Broadway production 2015
It Shoulda Been You the Musical - Back in the Day Lyrics
"Back in the Day" is a song from the musical 'It Shoulda Been You' performed by Harriet Harris (George) and David Burtka (Brian).
Back in the day, my dad was not my friend
We were like strangers 'til the bitter end
The stick was too far up his butt to bend
Walk with me, son
Back in the day, the soft stuff went unsaid
To say "I love you" filled a man with dread
My father said it once and then dropped dead
You can't have feelings when you wear the pants
Come on, let's dance
Who is this person and what has he done with my father?
Shuffle ball change
Decades of silence, now he has something to say
There was a time I'd have loved this
Now, why does he bother?
It's really too bad, if only we'd had this talk back in the day
Nice! Try this one.
There's a lot about me you don't know
Back at ya!
It's really too bad, if only we'd had this talk back in the day!
Watch this, Dad!
Good job, Buddy.
And when you see Rebecca give her this.
Sure, Dad. What is it?
You couldn't have brought up a prenup before now?
You're about to inherit a lot of money, Son. I'm just trying to protect you.
But Dad, I'm taking care of myself.
What you have to realize, Son, is that fifty percent of all marriages -
End in divorce, I know -
No. They last. 'Til death do you part.
What if I say no?
I'll simply rejig your grandfather's trust so there's nothing in your name but debt.
Who do you think you're dealing with boy?
I'll speak to Rebecca.
Good job... Buddy. A five, six, seven...
Back in the day, a man knew where he stood
He wed a girl from his own neighborhood
She gave her word, you knew that word was good
But now a girl's priorities can shift
You get my drift?
Shuffle ball change
Thirty years old and I still can't stand up to my father
Decades of silence, still you've got nothing to say
Why bother talking when talking is not worth the bother?
Pathetic and sad
I promise you Dad
We'll have that talk...
One day... One day... Some day!
Shuffle ball change!
[Thanks to Izzi for lyrics]
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