I'm Still Here Lyrics - Follies

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Follies the Musical - I'm Still Here Lyrics

CARLOTTA:
Good times and bum times
I've seen them all and, my dear
I'm still here
Plush velvet sometimes
Sometimes just pretzels and beer
But I'm here

I've stuffed the dailies in my shoes
Strummed ukuleles, sung the blues
Seen all my dreams disappear
But I'm here

I've slept in shanties
Guest of the W.P.A
But I'm here
Danced in my scanties
Three bucks a night was the pay
But I'm here

I've stood on bread lines with the best
Watched while the headlines did the rest
In the depression, was I depressed?
Nowhere near
I met a big financier and I'm here

I've been through Gandhi, Windsor and Wally's affair
And I'm here
Amos 'n' Andy, Mah-jongg and platinum hair
And I'm here
I got through Abie's Irish Rose, five Dionne babies, Major Bowes
Had heebie-jeebies for Beebe's Bathysphere
I got through Shirley Temple, and I'm here

I've gotten through Herbert and J. Edgar Hoover
Gee, that was fun and a half
When you've been through Herbert and J. Edgar Hoover
Anything else is a laugh

I've been through Reno, I've been through Beverly Hills
And I'm here
Reefers and vino, rest cures, religion and pills
And I'm here
Been called a 'Pinko', commie tool
Got through it stinko by my pool
I should've gone to an acting school
That seems clear
Still someone said, "She's sincere"
So I'm here

Black sable one day
Next day it goes into hock
But I'm here
Top billing Monday
Tuesday, you're touring in stock
But I'm here
First you're another sloe-eyed vamp
Then someone's mother, then you're camp
Then you career from career to career
I'm almost through my memoirs, and I'm here

I've gotten through, "Hey, lady, aren't you whoozis?
Wow, what a looker you were"
Or better yet, "Sorry, I thought you were whoozis
Whatever happened to her?"

Good times and bum times
I've seen 'em all and, my dear
I'm still here
Flush velvet sometimes
Sometimes just pretzels and beer
But I'm here

I've run the gamut, A to Z
Three cheers and dammit, c'est la vie
I got through all of last year
And I'm here
Lord knows, at least I've been there
And I'm here
Look who's here
I'm still here!

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