Wait Lyrics

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


TODD:
Why doesn't Beadle Bamford come? "Before the week is out," that's what he said.

MRS. LOVETT:
And who says the week is out yet? It's only Tuesday.
Easy now.
Hush, love, hush.
Don't distress yourself,
What's your rush?
Keep your thoughts
Nice and lush.
Wait.

Hush, love, hush,
Think it through.
Once it bubbles,
Then what's to do?
Watch it close,
Let it brew,
Wait.

I've been thinking, flowers-
Maybe daisies-
To brighten up the room.
Don't you think some flowers,
Pretty daisies,
Might relieve the gloom?
Ah, wait, love, wait.

TODD:
And what about the Judge? When will I get to him?

MRS. LOVETT:
Oh, can't you think of nothing else?
Always broodin' on yer wrongs what happened heaven knows how many years ago-
Slow, love, slow.
Time's so fast.
Now goes quickly-
See, now it's past!
Soon will come,
Soon will last.
Wait.

Don't you know,
Silly man,
Half the fun is to
Plan the plan?
All good things come to
Those who can
Wait.

Gillyflowers, maybe,
'Stead of daisies...
I don't know, though...
What do you think?

TODD:
Yes.

MRS. LOVETT:
Gillyflowers, I'd say. Nothing like a nice bowl of gillies.

[Thanks to Sam Wilkes for lyrics]

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