At The Old Majestic Nickel Matinee lyrics - Some Like It Hot

At The Old Majestic Nickel Matinee lyrics

At The Old Majestic Nickel Matinee

[SUGAR, spoken]
Josephine, do you ever feel like running away?

[JOE (as Josephine), spoken]
On a daily basis

[SUGAR, spoken]
That's why I sneak off to the movies

[JOE (as Josephine), spoken]
So that's where you go every time we hit a new town
Don't you get blue, sittin' all alone in the dark?

[SUGAR, spoken]
I'm never alone when I'm watching movies, Josephine
I meet the most interesting characters up on that silver screen
Ever since I was ten, it only cost a nickel to change my world

In a small town in Georgia, you really had to search
For something entertaining to see
So th? best show in town was every Sunday down in church
Surround?d by good people who looked like me
Oh, but then one day, a Picture Palace opened
For a nickel you could dream there, day and night
Ah, but those who looked like me could only use the balcony
Like the movies, life could be that black and white

But up there, on the screen
There was romance
And the make-believe would carry me away
Because no one I'd ever seen
Were like the stars up on the screen
At the Old Majestic Nickel Matinee

In those movies I saw, things looked different
Someone else's world was up there on display
For not one vamp or Wall Street wife
Held up a mirror to my life
At the Old Majestic Nickel Matinee

So, I would pretend that it was me up there
But, with Mary Pickford playing my maid
That I was a star, living life without a care
Who never was alone or felt afraid

We could never sit with those who sat below us
Kept out of sight, but heck, it caused me no dismay
Besides, I wasn't thinking of 'em
I would rather be above ‘em
At the Old Majestic Nickel Matinee

[JOE (as Josephine), spoken]
You're already a star in my book
All you need's the camera
What's stopping you from just going out there and doing it?
[SUGAR, spoken]
Only the world, Josephine

A handful of nickels was all I ever had
But I believed that something had to change

So, up there on the screen, I decided
That a young girl just like me would look one day
And draped in diamonds and in fur
She would see someone just like her
And her hopes and dreams would never have to stay
At the Old Majestic Nickel Matinee
Last Update: November, 20th 2023

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