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Lyric Question

BatBoi
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Lyric Question#0
Posted: 7/4/03 at 12:37pm
Does anyone have the lyrics to "And They're Off" from A New Brain?

Thanks in advance!! :o)

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LifeOnStage
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re: Lyric Question#1
Posted: 7/4/03 at 7:23pm
Yeah, I have the lyrics:

Gordo:
Ponies in the sun
the race is soon beginning
My father bet the family fortune
On a sleek brown horse.
My father had a hunch.
We gave up lunch
So daddy could make a wager.
Ma would scoff
She would scoff, hear her scoff;

And they're off!
Yeah, there off!
And they move in a herd
Like a four-letter word
And they're off
Ticket float
To the ground
And the band starts to play
As the horses go 'round.
And they're off!

Mommy sat and cried
But dad was unaffected
He said,
"Have you ever had a better two minutes
In the last three years?"
We said, "But dad, the dumb horse lost!"
He said,
"Sometimes joy has a terrible cost,
I know that."
Ma would scoff, she would scoff, hear her scoff;

And they're off!
Yeah they're off
Mommy's biting his neck
As they roll on the deck
And they're off.
There is blood
On the ground.
And the band starts to play
As the horses go 'round;
And they're off!

Isn't life funny?
People lose money
And have fun.
Betting, of course, is
Hell on the horses
And on families where the betting is done;
It's a joke to believe someone's won.

All they did was fight.
Plus they discussed the weather;
My father bet the family fortune
Till it disapeared.
We also laughed a lot.
That was a thing I often forgot
To tell you.
But it's true, yes it's true, it is true;

And he's off!
Daddy's off.
We get letters from Maine
Where he tries to explain
Why he's off.
What was lost
Was not found
And the band starts to play
As the horses go 'round
And they're off!
And they're off!

Chorus:
I hear the bell of the
Starting gate

Gordo:
They are off!

Chorus:
We're salivating
As we move it!
Moving down the track!

Gordo:
And they move in a herd
Like a four-letter word
And they're off!

Chorus:
coming down the stretch!

Gordo:
There is blood

Chorus:
There is blood

Gordo:
On the ground

Chorus:
On the ground.

Gordo:
And the band starts to play
As the horses go 'round
And 'round

Chorus:
And 'round

Gordo:
And 'round

Chorus:
And 'round

Gordo:
And 'round

Chorus:
And 'round

Gordo:
And 'round

Chorus:
And 'round

Gordo:
And 'round

Chorus:
And 'round
And 'round
And 'round
And 'round
And 'round
And 'round

Gordo & Chorus:
And they're off!
BatBoi
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re: re: Lyric Question#2
Posted: 7/4/03 at 7:44pm
You're my hero!! :o)

You just "saved the bat boi" LOLOL. . lame . . I know.
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re: re: re: Lyric Question#3
Posted: 7/5/03 at 7:05am
LOVE this show. I wish I'd seen it. Thank God for the soundtrack!!
BatBoi
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re: re: re: re: Lyric Question#4
Posted: 7/5/03 at 10:47am
One of the community theaters here in AZ is doing it this upcoming season. . I'm very excited!! Yippy!

*does a little dance*

Plus they're doing SFANW, so it's just double excitement.
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re: re: re: re: re: Lyric Question#5
Posted: 7/5/03 at 1:43pm
Without a doubt, the best show I've ever seen in NYC.