John Benjamin Hickey - Perfectly Marvelous lyrics

Album: Cabaret

SALLY:

I think people are people, I really do, Cliff. Don't you?
I don't think people should have to explain anything.
For example, if I should paint my fingernails green
and it just so happens I do paint them green,
well, if anyone should ask me why, I say, "I think it's pretty!"
("I think it's pretty," I reply).
So if anyone should ask about you and me, you have two alternatives:
you can either say, "Oh yes, it's true. We're living in delicious sin."
Or you can simply tell the truth, and say:

I met this perfectly marvelous girl
In this perfectly wonderful place
As I liften a glass to the start of a marvelous year
Before I knew it she called on the phone inviting
Next moment I was no longer alone, but sat reciting
Some perfectly beautiful verse
In my charming American style
How I dazzled her senses
Was truly no less than a crime

Now I've this perfectly marvelous girl
In my perfectly beautiful room
And we're living together
And having a marvelous time

CLIFF:

Sally, I'm afraid this wouldn't work out.
You're much too distracting.

SALLY:

Distracting? No, inspiring!

She tells me perfectly marvelous tales
Of her thrillingly scandalous life
Which I'll probably use as a chapter or two in my book
And since my stay in Berlin was to force creation
What luck to fall on a fabulous source of stimulation

And perfectly marvelous too
Is her perfect agreement to be
Just as still as mouse when I'm giving my novel a whirl
Yes, I've a highly agreeable life
In my perfectly beautiful room
With my nearly invisible, perfectly marvelous girl

CLIFF:

Sally - I just can't afford ... do you have any money?

SALLY:

A few marks...six!

CLIFF:

Oh, God!

SALLY:

Oh please, Cliff - just for a day or two? Please!

CLIFF:

I ... met... this ...
truly remarkable girl
In this really incredible town
And she skillfully managed to talk her way into my room

SALLY:

Oh, Cliff!

CLIFF:

I have a terrible feeling I've said a dumb thing
Besides I've only got one narrow bed

SALLY:

We'll think of something

CLIFF:
And now this wild unpredictable girl

SALLY:

And this perfectly beautiful man

BOTH:

We'll be living together And having a marvelous time!

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