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Musicals – Sunset Boulevard - Who's Betty Schaefer? lyrics

NORMA
Is this what you're looking for, by any chance?

JOE
Why, yes.

NORMA
Whose phone number is this?
I've been worried about the line of my throat.
I think this woman has done wonders with it.

JOE
Good.

NORMA
And I've lost half a pound since Tuesday.

JOE
Very good.

NORMA
Now it's after nine. I'd better get to bed.

JOE
You had.

NORMA
Are you coming up?

JOE
I think I'll read a while longer.

NORMA
You went out last night, didn't you, Joe?

JOE
I went for a walk.

NORMA
You took the car.

JOE
I drove to the beach.

NORMA
Who's Betty Schaefer?

JOE
Surely, you don't want me to feel as if I'm a prisoner in this house?

NORMA
You don't understand, Joe. I'm under such a terrible strain.
It's been so hard I even got myself a revolver.
The only thing that stopped me from killing myself was the
Thought of all those people, waiting to see me back on the screen.
How could I disappoint them? All I ask is a little patience, a little understanding.

JOE
Norma, there's nothing to worry about. I haven't done anything.

NORMA
Of course you haven't. Good night, my darling.

JOE
I should have stayed there
Poor Norma
So desperate to be ready
For what would never happen
But Betty would be waiting
We had a script to finish
One unexpected love scene
Two people, both risking
A kind of happy ending



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