Top of the City Lyrics - LIFT the Musical

A British Musical by Craig Adams & Ian Watson
LIFT the Musical - Top of the City Lyrics

"Top of the City" is a song from the musical LIFT performed by Jack Shalloo & Jennifer Tierney.

BUSKER
HI, HELLO. GOOD MORNING.
WELCOME TO MY FAVORITE PLACE.
THE VIEW FROM HERE’S AMAZING.
JUST GIVE ME BLUE SKIES AND I’LL WATCH FOR DAYS.
GIVE ME BLUE SKIES AND I’LL WATCH FOR DAYS.
THAT’S ONE THING YOU KNOW NOW. ONE THING YOU KNOW.

HI, HOW ARE YOU?
IT’S SO GREAT TO TALK TO YOU AT LAST.
I’M PRETTY NERVOUS.
I’VE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS,
I’VE DREAMT ABOUT THIS FOR SO LONG.
YOU LOOK SO GOOD, GIVE ME A SMILE.
GIVE ME A SMILE AND I’LL WATCH FOR DAYS.

AND AS I’M WATCHING LONDON WAKE UP,
YOU WAKE MY MIND, LIGHT UP MY SOUL.
LIKE RAYS OF SUNSHINE PAINTING COLOURS
ON THE TOP OF THE CITY.
MORE THINGS YOU KNOW NOW.
MORE THINGS YOU KNOW.

SECRETARY
HI, HOW ARE YOU?
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SING TODAY?
DON’T BE SO NERVOUS.
SING THE SONG ABOUT ME,
THE ONE YOU ALWAYS START TO PLAY.
WHERE WOULD YOU TAKE ME
IF WE HAD THIS DAY?
WHAT WOULD WE DO?
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

BUSKER
WE’D WALK ALONG THE RIVER.
I’D TAKE YOU TO MY FAVORITE CAFE.
I’D ASK YOU OUT TO DINNER, I’D HAVE A WORD WITH SOMEONE
AND ORGANISE A RAINSTORM.
WE HAVE TO RUN FOR COVER YOU’D LAUGH.

I’D ASK YOU TO SMILE.
I’D BUY YOU AN ICE CREAM.
I’D PINCH YOU A POSTCARD.
I’D WRITE ON THE BACK,
A LYRIC I WROTE.
I’D ASK YOU FOR YOUR FAVORITE JOKE.

AND WHEN IT TURNS TO EVENING,
WE’D GO TO MY FAVORITE STREET,
AND LISTEN TO JAZZ FILL UP THE SUMMER NIGHT.
AND YOU WOULDN’T NOTICE
THE BAD INTONATION OF THE BASS.
AND TIME DISAPPEARS.
THE NIGHT DISAPPEARS
IN YOUR LAUGHTER.
AND WE’LL GO TO MY FAVORITE PLACE.
I’LL TAKE YOU TO MY FAVORITE PLACE.
THE TOP OF THE CITY.

ALL
TOP OF THE CITY
TOP OF THE CITY (etc)

BUSKER
AND WHEN WE REACH THE TOP
WE’LL SIT BEHIND THE LIGHTS OF PICADILLY.
WE’LL STAND ON EVERY EDGE,
ON EVERY BRIDGE,
AND FOLLOW TIDES DOWN THE RIVER.
AND I’LL FORGET ALL I’VE BEEN TOLD
EVERYTHING I’VE BEEN TAUGHT
BUT THE DIZZYING SOUND OF YOUR LAUGHTER.
YOU SMILE WILL BE MY INSPIRATION
YOUR NAME MY FINAL LYRIC.
AT THE TOP OF THE CITY.

SECRETARY
WOULD YOU NOT CARE IF I WAS LATE?
WOULD YOU NOT CARE IF I FORGOT THINGS?
WOULD THERE BE SCHEDULES OR TIMETABLES?

SECRETARY (CONT’D)               BUSKER
WOULD YOU TRY TO KISS ME?        I’D BUY YOU AN ICE CREAM,
YOU’D BUY ME AN ICE CREAM.       I’D PINCH YOU A POSTCARD

BOTH
YOU’D/I’D WRITE ON THE BACK
A LYRIC YOU/I WROTE.
I’D ASK YOU FOR MY FAVORITE JOKE.

SECRETARY
AND WHEN IT TURNS TO EVENING,
WE’LL GO TO YOUR FAVORITE STREET,

BOTH
AND LISTEN TO JAZZ FILL UP THE SUMMER NIGHT.

SECRETARY
AND I WOULDN’T CARE ABOUT
THE BAD INTONATION OF THE BASS.
WHAT IS THAT ANYWAY?

BOTH
AND TIME DISAPPEARS.
THE NIGHT DISAPPEARS IN YOUR LAUGHTER.
AND SUDDENLY IT’S MORNING.

SECRETARY
AND WE’LL GO TO YOUR FAVORITE PLACE.

BUSKER
I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE PLACE.

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