And I am telling you I'm not going. You're the best man I'll ever know. There's no way I can ever go. No, no, no, no way, No, no, no, no way I'm living without you. I'm not living without you. I don't want to be free. I'm staying, I'm staying, And you, and you, you're gonna love me. Ooh, you're gonna love me.

'Cause this time, Effie White's gonna win!

That's right Curtis. You stopped me once, but you'll never stop me again!

It's about fairness, Curtis! It's about people paying their dues. Ain't that what you keep telling me? "Get in line, Effie. Wait your turn". So why am I sitting here without so much as a B-side on a 45, when an amateur like Martin Luther King, Jr., gets his own freakin' album? I mean, can he even sing?

Effie Melody White: Tell me something, Curtis: do you think it's right to promote an amateur performer over a professional?
Curtis Taylor Jr.: Um, I don't know what this is about...

Deena Jones: You got the same wig I got?
Effie Melody White: Yeah.
Deena Jones: You got same the same dress I got?
Effie Melody White: Yeah.
Deena Jones: Then shut up!

Effie Melody White: So... Deena's going to sing the lead 'cause you like the way she looks? Am I ugly to you, Curtis?
Curtis Taylor Jr.: Baby, come on! You know how I feel about you, come on. Don't make it personal.
Effie Melody White: Well, what am I supposed to do? Deena's beautiful, and she's always been beautiful... but I've got the voice, Curtis! I've got the voice! You can't put me in back; you just can't!

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