Where Did We Go Wrong

Broadway Musical Lyrics
Addams Family - Where Did We Go Wrong Lyrics

MORTICIA (Spoken):
She's perky

GOMEZ (Spoken):
She's bubbly

MORTICIA (Spoken):
She's optimistic

GOMEZ (Spoken):
Where did we go wrong?

MORTICIA:
We taught her to hunt

GOMEZ:
We taught her to aim

MORTICIA:
We gave her a bow

GOMEZ:
We gave her no shame

MORTICIA:
We gave what we had

GOMEZ:
Made sure she was bad

BOTH:
Did all that we could to keep her sad

GOMEZ:
We told her to stay away from modern jazz

MORTICIA:
We gaver her that week long trip to Alcatraz

GOMEZ:
We promised she'd be equipped

BOTH:
And filled her crypt with woe
What'd we know?

GOMEZ:
We took her to funerals in the morning mist

MORTICIA:
We took her to slaughter houses

GOMEZ:
Schindler's list

MORTICIA:
We taught her to scowl and sneer and domineer

GOMEZ:
On cue

BOTH:
What did we do?
Where did we go wrong?

GOMEZ (Spoken):
Are we good parents?

BOTH:
Where did we go wrong?

MORTICIA (Spoken):
Are we cliche?

BOTH:
Somewhere in between
Guilt and guillotine
We forgot to notice that our daughter lost her way
Where did we go wrong?

MORTICIA:
And can we fix this?

GOMEZ:
Maybe it's a passing phase

BOTH:
But if she's going wrong
Then what will change her ways?

GOMEZ (Spoken):
That's it! We'll cancel this dinner

MORTICIA (Spoken):
We'll circle the wagon

GOMEZ (Spoken):
And give these "goody-licious" Beinekes the boot!

MORTICIA:
We must intervene

GOMEZ:
We shouldn't delay

MORTICIA:
She's barely eighteen

GOMEZ:
So what do we say?

MORTICIA:
We know the occult

GOMEZ:
That's certainly true

MORTICIA:
We're to consult

GOMEZ:
Morticia, with you

MORTICIA:
So why all the fuss?

GOMEZ:
My darling, discuss

MORTICIA:
She needs only us

GOMEZ:
It's us, only us

MORTICIA:
We've always been there for her
To swear for her

GOMEZ:
Discourage dental care for her

BOTH:
Do well for her
Excel for her
Make home a living hell for her
So where did we go wrong
Is not the question
Resolute and strong
Is our next move

GOMEZ:
We'll tell her today

MORTICIA:
Do what we say

BOTH:
Send all the Beinekes back to the fray
Turn them away at first sight
And that's where we'll go right?

BOTH (Spoken):
No dinner tonight!

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