It's a Business lyrics

- Curtains

It's a Business lyrics

It's a Business

Carmen:
I've never been known as one of those stupid clucks [pause] Elaine.

Bambi:
Bambi

Carmen:
Who pisses away a lot of her hard earned bucks [pause] Elaine

Bambi:
Bambi

Carmen:
But let's face it your coloratura sucks bambi,
Though it breaks your mother's heart,
Forget about the part,
It's time for you to know
Why I really backed this show.

You ask me for my motives
Well, you needn't be so smart,
It's a business.
It isn't making history,
It isn't making art,
It's a business.

Shaw and Ibsen take 'em away,
And don't bother me with Molière,
Those Russians never pay.

So go on criticise me,
Please, proceed with your attack,
It's a business

I put one million in
And I expect two million back,
It's a business

So, what crime have i committed
If I'm putting up a fight?
It's a business

And I want those paying suckers
Out there giving me the business
Every night

Carmen:
Am I getting through to you, Elaine?

Bambi:
I'm sorry mother, but to me the theatre is a temple.

Carmen:
What so it should only be filled on shabbat? Give me a hand fellas. [they clap] Very funny. You know what I mean. Back me up.

Carmen:
The not for profit theatres
Don't need to turn a buck
That's not business

Guys:
That's not business

Carmen:
So give them Lysistrata
And I wish them lots of luck
I do business

Guys:
She does business

Carmen:
Dorky schmorky
Money misspent
You won't survive Yom Kippur
You'll never get through Lent

I once knew a producer
Whose pretension knew no bounds
In the business

Guys:
In the business

Carmen:
He mounted Samuel Beckett
I don't mean it like it sounds
It was business

Guys:
It was business

Carmen:
So now he's down the crapper
While I'm working in my prime
It's a business

Guys:
It's a business

Carmen:
And the shows I do do business
'Cause I really know my business
And I'm giving them the business, honey
All the time

Bambi:
But what about the great poets of the stage?

Carmen:
Honey i put on the ice man cometh and nobody cameth

Carmen:
To stage hands
To the dressers
To musicians in the pit
It's a business

Guys:
It's a business

Carmen:
The owner of this premesis cleans up if we're a hit
He's in business

Guys:
He's in business

Carmen:
Union workers don't work for free
Hey Harry on the spotlight
Blink twice if you agree

See!

I'm not devoid of culture
But my feet are on the floor
It's a business

Guys:
It's a business

Carmen:
I do the Kama Sutra
With a Richard Rogers score
That's good business

Guys:
That's good business

Carmen:
Yes, green's my favorite color,
And I don't mean on the grass
It's a business

Guys:
It's a business

Carmen:
And the shows I do do business,
Yes I'm good at doin' business,
And if you don't like my business sweetie,

Blow it out your—

Guys:
Business. It's a business

Carmen:
Business

All:
It's a business
It's a business
It's a business

Last Update: February, 10th 2016


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