Belmont Avenue Lyrics

Broadway 2016
A BRONX TALE the Musical - Belmont Avenue Lyrics

"Belmont Avenue" is a song from A Bronx Tale the Musical performed by Bobby Conte Thornton (Calogero) and Ensemble.

DOO WOP CHORUS:
Whoo-hoo-oo
Lao-lao-lao
Ah-ah-ah
Woo-hoo, duh-duh
Dah-ah-ah
Woo-hoo, duh-duh

CALOGERO: (speaking)
It's 3AM in the Bronx, New York.
I'm on the corner of 187th and Belmont Avenue.
This was my neighborhood.
I can still hear a million voices in my head.
Hear a million stories.

CALOGERO:
This is a Bronx Tale.
And it's my story.
The world I lived in.
The people I knew.
It's just a Bronx Tale.
And, like they all do,
It starts right here on Belmont Avenue.
I can hear the church-bells and smell the freshly baked bread.

MEN AND WOMEN: Ah-oo

CALOGERO: See the storefront awnings. The neon green, white and red.

MEN AND WOMEN: Ah-oo

CALOGERO:
Cannolis on tray after tray,
Salamis strung up on display.
And Italians are all that you see!

MEN: Yeah, yeah! And the sidewalk's swinin'!

MEN AND WOMEN: Yeah, yeah! And the girls are singin' shoop shoop!

CALOGERO: As they pass my stoop. And the pushcart peddlers,
They hawk their wares door to door!

PHIL: (hawking) Pesce fresca! Pesce fresca!

CALOGERO: While the jukebox jockeys dance in the candy store

GUYS: Ba Da Da, Ba Ba Ba Dada!

GUYS AND GIRLS: Ba Da Da, Ba Ba Ba Dada!

CALOGERO: Grandmas callin' across

GRANDMA (calling): Cia, bambini!

CALOGERO: While stirring the Sunday sauce

DOO-WOP GROUP: Ciao, Nonna!

CALOGERO: And in the middle, was me!

MEN AND DOO-WOP GROUP: Oh, oh. And the street starts sighin'

MEN AND WOMEN:
Whoa, whoa
When the girls strut by in a group.
C'mon, c'mon

CALOGERO: Strut right past my stoop!

MEN: Stickball, kick the can

WOMEN: Orchard beach in the sand

MEN:
Find a girl and cop a feel.
Brylcreem, wet dream.
Bring her home and close the deal.

WOMEN:
No, no, no.
No, no, no.
No, no, no.

DOO-WOP GROUP:
Next year's Frankie Vallis
Croonin' in the alleys,
Getting; those falsettos to soar!

MEN:
While the carmelie sisters
Scream at the transistors
Ev'ry time the bombers score!

MEL ALLEN (on radio): That ball is going, going, it is gone!

CALOGERO AND DOO-WOP GROUP: Hangin' with the crew

WOMEN AND MEN: On the stoop, on the stoop, the stoop

CALOGERO AND DOO-WOP GROUP: On Belmont Avenue!

WOMEN AND MEN: On the stoop, on the stoop, the stoop

CALOGERO AND DOO-WOP GROUP: Gotta love the view!

WOMEN AND MEN: On the stoop, on the stoop, the stoop

CALOGERO AND DOO-WOP GROUP: Belmont Avenue

ALL:
And on the sultry summer nights,
Man, the corner would rock!
The romance, the laughs, the fights.
The universe on one little block!

WOMEN: Ay-oh!

MEN: Everybody!

WOMEN: Everywhere

MEN: Everywhere I go!

CALOGERO AND WISE GUYS: Belmont Avenue!

WOMEN AND DOO-WOP GROUP: Yeah, yeah! And the noise is growin'

CALOGERO AND WISE GUYS: Hangin' with my crew!

WOMEN AND DOO-WOP GROUP: Yeah, yeah! And the boys are goin' shoop shoop

CALOGERO AND WISE GUYS:  Gotta love the view!

ALL: Belmont Avenue! Woah-oh, woah-oh, woah-oh

CALOGERO (speaking):
And then there was Sonny.
He was the number one man in the neighborhood.
All day and all night, he'd be right here on the corner.
He would stand here noddin'
his head to all the old ladies goin' by with their shopping,
And they treated him like a god.
And in my neighborhood, he was a god.
I couldn't take my eyes off him.
Bbut he never ever looked at me.
Never. Until one day.
I was nine years old.

CALOGERO:
This is a Bronx Tale
And it's my story.
The one that shattered the world that I knew.
Here's how it happened.
And all of it's true.
It starts right here,
On Belmont Avenue.

Read more: A Bronx Tale the Musical Song Lyrics
Belmont Avenue Lyrics from A Bronx Tale the musical