How the Other Half Lives Lyrics

Broadway production (2002)
Thoroughly Modern Millie the Musical - How the Other Half Lives Lyrics

MISS DOROTHY
THIS IS LIVING!
THIS IS WHAT I CALL LIVING!
I’VE HUNGERED FOR THIS DAY
S
ONCE HEAVEN KNOWS WHEN
YEAR AFTER YEAR WITH A SECRET YEN!
ALL OF MY PRAYERS
ALL MY DESIRE
EV’RY WAKING MOMENT WITH MY HEART AFIRE!

GIVE ME THE MEAT WITHOUT THE GRAVY
I’LL TAKE THE OYSTER SANS THE PEARL
PINCHING PENNIES,
CLIPPING COUPONS,

SEE A BRAND NEW WORLD UNFURL

LET ME BROWN BAG ALL MY LUNCHES,
TRY MY HAND AT CANNED CUISINE
A BERLITZ CLASS I LONG TO PASS
HOW THE OTHER HALF,

HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES!
NO FOURTEEN-KARAT CRONIES,
PHONIES
FAIR-WEATHER FRIENDS
I WANT AN “ON-THE-DOLE” MATE,
SOULMATE,

STORMY-WEATHER FRIENDS

POUR ME THE MILK BUT HOLD THE HONEY
BRING ON THOSE FUNNY MONEY WOES
PAYING PAUL BY ROBBING PETER
LAYAWAY TO BUY MY CLOTHES
SUMMER ON THE ISLE OF CONEY
WINTER IN HELL’S KITCHENETTE
I’LL TURN MY DIAL TO RANK AND FILE
HOW THE OTHER HALF-

MILLIE
HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES!

POOR?
NOT ME, HONEY
I DON’T WANT THOSE MONEY WOES
I’LL MARRY PAUL OR DAVE OR ROB OR PETER
SO I CAN BUY MY CLOTHES AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE,

BERGDORF GOOMAN, TOO
THE PRIVILEGED FEW PLUS YOU-KNOW-WHO
HOW THE OTHER HALF,

MILLIE & DOROTHY
HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES!

MILLIE
I’m on the way up!

DOROTHY
I’m on the way down!

MILLIE
It’s a good thing we met in the middle!

MISS DOROTHY [In unison]
POUR ME THE MILK
BUT HOLD THE HONEY
BRING ON THOSE FUNNY MONEY WOES
PAYING PAUL BY ROBBING PETER
LAYAWAY TO BUY MY CLOTHES
SUMMER ON THE ISLE OF CONEY
WINTER IN HELL’S KITCHENETTE

MILLIE [In unison]
POUR?
NOT ME, HONEY
I DON’T WANT THOSE MONEY WOES
I’LL MARRY PAUL OR DAVE OR ROB OR PETER
SO I CAN BUY MY CLOTHES
AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
BERGDORF GOODMAN, TOO

MISS DOROTHY
A WILD SOJOURN

MILLIE
SO I CAN LEARN

MILLIE & DOROTHY
LIVIN’ LIKE THE OTHER HALF!

[Thanks to Darci Faye for lyrics]

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