Pinwheel of Death

CASINO PARADISE - American Musical Theater Festival Cast


SONGS

Writers William Bolcom, Arnold Weinstein

Genres Showtune, Classical

Recorded 2000

Lyrics CLIMB ABOARD!
NEXT STOP, CASINO,
WHERE THE FOOD
AND DRINKS ARE FREE.
WELCOME
TO THE LAND OF ACTION
FIFTEEN DOLLARS
FOR THE SLOT MACHINE
ON ME!
WELCOME TO THE SEASIDE RENO!
GIVE US YOUR HUNGRY
AND YOUR MEEK,
FRESHEN UP AT OUR CASINO,
RUB SHOULDERS
WITH THE SLICK!
RUB NOSES
WITH THE SLEEK!

CASINO PARADISE,
WHERE EVRYTHING YOU NEED,
YOULL FIND.
CASINO PARADISE,
YOULL LEAVE YOUR MISERY BEHIND.
CASINO PARADISE,
YOULL SPEND A NIGHT
YOU WONT FORGET!
YOULL SING A SONG
OF NO REGRET,
THE DAY YOU WIN
THAT BEST BET YET!

COME TO CASINO PARADISE!

CASINO PARADISE,
WHERE EVRYTHING YOU NEED
YOULL FIND.
CASINO PARADISE.,
YOU LEAVE YOUR MISERY BEHIND.

AND AS FOR FOOD
ENOUGH PASTRAMI
FOR AN ARMY
SERVED ALL NIGHT
AND DAY.
BUTTER
BY THE HOSE,
SUFFICIENT
TO THROMBOSE
THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET!
AND THERES ROMANCE,
HERE BEGGARS CAN BE CHOOSERS,
THERES ALWAYS LOTS OF LOSERS
DYING FOR A DANCE.
BATHING SUITS
THAT MAKE YOU WINCE!
MOTHER,
SEND YOUR PRINCESS
TO FIND HER PRINCE
AT CASINO PARADISE.

HAVE A CRACK
AT ALL YOU LACK,
LOSE A BUNDLE,
TRUNDLE BACK.
TRIP THE TRIPLE-EYED
ONE-ARM BANDIT,
FEEL SO GOOD
YOU JUST CANT STAND IT.
AND THE UPTIGHT FOLKS
UNWINDING,
AND THE HAMMOND ORGAN
GRINDING,
AND THE NOISE
IS ABSOLUTELY BLINDING!
AT CASINO PARADISE,
WHERE EVRYTHING
YOU NEED,
YOULL FIND.
CASINO PARADISE,
YOULL LEAVE
YOUR MISERY BEHIND.
CASINO PARADISE,
YOULL SPEND A NIGHT
YOU WONT FORGET!
YOULL SING A SONG
OF NO REGRET,
THE DAY YOU WIN
THAT BEST BET YET,
COME TO CASINO PARADISE!
Writers William Bolcom, Arnold Weinstein

Genres Showtune, Classical

Recorded 2000

Lyrics DRIVE ME, DRIVER,
DRIVE ME OUT OF TOWN,
I KNOW YOU KNOW THE WAY.
TAKE ME, DRIVER,
I'M FEELING SO DOWN,
SO RING MY BELL,
I'LL COME OUT AND PLAY.
I KNOW YOU KNOW THE WAY
TO THE CASINO.
DRIVE ME, DRIVER,
FROM THIS ABYSS
AND TAKE ME
WITHOUT DELAY,
I'M SO HOT
YOU CAN HEAR ME HISS!
JUST YOU TURN THAT KEY
AND I'LL PAY MY WAY,
BUT ONLY LET ME STAY
AT THE CASINO.

STATE OF THE ART,
TOP OF THE HEAP,
GET ME DOWN
BEFORE I LEAP!
MISTER DRIVER,
HEAVEN SENT,
I'M HELL BENT!
DRIVER, DRIVER,
I'M LOONY BIN BOUND,
DRIVER,
TURN ME ROUND.
SILENCE MY VIOLENCE,
TICKLE MY NEEDS,
AND FEED MY GREEDS.
PICKPOCKET MY GRIEF,
SWEET THIEF,

SWEET DRIVER,
TAKE ME
FROM THIS ABYSS
TO THE CASINO!
TO THE CASINO!
TO THE CASINO!
TO THE CASINO!
Writers William Bolcom, Arnold Weinstein

Genres Showtune, Classical, Family

Recorded 2000

Lyrics CHECK OUT
THIS ALLIGATOR BOOT,
POWER TIE,
PINSTRIPE SUIT.
ME OH MY,
CANT YOU TELL
THAT I WENT
THE ESTABLISHMENT ROUTE.
WHY!
CHECK OUT
THIS ENGLISH STYLE
CHECKERED VEST,
COST A PILE.
AND CHECK
THAT BARREL CHEST,
WATCH IT SWELL
WHEN YOU GO
THE ESTABLISHMENT ROUTE.
NO, NO, NOT
THE ESTABLISHMENT ROUTE!

BACK A LITTLE WHILE
I WASNT ONE OF THE BOYS
WITH THE RIBS
RUBBED OFF MY CORDUROYS.
NO MATTER WHAT MY STYLE,
NO MATTER WHAT MY WIT,
I COULDNT GET A SMILE,
I NEVER MADE A HIT.
NOW I DONT SAY SPIT
AND THEY ROLL
IN THE AISLE!
CAUSE I GOT THE OPEN EYES
AND THE MOUTH THATS MUTE,
NOW IM ONE OF THE GUYS,
NOW MY CHAMPAGNES BRUT.
CAUSE I TOOK
THE CONVENIENT,
WELL TROD,
EXPEDIENT,
WELL HEELED
ESTABLISHMENT ROUTE!
YES,
HE TOOK THE CONVENIENT,
WELL TROD,
EXPEDIENT,
WELL HEELED
ESTABLISHMENT ROUTE!


ONCE UPON A TIME
THERE WAS THIS IDEALIST
WHO LONGED TO RIGHT
THE WRONGS.
AND SANG THOSE
LETS ALL
GET OUR SHIT TOGETHER SONGS.
NOW YOU CANNOT SEE HIS INTEGRITY
FROM THE SMOKE
OF HIS ELEGANT SHEROOT,
DAD,
YOU KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE
ON THE OLD ESTABLISHMENT PIKE:
YOU CAN STRUGGLE,
YOU CAN STRIVE,
AND WITH LUCK
COME OUT ALIVE,
AND WITH PLUCK
YOU MAY SURVIVE.
BUT ITS NIP AND TUCK
THAT YOULL ARRIVE
UNBENT!
YOURE UP THE DESERT
WITHOUT A TENT,
LIVING IN A CARTON
AND CANT PAY THE RENT.
ONE DAY YOUR HONEY
WONT GIVE A HOOT
LESS YOU TAKE
THE CONVENIENT,
WELL TROD,
EXPEDIENT,
SWELL HEELED
ESTABLISHMENT ROUTE.
SO HE TOOK
THE ESTABLISHMENT ROUTE.

SO GLAD I TOOK IT,
THE FABULESTABISHMENT ROUTE.
TOO BAD HE TOOK IT,
THE DRABULESTABISHMENT ROUTE.
BE SURE YOU BOOK IT,
THE FABULESTABLISHMENT ROUTE.