MEN:

There are those,
I suppose,
Think we're mad--
Heaven knows
The world has gone
To wreck and to ruin.

WOMEN:

What we think is chic, unique and quite adorable,
They think is odd and Sodom-and-Gammorable!

MILLIE:

But the fact is:
Everything today is thoroughly modern!

CHORUS:

Check your personality!

MILLIE:

Everything today makes yesterday slow!

CHORUS:

Better face reality!

MILLIE:

It's not insanity
Says Vanity Fair.
In fact, it's stylish to raise your skirts and bob your hair!

CHORUS WOMEN:

Raise your skirts and bob your hair!

MILLIE:

Have you seen the way they kiss in the movies?

CHORUS MEN:

Isn't it delictible?

ALL WOMEN:

Painting lips and pencil-lining your brow
Now is quite respectable.

MILLIE:

Goodbye, good-goody girl!
I'm changing, and how!

ALL:

So beat the drums 'cause here comes
Thoroughly modern Millie now!

What we think is chic, unique and quite adorable
They think is odd and Sodom-and-Gammorable!
But the fact is:
Everything today is thoroughly modern!

CHORUS MEN:

Bands are getting jazzier!

ALL:

Everything today is starting to go!

CHORUS WOMEN:

Cars are getting snazzier!

ALL:

Men say, "It's criminal
What women'll do!"
What they're forgetting is

MILLIE:

This is nineteen twenty-two!

(Dance break)

ALL:

Goodbye, good-goody girl!
I'm changing, and how!

MILLIE:

I'm changing, and how!

ALL:

So beat the drums 'cause here comes thoroughly...
Hot off the press!
One step in the Jazz Age!
Whoopee, baby!
We're so thoroughly
Modern...

MILLIE:

Millie

ALL:

Now!


Lyrics submitted by BroadwayBratt

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