Act One Finale lyrics

Album: Urinetown

Bobby
Free! People are free! How can a fee enslave us?
See how we can be free from the chains he gave us!
We're suffering now such lives of sorrow
Don't give us tomorrow
Just give us today!

The Poor
Free! People are free! How can a fee enslave us?
See how we can be free from the chains he gave us!
We're suffering now such lives of sorrow
Don't give us tomorrow
Just give us today!

Bobby
From every hill, every steeple
Ring out the anthem of the people
Making a new way
Breaking the clouds of gray to sing of today!

Bobby and The Poor
Sing of today
Sing of today
Sing today
Sing today
Sing today

Cladwell
A little brutality is exactly what these people need. Officer Lockstock!

Hope
Daddy, wait. He only wants the people to be happy.

Cladwell
Happy you say? Happy?!
So you want happy, Mr. Strong?
Did you say happy, Mr. Strong?
If they pee today I'm sure they'll be
As happy as a pup
With no rules and no more fees to pay
Things would be looking up!
But too bad the water that we share
Could fit inside a cup!
What of tomorrow, Mr/ Strong?

Bobby
But what of today?!

Cladwell
But what of tomorrow, Mr. Strong?
Think of tomorrow, Mr. Strong!
Our resources are as fragile
As a newborn baby's skull
With your actions
You would gut the child
And leave a lifeless hull!
Could it be you're so short-sighted
So insensitive, so dull?
Think of tomorrow, Mr. Strong!

The Poor
But what of today?!

Cladwell and Co.
You are wrong, Mr. Strong
You and your socialistic throng
If the people pee for free they'll push the system to the brink
If today there's spillage tell us how tomorrow will not stink!

Cladwell
If it's you and me, now, Mr. Strong
Which one of us will blink?
I say it's you, Mr. Strong
For on the subject of tomorrow

Cladwell and Co.
You are wrong!

Hope
Oh, Bobby, why didn't you tell me you were going to start a revolution?

Bobby
Maybe for the same reason you didn't tell me you were a Cladwell. So you
can join us or you can stand aside.

Hope
Bobby, think!
You're standing on the brink!
You'll be arrested soon
Perhaps as soon as noon
And I could never bear
To see you taken where
The guilty pee-ers meet
The toilet judgement seat!

Bobby
You said to follow your heart
Here's where my heart leads
Now I'll do my part
To banish all needs
You made me to see
Fantastically clear
When people pee free
We've nothing to fear

Hope
Give up now! We'll find a way somehow
To help the people pee without a hefty fee
But if you must persist being an anarchist
My father's men will see you're sent away from me!
You'll get Urinetown!
Bobby, you'll get Urinetown!
Off you'll go to Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!

Bobby
Your words were like seeds
At first they seemed mild
They grew into deeds
This riot's our child
Sing of today, not tomorrow!
End their lives of sorrow!
Today!
Today!
Sing of today!

Cladwell
You've picked a fight you can't win, today, Mr. Strong! Your rabble is
no match for my men.

Little Sally
You can punish our bodies, Mr. Cladwell, but you can never punish our
spirits!

Soupy Sue
Punish our bodies?!

Little Becky Two Shoes
I never agreed to any punishment of my body!

Cladwell
Oh, punishment is all you'll ever know!

The Poor
Bobby, help!
He'll turn our brains to kelp!
No matter what we do
We're in a real bad stew!
Those cops look awful mean
Like none we've ever seen!
When Cladwell gives the cue
Our revolution's through!

Cladwell and UGC Staff
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!
Very wrong, Mr. Strong!
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!

Bobby
Last night your words were like seeds
At first they seemed mild
They grew into deeds
This riot's our child!

The Poor
Bobby, please!
There's no way to appease
A raging maniac
A real insaniac
He's like a speeding train
Caught in a hurricane
But he is in control
And he is on a roll!

Cladwell and UGC Staff
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!
Very wrong, Mr. Strong!
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!

Bobby
The child is on fire
He's hot as the sun
He'll burn like a pyre
'Til freedom is won!

Hope
Oh Bobby!
No, Bobby!
Oh Bobby!
No, Bobby!

The Poor
Cladwell's nuts
With no if's, and's or but's!
Yes, he's a real live loon!
A freaking looney tune!
And when he's one with us
He'll put us on a bus
Bound for that unknown place
That we all all dread to face!

Cladwell and UGC Staff
You are wrong Mr. Strong!
You are wrong Mr. Strong!
Very wrong Mr. Strong!
You are wrong Mr. Strong!

All but Bobby
You'll/We'll get Urinetown!
Bobby, you'll/we'll get Urinetown!
Off you'll/we'll go to Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!

Bobby
Sing of today not tomorrow!
End their lives of sorrow!
Today!
Today!
Sing of today!

Hope
So what'll it be, Bobby?

Bobby
Looks like we're in a real bad spot, doesn't it. I suppose we should leave.

Hope
Oh, Bobby, they'll never let you leave now.

Bobby
Not without you they won't. Which is why you're coming with us.

Hope
But how can I come with you and not fight against my father,
unless...unless...oh dear God, Bobby, no!

Bobby and Poor
From every hill, every steeple
Ring out the anthem of the people
Making a new way
Breaking the clouds of gray to sing of today!
Sing of today!
Sing of today!
Sing today!
Sing today!
sing today!

Cladwell and Co.
Wrong, Mr. Strong!
Think of tomorrow Mr. Strong!
Our resources as as fragile as a newborn baby's skull!
With your actions you would gut the child and leave a lifeless hull!
A lifeless hull Mr. Strong!
You're very dull Mr. Strong!
Disperse your throng Mr. Strong!
Disperse your throng
And end your song
And end your song Mr. Strong!
You're wrong, Mr. Strong!
You're wrong, Mr. Strong!
You're wrong, Mr. Strong!
You're wrong!

Bobby
Keep your men back, Cladwell! We've got your daughter and we're not
letting her go!

Lockstock
Boss, what do we do?!

Cladwell
Seize them!

Penny
No!

Cladwell
Don't let them get away!

Hope
Help me!

Penny
Help her!

Bobby
Now run, run everybody! Run for your lives! Run!

Women
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!

Men
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urine -
Urinetown!

Lockstock
Well, that's it for Act One.
As you can see, the rebel poor are making their get-away with
Hope as their hostage. The rest of us have been thrown into
confusion because - well, because we're all moving so damned
slowly. So we don't get to catch them. Not yet.
Enjoy intermission,
and see you - shortly!

All
Urinetown!

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