Birdie:
There are chicks just ripe for some kissin'
And I mean to kiss me a few!
Man those chicks don't know what they're missin',
I got a lot of living to do!

Sizzlin' steaks all ready for tastin'
And there's Cadillacs all shiny and new!
Gotta move, cause time is a-wastin',
I got a lot of livin' to do!


There's music to play
Places to go, people to see!
Everything for you and me!

Life's a ball
If only you know it
And it's all just waiting for you
You're alive,
So come on and show it
Yeah we got a lot of livin' to do



Kim:
There are men with childhood behind them
Handsome men
From Yale or Purdue
Older men and I’m gonna find them
I got a lot of living to do

I’m a’gonna have fun
Gonna be wild
Have my own way
I may break—a heart today


Drink champagne
As if it were water
Pink champagne
And after a few
Daddy dear, you won’t know your daughter
She’s got a lot of living to do


Hugo:
Think I’ll be a ring a ding drummer
Make each week a thousand or two
Gorgeous girls will beg for my number
Hey I got a lot of living to do

Yes I’m gonna break out
Gonna take off
Gonna be free
This town is awfully square for a guy like me

Or I’ll be a super jet pilot
Fly me high way out in the blue
Then they’ll see
I’m no shrinking violet
Hey I got a lot of living to do


I got a lot of living to do

Birdie, Hugo, and Kim:
There's music to play
Places to go, people to see!
Everything
For you and me!


Birdie:
Life's a ball
If only you know it
Yeah it's all just waiting for you
Ah you're alive,
So come on and show it
We got a lot of livin'
Such a lot of livin'

Tonight’s the night we’re gonna fly
Let’s kick this hick town in the hide

I want a taste of everything
Let’s live it up and really swing

All:
Got a lot of living living living to do


Birdie:
Live!



I Got a Lot of Living lyrics by Lee Adams




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    General CommentFrom the movie version of Bye Bye Birdie with Rydell playing Hugo, this expanded version of I Got a Lot of Living is a memorable and energetic number surpassing any stage renditions yet the film was not necessarily favorably received with many critics mentioning the only thing worth watching is Ann Margaret's breathy delivery of Bye Bye Birdie, which is good but hardly the only music from the film of note.
    sillybunnyon March 08, 2008   Link

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