashion merchandising. What makes you think you can do this.

ELLE:
Love
I'm doing this for love
and love will see me through yes
with love on my side i can't lose
and harvard can't refuse
a love so pure and true
don't lawyers feel love too

KATE:
Even if they do
what you want sweetheart is no easy thing
if you're going to swing it it will wreck your senior spring
yes its true
First you'll need an LSAT score of more than 174
so no more parties for you
you'll need a killer essay
or do not even hope
and glowing letter from your betters
Any chance you know the pope
oh no too bad
cause that would be a coup
and you got a lot of work in front of you

ALL:
What you want

ELLE:
yes, I know

ALL:
What you want

ELLE:
even so

ALL:
what you want is right in front of you front of you
what you want

DELTA NU GIRLS:
girl you go

ALL:
what you want

KATE:
no really go

ALL:
what you want is right in front of you front of you

DAD: law school?

ELLE:
yes daddy, law school

DAD (spoken):
God why.
Law school is for boring, ugly, serious people
And you button are none of those things.

DAD (sung):
What you want button, hey you just say the word
but what you wants absurd
and costs a whole of of smack
and hell why button
when you can stay right here
pursue a film career

MOM:
How about a nice Burkin bag

DAD:
yes, the east coast is foreign
theres no film studios
its cold and dark
No valet parking
all the girls have different noses
Christ, button its like the damn frontier

BOTH::
Tell me whats out there that you can't get right here

ELLE:
Guys, Love i'm going there for love
a love i have to win
i can live without sun or valet
i can't just walk away
betray what might have been

DAD: Fine OK
I'll pay your way if you get in

ALL:
What you want

MOM AND DAD:
Make the grades

ALL:
What you want

MOM AND DAD:
and its payed

ALL:
What you want is right in front of of you front of you

MARGOT (spoken):
Hey everybody its spring fling beer bash extreme

BOYS:
Extreme

KATE:
Not for you. Time to study. GO

MARGOT:
This years theme is Jamaican me Crazy!

REGGAE:
What you want you wanna be out because the sun she warm
What you want you wanna be study stuck inside your dorm
what you want you wanna be partying with us all night long
what you want you wanna be strong

ALL:
Be strong

KATE:
134 not good enough try again

REGGAE:
What you want you wanna be groovin bump and shake the room
What you want you wanna be provin something and to whom
what you want you wanna be wonderin where your youth is gone
what you want you you wanna hold on

KATE:
Hold on, 151 still not Harvard material. Once again. Go

ELLE:
Love, i'm doing this for love
and thats how i'll survive
Here you go i said no go away
right here is where i'll stay
until that happy day
that day i hear him say

KATE:
175!

ALL:
175!

ELLE:
175!

ALL:
175! 175!

PROFESSOR #1 (spoken):
Gentlemen, Harvard law grants admission to Adam Cohen and Sundeep Padomadon.
And now miss Elle Woods who was kind
enough to send in a
head shot.

PROFESSOR #2:
We should admit her for reasons of um.....

PROFESSOR #3:
multiculturalism

PROFESSOR #2:
multiculturalism

PROFESSOR #1:
Oh gentlemen get a hold of yourselves. Oh look at that oh what a shame. She didn't bother sending in a personal essay

PILAR:
Hows this for a personal essay!?

ALL:
What you want

PROFESSOR #2:
Goodness me

ALL:
What you want!

PROFESSOR #1:
security

ALL:
What you want is right in

PROFESSOR #1:
Who are you?

ELLE:
I'm what you want
Harvard, i'm the girl for you
And to prove it true,
We all flew here on Jet blue

ELLE (spoken):
Thank you

PILOT:
Thank you

ENSEMBLE:
This is what Elle woods inspires
In everyone that hires her,
And Harvard should too

PROFESSOR #1:
This is not a personal essay!

ELLE AND ENSEMBLE:
No, an essay’s so boring and so much does not fit,
So we’re appearing live right here,
Making sure that you must admit that,
Elle woods should join the chosen few,
Harvard, what you is right in front of –

ELLE:
And now some legal jargon!
Exhibit A!
Time for my cross!
I object!
May I approach!

ALL:
Uh Huh, Oh Yea, Go Elle, HO

PROFESSOR #1 (spoken):
Now see here Ms. Woods,
You can’t just barge in here with singing,
and dancing, and ethnic movement! This is a very flashy
presentation, but I still don’t see one reason to admit you!

ELLE:
How about love?
You ever been in love?
‘Cause if you have you’ll know
That Love never accepts a defeat
No challenge it can’t meet
NO place it cannot go!
Don’t say no to a women in love!
Don’t laugh when I say love!
Don’t think that I’m naïve!
‘because even a person who’s smart
Can listen to their heart
Can listen and believe
So believe in what love can achieve
Do you Believe?

PROFESSOR #2:
I Do!

ELLE:
Do you believe?

PROFESSOR #3:
Me too!

ENSEMBLE:
Yes we believe in love how bout you

PROFESSOR #1: Welcome to Harvard!

ENSEMBLE: What you want

ELLE:
That was fun

ENSEMBLE:
What you want

ELLE:
Let’s go girl!

ENSEMBLE:
What you want is right in front of you front of you
what you want

ELLE:
everyone

ENSEMBLE:
What you want

ELLE:
way to step up

ENSEMBLE: What you want is right in front of you front of you!
What you want
What you want
What you want
What you want!

VideoEdit

Legally Blonde What You Want08:10

Legally Blonde What You Want

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