South West Side Story

all afternoon I've had a phrase in my head, "the minutes seemed like hours, the hours go so slowly", going around and around and eventually I worked out what it was. . .
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*drat*
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*double drat*
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I so didn't want it to be a cheery kind of song full of hope from West Side Story. . .
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. . .but since that's where I've landed, I suppose I could segue onto one closer to my heart.
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When you're a Jet, You're a Jet all the way From your first cigarette To your last dyin' day. when you're a Jet, If the spit hits the fan, You got brothers around, You're a family man! You're never alone, You're never disconnected! You're home with your own: When company's expected, You're well protected! Then you are set With a capital J, Which you'll never forget Till they cart you away. When you're a Jet, You stay a Jet! Oh, when the Jets fall in at the cornball dance, We'll be the sweetest dressin' gang in pants! And when the chicks dig us in our Jet black ties, They're gonna flip, gonna flop, gonna drop like flies! When you're a Jet, You're the top cat in town, You're the gold medal kid With the heavyweight crown! A-RAB, ACTION, BIG DEAL When you're a Jet, You're the swingin'est thing: Little boy, you're a man; Little man, you're a king!
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The Jets are in gear, Our cylinders are clickin'! The Sharks'll steer clear 'Cause ev'ry Puerto Rican's a lousy chicken! Here come the Jets Like a bat out of hell. Someone gets in our way, Someone don't feel so well! Here come the Jets: Little world, step aside! Better go underground, Better run, better hide! We're drawin' the line, So keep your noses hidden! We're hangin' a sign, Says "Visitors forbidden" And we ain't kiddin'! Here come the Jets, Yeah! And we're gonna beat Ev'ry last buggin' gang On the whole buggin' street! On the whole! Ever! Mother! Lovin'! Street! Yeah!

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lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
melody by Leonard Bernstein

4 comments:

Mel said...

Nope......the neighbour sequed into the Beatles "I'll never dance with another....oooo....when I saw her standin' there....."

*happily humming*

Mel said...

<-- thinkin' she could get used to this patio weblogging! :-)

Gordie said...

"Tonight there will be no morning star" - the morning star being another name for the planet Venus, which you were watching...

Steg said...

"the minutes seemed like hours, the hours go so slowly" puts me in mind of song but you'll have to pop round to mine in a few minutes to find out what.

One way to increase my traffic :-)