Pinwheel of Death

COMPANY - Original Broadway Cast


SONGS

Writers Stephen Sondheim

Genres Showtune

Recorded 1970

Lyrics PHONE RINGS,
DOOR CHIMES,
IN COMES COMPANY!
NO STRINGS,
GOOD TIMES,
ROOM HUMS,
JUST CHUMS,
COMPANY!
LATE NIGHTS,
QUICK BITES,
PARTY GAMES,
DEEP TALKS,
LONG WALKS,
TELEPHONE CALLS,
THOUGHTS SHARED,
SOULS BARED,
PRIVATE NAMES,
ALL THOSE PHOTOS
UP ON THE WALLS
WITH LOVE,
WITH LOVE
FILLING THE DAYS,
WITH LOVE
SEVENTY WAYS,
TO BOBBY,
WITH LOVE
FROM ALL THOSE
GOOD AND CRAZY PEOPLE,
MY FRIENDS,
THESE GOOD
AND CRAZY PEOPLE,
MY MARRIED FRIENDS!
AND THAT'S WHAT
IT'S ALL ABOUT,
ISN'T IT?
THAT'S WHAT
IT'S REALLY ABOUT,
ISN'T IT?
THAT'S WHAT
IT'S REALLY ABOUT.
ISN'T IT?
ISN'T IT?
ISN'T IT?
ISN'T IT?
ISN'T IT?
ISN'T IT?
ISN'T IT?
ISN'T IT?
COMPANY!
COMPANY!
COMPANY!
LOTS OF COMPANY!
LIFE IS COMPANY!
LOVE IS COMPANY!
COMPANY!
COMPANY!
Writers Stephen Sondheim

Genres Showtune, Marriage, Food

Recorded 1970

Lyrics BLESS THIS DAY,
PINNACLE OF LIFE,
HUSBAND JOINED TO WIFE.
THE HEART LEAPS UP
TO BEHOLD
THIS GOLDEN DAY.

TODAY IS FOR AMY,
AMY, I GIVE YOU
THE REST OF MY LIFE.
TO CHERISH
AND TO KEEP YOU,
TO HONOR YOU
FOREVER,
TODAY IS FOR AMY,
MY HAPPILY
SOON-TO-BE WIFE.

PARDON ME,
IS EV'RYBODY THERE?
BECAUSE
IF EV'RYBODY'S THERE,
I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL
FOR COMING TO THE WEDDING.
I'D APPRECIATE YOUR GOING
EVEN MORE,
I MEAN,
YOU MUST HAVE LOTS
OF BETTER THINGS TO DO
AND NOT A WORD OF IT
TO PAUL.
REMEMBER PAUL?
YOU KNOW,
THE MAN
I'M GONNA MARRY,
BUT I'M NOT
BECAUSE I WOULDN'T
RUIN ANYONE AS WONDERFUL
AS HE IS
BUT I THANK YOU ALL
FOR THE GIFTS A
AND THE FLOWERS.
THANK YOU ALL,
NOW IT'S BACK
TO THE SHOWERS.
DON'T TELL PAUL,
BUT I'M NOT
GETTING MARRIED TODAY.

BLESS THIS DAY,
TRAGEDY OF LIFE,
HUSBAND YOKED TO WIFE.
THE HEART SINKS DOWN
AND FEELS DEAD
THIS DREADFUL DAY.

LISTEN EV'RYBODY,
LOOK,
I DON'T KNOW
WHAT YOU'RE WAITING FOR.
A WEDDING?
WHAT'S A WEDDING?
IT'S A PREHISTORIC RITUAL
WHERE EV'RYBODY PROMISES
FIDELITY FOREVER
WHICH IS MAYBE
THE MOST HORRIFYING WORD
I EVER HEARD,
AND WHICH IS FOLLOWED
BY A HONEYMOON
WHERE SUDDENLY
HE'LL REALIZE
HE'S SADDLED
WITH A NUT
AND WANNA KILL ME
WHICH HE SHOULD,
SO LISTEN,
THANKS A BUNCH,
BUT I'M NOT
GETTING MARRIED,
GO HAVE LUNCH
'CAUSE I'M NOT
GETTING MARRIED,
YOU'VE BEEN GRAND,
BUT I'M NOT
GETTING MARRIED,
DON'T JUST STAND THERE,
I'M NOT GETTING MARRIED,
AND DON'T TELL PAUL,
BUT I'M NOT
GETTING MARRIED TODAY!

