BANDSTAND - This is Life Lyrics

The New American Musical 2017
Bandstand the Musical - This is Life Lyrics

"This is Life" is a song from Bandstand the musical performed by Corey Cott (Donny) and Laura Osnes (Julia Trojan).

DONNY
If we were in an MGM film,
We would kiss and walk through that door there.
If we were in a radio play,
We’d admit we’re friends, but there’s more there.

JULIA
If we were singing Hammerstein songs,
We could fix all the wrongs in rhyme.
But this is life, with a heartache it brings and
We know that these things take time.

DONNY
If we were in a Hemingway book,
We would laugh and drink till the morning.
If this were a ballet, then I might sweep
You off your feet without warning.

JULIA
Or filmed noir with a dangerous affair,
I would ask if you’d care to stay.
But this is life, and I’m wondering if
We should play it a different way.

DONNY
Maybe perfect nights of celebration,

JULIA
Hotel hallway brief flirtations.
Might be overrated

DONNY AND JULIA
Might be overrated, life’s more complicated.
We could write our own take on it.

JULIA
Or leave well enough, alone.

Shake on it.

DONNY
Shake on it.

No one planned for a moment like this,
There's no perfect script that provides us.
Words to say or the answers that might
Overcome the past that divides us.

BOTH
Movie stars with the passions they feel,
Somehow in the last reel unite

JULIA
You know.

DONNY
That's right.

DONNY AND JULIA
But this is life, so at least for today,
We should probably say, good night.

[Thanks to William for lyrics]
[Thanks to Grace, William, Rebecca Gething for corrections]

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