We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands
Broadway Musical - Rock Of Ages
We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands Lyrics


(Paul Schoeffler, Lauren Molina, Wesley Taylor, Andre Ward, Adam Dannheisser,
Mitchell Jarvis, Constantine Maroulis, James Carpinello & The Rock Of Ages Cast)

REGINA:
mayor, we don’t really know the first thing about these people,
or even what they want to build!

HERTZ:
say you don’t know me,
or recognize my face
say you don’t care who goes
to that kind of place

REGINA:
knee deep in the hoopla
sinking in your fight

HERTZ:
too many runaways

HERTZ & franz:
eating up the night!

HERTZ:
marconi plays the mamba

REGINA:
listen to the radio!
don’t you remember?
we built this city
we built this city on…

MAYOR:
clean, efficient living?

HERTZ:
exactly!

REGINA:
but mayor, think about the businesses already there! what about them!?

DENNIS:
they’re calling it “economic redevelopment.”
apparently “the bourbon” no longer generates an “adequate tax revenue.”

LONNY:
that’s why i keep telling ya we need to bring back “naked jello wrestling thursdays!”
but this time, check it, we let women enter.

DENNIS:
maybe it’s time to cash it in anyway--

DREW:
whoa, dennis?! what are you saying?!

DENNIS:
it’s just--
i’m sittin’ on this barstool
talkin’ like a damn fool!
got the twelve o’clock news blues
and i’ve given up hope
for the afternoon soaps…
and a bottle of cold brew
is it any wonder i’m not crazy?

LONNY:
so chew a couple prozac! come on, dennis!

DENNIS:
is it any wonder i’m sane at all?

DREW:
you do wash your hands a lot.

LONNY/ DENNIS / DREW / HERTZ / MAYOR / FRANZ / REGINA
is it any wonder i’ve got too much (clap) time on my hands

DENNIS:
and it’s tickin’ away…

LONNY:
tickin’ away from me!
so you sell, but what do i do?! “the bourbon” is my life, man!

DENNIS:
hold the phone! you guys see who’s in today’s paper?!

DREW:
monster rockers, “arsenal,” are breaking up.
according to sources, lead singer, stacee jaxx,
will leave the band after this tour to pursue a solo career--

DENNIS:
perfect right? lonny who gave stacee and arsenal their start?

LONNY:
we did so?

DENNIS:
so? what if we hosted their last gig…ever.

LONNY:
the last arsenal show here?!

DENNIS:
tell that wouldn’t generate an adequate tax revenue.
plus, stacee still owes me from that hotel incident with the cool whip and the baby llama.

LONNY:
love it.

DENNIS:
i just hope it’s enough.

LONNY:
it’s gotta be i mean the mayor isn’t a total money grubbing whore. wink.

REGINA:
mayor, you’re not thinking clearly.

HERTZ:
mayor, take ze money unt…

HERTZ / ENSEMBLE:
rid this city!

REGINA:
no!

MAYOR / HERTZ / FRANZ / ENSEMBLE
rid this city of rock and roll!

REGINA:
not this city

MAYOR:
regina, you’re fired.

MAYOR / HERTZ / FRANZ/ ENSEMBLE:
we’ll rid this city of rock and roll!!

REGINA:
you’re not gonna get away with this!

LONNY:
i can’t believe you still have his number.

DENNIS:
stacee? it’s denbo.

STACEE JAXX:
who?

DENNIS:
dennis, dennis dupree. listen,
how would you like to do your “arsenal” farewell show here at “the bourbon?”

STACEE JAXX:
yeah, well we already got something planned for our last tour gig in portland. so ah…

DENNIS:
i understand that. but just imagine for a second your last gig in a place that started it all.
a lot of press on something like that.

STACEE JAXX:
yeah it sounds cool but ah…

DENNIS:
and of course, we’d put your name above the band. stacee jaxx and arsenal.
one night only. right before a solo album…which, just between you and me, i’m so
glad you’re doing. you know what i always used to say about you.

STACEE JAXX:
what?

DENNIS:
well, you’re a jet fuel genius
you can solve the world’s problems
without even tryin’

STACEE JAXX:
it’s true.
i have dozens of friends
and the fun never ends
that is, as long as i’m buyin’
is it any wonder i’m not the president?

DENNIS:
i’d vote for you, stacee.

STACEE JAXX:
is it any wonder i’m null and void?

DENNIS:
i don’t even know what that means.

STACEE / DENNIS / LONNY / DREW / FRANZ / HERTZ/ ENSEMBLE:
is it any wonder i’ve got too much (clap) time on my hands

DENNIS:
and it’s tickin’ away

LONNY / DENNIS / DREW:
tickin’ away from me!!

STACEE/ DENNIS / LONNY / DREW / FRANZ / HERTZ/ ENSEMBLE:
too much time on my hands!

DENNIS
tick, tick, tickin’ away!!

STACEE/ DENNIS/ LONNY/ DREW / GROUPIES / FRANZ / HERTZ/ MAYOR:
too much time on my hands

STACEE JAXX:
i don’t know what to do

STACEE/ DENNIS / LONNY / DREW / GROUPIES:
too much time on my hands

HERTZ/ MAYOR / FRANZ:
we will rid this city!

ENSEMBLE:
too much time on my hands

REGINA/ HERTZ/ MAYOR / FRANZ:
of rock and roll!!

LONNY/ DREW / FRANZ / HERTZ / MAYOR / REGINA / DENNIS / GROUPIES:
too much time on my hands
too much time on my hands
too much time--

HERTZ:
shall i call zee bulldozers?

DENNIS:
remember the night you @*#!* with the baby llama?

STACEE JAXX/ MAYOR:
i'll do it.

[Thanks to Bobby for lyrics]

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