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More Miserable Sequence Lyrics


What show takes you up in the air when you come to call?
It's Broadway's big love affair, but not really Broadway's at all
But I saw it and I didn't mind
Compare it to other shows and you'll find
Just like the poster says, God knows,
It's Less Miserable than other shows

Go try, get in, to watch the people spin
Ooo-la-la-laa, Les Miserables
Javert gets sunk, and Eponine goes punk
Ooo-la-la-laa, Les Miserables
Valjean gets caught, and everyone gets shot
Ooo-la-la-laa, it's not Hedda Gabler
It's hot, it's chic, c'est tres tres magnifique
Les Miserables

At the end of the play we're another year older
And we're often exhausted from playing the poor
Randy Graff fell in the band
And the turntable's making us dizzy
Trevor Nunn yells a command
And it's throwing us all in a tizzy
And there's going to be hell to pay
At the end of the play

At the end of the play see the audience smolder
Sitting flat on their butts for three hours or more
They can't wait to get back home
And to read the libretto in bed
To decipher whatever went on
And what we said
Better read your synopsis
At the end of the play

There was a time when shows were fun
And they used bright lighting
And the shows weren't so long
And the songs weren't so biting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a show in days gone by
Where all the scenery looked so pretty
I didn't sing one song then die
And all my costumes weren't so gritty

I did a tap-dance and I smiled
And pathos wasn't overstated
My lips were red, my hair was styled
I didn't act so constipated

But now that misery's in style
It's artistic if you suffer
So they tore my dress apart
And the chorus girls walk lame, lame

I dreamed a show in days gone by
Neil Diamond didn't sing my hit song
A pretty girl they'd glorify
And Act One wasn't so damn long

Come watch us grovel in the dirt
Then buy a souvenir and don it
Rich folks pay twenty bucks a shirt
That has a starving pauper on it

I dreamed a show in days gone by
Where all the sets weren't piles of rubble
I didn't have to belt high E
And be as miserable as me

God it's high, this song's too high
Pity me, change the key
Bring it down, bring it down
It's too high
It's too high
Much too high

If I seem to be grief stricken
When this song goes on and on
Empty songs with empty lyrics
All about the dead and gone

Oh no Etienne, you're simply a confused and worried child.
Let me explain the plot of the show to you
So you can understand the way it's styled.

Jean Valjean is a convict who is being chased by the policeman Javert
Who doesn't know that he is now a mayor
And has adopted Cosette the little waif daughter of Fantine who dies in Act One
And that's why Jean Valjean must run.

Ah yes.

Then he becomes involved in a French Revolution,
But not the big famous one a little later one you thought you didn't know anything about
Where Jean Valjean watches everyone get caught except for...


Yes! Marius, who loves Cosette instead of Eponine
Who joins the revolutionaries and runs up the barricade where she gets...


Shot. After she sings a long ballad very much like Jean Valjean
Who dies peacefully knowing that he has driven Javert to jump off a bridge
And has significantly changed France by being an all-round nice guy
And C'est Finis our story's done.
How did you like that?


Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the hit songs from Les Mis
It is the best show of a classic
Since they modernised The Wiz
Better learn the songs by heart
And if you don't, they'll call you dumb
They'll be atop the record chart
When the British come

No more Gershwin, no more Kern
We don't need old shows anymore
We'll set ablaze and burn most every Stephen Sondhiem score
Come join with the few who have started a musical war

Do you hear the people sing?
All of the new songs from Les Mis
Even the great Andrew Lloyd Webber
Wished the songs were really his
You'll be ticketed and pinched
If a La Cage song you should hum
Poor Jerry Herman will be lynched
When the British come

Do you hear the people sing?
All of the new songs from Les Mis
Now with our new French Revolution
We'll decapitate The Wiz
Now Les Mis is here to stay
Miss Saigon will leave you numb
Phantom will haunt the Great White Way
When the British come
The British come
Forbidden Broadway!
Last Update: June, 10th 2013

