Thursday, November 13, 2008

I know where I've been

I watched "Hairspray" (again) last night. Queen Latifah is just so classy in her role as Motormouth Maybelle. I love her line
"Well you two better get ready for a whole lot of ugly coming at you from a never ending parade of stupid."
I think this is my favorite song



MOTORMOUTH
There's a light
In the darkness
Though the night
Is black as my skin
There's a light
Burning bright
Showing me the way
But i know where i've been

There's a cry
In the distance
It's a voice
That comes from deep within
There's a cry
Asking why
I pray the answer's up ahead
'Cause i know where i've been

There's a road
We've been travelin'
Lost so many on the way
But the riches
Will be plenty
Worth the price we
Had to pay

There's a dream
In the future
There's a struggle
We have yet to win
And there's pride
In my heart
'Cause i know
Where i'm going
And i know where i've been


MOTORMOUTH & ENSEMBLE
There's a road
We must travel
There's a promise
We must make
'Cause the riches
Will be plenty
Worth the risk
And chances that we take
There's a dream
In the future
There's a struggle

We have yet to win
Use that pride
In our hearts
To lift us up
To tomorrow

'Cause just to sit still
Would be a sin


ENSEMBLE
I know it, i know it
I know where i'm going


MOTORMOUTH
And lord knows i know...
Where i've been


MOTORMOUTH & ENSEMBLE
Oh! When we win,
I'll give thanks to my god

'Cause i know where i've been

3 comments:

Bravone said...

Good post. Thanks Abe.

playasinmar said...

Huh, that's my least favorite song in the movie.

J G-W said...

Hairspray is the FAVORITE musical in the Gustav-Wrathall home. And I love that song...