City on Fire/ Searching Lyrics

Original Broadway production 1979
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the Musical - City on Fire/ Searching Lyrics Lyrics


LUNATICS:
City on fire!
Rats in the grass
And the lunatics yelling in the streets!
It's the end of the world! Yes!
City on fire!
Hunchbacks dancing!
Stirrings in the ground
And the whirring of giant wings!
Watch out!
Look!
Blotting out the moonlight,
Thick black rain falling on the
City on fire!
City on fire!
City on fire!

JOHANNA:
Will we be married on Sunday?
That's what you promised,
Married on Sunday!
That was last August...
Kiss me!

LUNATICS (GROUP 1):                             LUNATICS (GROUP 2)
City on fire!
Rats in the streets
And the lunatics yelling at the moon!         City on fire!
It's the end of the world! Yes!                   Rats in the streets
City on fire!                                             And the lunatics yelling at the moon!
Hunchbacks kissing! It's the end of the world! Yes!
Stirrings in the graves City on fire!
And the screaming of giant winds!            Hunchbacks kissing!
Watch out! Look!                                     Stirrings in the graves
Crawling on the chimneys, And the screaming of giant winds!
Great black crows screeching at the Watch out! look! Crawling on the chimneys...

LUNATICS:
City on fire!
City on fire!
City on fire!

MRS. LOVETT:
Toby!
Where are you, love?

TODD:
Toby!
Where are you, lad?

MRS. LOVETT:
Nothing's gonna harm you

TODD:
Toby!

MRS. LOVETT:
Not while I'm around...

TODD:
Toby!

MRS. LOVETT:
Where are you hiding?
Nothing's gonna harm you,
Darling...

TODD:
Nothing to be afraid of, boy...

MRS. LOVETT:
Not while I'm around.

TODD:
Toby...

MRS. LOVETT:
Demons are prowling everywhere
Nowadays...

TODD:
Toby...

LUNATICS:
City on fire!
Rats in the streets
And the lunatics yelling at the moon!
It's the end of the world! Yes!

BEGGAR WOMAN:
Beadle!...Beadle!...
No good hiding, I saw you!
Are you in there still?
Beadle!...Beadle!...
Get her, but watch it!
She's a wicked one, she'll deceive you
With her fancy gowns
And her fancy airs
And her-
Mischief! Mischief!
Devil's work!
Where are you, Beadle?
Beadle...

LUNATICS (GROUP 1):                            LUNATICS (GROUP 2):
City on fire!
Rats in the streets
And the lunatics yelling at the moon!        City on fire!
It's the end of the world! Yes!                 Rats in the streets
City on fire!                                           And the lunatics yelling at the moon!
Hunchbacks kissing!                               It's the end of the world! Yes!
Stirrings in the graves City on fire!
And the screaming of giant winds!          Hunchbacks kissing!
Watch out! Look! Stirrings in the graves
Crawling on the chimneys, And the screaming of giant winds!
Great black crows... Watch out! Look! Crawling on the chimneys...

ANTHONY:
Mr. Todd?

JOHANNA:
No one here. Where is this Mr. Todd?

ANTHONY:
No matter. He'll be back in a moment, for I trust him as I trust my right arm.
Now, wait for him here and I'll return with the coach in less than half an hour.

JOHANNA:
They are after us still. What if they should trace us here?
Oh, Anthony, please let me come with you.

ANTHONY:
No, my darling, there is no safety for you on the street.

JOHANNA:
But dressed in these sailors clothes, who is to know it is I?

ANTHONY:
No, the risk is too great.
Ah, miss,
Look at me, look at me, miss, oh
Look at me please, oh
Favour me, favour me with your glance.
Ah, miss,
Soon we'll be, soon we'll be gone
And sailing the seas
And happily, happily wed in France.

BOTH:
And we'll sail the world
And see it's wonders
From the pearls of Spain
To the rubies of Tibet-

JOHANNA:                         ANTHONY:
And then home.                 And then come back to
.                                       London.
Some day.                        Some day.

ANTHONY:
I'll be back before those lips have time to lose that smile.

BEGGAR WOMAN:
Beadle!...
Beadle!
Where are you?
Beadle, dear!
Beadle!
Beadle deedle deedle deedle deedle dumpling
Beadle dumpling bedeedle deedle deedle
Deedle deedle deedle deedle deedle deedle
Deedle...

TODD:
You! What are you doing here?

BEGGAR WOMAN:
Evil is here, sir. The stink of evil - from below - from her!
Beadle dear, Beadle!

TODD:
Out of here, woman.

BEGGAR WOMAN:
She's the Devil's wife! Oh beware her, sir. Beware of her. She with no pity...in her heart.

TODD:
Out, I say!

BEGGAR WOMAN:
Hey, don't I know you, mister?

JUDGE:
Mr. Todd, sir!

TODD:
The Judge. I have no time.

[Thanks to Sam Wilkes for lyrics]

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