Opening (Morning Routine) Lyrics

Broadway production 2016
American Psycho the Musical - Opening (Morning Routine) Lyrics

(Music and Lyrics by Duncan Sheik)

TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENTS:
"It took me nineteen years, but I finally developed a good relationship with my body."
"Today, computers are management tools, giving you a competitive edge..."
"24-hour, person-to-person service with every checking account. Where's the nearest ATM?"
"I don't clean anymore, because none of these ordinary cleaners give me what I want."

PATRICK BATEMAN:
Whenever I shower, sometimes twice, sometimes three times a day,
I use a honey-almond wash on my ripped body, and an exfoliating spearmint gel on my face.
I apply Clinique moisturiser and an anti-aging eye-balm before I shave,
with a razor and cream by Pour Hommes. No cologne on the face ever,
as the high alcohol content dries out your skin, and makes you look... older.

TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENT:
"Milk's about the best thing I can drink at the moment to help me build strong arms,
powerful legs and a broad chest.
And when all my work is done, will you love me just for my body?
I can live with that. Milk: it does a body good."

PATRICK BATEMAN:
My suit today is an eighties drape from Alan Flusser with a bladed back
to accommodate my impressive physique.
My tie is by Valentino Couture; shoes by A.Testoni; underwear by Ralph Lauren.

RONALD REAGAN:
"And if all else failed, you could get a sense of patriotism from the popular culture.
The movies celebrated democratic values
and implicitly reinforced the idea that America was special.
TV was like that too; but now we're about to enter the nineties, and some things have changed..."

PATRICK BATEMAN:
The painting: a David Onica. The TV set: 30-inches, digital, Toshiba.
High-contrast, highly defined, plus it has picture-in-picture capabilities, PLUS freeze-frame.
My walkman, with autoreverse continuous play, is by Sony.
I am 26 years old, living in New York City at the end of the century,
and this is what being Patrick Bateman means to me...

[Thanks to Pat Bateman for lyrics]

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