Merrily We Roll Along - Growing Up (Part II) Lyrics

2012 New York City Center Encores!
Merrily We Roll Along the Musical - Growing Up (Part II) Lyrics


(FRANK)
Thanks, old friends...
Keep reminding me...
Frank's old friends
Always seem to come through.
Frank will, too...
So, old friends..
Now it's time to start growing up.
Taking charge, seeing things as they are.
Facing facts,
Not escaping them.
Still with dreams, just reshaping them.
Growing up.
Charley is a hothead,
Charley won't budge.
Charley is a friend.
Charley is a screamer,
Charley won't bend,
Charley's in your corner.
Mary is a dreamer,
Mary's a friend.
Mary is a nudge.
Mary is a purist,
Charley's a judge.
Charley is a dropout,
Everything's a "cop-out".
Why is it old friends
Don't want old friends to change?
Every road has a turning,
That's the way you keep learning:
So, old friends,
Don't you see we can have it all,
Moving on,
Getting out of the past?
Solving dreams,
Not just trusting them.
Taking dreams,
Reajusting them,
Growing up,
Growing up.
Trying things,
Being flexible,
Bending with the road.
Adding dreams
When the others don't last.
Growing up,
Understanding that growing never ends.
Like old dreams --
Some old dreams --
Like old friends.

(GUSSIE)
Life is knowing what you want, darling.
That's the only thing to know.
As I told you moons ago, darling,
Nothing wrong with wanting.
Nothing wrong with wanting me, darling.
Also nothing wrong with not,
Though it's only fair that
You should be aware that
I want you a lot.
Growing up
Means admitting the things
You want the most.
Can't pursue
Every possible line.
Folding tents,
Making choices,
Ignoring all
Other voices,
Including mine...
You're divine...
You decide on what you want, darling.
Not on what you think you should.
Not on what you want to want, darling.
Not from force of habit.
Once it's clearly understood, darling
Better go and grab it.
Things can slip away for good, darling.
What is it you really...

[Thanks to Whitney McDonnell for lyrics]

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