Merrily We Roll Along - Now You Know Lyrics

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Merrily We Roll Along the Musical - Now You Know Lyrics


Scotty:
So you’ve made a mistake,
So you’re singing the blues,
So you’ll take some time,
Go visit some places —

Mary:
You’ve got to be somewhere
Where there’s nothing to remind you —
Right?

Tyler:
What you need is a break —
I’ll arrange a nice cruise,
You’ll relax a bit and
See some new faces…

Charley, mary:
You’ve got to do something —
Only never look behind you.

Charley, mary, tyler:
Right?

Scotty, tyler:
Best thing that ever could have happened

Joe:
So you’ll sit in the sun,
You’ll come back with a tan,
Then we’ll do that show
You’ve always been talking —

Scotty:
The side is retired,
So we start another inning —
Right?

Tyler:
On a boat is such fun —

Jerome:
You’ll come back a changed man —

Tyler:
I’ve had lots of guests and
No one’s squawking.

Charley, mary:
Feels like an ending,
But it’s really a beginning —
Right?

Scotty:
Best thing that ever could have happened,
I say, best thing that ever could have happened —

Tyler:
Best thing that ever could have happened —

Joe:
One more thing not to think about…

Jerome:
It was all getting much too complicated —

Frank: (spoken)
Right!

Mary:
All right,
Now you know:
Life is crummy.
Well, now you know.

I mean, big surprise:
People love you and tell you lies.
Bricks can tumble from clear blue skies.
Put your dimple down,
Now you know.

Okay, there you go —
That’s the sum of it,
Now you know.

It’s called flowers wilt,
It’s called apples rot,
It’s called thieves get rich
And saints get shot,
It’s called god don’t answer prayers a lot,
Okay, now you know.

Okay, now you know,
Now forget it.
Don’t fall apart at the seams.
It’s called letting go your illusions,

And don’t confuse them with dreams.
If the going’s slow,
Don’t regret it
And don’t let’s go to extremes.

It’s called, what’s your choice?
It’s called, count to ten.
It’s called, burn your bridges,
Start again.
You should burn them every now and then
Or you’ll never grow!

Because now you grow.
That’s the killer is,
Now you grow.

All right, nothing’s fair,
And it’s all a plot,
And tomorrow doesn’t look too hot —
Right,
You better look at what you’ve got:

Over here, hello?

Okay, now you know.
Right?

Joe:
So you’ll find a new gal —

Scotty, joe:
So you’ll write a new play —

Jerome, scotty, joe:
In a month or two,
You’re going to thank us.

Mary:
You may have missed one road,
But there’s plenty more to follow.
Right?

Tyler:
We’ll go through the canal,
Up the coast to l.A.
You’ll come see the place
I’m building at trancas.

Charley:
You hang around here, pal,
And you’re only gonna wallow.
Right?

All:
Right!

Scotty, k.T., bunker:
Best thing that ever could have happened!

Mary:
I mean, you’ll come back,
I mean, what’s the fuss?

Charley:
I mean, sea and sun and comfort plus.

Charley, mary:
I mean, after all, you’ve still got us.

All:
Best thing that ever could have happened!
It was all getting much too complicated…
Best thing that ever could have happened!

Frank:
Right!
You’ve gotta let go,
Gotta do it from scratch,
Take a long deep breath,
Go back to your sources.
A little vacation,
Which is all about forgetting —
Right?

All:
Right!

Frank:
Right!
Then we’ll do a new show —
No, we’ll do a whole batch —
Maybe one that’s all about divorces!
I mean, a divorce court —
What a fascinating setting!
Right?

All:
Right!

Frank:
Right!

All:
Best thing that ever could have happened…
Best thing that ever could have happened…
I say, best thing that ever could have happened…
It’s your time, your time…
Yesterday is done.
See the pretty countryside.
Soon enough you’re merrily,
Merrily
Rolling along…
Rolling along…
So you’ll sit in the sun,
You’ll come back with a tan,
In a month or two,
You’re going to thank us.
It’s your time…
It’s your time…

All:
What’s your choice?
It’s called, count to ten.
It’s called burn your bridges,
Start again.
You should burn them every now and then
Or you’ll never grow!

Because now you grow.
Life’s a killer,
So now you grow.

Mary:
You’re right, nothing’s fair,
And it’s all a plot,
And tomorrow doesn’t look too hot —

All:
Right, you better look at what you’ve got:
Over here, hello?
Over here, hello?
Now you know!
Now you know!
Right!
Right!
Right!
Right!
Now you know!

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