Tick Tick Boom - 30/90 Lyrics

2001 Off-Broadway
Tick, Tick... Boom! the Musical - 30/90 Lyrics


Music and lyrics written by Jonathan Larson.

JONATHAN:
Stop the clock - Take time out
Time to regroup before you lose the bout
Freeze the frame - Back it up
Time to refocus before they wrap it up

Years are getting shorter
Lines on your face are getting longer
Feel like you're treading water
But the riptide's getting stronger

Don't panic, don't jump ship
Can't fight it, like taxes
At least it happens only once in your life

They're singing, "Happy Birthday"
You just wanna lay down and cry
Not just another birthday, it's 30/90

Why can't you stay 29
Hell, you still feel like you're 22
Turn thirty 1990
Bang! You're dead,
What can you do?
What can you do?
What can you do?

MICHAEL:
Clear the runway - Make another pass
Try one more approach before you're out of gas

JONATHAN:
Friends are getting fatter
Hairs on you head are getting thinner
Feel like a clean up batter
On a team that ain't a winner?

MICHAEL:
Don't freak out, don't strike out
Can't fight it, like City Hall

JONATHAN:
At least you're not alone
Your friends are there too
They're singing, "Happy Birthday"

JONATHAN & MICHAEL:
You just wish you could run away

JONATHAN:
Who cares about a birthday?
But 30/90, hey

Can't you be optimistic?
You're no longer the ingenue
Turn thirty, 1990
Boom! You're passe

JONATHAN & MICHAEL:
What can you do?

JONATHAN:
What can you do?
What can you do?

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell
Which way to Never Never Land?
Emerald City's gone to hell
Since the wizard

ALL:
Blew off his command

JONATHAN:
On the streets you hear the voices
Lost children, crocodiles
But you're not into
Making choices, wicked witches,
Poppy fields, or men behind the curtain
Tiger lilies, ruby slippers

ALL:
Clock is ticking, that's for certain

JONATHAN:
They're singing, "Happy Birthday"
I just wish it all were a dream
It feels much more like doomsday
Fuck
ALL:
30/90

JONATHAN:
Seems like I'm in for a twister
I don't see a rainbow, do you?

ALL:
Turn 30 in the 90's

JONATHAN:
Into my hands now
The ball has passed
I want the spoils, but not too fast

The world is calling
It's now or Neverland
Why can't I stay a child forever
and
30/90
30/90
30/90
30/90
30/90
30/90
What can I do?

ALL:
What can I do?




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