Adelaide’s Lament

In Uncategorized on December 13, 2006 at 1:44 am

I post this lyric here in my ‘thoughts’ page because it corresponds to the Indonesian post I wrote here.  The most fabulous piece of lyric in Broadway musical history according to me.  Or shall I say this is an ode for single unmarried girls everywhere.  Hahahakahakhak!! Performed by Faith Prince, I present to you: the lyrics to Adelaide’s Lament!

It says here…
The average unmarried female
Basic’lly insecure
Due to some long frustration may react
With psychosomatic symptoms
Difficult to endure
Affecting the upper respiratory tract

In other words,
Just from waiting around
For that plain little band of gold
A person can develop a cold

You can spray her wherever you figure
The streptococci lurk
You can give her a shot for whatever she’s got
But it just won’t work

If she’s tired of getting the fish-eye
From the hotel clerk
A person can develop a cold

It says here…
The female remaining single
Just in the legal sense
Shows a neurotic tendency

See note:
Note, note: Chronic organic syndromes
Toxic or hypertense involving the eye,
The ear and the nose and throat
In other words,
Just from wond’rin’ whether the wedding is on or off,
A person can develop a cough!

You can feed her all day
With the Vitamin A and the Bromo Fizz
But the medicine never gets anywhere near
Where the trouble is!

If she’s getting a kind
Of name for herself
And the name ain’t “his”
A person can develop a cough

And further more
Just from stalling
And stalling and stalling
The wedding trip
A person can develop La grippe

When they get on a train
For Niag’ra
And she can hear church bells chime
The compartment is air conditioned
And the mood sublime
Then they get off at Saratoga
For the fourteenth time
A person can develop La grippe
La grippe, La post nasal drip
With the wheezes
And the sneezes
And a sinus that’s really a pip!

From a lack of community property
And a feeling she’s getting too old
Oh, a person Can develop
A bad, bad cold!


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