Why Did I Listen To That Man? lyrics

Album: Urinetown

Penny
Why did I listen to that man?
Why did I listen to the nature of his plan?
And when he talked
I should have balked
I should have walked
I should have ran!
Why did I listen to that man?

Fipp
Why did I listen to that crook?
A little bribe in cash is all it really took
That's how that craven
Toilet maven
Made me cave in
I'm a schnook!
Why did I listen to that crook?

Bobby
You lied to us, Cladwell! You told us one thing, then you did another!
That's what you did, Cladwell! That's what you did!

Lockstock and Barrel
Now we've finally got you!
Now you're in our claws!
Captured in our city of laws
There's no trial or jury
Nothing to discuss
Now the law is speaking through us!
You'll get Urinetown!
Off with you to Urinetown!
Away with you to Urinetown!
Now, no more fuss!

Penny
Let go of me! I have to save Hope!

Business Man 2
There's no saving Hope now, Ms. Pennywise.

Business Man 1
There may be no saving you.

Penny
Oh, no?! Then take that! And that! And this! And a few of these!

Hope
Why did I listen to that boy?
He spoke of hopes and dreams it filled me with such joy
How can I know
He loved me so?
Was it for show?
Was I his toy?
Why did I listen to that boy?

Penny
Why did I listen to that cad?

Hope
Why did I listen to my dad?

Hope and Penny
I went to work for him
He said he was so glad

Hope
Was he sincere?

Penny
Well, now it's clear

Hope
And now I fear

Hope and Penny
That I've been had!
Why did I listen to -

Fipp
That crook
That crook
That crook
That crook
That crook
That crook
That crook
That crook
That crook
That crook
That crook
That crook
That crook

Penny
That cad
That cad
That cad
That cad
That cad
That cad
That cad
That cad
That cad
That cad
That cad
That cad

Lockstock and Barrel
This is Urinetown!
Dead ahead it's Urinetown!
You must go to Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!

Bobby
My heart
My heart
My heart
My heart
My heart
My heart
My heart
My heart
My heart
My heart
My heart

Hope
My dad
My dad
My dad
My dad
My dad
My dad
My dad
My dad
My dad
My dad

Bobby
So what's it like, this "Urinetown" that I've heard so much about?

Barrel
Perhaps better for us to "show" you.

Bobby
Wait a minute, you're just going to throw me off this roof and that's
supposed to be Urinetown? Death is Urinetown?!

Lockstock
That's one interpretation

Bobby
Why did I listen to my heart?
I heard its call and made this revolution start
So let the throng
Take up my song!
Make Cladwell see that he is wrong
Why did I listen to my heart?

Lockstock and Barrel
There's no trial or jury
Nothing to discuss
Now the law is speaking through us

Bobby
Why did I listen to my heart?
I heard its call and made this revolution start
So let the throng
Take up my song!
Make Cladwell see that he is wrong

Bobby, Hope, Penny, Fipp, Lockstock and Barrel
Why did I/he listen to my/that -
Why did I/he listen to my/that -

Penny
Cad?

Hope
Dad?

Fipp, Lockstock, Barrel
Bad?

Bobby, Hope, Penny, Fipp, Lockstock and Barrel
Why did I/he listen to my/that -

Bobby
Heart!

Lockstock
A shovel and a mop, Mr. Barrel. You know the drill.

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