Stop. Wait. Please. lyrics

- Aspects of Love

Stop. Wait. Please. lyrics

Stop. Wait. Please.

GEORGE
...And then with a swift karate-chop
I removed his gun --
You should have been there!
Poor chap didn't know what hit him...

GIULIETTA (interrupting)
Still, George!
If you can't keep your tongue still,
You will have the face of Edith Sitwell!

GEORGE
Ah well, they're happy...
It's for the best anyway...
Let's face it,
He's the man for her,
And I'm the man for you, dear...

GIULIETTA
Don't talk such nonsense --
You'll never stop loving her.
You don't fool me:
You're quite besotted with her...

Stop. Wait. Good. Please...
Still, George...

GEORGE
With my scarf I made a tourniquet --
Shantung silk, but worth the sacrifice --
It stemmed the flow, the arm was saved, and...

GIULIETTA
Still, George,
Rose would seem the kind of lady
Who would live through any blood-bath...

GEORGE
Darling, it's over --
So don't be so cynical.
I don't suppose that you've become a nun
Since last I saw you...

GIULIETTA
Wouldn't you love that!
Perpetual chastity!

GEORGE
So tell me,
Have you found some young Adonis?

GIULIETTA (back to work again)
Stop. Wait. Good. Please...

No, George.

BOTH
Time and light are fading --
Shouldn't we make the most of
Every precious moment?
Life is sweet and slow and still and...

VOICES
I'm not leaving here till I get what I came for...it's a
scandal...out of my way...heaven help him if he won't
pay...who are you pushing...I got here first...all I want
is what's fair...he had better be there...

GEORGE (over the voices)
For heaven's sake!
Who's making all that mayhem?

MARCEL (to GEORGE)
Thank God you're here!
We've got trouble with Rose --

HOTELIER (to MARCEL)
Are you certain that
This is the man?
Running up bills
Wherever she goes!
Is he the one
Footing the bill?
(to the others)
This is the man I was
Looking for,

Is this the man?
This is your man!
DOCTOR (to MARCEL)
Can you be certain that
This is the man?
Is this the right man?

CASHIER (to HOTELIER) This is the man
Who will pay for
The eighty-one phone calls!

I beg of you, pay!
My poor mother is dying!

HOTELIER (to GEORGE)
She loses her job if
These bills don't get settled!
If I lose my job, then...
PHARMACIST (to DOCTOR)
This is the man
Who will pay for
The codeine and dressings!

DOCTOR (to GEORGE)
I've called the police, there
(to GEORGE)
We'll call the police if...

Are eight in the lobby!
CASHIER
The Doge's Suite!
HOTELIER
DOCTOR & PHARMACIST
Beluga caviar!
Twenty thousand lire!
GONDOLIER
You are the man,
I understand,
Who can clear my expenses.
Here they are:
Thirty thousand lire! CASHIER
Forty thousand!
HOTELIER
Fifty thousand!

GEORGE (counting)
DOCTOR & PHARMACIST
Nineteen...
Twenty thousand lire!
GIULIETTA (counting)
GONDOLIER
Twenty-three...
Thirty thousand lire!
GEORGE & GIULIETTA
Forty-eight...
CASHIER
Forty thousand!
Forty-nine...
HOTELIER
Fifty thousand!
MARCEL
George, I'm sorry...She's been very ill.

ROSE
George...George...
My life is draining...
Away...

MARCEL (backing out, to GEORGE)
We'd best be on our way --
We'll leave you three alone...

GIULIETTA
So this is Rose Vibert.
The famous Rose Vibert.

GEORGE
I have to talk to her.
Sit down and talk to her.
This can't go on another day.

Rose, what can I do with you?
Wreaking havoc left and right --
It's absurd!
She must change her ways,
She must pass this passing phase --
Problem child...
Running wild...

Rose, I ought to strangle you!
But there's a style about that girl
That stops me in my tracks.
Heaven knows why she
Wants to waste her life with me...

And yet if she went off,
If she set herself free,
As I've told her she should...
Where on earth would I be?

GIULIETTA
You'd be lost, my friend,
And so would she...



ROSE
...And he said to me
He really ought to buy that vineyard...

GIULIETTA
Please, Rose.
Don't you think you ought
To take a little rest
From George's foibles?

ROSE
Well, you'll have to learn to live with it.
That and all his other pet obsessions:
God and Trollope,
Other women...

GIULIETTA
Please, Rose!

George is a remarkable man.
He was there when I thought I had no one.
He saw me through my darkest moments.
He made me talk about my husband.

We had been married five days...
He drove like the wind...
Not any more...

But George was always there,
No matter when or where.
He stopped me feeling so alone...

ROSE
When did you meet him?

GIULIETTA
One evening at Harry's bar --
He wore a silver tie pin
And a smile that was even brighter...

ROSE
I know that tie pin --
It catches on everything!

GIULIETTA
And as for all those paint rags...

ROSE
Heaven help us!

BOTH
We deserve a medal!

ROSE
Nice to see that George has settled in:
Fifteen novels on the go, as always!
Used to drive me to distraction...

GIULIETTA
Please, Rose!

Last year he forgot my birthday,
So I rearranged his bookmarks...

ROSE
George dear, we're talking --
We don't need you hovering.

GIULIETTA
My darling, you're completely right --

We're doing fine without you.

GEORGE (smiles)
I get the picture.
Condemn me to solitude!

ROSE
You'll find some things to keep you occupied.

GIULIETTA
We'll call you if we need you!

ROSE & GIULIETTA
Time and light are fading --
Shouldn't we make the most
Of every precious moment?
Life is sweet and slow and still
And perfect!
All the more, now our man George
Has brought the two of us together!



ROSE
I never imagined she'd be like that --
Your lady friend comes as a sweet surprise...
A wonderfully sweet surprise...

GEORGE
Take a deep breath and prepare yourself...
I've been such a trusting fool...
Those wretched investments I made
Have gone down the drain...
After today, there'll be no more champagne...
The ways of the world are cruel...

ROSE
If I ask a question,
Will you promise...?
You must promise...
That the answer to my question is "yes"...

GEORGE
Yes, I'll say yes...

ROSE
Take a deep breath and prepare yourself...
My mind is in such a mess...
But really, George,
All that I wanted to ask was this:
Would you be willing to marry me?

GEORGE
I've already told you.
Yes.
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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