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Good Thing Going

Good Thing Going lyrics

Good Thing Going

Merrily We Roll Along (1964 - 1962)
TERRY
Dreams don't die,
So keep an eye on your dream ?

BOY
? 'Cause before you know
Where you are,
There you are.

ANOTHER BOY
TIme goes by
And dreams go by,

BOTH BOYS
But you can't give up on
Your dream.

TERRY
Tend your BOYS
Dream. Some roads are easy.
Dreams take
Time. Some roads are all uphill.
Time goes
By. Some roads you plod along
With a will.
Some roads you travel just
For the thrill.
Bend your
Dream. Some rides are breezy.
With the
Road. Some roads are full of
Jiggles and bumps.
Can't let it get you
Down in the dumps.
Don't let it Don't let it
Get you Get you
Down in the Down in the
Dumps! Dumps!

FIRST BOY
Nineteen sixty-four ?

TERRY
Nineteen sixty-three ?

SECOND BOY
Nineteen sixty-two ?

TERRY
Just roll ?
Some roads are easy ?
Some rides are breezy ?
Always roll ?
Some roads are all uphill,
Everybody roll ? Some roads are full of
Bumps ?
Know what you want to do,
Where you're willing to go,
Keep an eye on your dream What you really want to see
While you're travelling! While you're travelling!

Good Thing Going
GUESTS
(GROUP I)
Have you seen ? !
How was it ? ?
You're not serious!
Do you mean ? ?
That does it!
You're not serious!
GROUP II
Have you seen ? ! Darling!
How was it ? ? We bought the most ? !
You're not serious! Darling!
Do you mean ? ? We had the best ? !
That does it!
You're not serious! Darling!
We bought the most ? ! GROUP III
Have you seen ? ? Darling! Did you read ? ?
How was it ? ? We had the best ? ! It'll never ? !
You're not serious! We saw the first ? !
Do you mean ? ? What they need ? !
That does it! Did you ever ? ?
You're not serious! Was that the worst ? ?

ALL
Darling!
We saw the most ? !
Darling!
We hatd the most
Best ? !
It's the first ? !
It's the finest ? !
It's the latest ? !
It's the least ? !
It's the worst ? !
It's the absolutely lowest ? !
It's the greatest ? !
It's the single ? !
It's the only ? !
It's the perfect ? !
It's the ? !
Hi.
Dreadful!
Fabulous!

GUSSIE
(banging on the piano)
All right, now quiet, everybody, please. Fermez all those bouches, because some day you're going to be able to say, "I was
there when." The most exciting composer ever is going to play a song we hope is going to be in our new show, and when he
finishes playing you are all going to want to swallow poison because there will be nothing more to live for.

CHARLEY
Frank, what is she talking about?

FRANK
Later, Charley.

(Frank plays the piano.)

CHARLEY
It started out like a song.
We started quiet and slow,
With no surprise.
And then one morning I woke
To realize
We had a good thing going.

It's not that nothing went wrong:
Some angry moments, of course,
But just a few,
And only moments, no more,
Because we knew
We had this good thing going.

And if I wanted too much,
Was that such
A mistake
At the time?
You never wanted enough ?
All right, tough,
I don't make
That a crime.

And while it's going along,
You take for granted some love
Will wear away.
We took for granted a lot,
But still I say:
It could have kept on growing,
Instead of just kept on.
We had a good thing going,
Going,
Gone.

(Much applause, oohing and ahhing.)

GUSSIE
Keep them right there. We want to hear it again. Tell them. One mo' time.

CHARLEY
Frank, say "No."

FRANK
Charley, they loved it. They thought we were great.

CHARLEY
You want to know what true greatness is? It's knowing when to get off.

FRANK
I'll sing with you.

CHARLEY
No, no ?

FRANK
Come on.

CHARLEY
That's not the point, I really ?

(Frank starts to play.)

BOTH
It started out like a song.
We started quiet and slow,
With no surprise.
And then one morning I woke
To realize ?

TERRY
(to another guest) CHARLEY
So we bought this little condominium ? ? We had a good thing
Going.

GUSSIE
Shh!
It's not that nothing went wrong:
Some angry moments ?
A GUEST
Did you hear ? ? ? Of course,

JEROME
No kidding ? !

GWEN
You're not serious! But just a few.

KATE
Shh!

JOE
(humming along) And only moments,
Dadadadada ?

GUSSIE
Shh!

GWEN
(to another guest)
It's a clear case of Tammany politics. No more, A GUEST
Because we knew ? (to Gussie)
A GUEST Darling!
We were stuck in the tunnel We had a good thing They're perfectly
Till half past six! Going. Darling!
And if I wanted too much,
Was that such
A mistake ? ?

GROUP I
Darling! GROUP II
It's only the best ? ! Did you read ? ?
It's the first ? ! It'll never ? !
It's the finest ? ! They just don't mix!
It's the latest ? ! What we need ? !
It's the least ? ! Did you ever ? ?
It's the worst ?! Till half past six!
Etc. Etc.
Last Update: October, 30th 2014


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