GO!
CAN'T YOU GO?
WHY IS NOBODY LISTENING?
GOOD BYE!
GO AND CRY
AT ANOTHER PERSON'S WAKE.
IF YOU'RE QUICK,
FOR A KICK,
YOU COULD PICK UP
A CHRISTENING,
BUT PLEASE,
ON MY KNEES,
THERE'S A HUMAN LIFE
AT STAKE.

LISTEN, EV'RYBODY,
I'M AFRAID
YOU DIDN'T HEAR,
OR DO YOU WANT TO SEE
A CRAZY LADY
FALL APART
IN FRONT OF YOU?
IT ISN'T ONLY PAUL
WHO WILL BE
RUINING HIS LIFE,
YOU KNOW,
WE'LL BOTH OF US
BE LOSING OUR IDENTITIES.
I TELEPHONED MY ANALYST
ABOUT IT
AND HE SAID
TO SEE HIM MONDAY,
BUT BY MONDAY
I'LL BE FLOATING
IN THE HUDSON
WITH THE OTHER GARBAGE.
I'M NOT WELL,
SO I'M NOT
GETTING MARRIED.
YOU'VE BEEN SWELL,
BUT I'M NOT
GETTING MARRIED.
CLEAR THE HALL
'CAUSE I'M NOT
GETTING MARRIED.
THANK YOU ALL,
BUT I'M NOT
GETTING MARRIED,
AND DON'T TELL PAUL,
BUT I'M NOT
GETTING MARRIED TODAY.

BLESS THIS BRIDE,
TOTALLY INSANE,
SLIPPING DOWN THE DRAIN,
AND BLESS THIS DAY
IN OUR HEARTS,
AS IT STARTS TO RAIN.

GO!
CAN'T YOU GO?
LOOK,
YOU KNOW
I ADORE YOU ALL,
BUT WHY WATCH ME DIE
LIKE ELIZA ON THE ICE?
LOOK,
PERHAPS I'LL COLLAPSE
IN THE APSE
RIGHT BEFORE YOU ALL,
SO TAKE BACK THE CAKE,
BURN THE SHOES
AND BOIL THE RICE.

LOOK,
I DIDN'T WANT
TO HAVE TO TELL YOU,
BUT I MAY BE COMING DOWN
WITH HEPATITIS
AND I THINK
I'M GONNA FAINT,
SO IF YOU WANNA
SEE ME FAINT,
I'LL DO IT HAPPILY,
BUT WOULDN'T IT
BE FUNNIER
TO GO
AND WATCH A FUNERAL?
SO THANK YOU
FOR THE TWENTY SEVEN
DINNER PLATES
AND THIRTY SEVEN
BUTTER KNIVES
AND FORTY SEVEN
PAPER WEIGHTS
AND FIFTY SEVEN
CANDLE HOLDERS...
I AM NOT
GETTING MARRIED...
SOFTLY SAID:
BUT I'M NOT
GETTING MARRIED...
WITH THIS RING
STILL I'M NOT
GETTING MARRIED...
I THEE WED.
SEE,
I'M NOT GETTING MARRIED.
LET US PRAY,
AND WE'RE NOTWE ARE
GETTING MARRIED TODAY!
Writers Stephen Sondheim

Genres Showtune, Marriage, Family

Recorded 1970

Lyrics IT'S THE
LITTLE THINGS YOU DO TOGETHER,
DO TOGETHER,
DO TOGETHER,
THAT MAKE
PERFECT RELATIONSHIPS,
THE HOBBIES
YOU PURSUE TOGETHER,
SAVINGS
YOU ACRUE TOGETHER,
LOOKS
YOU MISCONSTRUE TOGETHER,
THAT MAKE MARRIAGE A JOY.
MM-HM...
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS
YOU SHARE TOGETHER,
SWEAR TOGETHER,
WEAR TOGETHER,
THAT MAKE
PERFECT RELATIONSHIPS,
IT'S THE CONCERTS
YOU ENJOY TOGETHER,
NEIGHBORS
YOU ANNOY TOGETHER,
CHILDREN
YOU DESTROY TOGETHER,
THAT KEEP MARRIAGE
IN TACT.

