Epiphany Lyrics

Original Broadway production 1979
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the Musical - Epiphany Lyrics


TODD:
Out, I say! Out!

MRS. LOVETT:
All this running and shouting. What is it now, dear?

TODD:
I had him - and then...

MRS. LOVETT:
I know, the sailor busted in.
I saw them both running down the street and I said to myself: "Ooh, the fat's on the fire!"

TODD:
I had him!
His throat was bare
Beneath my hand-!

MRS. LOVETT:
Now, now, dear. Don't fret.

TODD:
No, I had him!
His throat was there,
And he'll never come again!

MRS. LOVETT:
Easy now.
Hush, love, hush.
I keep telling you-

TODD:
When?

MRS. LOVETT:
What's your rush?

TODD:
Why did I wait?
You told me to wait!
Now he'll never come again!

There's a hole in the world
Like a great black pit
And it's filled with people
Who are filled with shit
And the vermin of the world
Inhabit it-
But not for long!

They all deserve to die!
Tell you why, Mrs. Lovett,
Tell you why,
Because in all of the whole human race, Mrs. Lovett,
There are two kinds of men and only two.
There's the one staying put
In his proper place
And the one with his foot
In the other one's face-
Look at me, Mrs. Lovett,
Look at you!
No, we all deserve to die!
Tell you why, Mrs. Lovett,
Tell you why,
Because the lives of the wicked should be-
Made brief.
For the rest of us, death
Will be a relief-
We all deserve to die!
And I'll never see Johanna,
No, I'll never hug my girl to me-
Finished!

All right! You, sir,
How about a shave?
Come and visit
Your good friend Sweeney
You, sir, too, sir-
Welcome to the grave!
I will have vengeance,
I will have salvation!

Who, sir? You, sir?
No one's in the chair
Come on, come on!
Sweeney's waiting!
I want you, bleeders!
You, sir - anybody!
Gentlemen, now don't be shy!
Not one man, no,
Nor ten men,
Nor a hundred
Can assuage me
I will have you!

And I will get him back
Even as he gloats.
In the meantime, I'll practice
On less honourable throats.
And my Lucy lies in ashes
And I'll never see my girl again,
But the work waits,
I'm alive at last
And I'm full of joy!

[Thanks to Sam Wilkes for lyrics]

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