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Life Is Happiness Indeed

Life Is Happiness Indeed lyrics

Life Is Happiness Indeed

CANDIDE
Life is happiness indeed:
Mares to ride and books to read.
Though of noble birth I'm not,
I'm delighted with my lot.
Though I've no distinctive features
And I've no official mother,
I love all my fellow creatures
And the creatures love each other!

All the young people were happy, even Paquette, the pretty
young serving maid who enjoyed the honor of undressing the
Baroness, and sometimes of undressing the Baron himself.
If there was any cloud over the happiness of the Baron's
son Maximilian and the Baron's daughter Cunegonde, it was
the difficulty of deciding which of them was lovelier.

MAXIMILIAN
Life is absolute perfection,
As is true of my complexion.
Every time I look and see me,
I'm reminded life is dreamy.
Although I do get tired
Being endlessly admired,
People will go on about me -
How could they go on without me?
(If the talk at times is vicious,
That's the price you pay when you're delicious.)
Life is pleasant, life is simple-
Oh my God, is that a pimple?
No, it's just the odd reflection -
Life and I are still perfection!
I am everything I need!
Life is happiness indeed!
CUNEGONDE
Life is happiness indeed:
I have everything I need.
I am rich and unattached
And my beauty is unmatched.
With the rose my only rival,
I admit to some frustration;
What a pity its survival
Is of limited duration!
CANDIDE
Life is happiness indeed:
Horses to ride and books to read.
Though of noble birth we're not,
We're delighted with our lot.
PAQUETTE
Life is happiness indeed:
Though of noble birth we're not,
We're delighted with our lot.
CUNEGONDE
Horses to ride and books to read.
CUNEGONDE, PAQUETTE, CANDIDE
We're innocent and unambitious,
That's why life is so delicious!
We have everything we need.
Life here is happiness indeed!

MAXIMILIAN
Life is absolute perfection, etc.
(If the talk at times is vicious,
That's the price you pay when you're delicious.)
Though it is a heavy duty
To protect my awesome beauty,
I have almost no objection -
Life and I are still perfection!
I am everything I need.
Life is perfection indeed!

Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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