IT'S NOT SO HARD
TO BE MARRIED
WHEN TWO MANEUVER
AS ONE.
IT'S NOT SO HARD
TO BE MARRIED
AND JESUS CHRIST,
IS IT FUN!

IT'S SHARING
LITTLE WINKS TOGETHER,
DRINKS TOGETHER,
KINKS TOGETHER,
THAT MAKE MARRIAGE A JOY
IT'S BARGAINS
THAT YOU SHOP TOGETHER,
CIGARETTES
YOU STOP TOGETHER,
CLOTHING
THAT YOU SWAP TOGETHER,
THAT MAKE
PERFECT RELATIONSHIPS.
UH-HUH...
MM-HM...

IT'S NOT TALK OF GOD
AND THE DECADE AHEAD
THAT ALLOWS YOU
TO GET THROUGH THE WORST.
IT'S I DO
AND YOU DON'T
AND NOBODY SAID THAT
AND WHO BROUGHT THE SUBJECT
UP FIRST?
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS,
THE LITTLE THINGS,
THE LITTLE THINGS,
THE LITTLE THINGS.

THE LITTLE WAYS
YOU TRY TOGETHER,
CRY TOGETHER,
LIE TOGETHER,
THAT MAKE
PERFECT RELATIONSHIPS
BECOMING A CLICHE
TOGETHER,
GROWING OLD AND GRAY
TOGETHER,
WITHERING AWAY
TOGETHER.
THAT MAKES MARRIAGE
A JOY.

IT'S NOT SO HARD
TO BE MARRIED.
IT'S MUCH
THE CLEANEST OF CRIMES.
IT'S NOT SO HARD
TO BE MARRIED.
I'VE DONE IT
THREE OR FOUR TIMES.

IT'S PEOPLE
THAT YOU HATE TOGETHER,
BAIT TOGETHER,
DATE TOGETHER,
THAT MAKE MARRIAGE
A JOY.
IT'S THINGS
LIKE USING FORCE
TOGETHER,
SHOUTING
TILL YOU'RE HOARSE
TOGETHER,
GETTING A DIVORCE
TOGETHER,
THAT MAKE
PERFECT RELATIONSHIPS.
UH-HUH...
KISS KISS...
MM-HM.
Writers Stephen Sondheim

Genres Showtune, Standard

Recorded 1970

Lyrics ISN'T IT WARM?
ISN'T IT ROSY?
SIDE BY SIDE,
BY SIDE?
PORTS IN A STORM,
COMFY AND COZY,
SIDE BY SIDE,
BY SIDE?
EV'RYTHING SHINES,
HOW SWEET,
SIDE BY SIDE,
BY SIDE.
PARALLEL LINES
WHO MEET.
EV'RYONE WINKS,
NOBODY'S NOSY,
SIDE BY SIDE,
BY SIDE.
YOU BRING THE DRINKS
AND I'LL BRING
THE POSY,
SIDE BY SIDE,
BY SIDE.
ONE IS LONELY
AND TWO IS BORING.
THINK WHAT YOU
CAN KEEP IGNORING,
SIDE BY SIDE,
BY SIDE.

YEAR AFTER YEAR,
OLDER AND OLDER,
SIDE BY SIDE,
BY SIDE.
SHARING A TEAR,
LENDING A SHOULDER,
SIDE BY SIDE,
BY SIDE.
AIN'T WE GOT FUN?
NO STRAIN,
SIDE BY SIDE,
BY SIDE.
PERMANENT SUN,
NO RAIN.
FRIENDSHIP FORBIDS
ANYTHING BITTER --
SIDE BY SIDE,
BY SIDE.
BEING THE KIDS
AS WELL AS THE SITTER--
SIDE BY SIDE,
BY SIDE.
ONE'S IMPOSSIBLE,
TWO IS DREARY,
THREE IS COMPANY,
SAFE AND CHEERY,
SIDE BY SIDE,
BY SIDE.

