I'm Gonna Do For You Lyrics

Musical by Ellen Schwartz and Laura I. Kramer
A Letter to Harvey Milk the Musical - I'm Gonna Do For You Lyrics


HARVEY:
(spoken) Maybe not. But I know what I feel. And I feel that nothing just happens. You have to make it happen.

(sung)
We won’t stand by
And watch our freedom die
Let’s turn our tears into a battle cry
I’m seeking public
Office and i won’t be undone
By death threats from some maniacs
Hell no! I’ll still run!
‘cause if enough of us hold hands
No one can hold a gun

HARRY (spoken):
That’s your speech? That’s fun?
You expect to get elected talking like that?

HARVEY (spoken):
Too serious, huh?

HARRY (spoken):
Look, if you wanna tell people the truth, you better make ‘em laugh.
Otherwise...

NO ONE’LL VOTE FOR YOU...

HARVEY:
NO ONE’LL VOTE FOR ME...

(spoken) How about...

I’m harvey milk and I wanna recruit you
I’m gonna do for you

HARRY (spoken):
Sounds familiar, but go on...

HARVEY:
Kikes, dykes and queers, don’t closet your fears
It’s time to stop mopin’, kick all the doors open
My lips are red

HARRY (spoken)
Red!

HARVEY
My skin is white

HARRY (spoken)
White!

Your nose is mostly jew

BOTH (spoken)
Red! White! Jew!!

HARVEY
I’ve got a yen
If not now, when?
It’s time to kick an ass or two

My name is milk, I’m the dairy queen mary
I’m gonna do for you

HARRY (spoken)
You’re gonna do for me?

HARVEY
If you believe, clap hands for this fairy
The one who’s in leathers or else, peacock feathers
I stay up late to turn around fate
You hippies from the haight should, too

HARRY (spoken)
Three, four, five!

HARVEY
I’ve got a yen
If not now, when?
We gotta keep our dream alive!

Stand proud and strong
Come on and march along
Raise the rainbow banner we have spun
Lift up your voices in defiance against all anita
Bryants
We’ll take on every bigot one by one

HARRY (spoken)
What fun!

HARVEY
Roll up your sleeves, dig in your hands,
Our work has just begun
Take it from me, kids, this is the emmes
I’m gonna do for you

HARRY
Let him come through for you

HARVEY
Harry the butcher provided the premise
He said, “who will do it if you don’t get to it?”
I’m proud and loud and gay, not ev’rybody’s favorite
Son
Call me sissy, that’s ok
I always call attila, “Hon”

HARRY
Oy...

HARVEY
We’ll take the future in our hands
Our freedom will be won!

Come out, come out, whoever you are
Sign up for the fairy who fell from a star

Songs from musical: A Letter to Harvey Milk the Musical Lyrics
I'm Gonna Do For You lyrics from A Letter to Harvey Milk the Musical