Sophisticated Lyrics

2023 Paper Mill Playhouse
The Great Gatsby the Musical - Sophisticated Lyrics

The song is written by Jason Howland and Nathan Tysen.

NICK: (spoken)
There’s the lady of the hour!

DAISY: (spoken)
Nick! Oh Nick,
I’m paralyzed with happiness!

Darling stop for a moment-
Don’t move from that pose
Oh, you remind me
Of an absolute rose!

Can it be true,
My bookworm of a cousin
Has all of Manhattan a-buzzin’?
I’m positively devastated
You’re so, so, so sophisticated

NICK: (spoken)
Ah! It is good to see you, too, Daisy!
Gosh, the war hasn’t changed you a stitch!

DAISY: (spoken)
Oh, the war changed everyone, darling.
The horrible flu… four years might
As well’ve been four decades.

Nick, can you believe
That we now have a child?

NICK: (spoken)
My mother can’t stop talking about it

She eats and sleeps
And is utterly wild!

JORDAN: (spoken)
Oh- a regular human being

We had to give up all
the parties and drinking

Still wondering what we were thinking

Help me, Nick-
I’ve been domesticated
God, I’m so sophisticated!

Can we stop for a moment
And take in the view?
Oh- no, darling Nick,
I’m looking at you
You need a wife to improve your position
Not to worry,
I’ll make it my mission
I’ll find someone rich and celebrated
And so, so, so sophisticated

NICK: (spoken)
I- I couldn’t possibly
Be a suitable match for anyone…!

DAISY: (spoken)

Have you mentioned your golfing obsession?
And how you turned it into a profession?
Trophies and plaques hang from her walls

I’ve always liked swinging
And little white balls

I think your two are birds of a feather
I must find ways to fling you together
Lock you both up in a closet for tea
Charter a boat, push you right out to sea

SERVANT: (spoken)
Mr. Buchanan?

DAISY: (spoken)
To marriage!

Marriage is more than vows and devotion
It is a ferris wheel of emotion
Lifting you up, right after you fall
Marriage is not what you picture at all

And something happens there at the altar
A man becomes your rock of Gibraltar
Holding you tight
While breaking new ground
Can we stop for a moment
And just look around?
Look at us all and joy we have found

Oh, this is the hour, this is the day
This is the place where it began
Before it was you standing just so
Or do you not know you are part of a plan
That I politely orchestrated?

Someday soon,
I’ll have us all related
And so, so, so sophisticated
La la-la la-la

So sophisticated!
La la-la la-la

We so-and-so’s

Are so sophisticated!

Review: The Great Gatsby the Musical Lyrics

The Great Gatsby the Musical Lyrics

Roaring On
My Share of the Heavens
For Her
Valley of Ashes
For Better or Worse
Only Tea
My Green Light
Better Hold Tight
Past Is Catching Up to Me
Valley of Ashes (reprise)
For Better or Worse (reprise)
For Her (reprise)
Beautiful Little Fool
Finale Roaring On