Evening Primrose - If You Can Find Me, I'm Here Lyrics

Stephen Sondheim's 1966 television musical
Evening Primrose the Musical - If You Can Find Me, I'm Here Lyrics


WOMAN:
Goodbye my friends and good riddance
Pardon while I disappear
Come see me soon in my hideaway
If you can find me, I'm here

MAN:
Farewell you bloodsucking landlords
Pouring your threats in my ear
Good luck forever to you and yours
If you can find me, I'm here

BOTH:
And I'll stay
Cozily hiding by day
During the day I'll resign
Waiting 'til you go away

MAN:
But at nine
Master of all I survey
Everything gets to be mine to own
Mine to use
Mine to write all the poems I choose
All alone
Only me and my muse

WOMAN:
And forty pianos
And ten thousand shoes

MAN:
Farewell Neanderthal neighbors
Swilling your pretzels and beer

WOMAN:
Fair weather friends, do you miss me now?

BOTH:
If you can find me, I'm here

WOMAN:
Goodbye despoilers of beauty

MAN:
Ruin another career

BOTH:
When you wake up with one genius less
If you can find me, I'm here

MAN:
And I'm free
Free as a bird in a tree

WOMAN:
Free as the slippers I wear
Free with a year's warranty

MAN:
Free as air
All of these products and me

WOMAN:
All that I ask is a chair that tilts

MAN:
Books to read

WOMAN:
Light refreshment before I proceed

MAN:
And a blazer or maybe a tweed
The barest essentials a poet would need

WOMAN:
Live in your barbarous jungle
Screaming for ways to get clear

MAN:
When all the screaming has died away

BOTH:
Come and visit my hideaway
I will be glad to provide a way
If you can find me
I'm here
I am here
I am here
I am here
I am here, here, here!


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