A Chorus Line the Musical - And... Lyrics

2006 Broadway Revival
A Chorus Line The Musical - And... Lyrics

BOBBY (spoken):
Well, to begin with,
I come from this quasi-middle-upper or upper-middle class,
Family-type-home.
I could never figure out which but it was real boring.
I mean, we had money - but no taste.
You know the kind of house - Astroturf on the patio?
Anyway my mother had a lot of card parties
And was one of the foremost bridge cheaters in America.
My father worked for this big corporation.
They used to send him out into the field a lot - to drink.
Better that than to find him lying on his office floor...
But he was okay... I was the strange one.

ZACH:
How strange?

BOBBY:
Real, real strange. I used to love to give garage recitals.
Bizarre recitals.
This one time I was doing Frankenstein as a musicale
And I spray-painted this kid silver - all over.
They had to rush him to the hospital.
'Cause he had that thing when your pores can't breathe...
He lived 'cause luckily I didn't paint the soles of his feet.
And... (He goes into pantomime)

RICHIE:
And...
What if I'm next?
What if I'm next?
What am I gonna do?
I haven't got a clue.
I gotta think of something.
What does he want?
What does he want?
Stories from the past.
I better find one fast.

MAGGIE, GREG, BEBE, RICHIE, VAL, PAUL:
What should I say?
What can I tell him?

BOBBY:
(Out of pantomime, spoken)
As I got older I kept getting stranger and stranger,
I to go down to this Busy intersection near my house
Rush hour and direct traffic.
I just wanted To see if anybody'd notice me.
That's when I started breaking people's houses -- oh,
I didn't steal anything --just re-arrange their furniture.
And... (He goes into pantomime)

VAL:
And...
Orphan at three,
Orphan at three.
Mother and dad both gone.
Raised by a sweet ex-con.
Tied up and d at seven.
Seriously!
Seriously!
Nothing too!
I'd better keep it clean

DON, CONNIE, SHEILA, RICHIE, VAL, DIANA:
What should I say?
What can I tell him?

BOBBY:
(Out of pantomime, spoken) School?
You wanna hear about school?
I went to P. S... See,
I was the kind of kid that was always getting slammed
Into lockers and stuff like that.
Not only by students -- by the teachers too.
Oh and I d sports, d sports.
And sports were very big.
I mean, it was jock city, but I didn't make one team.
See I couldn't catch a ball if it had Elmer's Glue on it.
And didn't my father have to be this big ex-football hero,
He was so humiliated, he didn't know what to tell his friends.
So he told 'em all I had polio.
On father's day I'd to limp for him.
(He demonstrates) And... (He goes into pantomime)

JUDY:
And...
God, I'm a wreck.
God, I'm a wreck.
I don't know where to start.
I'm gonna fall apart.
Where are my childhood memories?
Who were the boys?
What were my toys?
Gone beyond recall!
And why am I so tall!
What should I say?

VAL, RICHIE, MAGGIE, CONNIE, JUDY, DIANA, MIKE:
What can I tell him?

JUDY:
And...

CONNIE & MAGGIE:
And...

RICHIE:
And...

VAL & DIANA:
And...

BOBBY:
(Out of pantomime, spoken)
And my mother kept saying:
"If you don't stop setting your brother on fire,
We're going to have to send you away."
And I was always thinking up these spectacular ways how to.
But then I realized -- to in Buffalo is redundant!


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