This Day (Opening) Lyrics

Broadway production 2015
It Shoulda Been You the Musical - This Day (Opening) Lyrics

"This Day (Opening)" is a song from the musical 'It Shoulda Been You' performed by Lisa Howard (Jenny) and Company.

JUDY
A mother's work is never done
When a daughter's getting married
I've still got errands left to run
And Devon has to do my hair
The seating chart what was I thinking?
Keep an eye on Sheila's drinking
Worryin's okay
My baby's getting married on this day

I'm going to go check on your sister

JENNY
Why don't you call Rebecca first, give her a chance to... run away!

MIMSY & WALT
Doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bah dah dah dah dah dah
Dah dah dah
Ahh

(Hotel telephone rings)

REBECCA
Hello

JENNY
Incoming

REBECCA
No! Incoming

I think I'm dying!
My pulse is racing!
I'm close to death!

BRIAN
Now don't start crying
And stop your pacing
Just take a breath

REBECCA
What are the symptoms
Of anaphylactic shock?
I'll never make it through this day

JUDY
How's my girl, is she okay?

REBECCA
I'm good.

JUDY
My darling precious child. My beautiful innocent little virgin.

REBECCA
Mother, I'm not a--

JUDY
Let me have my fantasy, please. Are you ready for our big day?

REBECCA
Ready as I'll ever be.

JUDY
Good. And remember we're all having our hair done at ten.
And tell what's his name it's bad luck to see the bride before the ceremony!

REBECCA
My mother's psychic!

BRIAN
Your mother's psycho!

JENNY
What else is new?!

Brian, your being here is bad luck.

BRIAN
And kine-ahora, it'll all be fine.

JENNY
Did you just say kine-ahora?

BRIAN
Yeah, I picked up a Yiddish phrase book to impress your parents.

JENNY
Like a lamb to slaughter. Where are the best man and co-Maid-of-Honor?

BRIAN
They're getting dressed.

GREG
Best rehearsal dinner ever!

ANNIE
Whoooooohooooo!

JENNY
Check. Now you two shoe me some lovin', to remind me why I'm doing all this.
That's what I'm talking about.

MIMSY & WALT
Doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo

ALBERT                                            MIMSY & WALT
I desing                                            Bah dah dah
I perfect                                            Dah dah dah
So their day is                                   Dah dah dah
Pure enjoyment                                 Ahh

ALBERT, MIMSY & WALT
No detail
Left unckecked

MIMSY & WALT
Or he'll--
We'll be on unemployment

(Hotel telephone rings)

JENNY
Hello.

ALBERT
So you do want the Panini station. What's a wedding without one?

JENNY
How'd you know that, Albert?

ALBERT
I'm a wedding planner, Jenny. We see and hear everything.

JENNY
Thanks, Albert.

ALBERT
No problem.

MIMSY & WALT
No problem.

JUDY
Did you get the Wedding Planner?

JENNY
He got me. The staff at this hotel--they like see and hear everything.

JUDY
Then I guess you won't need to tell him that I'm beginning to think a Panini Station is a little too--

(Hotel telephone rings)

JENNY
On it. Hello.

ALBERT
Eighty-six the Panini Station, got it.

JENNY
Albert, you're the best.

ALBERT
I live to serve.

JENNY
Then would you call the groom's mother for me?

ALBERT
No hablo inglés.

JENNY
Make a noose and tie the knot...

GEORGETTE
Hello. Yes. Oh, hellooooooo, Jenny. All ready for the big day? Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Of course, I'm looking forward to having my hair done with you girls. Bye.

GEORGE
Are you really going to let someone beside Elsie do your hair?

GEORGETTE
Don't be stupid, George. You've got to get Brian to call off this wedding.

GEORGE
Brian and I don't talk, Georgette.

GEORGETTE
Well then start. Bond with the boy, open his eyes, talk some sense into him.

GEORGE
That's a lot to do before noon.

GEORGETTE
Fine.

Get me some ice
And hand me the gin
There's times in her life
A mother can't win
My son doesn't know
The trouble he's in
I guess I'll have to play nice
So get me some ice

JUDY
Jenny! Jenny!!!!!!

JENNY
In the shower!

JUDY
I just remembered, your Aunt Sheila had a Panini--

JENNY
Calling!

All of this for a steady--

(A cell phone rings)

MARTY
Hello.

JENNY
This has already turned into the longest wedding day in history.

MARTY
Wedding day? Jenny?

JENNY
Oh, no. Please no. Dad! Dad! Dad!

MURRAY
What? What is it, Sweetheart?

JENNY
I just accidentally called Marty.

MURRAY
That's okay, Rebecca's ex-boyfriend or not, he's like a member of this family.

JENNY
But, Rebecca didn't want him to know the wedding was today. She was afraid he'd tray to stop it.

MURRAY
Ah, don't worry about it, he probably didn't even know it was you.

MARTY
It's a sign!
I wasn't gonna do this
I wasn't gonna get involved
But it's a sign!
I wasn't gonna do this
But it felt so unresolved
Now I know I was right
Right from the start
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

It's a sign!
I will change her mind, I swear
It's a sign!
They won't even know I'm there
I can't just walk away
I've got to have my say

Jenny still has me on speed dial--I'm never turning my cell phone off in a theatre again!

It's a sign!
I'm gonna stop this wedding day!

ALBERT
Unrequited and uninvited. A recipe for disaster.

WALT
This is terrible.

MIMSY
Oh no, it's fantastic!

ALL
Still we pray and we fight for
A wedding that is joyous

REBECA
I think I'm dying!

JUDY
Amother's work is never done

ALL
For a day dressed in white

MARTY
It's a sign

JENNY
Make a noose and tie the knot

ALL
That might

GEORGETTE
Ice.

ALL
Quite possibly destroy us

GEORGETTE
Nice.

ALL
At this wedding celebration

JENNY
Where you barely slept a wink

WALT
With its grand panini station

JENNY
Where you sure could use a drink

JUDY
It will be so life affirming

BRIAN & REBECCA
While we're struggling
And squirming

MIMSY
We'll be fabulous and floral

ALBERT
And delightfully immoral

ANNIE
Suspenful and upsetting

GREG
There's something I'm forgetting

GEORGETTE
Completely soul destroying

JUDY
And deliberately annoying

ALL
We'll be dressed
Smart and snappy
While we're happily unhappy
With our hearts on display

MARTY
It's a sign!

ALL
This day. This day.

REBECCA
I'll never make it through...

ALL
This day

JENNY
I never wanted this

[Thanks to Salma for lyrics]

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