A Little Night Music - Later Lyrics

Broadway revival (2009)
A Little Night Music the Musical - Later Lyrics

The song is written by Stephen Sondheim.

When is later?
All you ever hear is "Later, Henrik, Henrik, later."
"Yes, we know, Henrik,
Oh, Henrik,
Everyone agrees, Henrik,
Please, Henrik!"
You have a thought you're fairly bursting with,
A personal discovery or problem, and it's:
"What's your rush, Henrik?
Shush, Henrik!
Goodness, how you gush, Henrik!
Hush, Henrik!"
You murmur:
"I only--
It's just that--"
"For God's sake, later, Henrik!"
Who is Henrik?
Oh, that lawyer's son, the one who mumbles.
Short and boring,
Yes, he's hardly worth ignoring,
And who cares if he's all dammed--"
I beg your pardon--
"Up inside?"
As I've often stated,
It's intolerable being tolerated.
"Reassure Henrik,
Poor Henrik.
Henrik, you'll endure
Being pure, Henrik."
Though I've been born, I've never been!
How can I wait around for later?
I'll be ninety on my deathbead
And the late, or, rather, later, Henrik Egerman.
Doesn't anything begin?

Read more: A Little Night Music Musical Lyrics
Later lyrics from A Little Night Music the Musical

A Little Night Music the Musical Lyrics

The Glamorous Life
You Must Meet My Wife
In Praise Of Women
Every Day A Little Death
A Weekend In The Country
Night Waltz 1- The Sun Won't Set
Night Waltz 2 - The Sun Sits Low
It Would Have Been Wonderful
Perpetual Anticipation
Send In The Clowns
The Miller's Son