A Gentleman's Guide - Poison in My Pocket Lyrics

Broadway production (2013)

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder the Musical - Poison in My Pocket Lyrics

Asquith Jr.
You and I go sailing by and no one will know where to find us. Unseen, unknown
and blissfully alone were leaving the rif-raff behind us, all afternoon in our sweet
cocoon our cares for the moments at bay. Side by side who knows how far we'll glide,
bid the world goodbye eagerly we'll fly away.

Monty:
I AM STANDING HERE WITH POISON IN MY POCKET
STANDING ON THIS FROZEN LITTLE DOCK-
IT SEEMS THAT I'VE JUST LET THEM SKATE MY OPPORTUNITY AWAY
IF I HAD THE POISE TO PUT THE POISON
IN A POT OF TEA OR ELSE A SHOT OF GIN
I WOULD BE BACK AMID THE NOISE OF LONDON BY THE END OF DAY. BUT,
I AM STANDING HERE WITH POISON IN MY POCKET
ONE EYE ON THE TARGET, ONE EYE ON THE CLOCK-
IT BETTER HAPPEN SOON BEFORE I LOSE MY NERVE AND RUN.
IF I HAD A KNIFE, I COULD HAVE GRABBED HIM
AND DISCREETLY KNOCKED HIM ON THE HEAD AND STABBED HIM
NOT TO MENTION WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE
IF I HAD HAD A GUN

Then again the thought occurred if i had truly taken stock
it might have stopped me putting poison in my pocket.
What a fool to travel all this way and not think twice
Murder's not a hobby for the cautious-
thoughts of violence can make the timid nauseous
Unless of course the victim plunges head on through the ice
It appears that i've been handed quite an opportune solution
All that still remains is proper execution
I had better join them on the lake before it gets too late
Suddenly there is no stumbling block-
it means that i won't need the poison in my pocket.
What a stroke of luck Sibella teased me 'till I learned to skate.

Asquith Jr. and Monty:
Closer now time is racing- now time is racing on
It's all a matter of pacing
In a moment this moment will be gone

Monty:
With the rhythm of a violinist I am sawing where i think the ice is thinnest
to create a hole through which the tragic lovers meet their doom
One could call call this rather diabolic
Is it strange to feel a wee bit melancholic?
Right, a twinge of some remorse,
Of course! A conscience I assume.
But no! As i'm cutting I am contemplating,
And the truth is it's a tad exhilarating
Even though it's not inconceivable that i'll get caught
Still it comes as quite a shock it seems
A novice standing here with poison in his pocket
Can decide that murdering is easier then he had thought

Asquith Jr.
You and I go sailing by and no one will know where to find us. Unseen, unknown
and blissfully alone were leaving the rif-raff behind us, all afternoon in our sweet
cocoon our cares for the moments at bay. Side by side who knows how far we'll glide,
bid the world goodbye eagerly we'll fly away

Bid the world goodbye eagerly we fly-

(Asquith Jr. drowns)

Monty: Away
All of this is frankly easier than i had thought

[Thanks to Johan for lyrics]
[Thanks to Johan, Simone, Kieran for corrections]

 

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