Muriel's Wedding the Musical - Progress Lyrics

2017 Sydney
Muriel's Wedding the Musical - Progress Lyrics


BILL
If you looked at this town a few decades ago
You’d be appalled by the sheer lack of density
But this model before you shows a place on the grow
Where fast becoming an immense city

Between you and me
It’s a ripe opportunity
To invest in nothingless
Than des-tinyyyyy!

Awwwww, yeah!

There’s a porpoise spit casino -
And guys like you and me know
If you wanna make an omelette
You have to break some eggs

They didn’t want it here
But I gave the all clear
Now it’s the tallest bloody omelette in the southern hemisphere!
Done! I got it done!

Our new shopping mall
Used to be the old town hall
With a stupid statue!
We bulldozed the lot

The historical committee picked a fight
It wasn’t pretty
So I offered them shares -
They signed up on the spot

HESLOP FAMILY
Done! Ba ba da da ba ba ba ba ba dum
I got it done! Ba ba da da ba ba ba ba

BILL
When they say stop!
I say go!
When they say no
I say trow
And they say why
I say you can’t stop-

ALL
Progress!

BILL
I’m a believer in progress!

HESLOP FAMILY
He’s a believer - yeah! You can’t stop-

ALL
Progress!

BILL
A major achiever-

HESLOP FAMILY
You never stop it! In pro-gress!
You never stop it!

CHARLIE CHAN
You know what they call this great man?
Bill the Battler

BILL
I've been battling all me life!

CHARLIE CHAN
Battling for Porpoise Spit!

INVESTOR
What's this building here?

BILL
Oh that building there!
That’s Porpoise Spit High School
Sadly not for sale

INVESTOR
Oh, would you recommend it?

BILL
It’s where all my kids attended

INVESTOR
Education is splendid

BILL
Well, all of them failed!

HESLOP FAMILY
Ba ba da da ba ba ba ba ba dum
Ba ba da da ba

BILL
Here's an example
Of a typical millennial
My daughter Muriel
Never gets it right!
Wants to be a secretary
I paid the tuition fee
10,000 dollars!
She still - can’t - type!

MURIEL
If I couldn't type
Then why did they give me my secretarial diploma?

BILL
Because I paid for it!
Now she just sits around like a dead weight!
Watching TV, sleeping all day and getting arrested at weddings!
You're useless
You’re all useless!
A useless bunch of no hopers!

Carparks!
Resorts!
Malls!
Casinos!

CHARLIE CHAN
The Giant Prawn! Prawns, prawns!
The Fun Banana! Prawns, prawns!
The Big Chip! Prawns!
Sugar Cane Tower!

BILL & CHARLIE CHAN
I think big!

DEIDRE CHAMBERS
Big!

BILL & CHARLIE CHAN
I do it large!

DEIDRE CHAMBERS
Large!

BILL, CHARLIE CHAN & DEIDRE CHAMBERS
The things you can accomplish
When the grown ups are in charge!
Looking forward
Let’s push ahead!
Strap on the boots!
Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes!

DEIDRE CHAMBERS
(operatic solo)

ALL
Progress!

BILL
I’m a believer in progress!

ALL except BILL
He’s a believer in progress!

ENSEMBLE
He’s a believer - yeah!

ALL
You can’t stop progress!
A major achiever-

You’ll never stop it! In progress!
You’ll never stop it!

ALL
Progress!

BILL
I’m a believer in progress! He’s a believer in progress!

ENSEMBLE
He’s a believer - yeah!

ALL
You can’t stop progress!

BILL & DEIDRE CHAMBERS
Like Jesus and Caesar!

ALL
You’ll never stop it!
You’ll never stop it!
You’ll never stop it!
You’ll never stop it!

ALL except BILL
Progress

BILL
You can’t stop

ALL except BILL
Progress

BILL
You can’t stop

ALL except BILL
Progress!

BILL
You can’t stop!

ALL except BILL
Progress

BILL
You can’t stop

ALL
Can’t stop
Can’t stop
Can’t stop
Can’t stop-

BILL
Me!


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