Beetlejuice - Ready, Set, Not Yet Lyrics

2019 Broadway
Beetlejuice the Musical - Ready, Set, Not Yet Lyrics


"Ready, Set, Not Yet" is a song performed by Rob McClure (Adam) and Kerry Butler (Barbara) from the musical Beetlejuice.

ADAM:
Look at this crib
In all of its glorious antiquary
Every curve and surface speaks to me
Saying pamper and spoil me
Sand me and oil me
Come on!
I know to the untrained eye it’s boring,
But nothing’s a chore when you’re restoring
Apart from frustration, pain, and financial drain
It’s fun!

Folks say Adam
Why do you polish your crib when you don’t have a kid?
And even if you did have a kid,
This crib is too precious for placing a baby inside it
So it simply exists to remind you
Your sense of perfection is just a reflection that you are not mentally prepared to make room for a kid
Adam, why don’t you live?
Adam, just make a start
Are you willing to take the next step?
Ready, set-
Ready, set-

BARBARA: (spoken)
Look at these jugs!

(sung)
Amazingly glazed and terracotta-ery
I took some clay and made you pottery
The world will never wreck you
I'll protect you in a mother's embrace

Folks say, Barbara
Why can’t you see that ceramics is simply a manifestation of motherly panic
By making a baby that's breakable
Aren't you creating a way of translating the terror of making maternal mistakes into clay
Hiding away so you don't have to face being a bad mom
Barbara
That's what you've done, Barbara
Just make a start
Are you willing to take the next step?
Ready, set-

BOTH:
Here we stand
At the end of a 10-year plan
A house
A yard
A minivan
A baby should be next
Together let's leap off the cliff
Fall forever, then smash to bits
Trapped in a terrifying viper pit
Of diapers and regret
Are we willing to take the next step?

ADAM:
Ready, set-

BARBARA:
Ready, set-

ADAM:
Not yet

BARBARA:
Not yet

ADAM:
Why rush?

BARBARA:
Why rush?

BOTH:
Soon enough, our hopes and our dreams will be crushed

BARBARA:
But not yet!

ADAM:
But not yet!

BARBARA:
Not now

ADAM:
Not now

(FLOORBOARD CREAKS)

ADAM: (spoken)
Ooohh?

(FLOORBOARD CREAKS)

ADAM: (spoken)
No!

(FLOORBOARD CREAKS)

ADAM: (spoken)
See?
We can't start a family in a house with creaky floorboards

BARBARA:
You are absolutely right
Let's add it to the list
With the cracks in the plaster

ADAM:
The wi-fi should be faster

BARBARA:
This sofa needs a castor

ADAM:
The bathroom’s a disaster!

BARBARA:
What about global poverty?

ADAM:
What about world peace?

BARBARA:
Then there’s the whole darn economy

ADAM:
The whole Middle East

BARBARA:
We should learn Mandarin

ADAM:
Yeah!
Or Spanish at least.

BOTH:
No habla español
Dos cervezas por favor

And that’s all we got
And that’s not a lot
Do we want a bilingual household or not?

So let’s go slow
No breaking a sweat
What’s the point of having children
If we’re drowning in debt?

BARBARA:
Now we’re totally

ADAM:
Completely

BARBARA:
Maybe eighty percent

ADAM:
I'd say seventy-eight

BOTH/(BETELGEUSE):
Ready to take
The next step (Yeah! Yeah! Yeah Yeah!)
The next step (Zooby dooby dooby, dooby dop and bow!)
The next step (Zweeby, beeby, boo-bah-bah-dee!)
The next step
Ready, set let’s-

BETELGEUSE:
See I wasn't kidding
It's a show about death!



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