Fun Home the Musical - Helen's Etude Lyrics

Broadway production (2015)
Fun Home the Musical - Helen's Etude Lyrics

"Helen's Etude" is a song from the Broadway Musical "Fun Home" performed by Beth Malone (Alison), Joel Perez (Roy), Michael Cerveris (Bruce), Sydney Lucas (Small Alison), Judy Kuhn (Helen), Zell Morrow (John), Oscar Williams (Christian) & Emily Skeggs (Medium Alison).

ALISON:
I want to know what's true
Dig deep into who
And what and why and when
Until now gives way to then...

ROY:
*Whoa. Nice room.*

BRUCE:
*Here's the wallpaper. Not William Morris but it's close. It's pretty close.*

ROY:
*Have you read all these books?*

BRUCE:
*Working on it.*

ROY:
*That is not something I can imagine.*

BRUCE:
*No, I remember from class you're not much of a reader.*

ROY:
*No. Read some good books in your class, though.*

BRUCE:
*My job is to make it interesting.*

ALISON:
*It's like a 1950s lesbian pulp novel. "Their tawdry love could only flourish in the shadows."*

SMALL ALISON:
*I like Roy. He's funny.*

HELEN:
*Alison, find something to do. I'm practicing.*

SMALL ALISON:
*Did Chop-In write "Chopsticks"?*

HELEN:
*It's Sho-PAHN. Alison, stop bothering me.*

ROY:
*This place is like a museum. What's that stuff?*

BRUCE:
*Sherry. Want some?*

ROY:
*Is it any good?*

BRUCE:
*Yeah.*

ROY:
*Sure. I remember this house before you moved in.
We used to ride our bikes here all the time when we were kids. You've done a shit-load of work.*

BRUCE:
*I did. By myself, most of it.*

ROY:
*You must be in good shape, old man.*

BRUCE:
Not too bad, if I say so myself
I might still break a heart or two
You'd be surprised just what
A guy my age knows how to do

*Want it?*

ROY:
*Yeah.*

BRUCE:
*Unbutton your shirt.*

ROY:
*Is that your wife playing the piano?*

BRUCE:
*Don't worry about her.*

HELEN:
La la la la...
Maybe not right now
Maybe not right now

BRUCE & HELEN [DUET]:

HELEN:
La la la la...

BRUCE:
I want, I want, I want, I -

[DUET ENDS]

ROY:
I know this type
This type of married guy
I could just give him the slip but why
It's not a big deal
I know he wants me

BRUCE & HELEN & ROY [TRIO]:

ROY:
I know this type
This type of married guy
I could just give him the slip but why
It's not a big deal
I know he wants just
Me and him
Me and him
Me and him

HELEN:
I want, I want, I want, I -
La la la
Me and him
Me and him
Me and him

BRUCE:
I might still break a heart or two
I want just
Me and him
Me and him
Me and him

[FORMATTING: *Spoken words are in asterisks.*]

[Thanks to James Viall for lyrics]

Fun Home the Musical Helen's Etude lyrics


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