The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 - Another Year Lyrics

2019 West End
Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 the Musical - Another Year Lyrics


MR LUCAS: (spoken)
Ten

MISS ELF: (spoken)
Nine

GRANDMA: (spoken)
Eight

GEORGE MOLE: (spoken)
Seven

PAULINE MOLE: (spoken)
Six

DOG: (spoken)
Bark!

BERT: (spoken)
Four

PANDORA: (spoken)
Three

NIGEL: (spoken)
Two

ADRIAN MOLE: (spoken)
One

ENSEMBLE: (spoken)
Happy new year!

ADRIAN: (spoken)
January 1st 1981:
I feel absolutely rotten, after hearing
The disgusting noises coming from
Downstairs last night, I've decided my first new
Years revolution is:

Never drink alcohol

(sung)
Every year is just the same
A big disaster
And they're always vomiting upstairs
Every year they cause a fuss
Getting drunker faster
But it's not like anybody cares
And no

They never stop complaining

And no

I always get the blame

And so

Yet again it's up to me to do every chore
That's what I'm here for
So we can make it through
Another year

(spoken)
Resolution number two:
Help the poor and ignorant
Starting with my parents

PAULINE MOLE:
Every year the same mistake

GEORGE MOLE:
Every year a saga

PAULINE:
And we always end up sick in bed

GEORGE: (spoken)
I'm dead!

PAULINE:
Don't know what I drank last night

GEORGE:
Ten pints of lager

PAULINE:
Can I get some water?

GEORGE: (spoken)
Oh, my head!

PAULINE:
Oh god I think that I was singing

GEORGE:
Oh god I think I kicked the dog

BOTH:
It's hard! we never seem to learn

GEORGE:
But we'll battle through

PAULINE:
Like we always do

BOTH:
And we'll try and make it through another year

ADRIAN:
But this year could be different
Yes
This year things could change
My spots will disappear
And I'll grow tall, six-foot at least!

And I might get a girlfriend
I'm thirteen and three quarters
But I'm stuck
Just my luck
And I'm slowly going mad

MR LUCAS: (spoken)
Cooey!

ADRIAN: (spoken)
Resolution number three:
Be kind to the neighbours
Hello Mr Lucas!

MR LUCAS: (spoken)
Hello, where's my little sunbeam?

(sung)
Oh, how are you feeling today?
I heard that you weren't feeling well
Oh, Pauline, I hope you feel better

PAULINE:
I feel so much better!

GEORGE:
I think that these flowers were meant for your wife!
Get out of our kitchen
And out of our lives

GRANDMA: (spoken)
George! Adrian!

ADRIAN: (spoken)
Hiya, grandma!

GRANDMA: (spoken)
Honestly, would you look at the state of this house

(sung)
Every year the same old mess
Oh it's so demeaning
Look at all these empty cans of beer!
Do they leave it all to you?
To do the cleaning?
Or do they think that this will all disappear?
Get down!
You can't be that hungover
Get down!
You idle little sods
This town is going to the dogs
Because of folk like you

PAULINE:
What's your mother doing here?

GRANDMA:
Still in bed at two!

GEORGE:
Coming round to interfere

GRANDMA:
Why's there rubbish everywhere

GRANDMA, PAULINE, GEORGE:
I don't know how I'll get through another year

ADRIAN:
Help me
Save me
How do I escape? life just isn't fair

GRANDMA, PAULINE, GEORGE:
Another year

ADRIAN:
Blameless, shameless and they're out of shape
They don't even care

GRANDMA, PAULINE, GEORGE:
Another year

ADRIAN:
Shouting fighting
Every year it's worse
Why can't they just stop

GRANDMA, PAULINE, GEORGE:
Another year

ENSEMBLE:
Where's the love and caring
That there ought to be
In this family

ADRIAN:
Trying to get through another year


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