We All Wear a Green Carnation Lyrics

1929 West End
Bitter Sweet the Musical - We All Wear a Green Carnation Lyrics

Music and lyrics by Noël Coward.

Blad boys are we,
Exquisitely free
From the dreary and quite absurd
Moral views of the common herd.

We like porphyry bowls,
Chandeliers and stoles,
We're most spirited,
Carefully filleted 'souls'.

Pretty boys, witty boys, too, too, too
Lazy to fight stagnation,
Haughty boys, naughty boys,
all we do Is to pursue sensation.
The portals of society
Are always opened wide,
The world our eccentricity condones,
A note of quaint variety
We're certain to provide,
We dress in very decorative tones.
Faded boys, jaded boys,
womankind's Gift to a bulldog nation,
In order to distinguish us
From less enlightened minds,
We all wear a green carnation.
We believe in Art,
Though we're poles apart
From the fools who are thrilled by Greuze.
We like Beardsley and Green Chartreuse.
Women say we're too Bored to bill and coo,
We smile wearily,
It's so drearily true

Pretty boys, witty boys, you may sneer
At our disintegration,
Haughty boys, naughty boys, dear, dear, dear
Swooning with affectation.
Our figures sleek and willowy,
Our lips incarnadine,
May worry the majority a bit.
But matrons rich and billowy
Invite us out to dine,
And revel in our phosphorescent wit,
Faded boys, jaded boys,
come what may,
Art is our inspiration,
And as we are the reason
for the 'Nineties' being gay,
We all wear a green carnation.

Pretty boys, witty boys,
Yearning for Permanent adulation,
Haughty boys, naughty boys, every pore
Bursting with self-inflation.
We feel we're rather Grecian,
As our manners indicate,
Our sense of moral values isn't strong.
For ultimate completion
We shall really have to wait
Until the Day of Judgment comes along.
Faded boys, jaded boys, each one craves
Some sort of soul salvation,
But when we rise reluctantly
But gracefully from our graves,
We'll all wear a green carnation.

Review: Bitter Sweet the Musical Lyrics

Bitter Sweet the Musical Lyrics

The Call of Life
If You Could Only Come with Me
I'll See You Again
Tell Me What is Love?
The Last Dance
Life in the Morning
Ladies of the Town
If Love Were All
Evermore and a Day
Dear Little Café
Bitter Sweet Waltz
Bonne Nuit, Merci
Kiss me
Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay
Alas! The Time is Past
We All Wear a Green Carnation
I'll See You Again (reprise)