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Glitter And Be Gay Lyrics - Candide

Glitter And Be Gay Lyrics


CUNEGONDE
Glitter and be gay,
That's the part I play;
Here I am in Paris, France,
Forced to bend my soul
To a sordid role,
Victimized by bitter, bitter circumstance.
Alas for me! Had I remained
Beside my lady mother,
My virtue had remained unstained
Until my maiden hand was gained
By some Grand Duke or other.

Ah, 'twas not to be;
Harsh necessity
Brought me to this gilded cage.
Born to higher things,
Here I droop my wings,
Ah! Singing of a sorrow nothing can assuage.

And yet of course I rather like to revel,
Ha ha!
I have no strong objection to champagne,
Ha ha!
My wardrobe is expensive as the devil,
Ha ha!
Perhaps it is ignoble to complain...
Enough, enough
Of being basely tearful!
I'll show my noble stuff
By being bright and cheerful!
Ha ha ha ha ha! Ha!

Pearls and ruby rings...
Ah, how can worldly things
Take the place of honor lost?
Can they compensate
For my fallen state,
Purchased as they were at such an awful cost?

Bracelets...lavalieres
Can they dry my tears?
Can they blind my eyes to shame?
Can the brightest brooch
Shield me from reproach?
Can the purest diamond purify my name?

And yet of course these trinkets are endearing,
Ha ha!
I'm oh, so glad my sapphire is a star,
Ha ha!
I rather like a twenty-carat earring,
Ha ha!
If I'm not pure, at least my jewels are!

Enough! Enough!
I'll take their diamond necklace
And show my noble stuff
By being gay and reckless!
Ha ha ha ha ha! Ha!

Observe how bravely I conceal
The dreadful, dreadful shame I feel.
Ha ha ha ha!
Last Update: June, 10th 2013

Candide Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Overture Lyrics
  3. Westphalia Chorale Lyrics
  4. Life Is Happiness Indeed Lyrics
  5. The Best Of All Possible Worlds Lyrics
  6. Universal Good Lyrics
  7. Oh, Happy We Lyrics
  8. It Must Be So Lyrics
  9. Westphalia/Battle Music Lyrics
  10. Candide's Lament Lyrics
  11. Dear Boy Lyrics
  12. Auto Da Fe (What A Day) Lyrics
  13. Candide Begins His Travels - It Must Be Me Lyrics
  14. Paris Waltz Lyrics
  15. Glitter And Be Gay Lyrics
  16. You Were Dead, You Know Lyrics
  17. I'm Easily Assimilated Lyrics
  18. Finale Act 1 (Quartet) Lyrics
  19. Act 2
  20. Universal Good (Reprise) Lyrics
  21. My Love Lyrics
  22. We Are Women Lyrics
  23. The piligrim's procession/Alleluia Lyrics
  24. Quiet Lyrics
  25. Introduction to Eldorado Lyrics
  26. The Ballad of Eldorado Lyrics
  27. Words, Words, Words Lyrics
  28. Bon Voyage Lyrics
  29. The Kings' Barcarolle Lyrics
  30. Money, Money, Money Lyrics
  31. What's The Use? Lyrics
  32. Venice Gavotte Lyrics
  33. Nothing More Than This Lyrics
  34. Universal Good (Life is Neither) Lyrics
  35. Finale: Make Our Garden Grow Lyrics

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