Not for the Life of Me (reprise) Lyrics

Broadway production (2002)
Thoroughly Modern Millie the Musical - Not for the Life of Me (reprise) Lyrics

MILLIE
THEY SAID I WOULD SING THE HOMESICK BLUES
GRANNY DEAR,
MOTHER MINE,
OLD AND GRAY AT TWENTY-NINE
CALLOUSED HANDS,
BROKEN HEART
DREAMS THAT DIE BEFORE YOU START
I ain’t got nothin’ … so I got nothin’ to lose! Who needs a hat? Who needs a purse?
And who needs you, mister whoever-you-are, ‘cause I’m a pioneer woman, pal!
The Woolworth Building! The Met Life Tower!
There’s gold in them there hills, and I’m gonna get it or die trying!
DAYS OF YORE
KIND AND GENTLE
ASK ME IF I’M SENTIMENTAL!
NOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME!
BOH-DOH-DEE-OH
NOT FOR THE LIFE OF,
NOT FOR THE LIFE OF,
NOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME!

[Meanwhile, in the lobby of the Hotel Priscilla…]

GLORIA, ALICE, RITA, RUTH, CORA & LUCILLE
BURN THE BRIDGE,
BET THE STORE,
BABY’S COMING HOME NO MORE,
NOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME

LUCILLE & RITA
A LIFE THAT’S

GOTTA BE MORE THAN
A ONE-LIGHT TOWN
WHERE THE LIGHT IS ALWAYS RED

ALICE & CORA
GOTTA BE MORE THAN
A ONE-LIGHT TOWN

WHERE THE LIGHT IS…

GLORIA & RUTH
GOTTA BE MORE THAN
A ONE-LIGHT TOWN

GLORIA, ALICE, RITA, RUTH, CORA & LUCILLE
GOTTA BE MORE THAN AN OLD GHOST TOWN

WHERE THE GHOST AIN’T EVEN DEAD
CLAP YOUR HANDS,
JUST BECAUSE
WHERE I AM AIN’T WHERE I WAS
NOT FOR THE LIFE OF

LUCILLE
ME

CORA

ME

ALICE
ME

RUTH

ME

GLORIA
ME

RITA

BOH-DOH-DEE-OH

GLORIA, ALICE, RITA, RUTH, CORA & LUCILLE
NOT FOR THE LIFE OF

[Thanks to Darci Faye for lyrics]

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