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And They're Off

And They're Off lyrics

And They're Off

GORDON
Ponies in the sun
The race is soon beginning
My father bet the fam?ly fortune
On a sleek brown horse
My father had a hunch
We gave up lunch
So daddy could make a wager
Ma would scoff
She would scoff
hear her scoff
And they?re off

OTHERS
La la la la la la la la

GORDON
Yeah, they?re off

OTHERS
La la la la la la la la la la la

GORDON
And they move in a herd
Like a four-letter word
And they?re off

OTHERS
La la la la

GORDON
Tickets flow to the ground
And the band starts to play as the horses go round

ALL
And they?re off

GORDON
Mommy sat and cried
But dad was unaffected
He said,
?Have you ever had a better two minutes
In the last three years??
we said,
?But dad, the dumb horse lost.?
He said,
?Sometimes joy has a terrible cost."
I know that
Ma would scoff
Woo she would scoff
Hear her scoff
And they?re off

OTHERS
La la la la la la la la

GORDON
Yeah, they?re off

OTHERS
La la la la la la la la la la la

GORDON
Mommy?s biting his neck
As they roll on the deck
And they?re off

OTHERS
La la la la

GORDON
there is blood on the ground
And the band starts to play as the horses go round

ALL
And they?re off

GORDON
Isn?t life funny?
People lose money
And have fun

Betting of course is
Hell on the horses
And on families where the betting is done
It?s a joke to believe someone?s won

All they did was fight
Plus they discussed the weather
My father bet the family fortune
?Til it disappeared
We also laughed a lot
That was the thing I often forgot
To tell you
But it?s true
Yes, it?s true
It is true
And he?s off

OTHERS
La la la la la la la la

GORDON
Daddy?s off

OTHERS
La la la la la la la la la la la

GORDON
We get letters from maine
Where he tries to explain
Why he?s off

OTHERS
La la la la

GORDON
What was lost, was not found
And the band starts to play as the horses go round

ALL
And they?re o-o-o-o-o-off

GORDON
And they?re off!

OTHERS
i hear the bell at the starting gate

GODON
Hey, they?re off

OTHERS
we're salivating as their moving moving down

GORDON
And they move in a herd
Like a four-letter word
And they?re off

OTHERS
Coming down the stretch

GORDON
Then there?s blood

OTHERS
Then there?s blood

GORDON
On the ground

OTHERS
On the ground

GORDON
And the band starts to play as the horses go round
And round

OTHERS
And round

GORDON
And around

OTHERS
And around

GORDON
And around

OTHERS
And around

GORDON
And around

OTHERS
And around

GORDON
And around?

OTHERS (as Gordon sings)
And round and round and round and round and round and round-

ALL
And they?re off!

[Thanks to Mii Mii for lyrics]
[Thanks to Amanda, Jennifer for corrections]
Last Update: June, 20th 2013


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