YEAR AFTER YEAR,
OLDER AND OLDER,
SIDE BY SIDE...
SHARING A TEAR
AND LENDING A SHOULDER,
SIDE BY SIDE...
TWO'S IMPOSSIBLE,
TWO IS GLOOMY.
GIVE ANOTHER NUMBER TO ME,
SIDE
BY SIDE
BY SIDE
BY SIDE BY SIDE
BY SIDE BY SIDE
BY SIDE BY SIDE
BY SIDE BY SIDE
BY SIDE,
BY SIDE!


Insert - WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT YOU?:

WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT YOU?
HOW WOULD WE
EVER GET THROUGH?
WHO WOULD
I COMPLAIN TO
FOR HOURS?
WHO'D BRING
ME THE FLOWERS
WHEN I HAVE THE FLU?
WHO'D FINISH
YESTERDAY'S STEW?
WHO'D TAKE
THE KIDS TO THE ZOO?
WHO IS SO DEAR
AND WHO IS SO DEEP?
AND WHO
WOULD KEEP HERHIM OCCUPIED
WHEN I WANT TO SLEEP?
HOW WOULD
WE EVER GET THROUGH?
WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT YOU?

WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT YOU?
HOW WOULD
WE EVER GET THROUGH?
SHOULD THERE BE
A MARITAL SQUABBLE,
AVAILABLE BOB'LL
BE THERE WITH GLUE.
WHO WOULD WE OPEN UP TO?
SECRETS WE KEEP
FROM GUESS WHO?
WHO IS SO SAFE
AND WHO IS SO SOUND?
YOU NEVER NEED
AN ANALYST
WITH BOBBY AROUND.
HOW COULD
WE EVER GET THROUGH?
WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT YOU?

WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT YOU?
HOW WOULD
WE EVER GET THROUGH?
WHO SENDS
ANNIVERSARY WISHES?
WHO HELPS
WITH THE DISHES
AND NEVER SAYS BOO?
WHO
CHANGES SUBJECTS
ON CUE?
WHO
CHEERS US UP
WHEN WE'RE BLUE?
WHO IS A FLIRT,
BUT NEVER A THREAT,
REMINDS US
OF OUR BIRTHDAYS
WHICH WE ALWAYS FORGET?
WHAT WOULD WE DO
WITHOUT YOU?

JUST WHAT YOU USUALLY DO.
RIGHT!

OKAY,
NOW,
EV'RYBODY!
Writers Stephen Sondheim

Genres Showtune, Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1970

Lyrics YOU'RE ALWAYS SORRY,
YOU'RE ALWAYS GRATEFUL,
YOU'RE ALWAYS WOND'RING
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
THEN SHE WALKS IN.
AND STILL
YOU'RE SORRY,
AND STILL
YOU'RE GRATEFUL,
AND STILL
YOU WONDER
AND STILL
YOU DOUBT,
AND SHE WALKS OUT.
EV'RYTHING'S DIFF'RENT,
NOTHING'S CHANGED,
ONLY
MAYBE
SLIGHTLY
REARRANGED.
YOU'RE SORRY GRATEFUL,
REGRETFUL HAPPY
WHY LOOK FOR ANSWERS
WHERE NONE OCCUR?
YOU ALWAYS ARE
WHAT YOU ALWAYS WERE,
WHICH HAS NOTHING
TO DO WITH,
ALL TO DO
WITH HER.

YOU'RE ALWAYS SORRY,
YOU'RE ALWAYS GRATEFUL,
YOU HOLD HER,
THINKING,
I'M NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE STILL ALONE.
YOU DON'T LIVE FOR HER,
YOU DO LIVE WITH HER.
YOU'RE SCARED
SHE'S STARTING
TO DRIFT AWAY,
AND SCARED
SHE'LL STAY.
GOOD THINGS
GET BETTER,
BAD GET WORSE.
WAIT,
I THINK I MEANT THAT
IN REVERSE.
YOU'RE SORRY GRATEFUL,
REGRETFUL HAPPY.
WHY LOOK FOR ANSWERS
WHERE NONE OCCUR?
YOU'LL ALWAYS BE
WHAT YOU ALWAYS WERE,
WHICH HAS NOTHING
TO DO WITH,
ALL TO DO
WITH HER.

