Antony:
I have sailed the world
beheld its wonders
from the dardinells,
to the mountains of Peru,
But there's no place like London!

Sweeney Todd:
No place like London...
You are young...
Life has been kind to you...
You will learn.

There's a whole in the world like a great black pit
and the vermin of the world inhabit it
and its morals aren't worth what a pin can spit
and it goes by the name of London.
At the top of the hole sit the previlaged few
Making mock of the vermin in the lonely zoo
turning beauty to filth and greed...
I too have sailed the world and seen its wonders,
for the cruelty of men is as wonderous as Peru
but there's no place like London!
--
There was a barber and his wife
and she was beautiful...
a foolish barber and his wife.
She was his reason for his life...
and she was beautiful, and she was virtuous.
And he was nieve.
There was another man who saw
that she was beautiful...
A biased vulture of the law
who, with a gesture of his claw
removed the barber from his plate!
And there was nothing but to wait!
And she would fall!
So soft!
So young!
So lost and oh so beautiful!

Oh, that was many years ago...
I doubt if anyone would know.

There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
and it's filled with people who are filled with shit!
And the vermin of the world inhabit it!



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    General CommentI think its

    "It's morals aren't worth what a pig could spit"
    and
    "Mock of the vermin in the lower zoo"
    white_stone_3on January 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSorry, one more thing
    "She was his reason and his life"
    Not for

    I love this song, it makes me feel angry and bitter and sad just like poor Sweeney felt.
    white_stone_3on January 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAntony:
    I have sailed the world,
    Beheld its wonders.
    From the Dardanelles,
    To the mountains of Peru,
    But there's no place like London!

    Sweeney Todd:
    No place like London...
    You are young...
    Life has been kind to you...
    You will learn.

    There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
    And the vermin of the world inhabit it
    And its morals aren't worth what a pig can spit
    And it goes by the name of London!
    At the top of the hole sit the previleged few,
    Making mock of the vermin in the lonely zoo,
    Turning beauty to filth and greed...
    I too have sailed the world and seen its wonders,
    For the cruelty of men is as wonderous as Peru
    But there's no place like London!
    --
    There was a barber and his wife
    And she was beautiful...
    A foolish barber and his wife.
    She was his reason and his life...
    And she was beautiful, and she was virtuous.
    And he was naive.
    There was another man who saw
    That she was beautiful...
    A biased vulture of the law
    Who, with a gesture of his claw
    Removed the barber from his plate!
    And there was nothing but to wait!
    And she would fall!
    So soft!
    So young!
    So lost and oh... so beautiful!

    Oh, that was many years ago...
    I doubt if anyone would know.

    There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
    And it's filled with people who are filled with shit!
    And the vermin of the world inhabit it!
    StepBack!on March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's:'A pious vulture of the law'
    Not: 'A biased vulture of the law'
    GGJon December 09, 2010   Link

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