A Chorus Line movie

A Chorus Line movie - At the Ballet

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[SHEILA]<br>

Daddy always thought that he married beneath him.<br>

That's what he said, that's what he said.<br>

When he proposed he informed my mother<br>

He was probably her very last chance.<br>

And though she was twenty-two, <br>

Though she was twenty-two,<br>

Though she was twenty-two,<br>

She married him.<br>

<br>

Life with my dad wasn't ever a picnic<br>

More like a "Come as you are."<br>

When I was five I remember my mother<br>

Dug earrings out of the car<br>

I knew they weren't hers, But it wasn't <br>

Something you'd want to discuss.<br>

He wasn't warm.<br>

Well, not to her.<br>

Well, not to us<br>

<br>

But <br>

Everything was beautiful at the ballet.<br>

Graceful men lift lovely girls in white.<br>

Yes, <br>

Everything was beautiful at ballet.<br>

Hey!<br>

I was happy... at the ballet.<br>

<br>

That's why I started class...<br>

<br>

Up a steep and very narrow stairway.<br>

<br>

[SHEILA AND BEBE]<br>

To the voice like a metronome.<br>

Up a steep and very narrow stairway.<br>

<br>

[SHEILA]<br>

It wasn't paradise... <br>

<br>

[BEBE]<br>

It wasn't paradise...<br>

<br>

[SHEILA AND BEBE]<br>

It wasn't paradise...<br>

<br>

[SHEILA]<br>

But it was home.<br>

<br>

[BEBE]<br>

Mother always said I'd be very attractive<br>

When I grew up, when I grew up.<br>

"Diff'rent," she said, "With a special something<br>

And a very, very personal flair."<br>

And though I was eight or nine,<br>

Though I was eight or nine,<br>

Though I was eight or nine,<br>

I hated her.<br>

Now,<br>

<br>

"Diff'rent" is nice, but it sure isn't pretty.<br>

"Pretty" is what it's about.<br>

I never met anyone who was "diff'rent"<br>

Who couldn't figure that out.<br>

So beautiful I'd never lived to see.<br>

But it was clear, <br>

If not to her,<br>

Well, then... to me...<br>

That ...<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE AND BEBE]<br>

Everyone is beautiful at the ballet.<br>

Every prince has got to have his swan.<br>

Yes, <br>

Everyone is beautiful at the ballet.<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE]<br>

Hey!...<br>

<br>

[BEBE]<br>

I was pretty... <br>

<br>

[SHEILA]<br>

At the ballet<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE, SHEILA AND BEBE]<br>

Up a steep and very narrow stairway<br>

To the voice like a metronome.<br>

Up a steep and very narrow stairway<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE]<br>

It wasn't paradise... <br>

<br>

[BEBE]<br>

It wasn't paradise...<br>

<br>

[SHEILA]<br>

It wasn't paradise...<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE, SHEILA AND BEBE]<br>

But it was home.<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE (Spoken)]<br>

I don't know what they were for or against, really,<br>

except each other. <br>

I mean I was born to save their marriage<br>

but when my father came to pick my mother up<br>

at the hospital<br>

he said, "Well, I thought this was going to help. <br>

but I guess it's not..." <br>

Anyway, I did have a fantastic fantasy life.<br>

I used to dance around the living room <br>

with my arms up like this<br>

My fantasy was that I was an Indian Chief...<br>

And he'd say to me,<br>

"Maggie, do you wanna dance?" <br>

And I'd say, "Daddy, I would love to dance!"<br>

<br>

[SHEILA AND MAGGIE]<br>

Doo-doo-doo-doo<br>

<br>

[BEBE]<br>

But it was clear... <br>

<br>

[BEBE AND MAGGIE]<br>

Doo-doo-doo<br>

<br>

[SHEILA]<br>

When he proposed...<br>

<br>

[SHEILA AND BEBE]<br>

Doo-doo-doo<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE]<br>

That I was born to help their marriage and when<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE AND BEBE]<br>

Doo-doo-doo-doo<br>

<br>

[SHEILA]<br>

That's what he said...<br>

<br>

[SHEILA AND MAGGIE]<br>

Doo-doo-doo<br>

<br>

[BEBE]<br>

That's what she said...<br>

<br>

[BEBE AND SHEILA]<br>

Doo-doo-doo<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE]<br>

I used to dance around the living room...<br>

<br>

[BEBE AND SHEILA]<br>

Doo-doo-doo-doo<br>

<br>

[SHEILA]<br>

He wasn't warm... <br>

<br>

[SHEILA AND MAGGIE]<br>

Doo-doo-doo<br>

<br>

[BEBE]<br>

Not to her...<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE]<br>

It was an Indian chief and he'd say:<br>

"Maggie, do you wanna dance?"<br>

And I'd say, "Daddy, I would love to..."<br>

<br>

Everything was beautiful at the ballet,<br>

Raise your arms and someone's always there.<br>

Yes, everything was beautiful at the ballet,<br>

At the ballet,<br>

At the ballet!!!<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE, SHEILA AND BEBE]<br>

Yes everything was beautiful at the ballet.<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE]<br>

HEY!...<br>

<br>

[BEBE]<br>

I was pretty...<br>

<br>

[SHEILA]<br>

I was happy...<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE]<br>

"I would love to..."<br>

<br>

[MAGGIE, SHEILA AND BEBE]<br>

At...the...ballet.<br>

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