Not While I'm Around Lyrics

Original Broadway production 1979
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the Musical - Not While I'm Around Lyrics


TOBIAS:
You know, mum, there's nothing I wouldn't do for you.
If there was a monster or an ogre or anything bad like that wot was after you,
I'd rip it apart with my bare fists, I would.

MRS. LOVETT:
What a sweet child it is.

TOBIAS:
Even if it was just a man...

MRS. LOVETT:
A man, dear?

TOBIAS:
A man wot was bad and wot might be luring you all unbeknownst into his evil deeds, like.

MRS. LOVETT:
Here, what is this? What are you talking about?

TOBIAS:
Nothing's gonna harm you.
Not while I'm around.
Nothing's gonna harm you,
No, sir,
Not while I'm around.

Demons are prowling
Everywhere
Nowadays.
I'll send 'em howling,
I don't care
I got ways.

MRS. LOVETT:
Of course you do...What a sweet, affectionate child it is.

TOBIAS:
No one's gonna hurt you,
No one's gonna dare.
Others can desert you-
Not to worry-
Whistle, I'll be there.

Demons'll charm you
With a smile
For a while,
But in time
Nothing can harm you,
Not while I'm around.

Not to worry, not to worry,
I may not be smart but I ain't dumb.
I can do it,
Put me to it,
Show me something I can overcome.
Not to worry, mum.

Being close and being clever
Ain't like being true.
I don't need to, I won't never
Hide a thing from you,
Like some.

MRS. LOVETT:
Now, let's stop all this foolish chatter and just sit here nice and quiet.
Nothing's gonna harm you,
Not while I'm around!
Nothing's gonna harm you, darling-
Not while I'm around.

TOBIAS:
Demons are prowling
Everywhere
Nowadays.
I'll send 'em howling,
I don't care.

MRS. LOVETT:
Boys and their fancies! What will we think of next?

TOBIAS:
No one's gonna hurt you,
No one's gonna dare.
Others can desert you-
Not to worry-
Whistle, I'll be there.

Demons'll charm you
With a smile
For a while,
But in time
Nothing's gonna harm you,
Not while I'm around.

[Thanks to Sam Wilkes for lyrics]

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