(Intro, spoken as Rowlf plays improv on the piano)
Rowlf: Evening. You like you could use a drink.
Kermit: Yeah, I'd like a grasshopper please.
Rowlf: Hey could we have a grasshopper for the frog?
Kermit: Uh that's Kermit. Kermit the Frog.
Rowlf: Oh. Rowlf. Rowlf the Dog here, pleased to meet ya.
(Rowlf plays a rapid musical scale across the piano's keys)
Rowlf: I'm no Heifetz, but I get by.
(pause while Rowlf plays)
Rowlf: Lemme guess, broken heart, right?
Kermit: Uh, does it show?
Rowlf: Listen, when you've been tickling the ivories as long as I have, you've seen a broken heart for every drop of rain, a shattered dream for every fallen star!
Kermit: Exactly. She just walked out on me.
Rowlf: Yeah, typical. That's why I live alone.
Kermit: You do, huh?
Rowlf: You bet! (starts the song's intro) I finish work, I go home, read a book, have a couple of beers, take myself for a walk and go to bed.
Kermit: Nice and simple.
Rowlf: "Stay away from women." That's my motto.
Kermit: But I can't.
Rowlf: Neither can I. That's my trouble...

You can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em.
There's somethin' irresistabullish about 'em.
We grin and bear it 'cause the nights are long.
I hope that somethin' better comes along.

Kermit: (spoken): I see what you mean...

It's no good complainin' and pointless to holler.
If she's a beauty she'll get under your collar.
She made a monkey out of old King Kong,
I hope that somethin' better comes along.

Ah, but what could be better than a saucy Irish Setter
When puppy love comes on strong?
Or a collie that's classy, a laddie needs a lassie,
A lover and wife gives you a new leash on life.

Kermit: (spoken): Uh, was that a new 'leash' on life?
Rowlf: (spoken): Oh yeah... sorry about that.
Rowlf: (singing): Two, three, four...

I don't mean to scare ya, my friend, but I betcha
Come Father's Day, the litter bug's gonna getcha;
The urge is righteous, but the face is wrong.
I hope that somethin' better comes along.

Still, it's fun when they're fetching,
And agree to see an etching
That you keep at your lily pad.
There is no solution, it's part of evolution,
The pitter-patter of soles,
The little feet of tadpoles!

Kermit: (spoken) Ah, Rowlf, tadpoles don't have feet!
Rowlf: (spoken) Oh. Sorry about that....
Rowlf: (singing): Two, three, four...

There's no limitation to mixin' and matchin'
Some get an itchin' for a critter they've been scratchin'.
A skunk was badgered the results were strong.
I hope that somethin' better,
I hope that somethin' better,
I hope that somethin' better comes along!!!
Rowlf: Beep bop, bidda didda boo bop bidda bidda boom ba dum bum...

Rowlf: (spoken): It's not often you see a guy that green have the blues that bad.

Lyrics submitted by cabanastyles

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