Audra McDonald - The Glamorous Life Lyrics

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert 2010
Audra McDonald - The Glamorous Life Lyrics

"The Glamorous Life" is a song from A Little Night Music the Musical performed by Audra McDonald.

Ordinary mothers lead ordinary lives—
Keep the house and sweep the parlor,
Mend the clothes and tend the children.
Ordinary mothers, like ordinary wives,
Make the beds and bake the pies
And wither on the vine…
Not mine.
Dying by inches every night—
What a glamorous life!
Pulled on by winches to recite—
What a glamorous life!

Ordinary mothers never get the flowers,
And ordinary mothers never know the joys,
But ordinary mothers couldn't cough for hours,
Maintaining their poise.

Sandwiches only,
But she eats what she wants when she wants!
Sometimes it's lonely,
But she meets many handsome gallants!
Ordinary mothers don't live out of cases,
But ordinary mothers don't go different places—
Which ordinary mothers can't do,
Being mothers all day!
Mine's away in a play—
And she's realer than they…
What if her brooch is only glass,
And her costumes unravel?
What if her coach is second-class:
She at least gets to travel!

And sometime this summer—meaning soon,
She'll be traveling to me!
Sometime this summer—maybe June,
I'm the new place she'll see!

Ordinary daughters may think life is better
With ordinary mothers near them when they choose—
But ordinary daughters seldom get a letter
Enclosing reviews!

Gay and resilient, with applause—
What a glamorous life!
Speeches are brilliant, if they're Shaw's—
What a glamorous life!

Ordinary mothers needn't meet committees,
But ordinary mothers don't get keys to cities—
No, ordinary mothers merely see their children all year,
Which is nothing, I hear…
But it does interfere
With the glamorous—

I am the princess, guarded by dragons
Snorting and grumbling and rumbling in wagons…
She's in her kingdom, wearing disguises,
Leading a life that is full of surprises…
And sometime this summer,
She'll come galloping
Over the green!
Sometime this summer, to the rescue,
My mother the queen!
Ordinary mothers thrive on being private,
But ordinary mothers somehow can survive it,
And ordinary mothers never know
They're just standing still—
With their kettles to fill—
While they're missing the thrill
Of the glamorous life!

Sondheim The Birthday Concert Lyrics
The Glamorous Life lyrics Audra McDonald

The songs is written by Stephen Sondheim

Something's Coming
We're Gonna Be Alright
Don't Laugh
You're Gonna Love Tomorrow/Love Will See Us Through
Too Many Mornings
The Road You Didn't Take
It Takes Two
Growing Up
Finishing the Hat
Move On
Pretty Women
A Little Priest
So Many People
Beautiful Girls
Ladies Who Lunch
Losing My Mind
The Glamorous Life
Could I Leave You?
Not a Day Goes By
I'm Still Here