This is Life lyrics

- Bandstand
Album lyrics:
  1. Act 1
  2. Just Like It Was Before 
  3. Donny Novitski
  4. I Know A Guy 
  5. Ain't We Proud 
  6. Who I Was
  7. Just Like It Was Before (reprise) 
  8. First Steps First 
  9. Breathe 
  10. You Deserve It 
  11. Love Will Come and Find Me Again Lyrics
  12. Right This Way Lyrics
  13. Act 2
  14. Entr'acte 
  15. Nobody
  16. I Got a Theory 
  17. Everything Happens 
  18. Welcome Home 1
  19. A Band in New York City 
  20. This is Life
  21. Welcome Home 2
  22. Finale 

This is Life lyrics

This is Life


DONNY
If we were in an MGM film,
We would kiss and walk through that door there.
If we were in a radio play,
We’d admit we’re friends, but there’s more there.

JULIA
If we were singing Hammerstein songs,
We could fix all the wrongs in rhyme.
But this is life, with a heartache it brings and
We know that these things take time.

DONNY
If we were in a Hemingway book,
We would laugh and drink till the morning.
If this were a ballet, then I might sweep
You off your feet without warning.

JULIA
Or filmed noir with a dangerous affair,
I would ask if you’d care to stay.
But this is life, and I’m wondering if
We should play it a different way.

DONNY
Maybe perfect nights of celebration,

JULIA
Hotel hallway brief flirtations.
Might be overrated

DONNY AND JULIA
Might be overrated, life’s more complicated.
We could write our own take on it.

JULIA
Or leave well enough, alone.

Shake on it.

DONNY
Shake on it.

No one planned for a moment like this,
There's no perfect script that provides us.
Words to say or the answers that might
Overcome the past that divides us.

BOTH
Movie stars with the passions they feel,
Somehow in the last reel unite

JULIA
You know.

DONNY
That's right.

DONNY AND JULIA
But this is life, so at least for today,
We should probably say, good night.

Last Update: June, 24th 2017


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