Why Does Our House Have A Basement? Lyrics

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Caroline, or Change the Musical - Why Does Our House Have A Basement? Lyrics


NOAH:
Why does our house have a basement?
Underground is underwater.
This is where the Great Plains end
In the Gulf of Mexico.

ROSE:
Go to sleep now, go to sleep.

NOAH:
Rose?

ROSE:
Noah?

NOAH:
If there's only water underground,
Is my mother buried underwater?

ROSE:
Don't be silly, she's safe and sound,
They buried her above the ground,
In a dry little house;
Not even a mouse can get in , I bet.
Listen, your daddy's clarinet?

NOAH:
Good night, Caroline.

CAROLINE:
Go to bed, Noah. Stop botherin the night.

NOAH:
I'm glad you came back to work today.
Sorry I hid from you.

CAROLINE:
Some day you won't.
Someday we'll talk again.
Just gotta wait.

NOAH:
Will we be friends then?

CAROLINE:
Weren't never friends.

MOON: (with WASHING MACHINE below)
Household rules and small decrees,
Unsuspecting bring us these secret, little tragedies.

WASHING MACHINE: (with MOON above)
Household rules and small decrees,
Unsuspecting bring us these
Costly, quiet victories.

NOAH:
Caroline?

CAROLINE:
Mmm?

NOAH:
What's it like underwater?


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