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The Best Thing That Ever Happened

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The Best Thing That Ever Happened

[[Nellie]]
Life is pretty smooth.

[[Wilson]]
Indeed.

[[Nellie]]
If a little dull.

[[WIlson]]
I bet.

[[Nellie]]
Still, it isn't bad.

[[Wilson]]
Or it isn't bad enough.

[[Nellie]]
Oh, badder than you think.
Though nothing like Alaska.

[[Wilson]]
Would you care to dance?

[[Nellie]]
Right now?

[[WIlson]]
I don't see why not.

[[Nellie]]
In here?
Everyone will stare.

[[Wilson]]
I can only hope they do.

[[Nellie]]
Well, let me have a drink.
Right.
Dance me to Alaska.

[[Wilson]]
Funny, running into you this way.

[[Nellie]]
Why's that?

[[Wilson]]
Well, I came to the track today because I felt lucky. I was right.

[[Nellie]]
Oh?

[[Wilson]]
You're still the best thing that ever has happened to me.

[[Nellie]]
Bullshit.

[[Wilson]]
Okay, the best thing that could ever happen to me.

[[Nellie]]
Bullshit.

[[Wilson]]
How could I realize
What rich was really?
Ideally,
Somewhere I should have been told,
"Kid, you've struck gold."

[[Nellie]]
"--you've struck gold."
You were the best thing that ever had
happened to me--
Back then.
Of course not much very good ever happened
to me back then.

[[Wilson]]
Things change as time goes by.
You never know when
The best that happened can happen again.

Which brings me to an interesting point--

[[Nellie]]
What's that?

[[Wilson]]
Well, the way I understand it, you used my money to make
your money. In fact, from where I'm sitting, your money
is my money.

[[Nellie]]
You know, for a gatecrasher with a soup stain on his
necktie, you've got a lot of nerve.

[[Wilson]]
How 'bout this? We split it fifty-fifty?

[[Nellie]]
How 'bout this? I call the bouncer and get you
thrown out on your ass.

[[Wilson]]
Okay, forget the money. I've got a better way for you
to pay me back--

[[Nellie]]
Why do I feel a proposition coming on?

[[Wilson]]
Try to think of it as a proposal.

I'd like to still be the best thing
That's happened to you.

[[Nellie]]
Really?

[[Wilson]]
Another moment like this
May not happen to you.

[[Nellie]]
Really?

[[Wilson]]
To think I'd meet someone
Who could surprise me
And size me
Up without cutting me down--

[[Both]]
Ain't this a town?

With all the best and the worst
That have happened to us,
Why not?
We just might be the best thing
That has happened to us.
Why not?

When all is said and done--
You happen to be
The best thing ever that's happened to me.

[[Nellie]]
You're good.

[[WIlson]]
You're great.

[[Both]]
Let's see.

[[Hollis]]
Eleanor, your horse came in!

[[Nellie]]
You're telling me...

[[Both]
All the way from Alaska...


Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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