Newsies - Once and For All Lyrics

Broadway production 2012
Newsies the Musical - Once and For All Lyrics


JACK:
There's change comin' once and for all.
You makes the front page, and man, you is major news.

JACK & DAVEY:
Tomorrow they'll see what we are,

JACK, DAVEY & KATHERINE:
And sure as star, we ain't come this far to lose!

RACE (spoken):
Here they come!

NEWSIES:
This is the story we needed to write thats been kept out out of sight, but no more!
In a few hours, by dawn's early light we'll be ready to fight us a war.
This time we're in it to stay.
Talk about seizing the day!

JACK:
Write it in ink or in blood, it's the same either way: they're gonna damn well pay!

NEWSIES:
See Ol'man Pulitzer snug in his bed, he don't care if we're dead or alive.
Three satin pillows are under his head while we're beggin' for bread to survive.
Joe, you can stop countin' sheep.
We're gonna sing ya to sleep.
You got your thugs with their sticks and their slugs, yeah, but we got a promise to keep.

JACK:
Once and for all, if they don't mind their manners we'll bleed 'em!

NEWSIES:
Bleed 'em!

RACE:
Once and for all we won't carry no banners that don't spell

NEWSIES:
"Freedom!"
Fin'lly we'se raisin' the stakes, this time whatever it takes,
This time the union awakes once and for all.

JACK (spoken):
C'mon boys! Let's get 'em.

NEWSIES:
This is for kids shinin' shoes on the street with no shoes on their feet everyday.
This is for guys sweatin' blood in the shops while the bosses and cops look away.
I'm seein' kids standin' tall, glaring and rarin' to brawl,
Armies of guys who are sick of the lies gettin' ready to rise to the call!
Once and for all there'll be blood on the wall if they doubt us.
They think they're running this town but this town will shut down without us!
Ten thousand kids in the square!
Ten thousand fists in the air!
Joe you is gonna play fair, once and for all!
Once and for all!
Once and for all!
Once and for all!
There's change comin' once and for all.
You're getting too old too weak to keep holdin' on.
A new world is gunnin' for you, and Joe we is too, till once and for all you're gone!

DAVEY:
Once and for all!

JACK:
Once and for all!

NEWSIES:
Once and for all! Once and for all!

[Thanks to Jacques for lyrics]
[Thanks to Brooke for corrections]


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