Pinwheel of Death

Lotte Lenya


SONGS

Writers Fred Ebb, John Kander

Genres Showtune

Recorded 1966

Lyrics WHEN YOU'RE AS OLD AS I -
IS ANYONE AS OLD AS I?
WHAT DIFFERENCE
DOES IT MAKE?
AN OFFER COMES,
YOU TAKE.

FOR THE SUN WILL RISE
AND THE MOON WILL SET
AND YOU LEARN
HOW TO SETTLE
FOR WHAT YOU GET.
IT WILL ALL GO ON
IF WE'RE HERE OR NOT,
SO WHO CARES?
SO WHAT?
SO WHO CARES?
SO WHAT?

WHEN I WAS A GIRL,
MY SUMMERS WERE SPENT
BY THE SEA.
SO WHAT?
AND I HAD A MAID DOING ALL THE HOUSEWORK,
NOT ME.
SO WHAT?
NOW I SCRUB
UP THE FLOORS
AND I WASH
DOWN THE WALLS
AND I EMPTY
THE CHAMBER POT.
IF IT ENDED
THAT WAY,
THEN IT ENDED
THAT WAY,
AND I SHRUG
AND I SAY:
SO WHAT?

FOR THE SUN WILL RISE
AND THE MOON WILL SET
AND YOU LEARN
HOW TO SETTLE
FOR WHAT YOU GET.
IT WILL ALL GO ON
IF WE'RE HERE OR NOT,
SO WHO CARES?
SO WHAT?
SO WHO CARES?
SO WHAT?

WHEN I HAD A MAN,
MY FIGURE WAS DUMPY
AND FAT.
SO WHAT?
THROUGH ALL OF OUR YEARS
HE WAS DISAPPOINTED
IN THAT.
SO WHAT?
NOW I HAVE
WHAT HE MISSED
AND MY FIGURE IS TRIM,
BUT HE LIES
IN A CHURCHYARD PLOT.
IF IT WASN'T TO BE
THAT HE WOULD EVER SEE
THE UNCORSETED ME,
SO WHAT?

FOR THE SUN WILL RISE
AND THE MOON WILL SET
AND YOU LEARN
HOW TO SETTLE
FOR WHAT YOU GET.
IT WILL ALL GO ON
IF WE'RE HERE OR NOT,
SO WHO CARES?
SO WHAT?
SO WHO CARES?
SO WHAT?

SO ONCE I WAS RICH
AND NOW
ALL MY FORTUNE IS GONE,
SO WHAT?
AND LOVE DISAPPEARED
AND ONLY
THE MEM'RY LIVES ON,
SO WHAT?
IF I'VE LIVED
THROUGH ALL THAT
AND I'VE LIVED
THROUGH ALL THAT
FIFTY MARKS
DOESN'T MEAN A LOT.
IF I LIKE THAT
YOU'RE HERE,
AND I LIKE THAT
YOU'RE HERE,
HAPPY NEW YEAR,
MY DEAR,
SO WHAT?

FOR THE SUN WILL RISE
AND THE MOON WILL SET
AND YOU LEARN
HOW TO SETTLE
FOR WHAT YOU GET.
IT WILL ALL GO ON
IF WE'RE HERE
OR NOT,
SO WHO CARES?
SO WHAT?
SO WHO CARES?
SO WHAT?

IT ALL GOES ON.
SO WHO CARES?
WHO CARES?
WHO CARES?
SO WHAT?!