Children and Art Lyrics

Broadway revival 2017
Sunday in the Park with George the Musical - Children and Art Lyrics

"Children and Art" is a song from Sunday in the Park with George the musical performed by Annaleigh Ashford (Marie) and Jake Gyllenhaal (George).

MARIE
You would have liked him
Mama, you would
Mama, he makes things
Mama, they're good
Just as you said from the start
Children and art
Children and art

He should be happy
Mama, he's blue
What do I do?

You should have seen it
It was a sight
Mama, I mean it
All color and light
I don't understand what it was
But, Mama, the things that he does
They twinkle and shimmer and buzz
You would have liked them

Him...it...Henry! Henry!

GEORGE
It's George, grandmother

MARIE
Of course it is
I thought you were your father for a moment
Did I ever tell you who that was?

GEORGE
That is your mother

MARIE
That is correct!
Isn't she beautiful?
There she is, there she is
There she is, there she is
Mama is everywhere
He must have loved her so much
This is our family, this is the lot
After I go, this is all that you've got, Honey

GEORGE
Let's not talk about that right now

MARIE
Isn't she beautiful, though?
You would have liked her
Mama did things no one had done
Mama was funny, Mama was fun
Mama spent money when she had none

Mama said, "Honey, mustn't be blue
It's not so much do what you like
as it is that you like what you do"
Mama said, "Darling, don't make such a drama.
A little less thinking, a little more feeling"
I'm just quoting Mama!
The child is so sweet
And the girls are so rapturous
Isn't it lovely how artists can capture us?

GEORGE
Yes, it is, Marie

MARIE
You would have liked her
Honey, I'm wrong
You would have loved her
Mama enjoyed things
Mama was smart
See how she shimmers?
I mean, from the heart

I know, Honey, you don't agree
But this is our family tree
Just wait 'til we're there, and you'll see
Listen to me
Mama was smart
Listen to Mama
Children and art
Children and art

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