Forbidden Broadway, Vols. 1-4 Lyrics

  1. Disc: 1
  2. Forbidden Broadway Lyrics 
  3. Non Plu Andral Lyrics 
  4. Don't Cry for Me, Argentina Lyrics 
  5. Annie's Favorite Showtune Lyrics 
  6. Pirates of Penzance Sequence Lyrics 
  7. Be a Catholic Lyrics 
  8. Triplets Lyrics 
  9. Bankable Stars Lyrics 
  10. I'm Entertainment Lyrics 
  11. Angela Lansbury Sequence/If the Show Had Run Past Labor Day Lyrics 
  12. Audition Sequence: Soliloquy from Carousel/I'm Sick of Playin [Excerpt] Lyrics 
  13. Merman & Martin Sequence: It's de-Lovely/My Heart Belongs to Daddy/Mu Lyrics 
  14. Carol Channing Sequence/Call on Carol/Dolly Is a Girl's Best Friend Lyrics 
  15. Ambition (Tradition) Lyrics
  16. Forbidden Broadway (Reprise) Lyrics 
  17. Disc: 2
  18. Opening and Who Do They Know? Lyrics 
  19. Forbidden Broadway, Vol. 2 Lyrics 
  20. Fugue for Scalpers Lyrics 
  21. Patti LuponeI / Get a Kick Out of Me Lyrics 
  22. Into the Woods/Weekend in the Country Lyrics 
  23. Annie 2 Lyrics
  24. Poor Butterfly Lyrics 
  25. Madonna's Brain Lyrics 
  26. Never, Never Panned Lyrics
  27. Somewhat Overindulgent Lyrics
  28. Chita-Rita Lyrics
  29. I Ham What I Ham Lyrics
  30. Hey, Bob Fosse Lyrics
  31. Almost Like Vegas in New York Lyrics 
  32. Teeny Todd Lyrics 
  33. Liza Lyrics 
  34. Ladies Who Screech Lyrics 
  35. Phantom of the Musical: Goldfinger/Lloyd Weber Lyrics 
  36. George M.! Lyrics 
  37. More Miserable Sequence Lyrics
  38. Finale Lyrics 
  39. Disc: 3
  40. Carol Channing Sequence: Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery Lyrics 
  41. Forbidden Broadway Vol. III Lyrics 
  42. Trouble in New York City Lyrics 
  43. Guys and Dolls Sequence: Guys and Dolls/I Know I've Seen This Show ... Lyrics 
  44. If I Sing It Slower Lyrics 
  45. On the Ashkebad, Tbusi and Kiev Express Lyrics 
  46. I Could Have Danced All Night Lyrics 
  47. Grand Hotel/I Can't Learn This Song Quite So Quickly/Follies Bergere Lyrics 
  48. Someday Lyrics 
  49. Dear Antonio/The Sounds of Shakespeare Lyrics 
  50. Everything's Coming Up Merman/Old Fashioned Ballad/There's Nobody ... Lyrics 
  51. Tonight Who Will Play Miss Saigon?. You Are Hallmark, I Postcard Lyrics 
  52. Put on Your Phony Vocie/All I Ask of You Lyrics 
  53. Camelounge Lyrics 
  54. Mess of the Spider Woman: Prologue/Come and See Me/Mess of the ... Lyrics 
  55. Back to Broadway Lyrics 
  56. Tell Me It's Not True/I Think I'm Acting/Downshow Lyrics 
  57. Scenery, Fly Me, Amplify Me/Listening to Us Lyrics 
  58. Finale: What Happened to Heart? Lyrics 
  59. Disc: 4
  60. Parody Tonight: Oh What a Beautiful Moron/One Foot More (With One Look) Lyrics 
  61. Show Boat Medley: P.C. Show Boat/Make Believe/Ol' Show Show Boat Lyrics 
  62. My Souvenir Things Lyrics 
  63. Elaine Stritch Lyrics 
  64. Big Lyrics 
  65. Bernadette and Mandy in So Miscast (Wunderbar and So in Love) Lyrics 
  66. King Is Her/Whistle a Sondheim Tune/Shall We Boink? Lyrics 
  67. Be Depressed Lyrics 
  68. Patti Lupone in Master Class/As If I Never Said Goodbye/Andrew ... Lyrics 
  69. You're the One I Want/Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee/There Are Worse Things Lyrics 
  70. Meow! I Hope I Get It (God I Hope I Get It) Lyrics 
  71. You Just Can't Sing Lyrics 
  72. Ann Reinking in Chicago Lyrics 
  73. Kiss Me Kate/Corrective Casting/Jerry and Liza Lyrics 
  74. Julie Hot Lyrics 
  75. Spoonful of Julie Lyrics 
  76. Tony Nominating Committee: Victor/Ignor-Ee-Ya Lyrics 
  77. Crazy Girl Lyrics 
  78. Rant Lyrics 
  79. Ouch! They're Tight Lyrics 
  80. Too Gay for You-Too Het'ro for Me Lyrics 
  81. Pretty Voices Singing: Think Punk Lyrics 
  82. Season of Hype Lyrics 
  83. This Ain't Boheme/Death and Resurrection Lyrics 
  84. Finale: Something Wonderful Lyrics 
  85. Encore-Ta-Ta Folks Lyrics 
  86. Exit Music: Julie the Star! Lyrics 

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