Bad Men Lyrics

Musical by Dave Malloy (2014)
Ghost Quartet the Musical - Bad Men Lyrics

BRITTAIN (Dunyazad)
Scheherazade was ending the story for the night:

GELSEY (Scheherazade)
“And so rose left the shop with a brand new camera,
And the number of the subway driver written on her arm”

But now the sun is rising
And that is all i am permitted to say

Do you like my story, shah zaman?

BRENT (Shah Zaman)
It is a marvelous tale!

BRITTAIN
What a good, sweet story it is!
You are a real scheherazade

GELSEY
How can this compare
With the story i will tell you
Tomorrow night
If the shah spares me
And i am still alive?

BRENT
When i kill you, i will miss you

GELSEY
How will you grieve for me, o shah?

BRENT
I will command a great feast for the kingdom
With the largest boar that the court has ever seen
And great oaken casks full of honey sweet wine
And we’ll toast to the could-have-been queen

And when the feast is in full swing
And the butterfly jesters are dancing
I will take the largest cask
Back to my room

And I will drink all alone in my room
And I will cry like a baby
And I’ll drink so much i’ll get sick
And I’ll lie on the bathroom floor
Then i’ll drink some more

And I’ll keep drinking
For forty-two years
’Til i’m an old old man
All alone in his chair
Watching game shows
Making fun of the contestants
For their stupid answers
And their wasted lives

BRITTAIN & GELSEY
A wasted sack of a man
An empty brown paper bag
Soggy and gross

BRENT
If you can lose your temper
Then i can lose my mind
If you can lose your temper
Then i can lose my mind

ALL
If you can lose your temper
Then i can lose my mind
If you can lose your temper
Then i can lose my mind

DAVE
Come look at the stars
Dear pearl
Come look at the stars
Dear pearl

BRITTAIN (rose red)
How could you. sister, how could you?

GELSEY (pearl white)
He likes my singing. he likes my singing, that’s all

DAVE
Wait, wait, rose, we were never—
We never—

BRITTAIN
I always knew you were shallow
I always knew you didn’t know me
I always knew you didn’t believe in me
I always knew that i bored you
I always knew i wasn’t pretty enough to hold you
I always knew you’d go with someone smarter than me
I always knew your mind was elsewhere
I always knew you were a snob
I always knew you had your head in the stars
I always knew you and your books
You and your fucking books
I’m not a puzzle
I’m not a fucking logic puzzle for you to figure out
I’m not a fucking game
Why don’t you just go fuck your books?
Why don’t you just go fuck all your fucking books?
We’ll see who’s smarter
We’ll see

BRENT (Bear)
Do you have the things i asked for?
One pot of honey
One piece of stardust
One secret baptism
And a photo of a ghost?

BRITTAIN
Hello there bear
I have the things you asked
I had to go through several lifetimes to get them
And now i’m in your cave
In my sexy red cloak

BRENT
I know littel girl
And no i’m gonna eat you up
Eat you up
Eat you up liek berries

BRITTAIN
But will you do what i asked?
Maul the astronomer,
Turn my sister into a crow?

BRENT
I’m not a murderer
Or a crazy person
I just like honey

GELSEY & DAVE
He just likes honey

BRENT
You’ll just have to do it yourself!
Now go away little girl

BRITTAIN
I hate you

ALL
The driver can’t stop the ghost is here
The driver can’t stop the ghost is here

 

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