New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

At words poetic Im so pathetic
That I always have found it best
Instead of getting it off my chest
To let em rest unexpressed
I hate parading my serenading
As I'll probably miss a bar
But if this ditty is not so pretty
At least it'll tell you how great you are
Youre the top - you're the coliseum.
Youre the top -
Mmm you're the louvre museum.
Youre a melody from a symphony by strauss.
Youre a bendel bonnet, a shakespeare sonnet, you're mickey mouse.
Youre the nile - you're the tower of pisa.
Youre the smile - on the mona lisa.
Im a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop.
But if baby Im the bottom, you're the top.

Youre the top, you're mahatma ghandi.
Youre the top - you are napoleon brandy.
Youre the purple light of a summer night in spain.
Youre the national gallery,
Youre garbos salary,
Youre cellophane.
You are sublime, you're a turkey dinner.
Youre the time - the time of the derby winner.
Im a toy balloon that is fated soon to pop.
But if baby Im the bottom, you're the top, top.

Steve, there is something I got to tell ya..
What is it judy?
Well, umm

Youre the top (I am? ) - mmm you're a waldorf salad
Oh no, no let me say it
Youre the top (me too? ) - you're a berlin ballad you're the nimble tread of
The feet of fred astaire
(actually I don't dance very well)
Youre an oneill drama, you're whistlers mother -
Mama (oh), you're camembert.
Youre a rose, (mmm. sweet)
Youre infernos dante.
Youre the nose - watch it!i mean
Whatwhatwhawha what- on the great durante.that's better
Im the lazy lout who is just about to storm lets not storm
But if baby Im the bottom,
Shes the one for me
And Ive got im
Coz if baby Im the bottom,
Youre the top.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/barbra_streisand/youre_the_top.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×