Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Stephen Sondheim Lyric of the Week

"She's tall enough to be your mother."

--"Poor Baby",


Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

I suggest the following one for next week's Lyric:

"never trust a man in a blue trench coat
never drive a car when you're dead."

of course... Tom Waits sang that, not SS, so I don't know if it qualifies...

Red said...


Sondheim rarely if ever records; he's a composer/lyricist of the American stage, some would say the finest we've produced. As I mentioned in my NYC post, though, Tom Waits did write a musical. It was quite good. "There's one thing you can say about mankind/there's nothing kind about man." Tom Waits, WOYZCEK