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We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands

We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands lyrics

We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands

REGINA
Mayor, we don't know the first thing about these people. Or even what they want to build!

HERTZ
Say you don't know me
Or recognize my face
Say you care who goes to zat kind of place

REGINA
Knee deep in the hoopla
Sinking in your fight

HERTZ
Too many runaways

HERTZ & FRANZ
Eating up ze night

HERTZ
Marconi plays ze mamba!

REGINA
Listen to the radio
Don't you remember
We built this city
We built this city on...

MAYOR
Clean, efficient living?

HERTZ
Exactly!

REGINA
But mayor, think about the businesses already there. What abuot them?

DENNIS
They're calling it 'economic redevelopment'. Apparently the Bourbon no longer generates an "adequate tax revenue".

LONNY
That's why I keep telling you. We need to bring back naked jello wrestling Thursdays. But this time, check it, we let women enter.

DENNIS
Maybe it's time to cash it in, anyway...

DREW
Whoa, Dennis! What're you saying?

DENNIS
It's just I'm sittin' on this barstool
Talkin' like a damn fool
Got the twelve o'clock news blues
And I've given up hope
For the afternoon soaps
And a bottle of cold brew
Is it any wonder I'm not crazy?

LONNY
So chew a couple Prozac. Come on, Dennis!

DENNIS
Is it any wonder I'm sane at all?

DREW
You do wash your hands a lot...

DENNIS, LONNY, DREW, REGINA, FRANZ, HERTZ, MAYOR
Is it any wonder
I've got too much time on my hands?

DENNIS
And it's tickin' away

LONNY
Tickin' away from me!

DENNIS
Hold the phone! Do you guys see what's in today's paper?

DREW
"Monster rockers, Arsenal are breaking up. According to sources, lead singer, Stacee Jaxx will leave the band after this tour to pursue a solo career!"

DENNIS
Perfect, right? Lonny, who gave Arsenal they're start?

LONNY
We did. So?

DENNIS
so, what if we hosted they're last gig, ever?

LONNY
The last Arsenal show here?

DENNIS
Tell me that wouldn't generate an 'adequate tax revenue'. Plus, Stacee still owes me from that hotel incident with the Cool Whip and the baby llama.

LONNY
Love it!

DENNIS
I just hope it's enough.

LONNY
It's gotta be! I mean, the mayor isn't a total money grubbing whore. Wink!

REGINA
Mayor, you're not thinking clearly!

HERTZ
Mayor, take ze money, unt

HERTZ, FRANZ, MAYOR, ENSEMBLE
Rid this city

REGINA
Noooooo!

HERTZ, FRANZ, MAYOR, ENSEMBLE
We'll rid this city of rock and roll

REGINA
Not this city

MAYOR
Regina, you're fired!

HERTZ, FRANZ, MAYOR, ENSEMBLE
We'll rid this city of rock and roll

REGINA
You're not gonna get away with this!

LONNY
Haha, I can't believe you still have his number

DENNIS
Stacee? It's Denbo

STACEE
Who?

DENNIS
Dennis. Dennis Dupree? Listen. How would you like to do your Arsenal farewell show here at the Bourbon?

STACEE
Yeah, well we already got something planned for our last tour gig in Portland, so...

DENNIS
I understand that. But just imagine for a second, your last gig in a place that started it all. A lot of press on something like that.

STACEE
Yeah, it sounds cool, but, ah...

DENNIS
And of course, we'd put your name above the band. STACEE JAXX! ...And Arsenal. One night only. Right before a solo album... Which, just between you and me, I'm so glad your doing. you know what I always used to say about you.

STACEE
What?

DENNIS
Well you're a jet feul genuis
You can solve the world's problems
Without even tryin'!

STACEE
It's true
I got dozens of friends
And the fun never ends
That is, as long as I'm buyin'
Is it any wonder I'm not the president?

DENNIS
I'd vote for you, Stacee.

STACEE
Is it any wonder I'm null and void?

DENNIS
I don't even know what that means

STACEE, DENNIS, DREW, LONNY, HERTZ, MAYOR, FRANZ
Is it any wonder
I've got too much time on my hands

DENNIS
And it's tickin' away

LONNY, DENNIS, DREW
Tickin' away from me!

COMPANY
Too much time on my hands

DENNIS
Tick, tick, tickin' away!

COMPANY
Too much time on my hands

STACEE
I don't know what to do!

COMPANY
Too much time on my hands

HERTZ, FRANZ, MAYOR
We'll rid this city

ENSEMBLE
Too much time on my hands

HERTZ, FRANZ, MAYOR
Of rock and roll!

COMPANY
too much time on my hands...
Too much time on my hands...
Too much time...

HERTZ
shall I call ze bulldozers?

DENNIS
Remember when you $#&%! that baby llama?

STACEE
I'll do it.
Last Update: December, 04th 2013


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