YOU'LL ALWAYS BE
WHAT YOU ALWAYS WERE,
WHICH HAS NOTHING
TO DO WITH,
ALL TO DO
WITH HER.
NOTHING
TO DO WITH,
ALL TO DO WITH HER.
Writers Stephen Sondheim

Genres Showtune

Recorded 1970

Lyrics DOODOO-DOODOO,
DOODOO-DOODOO,
DOODOO-DOODOO-
DOODOO.

YOU COULD DRIVE A PERSON CRAZY,
YOU COULD DRIVE
A PERSON MAD.
DOODOO, DOODOO,
DOO.
FIRST YOU MAKE
A PERSON HAZY,
SO A PERSON
COULD BE HAD.
DOODOO, DOODOO,
DOO.
THEN YOU LEAVE
A PERSON DANGLING
SADLY
OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR,
WHICH IT ONLY
MAKES A PERSON
GLADLY
WANT YOU EVEN MORE.
I COULD UNDERSTAND
A PERSON
IF HE SAID
TO GO AWAY.
DOODOO, DOODOO,
DOO.
I COULD UNDERSTAND
A PERSON
IF HE HAPPENED
TO BE GAY.
DOODOO, DOODOO,
DOO.
BOOBOO-BOOBOO.
BUT WORSE 'N' THAT,
A PERSON THAT
TITILLATES A PERSON
AND THEN LEAVES HER
FLAT
IS CRAZY,
HE'S A TROUBLED PERSON,
HE'S A TRULY CRAZY PERSON
HIMSELF!

WHEN A PERSON'S
PERSONALITY
IS PERSONABLE,
HE SHOULDN'T
OUGHTA
SIT LIKE A LUMP.
IT'S HARDER
THAN A MATADOR
COERCIN' A BULL
TO TRY TO GET YOU
OFFA YOUR RUMP.
SO SINGLE AND ATTENTIVE
AND ATTRACTIVE A MAN
IS EV'RYTHING
A PERSON COULD WISH.
BUT TURNING OFF
A PERSON
IS THE ACT
OF A MAN
WHO LIKES TO PULL
THE HOOKS
OUT OF FISH.

KNOCK, KNOCK,
IS ANYBODY THERE?
KNOCK, KNOCK,
IT REALLY ISN'T FAIR.
KNOCK, KNOCK,
I'M WORKING
ALL MY CHARMS.
KNOCK, KNOCK,
A ZOMBIE'S
IN MY ARMS!

ALL THAT SWEET
AFFECTION,
WHAT IS WRONG?
WHERE'S THE
LOOSE CONNECTION?
HOW LONG,
OH LORD,
HOW LONG?
BOBBY,
BABY,
BOBBY,
BUBI,
BOBBY,
YOU COULD DRIVE A PERSON BUGGY.
YOU COULD BLOW
A PERSON'S COOL.
DOODOO, DOODOO,
DOO.
FIRST YOU MAKE
A PERSON
FEEL ALL HUGGY
WHILE YOU MAKE HER
FEEL A FOOL.
DOODOO, DOODOO,
DOO.
WHEN A PERSON SAYS
THAT YOU'VE UPSET HER,
THAT'S WHEN YOU'RE GOOD.
YOU IMPERSONATE
A PERSON
BETTER THAN
A ZOMBIE SHOULD.
I COULD UNDERSTAND
A PERSON
IF HE WASN'T GOOD
IN BED.
DOODOO, DOODOO,
DOO.
I COULD UNDERSTAND
A PERSON
IF HE ACTUALLY
WAS DEAD.
DOODOO, DOODOO, DOO DOO DOO.
EXCLUSIVE YOU,
ELUSIVE YOU,
WILL ANY PERSON
EVER GET
THE JUICE OF YOU?
YOU'RE CRAZY,
YOU'RE A LOVELY PERSON,
YOU'RE A MOVING,
DEEPLY MALADJUSTED,
NEVER TO BE TRUSTED,
CRAZY PERSON YOURSELF!
spoken:
BOBBY IS MY HOBBY
AND I'M GIVING IT UP!