Pinwheel of Death

AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND - Original Cast


SONGS

Writers Fred Ebb, John Kander

Genres Showtune

Recorded 1991

Lyrics THE TROUBLE
WITH THE WORLD TODAY
IT SEEMS TO ME
IS COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP.
THE TROUBLE
WITH THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY
IS COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP.
NO ONE'S EVER CASUAL
AND NONCHALANT,
NO ONE WASTES A MINUTE
IN A RESTAURANT,
NO ONE WANTS A WAITRESS
PASSING PLEASANTRIES,
LIKE HIYA MISS,
HIYA SIR,
MAY I
TAKE YOUR ORDER PLEASE?
THE TROUBLE WITH THE WORLD TODAY,
IT'S PLAIN TO SEE
IS EVERYTHING IS HURRY UP.
IT'S RUSH IT THROUGH.
DON'T BE SLOW.
B.L.T. ON RYE TO GO,
AND COFFEE,
I THINK SHE SAID
COFFEE,
I KNOW SHE SAID
COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP.

THE TROUBLE
WITH THE HELTER SKELTER LIFE
WE LEAD
IS COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP.
THE TROUBLE,
THE PSYCHOLOGISTS
HAVE ALL AGREED,
IS COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP.
TELL ME
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE DREARIER,
THAN SEABOARD
FROM THE BELNORD CAFETERIA.
SEEMS TO ME
A GENTLEMAN WOULD MUCH PREFER
GOOD AFTERNOON!
HOW YOU BEEN?
WOULD YOU LIKE THE SPECIAL, SIR?
THE TROUBLE WITH THE WORLD
IS PLAIN TO SEE
IS EV'RYTHING IS HURRY UP.
THERE'S READY WHIP,
INSTANT TEA,
MINUTE RICE
AND MY OH ME,
THERE'S COFFEE,
I THINK SHE SAID
COFFEE,
I KNOW SHE SAID
COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP.

THE TROUBLE WITH THE WORLD TODAY
BEYOND A DOUBT
IS COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP.
THE TROUBLE IS THE WAY
WE LIKE TO TAKE THINGS OUT
LIKE COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP.
NO ONE KNOWS THE MEANING
OF UTOPIA
IS DINING
AT YOUR CORNER CORNUCOPIA.
SEEMS TO ME
WE WOULDN'T BE
SUCH NERVOUS WRECKS
WITH HELLO THERE.
BE RIGHT BACK.
WOULD YOU CARE
FOR SEPARATE CHECKS?
THE TROUBLE WITH THE WORLD TODAY
IT'S PLAIN TO SEE
IS EVERYTHING IS HURRY UP:
IT'S ALL BECOME LOONEY TUNES
WITH SUGAR PACKS
AND PLASTIC SPOONS
AND COFFEE,
I THINK SHE SAID
COFFEE,
I KNOW SHE SAID
COFFEE,
I'M SURE SHE SAID
COFFEE,
SHE MUST HAVE SAID
COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP.
spoken:
HURRY UP!
Writers Fred Ebb, John Kander

Genres Showtune

Recorded 1991

Lyrics THERE IS A LADY
LIVING SOMEWHERE,
WHERE IT IS I DO NOT KNOW,
BUT I LONG TO WRITE
AND TELL HER
THAT I LOVE HER SO.
I BELIEVE
I MIGHT DO MAYHEM,
AND I MIGHT
DESTROY MYSELF,
IF I EVER
FOUND HER MISSING
FROM MY GROCER'S SHELF.

SARA LEE,
SARA LEE.
YOUR BRIOCHE
JUST FRACTURES ME.
GIVE ME A TASTE
OF YOUR CHERRY DANISH,
MY MOTHER BAKES WELL
BUT YOU CAN'T COMPARE HER,
NOT WITH SARA LEE,
SARA LEE.
THERE'S NO 'H',
JUST SARA LEE,
BUT THAT'S OKAY BY ME.
'CAUSE I'M LIVING
IN PARADISE,
WHEN I'M NIBBLING
THE APPLE SPICE
FROM THE KITCHENS
OF THAT LOVELY SARA LEE.
AND IT THRILLS ME
RIGHT TO MY SOUL
WHEN I'M CHEWING
HER FINGER ROLL.
AND I'M SAYING,
FOR GOODNESS SAKE,
THERE CAN NEVER BE
A BETTER BANANA CAKE!
COUSIN MILTON
WORKS AT THE HILTON
HE CATERS BANQUETS
AND AT EACH AFFAIR
HE'LL SWEAR
BY SARA LEE,
SARA LEE.
THERE'S NO 'H',
JUST SARA LEE,
BUT THAT'S OKAY BY ME.
I LOVE YOUR CHEESECAKE
WHITE AS PEARL,
NOT TO MENTION
THE CHOCOLATE SWIRL
FROM THE KITCHENS
OF THE ONE I LOVE:
WONDERFUL SARA,
BEAUTIFUL S-A-R-A-L-E-E,
SARA LEE!