The Twenty Dollar Bill lyrics

- Caroline, or Change

The Twenty Dollar Bill lyrics

The Twenty Dollar Bill

NOAH
The next day I go off to school.

ROSE
Noah, darling, study hard!
You should see his last report card, Papa,
everything Cs and Ds.

MR. STOPNICK
Look at this! The hypocrites!
Eulogizing, rhapsodizing!
Kennedy!
Kennedy!
They hated him!
They murdered him!
Did him in!
And now?

ROSE
Good morning Caroline.

NOAH
All day long I sit at school,
drifting dreaming in the classroom,
inattentive cause I?m BORED!

ROSE, STUART, MR. STOPNICK
Study, Noah, study hard!

NOAH
Drawing doodles, Maccabees,
bumble bees, Christmas trees
and all the toys I plan to buy with?
Buy with?
Buy with?

GRANDMA AND GRANDPA GELLMAN
Suddenly he sits up straight,
suddenly he can?t concentrate!
Suddenly open go the eyes!

NOAH
Suddenly I realize:

GRANDMA AND GRANDPA GELLMAN
A dreadful blow he has been dealt!

NOAH
Left my?left my?

NOAH, GRANDMA AND GRANDPA GELLMAN
Chanukah Gelt!

NOAH
All that money!
Twenty Dollars!

GRANDMA AND GRANDPA GELLMAN
Twenty dollars!
In your pocket!
In the pocket of your pants!

NOAH
In the pocket of my pants!
There?s still a chance!
Maybe she hasn?t done the laundry!
There?s all that cleaning after a party.
Oh please clock please clock
strike three now.

GRANDMA AND GRANDPA GELLMAN
Tick tock tick tock

NOAH
Anyhow
she can?t?it?s mine!
She can?t have my money! I?ll sue!
Aw come on, clock!

GRANDMA AND GRANDPA GELLMAN
It?s only two.

NOAH
I?m plotzing with anxiety!

GRANDMA AND GRANDPA GELLMAN
Alright, already;
now ? it?s ? three.

NOAH
Finally!
The second I hear the three o?clock bell?
I?m a bat out of hell!
I run down the street?like a blur!
and right away,
the washing machine!

WASHING MACHINE
Consequences unforeseen.
I?m on!

NOAH
In the basement! It?s on! It?s her!
The spin cycle?s already started to spin!
She?s down there! Wait! Wait! Caroline!

CAROLINE
What?

NOAH
Did you find??

CAROLINE
Yep, I did.
And now it?s mine.


Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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Musical: Caroline, or Change. Song: The Twenty Dollar Bill. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes