Thank God for the Volunteer Fire Brigade Lyrics

2016 Off-Broadway
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater the Musical - Thank God for the Volunteer Fire Brigade Lyrics


Hey, have another beer, Bill.
Yes I guess I will, Al.
How about another round of gin, John?
Where's that April Playboy?
Hey, what-do-ya' say, boy?
Isn't that a stack you'd like to lie down on?

Thank God for the Volunteer Fire Brigade
Thank Christ for the crime of arson
If it wasn't for these, I'd be sitting at home
With the wife and Johnny Carson!

Thank God for the Volunteer Fire Brigade
Thank Christ for the careless smoker
If it wasn't for these, I could not be
With my pals here playing poker.

(HOWARD) Ask me if I like to fight a fire!
(ALAN) Do you?
(HOWARD) Yes! Ask me if I like to douse [dowse] a blaze!
(ALAN) Do you!
(HOWARD) Yes! Ask me if the siren's wine is a sound that I admire!
(ALAN) Is it?
(HOWARD) Or if I enjoy a smokey haze!
(ALAN) Do you?
(HOWARD) Yes! Yes! Ask me anything, it doesn't matter!
(ALAN) All right! Do you like to man a fire hose?
(HOWARD) Yes sir!
(ALAN) Do you love your fire engine?
(HOWARD) Every hook and ladder!
(ALAN) Are you happy in your rubber clothes?
(HOWARD) Am I?!
(BOTH) Yes!

Thank God for the Volunteer Fire Brigade
And each danger laden fuck up!
Like a leak in the gas, and the dry autumn grass
And the tree the cat gets stuck up!

Thank God for the kid bent on striking a match
And the frayed electric wire!
If it weren't for these, lord
I'd be miserably bored!
And never see a fire!

(ALAN) FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!
(HOWARD) Fire? Fire? Fire? Fire?
(ALAN) Hurry up!
(HOWARD) What do ya' mean?
(ALAN) Oh no!

(ALAN) Water! Water! Water! Water!
(HOWARD) Where's the water?! Where's the water?!
(ALAN) Burning! Burning! Burning! Burning!
(HOWARD) Hurry up! My house is burning!
(ALAN) "Here I come, lady! Here we come!"
(ALAN) Yay!

Thank god for the fire-bug's mental disease,
And the ash flicked when the light's out!
Where it not for such chills,
We'd get very few thrills!
And even fewer nights out!

Thank God for the Volunteer Fire Brigade!

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