Merrily We Roll Along - It's A Hit Lyrics

2012 New York City Center Encores!
Merrily We Roll Along the Musical - It's A Hit Lyrics


Joe:
Listen to that!
Will you listen to that!

Frank:
Do you know what that means?
Let me tell you what that means —
Wait, no, anyone who even thinks it,
Don’t say it, you’ll jinx it —

Charley:
Listen to that!

Joe:
Did you listen to that?

Frank:
Does that make you feel proud?
Well, feel more than just proud —

Okay, wait, i’ll tempt fate
And i’ll state it out loud

That’s the sound of a —

Hit!
It’s a hit!
Gang, i think this is it!
No more writing clever little shows
For those basement saloons,
No more proclamations from the pros
That “you can’t hum the tunes”—

Charley:
No more sneaking in at intermission
To the plays you wish you could afford —

Mary:
Or producers having you audition
Whenever they’re bored —

Charley:
And who’ll say
Right away
As you play
The first chord:

All:
We’re a hit!
We’re a hit!

Joe:
Standing up —
The whole bit!

Frank:
No more coaching those sopranos
With voices like bees —

Charley:
No more secondhand pianos
With six broken keys —

Mary:
No more agents giving you opinions
As they turn you over to their minions —

All:
Just for these
Guarantees
We should please
Thank the lord
It’s a hit!
It’s a hit!

Beth:
Will my folks have a fit!
After all of that baloney
They’ve made me go through,
All that, ‘honey, not that he’s a phony,
But what does he do?’
Will their faces be stony
When they see on their sony
Someone handing the phony
The tony
Award!

Frank:
Listen to that!
Will you listen to that?
Tell me, is that a noise
Or is that a noise?
That is a noise we’ve been waiting
The whole of our lives to hear!

Beth:
Listen to that!
Did you listen to that?
Honey, is that a noise
Or is that a noise?
That is the loveliest noise
For a breadwinning wife to hear!

Frank:
Listen to that,
Will you listen to that!
I can’t stand it!

Mary:
Listen to that!
That’s obscene!

Mary, joe:
That is a noise,
That is really a —
Listen to that!
Will you listen to that?
Golly, i can’t — listen to that!
Will you listen to that?

Charley:
Listen to that!
Fellas, that is a noise,
That is really a noise!
I can’t stand it!
Will you listen to that!
Will you listen to that!

Beth:
Listen to that!
Did you listen to that?
I can’t stand it!
Did you listen to that!
Listen to that!
Will you listen to that!

Frank:
Listen to that!
That is the noise i’ve been waiting
My life to hear!
Listen to that!
Will you listen to that!
Will you listen to that!

All:
That’s the sound of an audience
Losing its mind!
It’s the pope on his balcony
Blessing mankind!

Joe:
Folks, it’s “funny girl,” “fiddler”
And “dolly” combined!

All:
It’s a hit!
It’s a hit!
It’s a palpable hit!

Frank, charley
If it only even runs a minute
At least it’s a wedge,
It’s the theater and we’re really in it,
Not just on the edge!

Joe:
If your spirits ever need improving,
You can drop in any night for free!

Frank:
But the thing that’s positively moving —

Charley:
You could have fooled me —

Frank, charley:
Is we’re still old friends!
Nothing can kill old friends!

Frank, charley, mary:
Where there’s a will, old friends
Don’t need success to survive!

Trio, beth:
And us, old friends,
What’s to discuss, old friends?

All:
We’ve got a surefire
Genuine
Walkaway
Blockbuster
Lines down to broadway
Boffola
Sensational
Box office
Lalapalooza
Gargantuan —
Hit!

It’s a hit! (and again)
It’s a hit!
It’s a hit!
It’s a hit!
It’s a hit!

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