It Won't Be Long Now

VANESSA
The elevated train by my window doesn't faze me anymore
The rattling screams don't disrupt my dreams
It's a lullaby, in its way
The elevated train drives everyone insane but I don't mind, oh no
When I bring back boys they can't tolerate the noise
And that's okay cuz I never let them stay
And one day, I'm hoppin that elevated train and I'm ridin away
It won't be long now
The boys around the way
Holler at me when I'm walkin down the street
Their machismo pride doesn't break my stride-
It's a compliment, so they say
They boys around the way
Holler at me every day but I don't mind, oh no
If I'm in the mood, it will not be with some dude
Who is whistling cuz he has nothing to say
Or who's honking at me from his Chevrolet
And one day, I'm hoppin in a limousine and I'm ridin away
It won't be long now
Ay ,Usnavi, help SOS!

USNAVI
Good morning, Vanessa!
If it isn't the loveliest girl in the place

VANESSA
You've got some schmutz on your face

SONNY
Good morning!

SONNY/USNAVI
Good morning!

USNAVI
Vanessa...

SONNY
Vanessa...

USNAVI/SONNY
Vanessa...

DANIELA
(Screaming from the salon) VANESSAAA! I'm thirsty, cono!

VANESSA
Can I get a Pepsi and some packing tape?

SONNY
Uh, my cousin over there with his tongue hanging out, has been meaning to ask you...

VANESSA
Yes?

SONNY
What would a lady such as yourself might be doing tonight?

VANESSA
Does your cousin dance?

SONNY
Like a drunk Chita Rivera

VANESSA
Okay...after Nina's dinner, we can hit a few clubs and check out the fireworks...

USNAVI
Oh snap!
Who's that?
Don't touch me, I'm too hot! Yes!
Que paso?
Here I go!
So dope!
Y tu lo sabes!
No pare

SONNY/USNAVI
Sigue sigue!

USNAVI
Did you see me?

SONNY/USNAVI
Freaky Freakit!

USNAVI
What a way to begin the weekend
Sonny, anything you want is free, man!
And my dearly beloved
Dominican Republic
I haven't forgotten

SONNY /USNAVI
You!

USNAVI
Gonna see this honey
Make a little money
An one day I'll hop Jet

SONNY/USNAVI
Blue!

USNAVI
But until that fateful day I'm grateful
I got a destination
I'm runnin to make it home
And home's what Vanessa's runnin away from!
I'm running to make it home
And home's what Vanessa's runnin away from...

VANESSA
The neighborhood salon is the place I am working for the moment
As I cut their hair, ladies talk and share-
Every day, who's doing who and why
The neighborhood salon doesn't pay me what I wanna be making but I don't mind
As I sweep the curb I can hear those turbo engines blazing a trail through the sky
I look up and think about the years gone by
But one day I'm walking to JFK and I'm gonna fly!
It won't be long now
Any day



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