Carrie - Why Not Me? Lyrics

2012 Off-Broadway revival musical
Carrie the Musical - Why Not Me? Lyrics


All:
Breathe
This will be great
Nails? Dried
Bow? Tied
Teeth? Brushed
Face? Flushed
Looking good! Got the car
Score. Keg party! Double score! Unbuckle it
Kick that shit. Safety off
Hey how 'bout a maybe? Drive!
Safety off. Smokes? Got 'em
Gettin' it up, gettin' it up
Breathe
Paces. Heart races. One shot. Ready?

Carrie:
Not.
If I can make it down the stairs,
If I can make it to the door
If I can open it and say, "Oh Tommy, hi."

Maybe he won't even notice
That I am starting at the floor
But if other girls can do this why can't I?

If I can keep my knees from buckling
If I can keep my pulse in check
Then I will never give the world a chance to see

That underneath the smile I'm smiling
I'm so totally a wreck
But if other girls get through this, Why not me?
Why not me? Why not me?

Oh I anticipate the snickers,
And I expect the kids will stare
But they won't rattle me
No matter what they do

I know I may not be welcome
But at least I will be there
And if other girls belong then I do too

Why not me? Why not me?
I know it's only a dance,
And I know it's only one night
But this might be the start of my journey
Out of the shadows,
And into the light!

Why not me?

I'm gonna talk above a whisper,
I'm gonna walk in three-inch heels
I'm gonna fight the urge
To turn around and flee

And then I will feel the magic
I'm told anyone can feel
When the stars align
And life is filled with possibilities
And if everybody feels that way then why,
Why not me?

[Thanks to Daisy Briones for lyrics]
[Thanks to Rene for corrections]

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