[Moritz]
God, I dreamed there was an angel
Who could hear me through the wall
As I cried out-like, in Latin
"This is so not life at all
Help me out-out-of this nightmare"
Then I heard her silver call-
She said: "Just give it time, kid
I come to one and all"

She said: "Give me that hand, please
And the itch you can't control
Let me teach you how to handle
All the sadness in your soul
Oh, we'll work that silver magic
Then we'll aim it at the wall"
She said: "Love may make you blind kid-
But I wouldn't mind at all"

[All]
It's the bitch of living
(Bitch, just a bitch)
With nothing but your hand
(Just a bitch, yeah)
Just the bitch of living
As someone you can't stand

[Georg]
See, each night, it's like fantastic-
Tossing, turning, without rest
'Cause my days at the piano
With my teacher and her breasts;
And the music's like the one thing
I can even get at all
And those breasts!
I mean, God, please
Just let those apples fall

[All]
It's the bitch of living
(ah, ah, ah)
With nothing going on
(Nothing going on)
Just the bitch of living
Asking: what went wrong?

Do they think we want this?
Oh- who knows?

[Ernst]
See, there's showering in gym class...

[Hanschen]
Bobby Maler, he's the best
Looks so nasty in those khakis

[Ernst]
God, my whole life's like some test

[Otto]
Then there's Marianna Wheelan
As if she'd return my call

[Hanschen]
It's like just kiss some ass, man
Then you can screw 'em all

[All]
Alllllllll

[Melchior]
It's the bitch of living

[All]
It's the bitch of living

[Melchior]
And living in your head

[All]
In your head
It's the bitch

[Melchior]
Of living
And sensing God is dead

[All]
It's the bitch of living

[Melchior]
You watch me-
Just watch me-

[All]
And trying to get ahead

[Melchior]
I'm calling you one day

[All]
It's the bitch of living
Just getting out of bed

[Melchior]
All will know

[All]
It's the bitch of living
Living, Living

[Melchior]
All will know

[All]
And getting what you get
It's the bitch of living

[Melchior]
And knowing this is it

[All]
God, is this it?
This can't be it
Oh God, what a bitch!


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  • +1
    General CommentAhhh masturbation is a bitch!

    "Looks so nasty in those khakis" is my favorite line. It is absolutely HILARIOUS! CRACKS me up every time! I fucking love this musical. It's brilliant.
    nopurpleon April 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim pretty sure its about how all these schoolboys feel like its so unfair how they have all this sexual energy and the only release is their own hand, they wish they had someone . and knowing that you cant is a bitch..
    zeppelinbeatle52on June 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOhh wow I didn't know this was a musical.
    rainingpaperlilieson July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOhh wow I didn't know this was a musical.
    rainingpaperlilieson July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt IS the bitch of living with nothing but your hand. As a diehard, devoted fan of this musical, I believe this is one of the best songs in the show. It's cold, hard truth all the way.
    PrivateDanceron August 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLife's a bitch...
    heeheeasquirrelon November 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNow although this song is heavily influenced about masterbation and the sexual tension of schoolboys, it is also about many other aspects of life that truly makes it a bitch. The unknowing of a better good, the lack of god, and having to deal with it without being able to change it all have a good deal to do with it.
    cid_wensonon July 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the most fantastic scenes in the musical - SO much energy!!

    My favorite is Hanschen singing about Bobby Maler, I didn't realize he way gay until I saw the whole show, and then the line made so much more sense. It's fantastic!
    rainbowcrayonon April 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh gosh, it makes me so happy to find this here. i thought it would be a shot in the dark, but omg yes <3
    violetmelodieson January 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHanschen's lines are the best! This musical is so amazingly good.
    CharTheStaron February 15, 2011   Link

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