Liza Minnelli – Cabaret lyrics

I think of Elsie to this very day. Come hear the music play. Come hear the music play. Time for a holiday. Time for a holiday. Come hear the music play. “
And as for me,
I made my mind up, back in Chelsea,
When I go, I’m going like Elsie. Put down the knitting,
The book and the broom. The day she died the neighbors
Came to snicker:
“Well, that’s what comes
From too much pills and liquor. I remember how she’d turn to me and say:
“What good is sitting alone
In you room? Start by admitting,
From cradle to tomb
Isn’t that a long a stay. No use permitting
Some prophet of doom
To wipe every smile away. I used to have a girlfriend
Known as Elsie,
With whom I shared
Four sordid rooms in Chelsea
She wasn’t waht you’d call
A blushing flower…
As a matter of fact
She rented by the hour. What good is sitting alone
In your room? Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret. Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret. Come taste the wine,
come hear the band. Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Only a Cabarert, old chum
And I love a Cabaret. “
But when I saw her laid out like a Queen,
She was the happiest… Corpse…
I’d ever seen. Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret. Come blow a horn,
Start celebrating;
Right this way,
Your table’s waiting. Put down the knitting,
The book and the broom. Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret! Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret.