Lyrics [Act Two]

» Bi-Coastal

PETER
You used to live in New York City
Then you moved to L.A.
But you still miss the streets
Where you used to play

So you hurry on back there
Even leave your pool and car
Only to find you no longer belong
Fool, don’t you know what you are

You hit the streets at midnight
Still dancing after dawn
But something seems to be missing
Just what are you running from?

Do you like your love in the dark,
Or laid out in the sun?
When you just can’t make up your mind
Don’t you know what you’ve become?

Bi-coastal, miss the natural speed of the city
Bi-coastal, California’s fine if you’re pretty

You can always hear me singing
Oh, say can you see
From the towers of Manhattan
To the hills of Beverly

All those girls in TV movies
All those boys on Broadway
When you can’t make up your mind
You know you’d go either way

Bi-coastal, miss the natural speed of the city
Bi-coastal, California’s fine if you’re pretty
Bi-coastal, miss the natural speed of the city
Bi-coastal, California’s fine if you’re pretty

Bi-coastal, when both are so much fun
Tell me why do you have to pick
Why do you have to pick
Why do you have to pick … one?

» If You Were Wondering

PETER
If you were wondering
Who I am
I am a man
Just like any other man

GREG
Unlike any other man

PETER
If you were wondering
Who I was
I was a boy

PETER
Let me guess?
Just like any other boy
Starting out on some great mystery

PETER
On the road
When I had no choice
I waited out a century
I took a load
Until I found my voice
There’s nothing wrong with being me

If you were wondering
Who I love
I love you
‘Cause that’s all I have to do
‘Cause I’m a man
Just like any other man
Unlike any other man

PETER & GREG
‘Cause I’m a man (‘Cause I’m a man)
Just like any other man
Unlike any other man

» Everything Old Is New Again

PETER
When trumpets were mellow
And ev’ry gal only had one fellow
No need to remember when
‘Cause ev’ry thing old is new again

Dancing’ at your Long Island Jazz Age parties
Waiter, bring us more Bacardis
We’ll order now what they ordered then
‘Cause ev’ry thing old is new again

Get out your white suit, your tap shoes and tails
Let’s go backwards when forward fails
And movie stars you thought were long dead
Now are framed beside your bed

Don’t throw your past away
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When ev’ry thing old is new again

PETER + ENSEMBLE
Get out your white suit, your tap shoes and tails
Put it in backward when forward fails
But leave Greta Garbo alone
Be a movie star on your own

Don’t throw the past away
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When ev’ry thing old is new again

PETER
More? You want more?

PETER + ENSEMBLE
Get out your white suit, your tap shoes and tails
Let’s go backward when forward fails
But leave Greta Garbo alone
And be a movie star on your own

Don’t throw the past away
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When ev’ry thing old is new again

» Everything Old Is New Again [Reprise]

MARLON
Don’t throw the past away
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When ev’ry thing old is new again

Get out your white suit, your tap shoes and tails
Put it in backward when forward fails
But leave Greta Garbo alone
Be a movie star on your own

Don’t throw the past away
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When ev’ry thing old is new again
When ev’ry thing old is new again

» Love Don’t Need A Reason

PETER
If your heart always did
What a normal heart should do
If you always play a part
Instead of being who I really am

Then I might just miss
The one who’s standing there
So instead of passing by
Show that someone that I care
Instead asking why
Why me? And why you?
Why not we two?

‘Cause love don’t need a reason
Love don’t always rhyme
And love is all we have for now
What we don’t have is time

No, I’m not about to go
‘Cause I wanna stay
With you, to the end
WIth you, my friend

I’ll hold you close
Time won’t tear us apart
I will stand by you
It’s got to start with the beat of one heart
Together, we can see this through

PETER & GREG
‘Cause love don’t need a reason
Love is never a crime
And love is all we have for now

PETER
What we don’t have is time…

» I Honestly Love You

GREG
Maybe I hang around here
A little more than I should
We both know I got somewhere else to go
But I’ve got something to tell you
That I never thought I would
But I believe you really ought to know:

I love you
I honestly love you

I’m not trying to make you feel uncomfortable
I’m not trying to make you anything at all
But this feeling doesn’t come along every day
And you shouldn’t blow the chance
When you’ve got the chance to say:

I love you
I love you.
I honestly love you

If we both were born
In another place and time
This moment might be ending with a kiss
But there you are with yours
And here I am with mine
So I guess we’ll just be leaving it at this:

I love you
I honestly love you
I honestly love you

» You And Me

LIZA
You and me
We wanted it all
We wanted it all
Passion without pain
Sunshine without rainy days
We wanted it all ways

You and me
We reached for the sky
The limit was high
Never giving in
Certain we would win that prize
I should have seen it in your eyes

Look, how all our dreams came true
See how I’ve got me
And, baby, you’ve got you
Through it all
Just one thing died
A little thing called love
A feeling deep inside

PETER
You and me
We’re not like the rest
We once were the best

LIZA
Back when we were dumb
Howdid we become so smart
And learn to break each other’s heart

Look how all our dreams came true
See how I’ve got me
And, baby, you’ve got you

LIZA & PETER
Through it all
Just one thing died
A little thing called love
A feeling deep inside

LIZA
You and me
We’re not like the rest
We once were the best
But look what we became
Isn’t it a crying shame
‘Cause we almost made it
But we wanted it all

LIZA & PETER
Remember you and me
We wanted it all

LIZA
We wanted it all

» I Still Call Australia Home

PETER
I’ve been to cities that never close down
From New York to Rio and old Londontown
But no matter how far, or how wide I roam
I still call Australia home

All the sons and daughters spinning ’round the world
Away from their family and friends
But as the world gets older and colder
It’s good to know where your journey ends

Someday we’ll all be together once more
When all the ships come back to the shore
I realize something I’ve always known
I still call Australia home

PETER + ENSEMBLE
All the sons and daughters spinning ’round the world
Away from their family and friends
But as the world gets older and colder
It’s good to know where your journey ends

But someday we’ll all be together once more
When all the ships come back to the shore
I realize something I’ve always known
I still call Australia

No matter how far
Or how wide I roam
I still call Australia
I still call Australia
I still call Australia home…!

» Don’t Cry Out Loud

MARLON
Baby cried the day the circus came to town
‘Cause she didn’t like parades just passin’ by her
So she painted on a smile and took up with some clown
And she danced without a net up on the wire
I know a lot about her, ’cause you see
Baby is an awful lot like me

Don’t cry out loud
We keep it inside
Learned how to hide our feelings

Fly high and proud
And if you should fall
Remember you almost had it all

Whatever goes on inside us is nobody’s business.
It’s private.
Don’t you ever forget that.

Remember you almost had it

Don’t cry out loud
Just keep it inside
Learned how to hide our feelings

Fly high and proud
And if you should fall
Remember you almost had it all
You almost had it all

» Once Before I Go

PETER
Once before I go
I want you to know
That I would do it all again
I’m sure I’d make the same mistakes
But I could make it through the pains and joys and aches
I knew back then
I would do it all
I’d do it all again

Before I go
I want you to know
That I look back with no regrets
And when our luck was wearin’ thin
And we were down and out
And still came back to win against all bets
Now when I look back
I still have no regrets

And it’s so hard to say goodbyes
When there’s so much that’s left
Unspoken in your eyes
But unless I spread my wings again
I’m afraid I’ll never soar
So hang on to the memories
And hold me close once more

Once more
Just once before I go
I want you to know
That I have loved you all along
And even when we’re far apart
I only need to feel you’re living in my heart
And I’ll be strong
Love you just the way
I’ve loved you all along

And it’s so hard to say goodbyes
When there’s so much that’s left
Unspoken in your eyes
But unless I spread my wings again
I’m afraid I’ll never soar
So kiss me for the last time
And hold me close once more

Once more
Just once before I go
I want you to know
That I have loved you all along
And even when we’re far apart
I only need to feel you’re living in my heart
And I’ll be strong

You are the light that shines on me
You always were and you’ll always be
So I had to let you know
Just this once
Just this once
Before I go…!

» I Go To Rio

PETER
Woh-ho-oh-oh, when my baby
When my baby smiles at me, I go to Rio
De Janeiro, my-oh-me-oh
When my baby smiles at me, I do the Samba
And La Bamba
Now I’m not the kind of person
With a passionate persuasion for dancin’
Or romancin’
But I give in to the rhythm
And my feet follow the beatin’ of my heart

Woh-ho-oh-oh, when my baby
When my baby smiles at me, I go to Rio
De Janeiro
I’m a Salsa fellow
When my baby smiles at me
The sun’ll lighten up my life
And I am free at last, what a blast!

Woh-ho-oh-oh, when my baby
When my baby smiles at me
I feel like Tarzan, of the Jungle
There on the hot sand
And in a bungalow while monkeys play above-a
We-ee make love-a
Now I’m not the type to let vibrations
Trigger my imagination easily
You know that’s just not me
But I turn into a tiger
Every time I get beside the – one I love

ENSEMBLE
Rio… I go to Rio… Rio De Janeiro…
I go to Rio

PETER
Woh-ho-oh-oh, when my baby
When my baby smiles at me, I go to Rio
De Janeiro
I’m a Salsa fellow
When my baby smiles at me
The sun’ll lighten up my life
And I am free at last, what a blast!

Rio De Janeiro

ENSEMBLE
Rio…!

» Tenterfield Saddler

PETER
The late George Woolnough worked on High Street
And lived on manners
Fifty two years, he sat on his verandah and made his saddles
And if you had questions about sheep or flowers or dogs
You’d just ask the saddler, he lived without sin
They’re building a library for him

Time is a traveler
Tenterfield saddler, turn your head
Ride again, jackaroo
Think I see kangaroo up ahead

The son of George Woolnough went off and got married
And had a war baby
Though something was wrong and it’s easier to drink than go crazy
And if there were questions about why the end was so sad
Well, George had no answers about why his son
Ever had need of a gun

Time is a traveler
Tenterfield saddler, turn your head
Ride again, jackaroo
Think I see kangaroo up ahead

The grandson of George has been all around the world
And lives no special place
Changed his last name and he married a girl with an interesting face
He’d almost forgotten them both because in the life that he leads
There’s no place for George and his library or the son with a gun
To belong… except in this song

Time is a meddler
Tenterfield saddler, make your bed
Fly again, cockatoo
Down on the ground, emu up ahead

Time is a tale-teller
Tenterfield saddler, make your bed
Fly again, cockatoo
Think I see kangaroo up ahead

Time is a traveler
Tenterfield saddler, turn your head
Ride again, jackaroo
Think I see kangaroo up ahead

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