Curious about the song the girl sings in Moneyball?
          

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Brad Pitt’s new movie Moneyball (based on Michael Lewis’ nonfiction book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game) is getting Oscar Buzz and is Box Office Gold. The movie is artfully crafted and fascinates both baseball fans, and people who hate sports. At the heart it’s not really about sports, it’s about solving problems against formidable opposition, and being brave to fight to make a change in the world when you believe enough in the truth of something.

But the person who truly stole the movie (at least several parts of the movie) was 13-year-old Kerris Dorsey and her rendition of Lenka’s “The Show.” Kerris plays Casey Beane, daughter orf Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt). She nails the role with subtlety, poise, and intelligence, but she really takes everyone’s breath away with her earnest singing of “The Show.” In the movie it almost seems as if the young character (who’s based on a real person) wrote the song herself.

That’s not true, it’s the first song off of Australian singer, songwriter, and actress Lenka’s debut, self-titled album Lenka. It’s previously been used in U.S. advertising for Old Navy.

Purchase Lenka’s album Lenka featuring “The Show” from Moneyball here, or purchase the Moneyball soundtrack here.

Or, download it from iTunes:

It’s bringing me down I know
I’ve got to let it go
And just enjoy the show

The sun is hot
In the sky
Just like a giant spotlight
The people follow the signs
And synchronize in time
It’s a joke
Nobody knows
They’ve got a ticket to that show
Yeah

I’m just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle
I dont know where to go, can’t do it alone I’ve tried
And I don’t know why

I am just a little girl lost in the moment
I’m so scared but I don’t show it
I can’t figure it out
It’s bringing me down I know
I’ve got to let it go
And just enjoy the show oh oh oh

Just enjoy the show oh oh oh

I’m just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle
I dont know where to go I can’t do it alone I’ve tried
And I don’t know why

I am just a little girl lost in the moment
I’m so scared but I don’t show it
I can’t figure it out
It’s bringing me down I know
I’ve got to let it go
And just enjoy the show oh oh oh

Just enjoy the show

dum de dum
dudum de dum

Just enjoy the show

dum de dum
dudum de dum

Just enjoy the show

I want my money back
I want my money back
I want my money back

Just enjoy the show

I want my money back
I want my money back
I want my money back

Just enjoy the show

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    • Sean

      If the movie is set in 2001 and “the show” was released in 2008…did the little
      Girl time travel?

      • Starcasm Staff

        It was a storytelling device used by the movie. : )

      • voudas

        the girl in the movie is the singer from 2008 :D

    • The kid

      Starcasm you lie! The girl totally mastered the science of time travel, stole the song and claimed it as her own; which explains why we suddenly have no idea who could have written the song other than the girl. Really, I don’t even know why I’m writing this. …
      What was the question?

    • Garret

      I know I’m about a year late, but MLB has always been called “the show”. People that are actually in baseball refer to the Major League as “The Show”, I don’t know why, but they do.

    • Zelda

      Moneyball released in 2011

 

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