Cagney - How Will I Be Remembered?/ Some Other Guy (reprise) Lyrics

Off-Broadway musical (2016)
Cagney the Musical - How Will I Be Remembered?/ Some Other Guy (reprise) Lyrics


(Music & Lyrics by Robert Creighton)

Cagney:
I need somehow to change it
To let them see my heart
I thought yankee doodle dandy
Would have been that part

I long to bring some light
To make art that feeds the soul
What can I do differently
Is there more i can control?

Ma said to be true
To always look ‘em in the eye
Have I lost track if I go back
Am I just getting by

How will I be remembered 
When they’ve run my final reel
Will it only be a line I never said
Just you dirty rat, that thug in the hat
A gangster, a villain, a bum
How will I be remembered 
When they’ve run my final reel

Cagney:                                  Willie:
Part after part                         Days’ll whisk by           
They all play the same 
That’ll be all I have                  No point ‘less you try
Made of our name                                                                                                           
I’ll be long gone                       I made ya strong
But the characters live
What a damn shame                Don’t do yourself wrong
If that's all i can give

So if I’m remembered 
When they’ve run my final reel
Will it only be a line I never said
Just you dirty rat, that thug in the hat          Oh....  Oh jimmy...
A gangster, a villain, a bum                        No, not you.
Is how i’ll be remembered 
When they’ve run my final reel

Willie (spoken):
You have done so much. You have so much to be proud of.

Cagney (spoken):
The thing I'm most proud of is being married to you.

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How Will I Be Remembered?/ Some Other Guy (reprise) lyrics from Cagney the Musical