The Whole Being Dead Thing Lyrics

2019 Broadway
Beetlejuice the Musical - The Whole Being Dead Thing Lyrics


"The Whole Being Dead Thing" is a song performed by Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice) and Ensemble from the musical Beetlejuice.

BEETLEJUICE:
Hey, folks! Begging your pardon!
‘Scuse me! Sorry to barge in
But let’s skip the tears and start on the whole
Y’know
Being dead thing
You’re doomed! Enjoy the singing
The sword of Damocles is swinging
And if I hear your cell-phone ringing
I’ll kill you myself

The whole being dead thing!
Death can get a person stressed:
“We should have carpe’d way more diems
Now we’re never gonna see ‘em!
I can show you what comes next
So don’t be freaked
Stay in your seats
I do this bullshit, like, eight times a week!
So just relax, you’ll be fine
Drink your fifty-dollar wine
And take a breath!

ENSEMBLE:
Welcome to a show about death!

BEETLEJUICE:
You’re…you’re gonna be fine…
On the other side…
DIE! YOU’RE ALL GONNA DIE! YOU’RE ALL GONNA DIE!

I…I’ll be your guide (Yeah)
To the other side…

ENSEMBLE:
Open, full disclosure: It’s a show about death!

BEETLEJUICE:
Everybody gets on Vine here
Like Rodgers, Hart, and Hammerstein here
The women’s bathroom has no line here
Just…pee where you want!
The whole being dead thing!
You’re just gonna love the folks here
Yes, I know you’re woke, but you can take a joke here!
And every show I do, like, a TON of coke here

The whole-
(He pretend sniffs)
PAH! The whole being dead thing!

Nobody is bullet-proof!
“I work out, I eat clean!”
Jesus, pass the Dramamine
Time to face the brutal truth:
‘Cause we’re all on a hitlist
Might not live ‘till Christmas
Choke to death on Triscuits
Hey, that one’s just statistics
So take a little break here
Nothing much at stake here
The scenery is fake here
THERE’S A GIANT SNAKE HERE!

ENSEMBLE:
Welcome to a show about death!

BEETLEJUICE:
You’re…you’re gonna be fine…
THANK YOU!
On the other side…
HOW YOU DOIN’?
Not good!
(He "scats")

I’ll…I’ll be your guide!
To the other side!
Seriously, though, this is a show about-

ENSEMBLE:
Death is taboo, but it’s hardly something new
There’s nothing medical professionals could do
'Cept maybe just bill you

BEETLEJUICE:
If you die during this performance, this show will NOT stop!

ENSEMBLE:
There’s no destiny or fate
Just a terrifying wait
Filled with people that you hate
And on a certain date the universe kills you!

BEETLEJUICE:
That’s the thing with life:
No-one makes it out alive!
Toss that body in the pit
“Gosh, it’s awful, ain’t it tragic?”
“Blah, blah, Bible. Jesus magic.”
When you’re dead, who gives a shit?
No pilates, no more yoga!
“Namaste”, you frickin’ posers
From the cradle to cremation

Death just needs a little conversation!
I have mastered the art (Dies Irae!)
Of tearing convention apart (Dies Irae!)

So, how about we all make a start (Dies Irae!)
On the whole being dead thing!

BEETLEJUICE & ENSEMBLE:
God, I hope you’re ready for a show about death!


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