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Patti LuPone – Everything's Coming Up Roses lyrics

Rose: [Spoken]
I'm used to people walking out,
When my own mother did it I cried for a week.
Your father did it, and then the man I married after him did it.
Well, this time I'm not crying, this time I'm apologizing to you.
I pushed you aside for her, I made everything just for her.

Louise: [Spoken]
Oh no, Mama.

Rose: [Spoken]
But she says I can't make her an actress like she wants to be.
The boys walk becasue they think the act is finished.
They think we're nothing without her.
Well, she's nothing without me. I'm her mother and I made her!
And I can make you now, and I will, my baby, I swear I will.
I'm going to make you a star.
I'm going to build a whole new act all around you.
And it's going to be better than anything we ever did before.
Better than anything we ever dreamed!

Herbie: [Spoken]

Rose: [Spoken]
You're right Herbie, it is for the best.
The old act was getting stale and tired, but the new one--
Look at the new star, Herbie. She's going to be beautiful. She is beautiful!
Finished? We're just beginning and there's no stopping us this time!

I had a dream, a dream about you, baby.
It's gonna come true, baby.
They think that we're through, but baby--

You'll be swell, you'll be great.
Gonna have the whole world on the plate.
Starting here, starting now,
Honey, everything's coming up roses.

Clear the decks, clear the tracks.
You've got nothing to do but relax.
Blow a kiss, take a bow.
Honey, everything's coming up roses.

Now's your inning, stand the world on it's ear.
Set it spinning, that'll be just the beginning.
Curtain up. Light the lights.
You got nothing to hit but the heights.
You'll be swell, you'll be great.
I can tell, just you wait.
That lucky star I talk about is due.
Honey, everything's coming up roses for me and for you.

You can do it, all you need is a hand.
We can do it, Mama is gonna see to it!
Curtain up. Light the lights.
We got nothing to hit but the heights.
I can tell, wait and see.
There's the bell, follow me.
And nothing's gonna stop us 'til we're through.
Honey, everything's coming up roses and daffodils!
Everything's coming up sunshine and Santa Claus!
Everything's gonna be bright lights and lollipops!
Everything's coming up roses for me and for you!

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