I'm Still Here/everybody Says Don't/don't Rain On My Parade lyrics

Good times and bum times, Ive seen them all and, my dear,
Im still here!
Gold statue sometimes,
Sometimes a kick-in-the-rear, but Im here
Now one day youre hailed for blazing trails
Next youre nailed for fingernails
Either they cheer or they jeer, but Im here
Ive heard them say song writing, acting, producing,
What makes her think that she can? or better yet song writing, acting, producing
What does she think, shes a man?
One day a tony, tuesday youre top of the bill
So Im here!
Wednesday youre phony, thursday youre over the hill
But Im here!
Now Ive kept my clothes and kept me space
Ive kept my nose to spite my face
Still once you say you wont
Keep your place loud and clear
Once you announce youre directing all you hear is...
Everybody says dont, everybody says dont
Everybody says dont, it isnt right!
Dont, it isnt nice!
Everybody says dont, everybody says...
Dont tell me not to live, just sit and putter,
Lifes candy and the suns a ball of butter,
Dont bring around a cloud to rain on my parade.
Dont tell me not to fly, Ive simply got to, if someone takes a spill,
Its me and not you,
Who told you youre allowed to rain on my parade
Ill march my band out, Ill beat my drum,
And if Im fanned out, your turn at bat, sir,
At least I didnt fake it, hat, sir,
I guess I didnt make it
Get ready for me love, cause Im a-comin
I simply gotta march, my hearts a-drummin
Dont bring around a cloud to rain on my parade,
Im gonna live and live now!
Get what I want, I know how!
One roll for the whole shebang!
One throw that bell will go clang,
Eye on the target and wham,
One shot, one gun shot and bam!
Hey, look at me world, here I am...
Ill march my band out, Ill beat my drum,
And if Im fanned out, your turn at bat, sir,
At least I didnt fake it, hat, sir,
I guess I didnt make it
Get ready for me life, cause Im a-comin
I simply gotta march, my hearts a-drummin
Nobody, no, nobody, is gonna rain on my parade!

[speaking] Ive always loved singing theater songs because they tell a story, and this next song that Im about to sing is from show boat, which is on its way back to broadway after
-seven years.

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What do you think is the meaning of I'm Still Here/everybody Says Don't/don't Rain On My Parade by Barbra Streisand?