Bride's Lament lyrics

- Drowsy Chaperone, The

Bride's Lament lyrics

Bride's Lament

JANET
I put a monkey on a pedestal
And tried to make that monkey stay
And he did for a time
But he needed to climb
And with other monkeys play
Far away

He left his jacket on that pedestal
Beside his tiny rusty cup
And I haven't got the strength to pick them up
Oh monkey, monkey, monkey
You broke my heart in two
But I'll always save that pedestal
For you

Come my little monkey
Come my little monkey, do

Oh monkey, monkey, monkey
You broke my heart in two
But I'll always save that pedestal
For you

Come my little monkey
Come my little monkey, do

(Spoken)
Wait!
I'm Janet Van De Graaff!
I don't need anyone!
What do I care about the love of one man when I am adored by millions!

(Sung)
Do I need to be so gloomy?
No, no, no
I could rule the world
If so I chose
Sigmund Freud sends flowers to me every show

Gertrude Stein she handed me a rose
I'm Janet, Janet Van De Graaff
Ain't no nail that I can't hammer
Why give up a life of glamour
Life of glamour
Life of glamour
Noooooooo!!

CHORUS
Monkey monkey
Monkey monkey
Monkey monkey monkey

JANET
I'm an accident waiting to happen

CHORUS
Monkey monkey monkey

JANET
I don't wanna show off now more

CHORUS
Monkey monkey

JANET
I don't wanna spread mirth no more

CHORUS
Monkey monkey

JANET
Be the greatest on Earth no more
I don't wanna
I wanna
I don't wanna
I wanna
I don't
I do
I don't
I do
I don't wanna show off

DROWSY, GEORGE, ALDOLPHO, KITTY, FELDZIEG,
GANGSTER 1, GANGSTER 2 & ENSEMBLE
Stay Janet stay Janet stay upon the stage Janet
Millions want to see you shine

JANET
And I think sure Janet sure Janet
Future is secure Janet
Millions will do just fine

But any future I could ever care to shape
Includes just one two timin' cad who drives me ape

CHORUS
She put a monkey on a pedestal
And tried to make that monkey stay
And he did for a time
But he needed to climb
And with other monkeys play

JANET (Spoken)
Oh Robert! What a fool I've been!
A hapless fool! I know now that I love you, but I've thrown it all away!
I love you monkey... but it love enough? Is love ever enough?

CHORUS
That's the story of a monkey gone astray

JANET
I ask

CHORUS
Monkey monkey

JANET
The stars

CHORUS
Monkey monkey

JANET
Above
Is it the monkey or my pedestal
I love

Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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Musical: Drowsy Chaperone, The. Song: Bride's Lament. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes