Liza Minnelli, John Kander Cabaret cover

Cabaret
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Released
April 24, 2012
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Come to the cabaret
Verse 2
Put down the knitting, the book and the broom
It's time for a holiday
Life is a cabaret, old chum
So come to the cabaret
Verse 3
Come taste the wine
Come hear the band
Come blow that horn
Start celebrating right this way
Your table's waiting
Verse 4
What could permitting some prophet of doom
To wipe every smile away
Life is a cabaret, old chum
So come to the cabaret
Verse 5
I used to have this girlfriend known as Elsie
With whom I shared four sordid rooms in Chelsea
She wasn't what you'd call a blushing flower
As a matter of fact she rented by the hour
Verse 6
The day she died the neighbors came to snicker
"Well, that's what comes from too much pills and liquor"
But when I saw her laid out like a Queen
She was the happiest corpse, I'd ever seen
Verse 7
I think of Elsie to this very day
I remember how she'd turn to me and say
"What good is sitting all alone in your room?
Come hear the music play
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Come to the cabaret
Verse 8
And as for me
And as for me
I made my mind up, back in Chelsea
When I go, I'm going like Elsie
Verse 9
Start by admitting from cradle to tomb
Isn't that long a stay
Life is a cabaret, old chum
It's only a cabaret, old chum
And I love a cabaret

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