Weren't We? Lyrics

Musical by Ellen Schwartz and Laura I. Kramer
A Letter to Harvey Milk the Musical - Weren't We? Lyrics


FRANNIE (spoken):
Her eyes? Who cares about her eyes? It’s her mouth you shoulda watched out for!

(sings)
She tells you, “god is in the details”
But you’re right, the devil is
She’s gotta justify her need to pry
Today, one’s privacy’s no longer respected
Total honesty’s what’s expected
Hurtful trut
Hs replace the little white lie
They probe and they prod and they yap and they yap
As you’re thinking. “dear god, please shut up, take a nap!’
Thank god we were old-fashioned, you and I!

We didn’t talk about sex
What’s to talk? You just do

HARRY
Or each other’s defects

FRANNIE
Four for me, more for you

HARRY
We didn’t ask, “are you happy?”

FRANNIE
Anyway, what the hell does that mean?
If you’re not too mad

HARRY
Or sad

FRANNIE
Be glad

BOTH
It’s not bad
Being someplace in between

HARRY
We didn’t talk about wealth

FRANNIE
So you got or you don’t

HARRY
Or go on about health

FRANNIE
So you’ll rot or you won’t

HARRY
We only talked about real things
“where’s my tie?”

FRANNIE
“would you like some more tea?”

HARRY
So many things inside one’s head

BOTH
Are often better left unsaid

FRANNIE
You rarely talked about you
I barely talked about me
But we were close... Weren’t we?

The younger folks today don’t know about romance
Their take on “less is more’s” “what for?”
Then they pull down their pants
Then under the covers
They list their past lovers
‘til they go hoarse
Then comes the divorce
“was it something i said?”
Wake up, sleeping beauty
The prince is dead!

HARRY
We didn’t talk of the past

FRANNIE
That was then, this is now

HARRY
Or why youth doesn’t last

FRANNIE
Nothing does

HARRY
Watch the dow

FRANNIE
We only talked when we wanted

BOTH
Late in bed

HARRY
When I’d whisper your name

FRANNIE
Whisper my name

HARRY
We didn’t talk about this

FRANNIE
We didn’t talk about that

HARRY
Never had to reply
When you asked, “am I fat?”

FRANNIE
Was I?!!!
Please don’t betray
The way we used to be, can’t you see?
That we were close

Whaddya need her for?
I mean closer than most

HARRY
Just us two, you and me

BOTH
Remember just how close we were
Weren’t we?
Weren’t we?

A Letter to Harvey Milk the Musical Weren't We? Lyrics


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