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Goodness, is that the time?

Our schedule has no room for intros, languid and rubato
Accelerate right to the verse and play it molto presto and staccato

What zigzag roads and fickle fates have led you to my chocolate gates?
I'm sure the stories would enthrall, but time is racing by us all
I'd love a rhyme or riddle or two, but there's so much time, so little to do
So much time, so little to do?
Please strike that, reverse it, I meant the other way!

It doesn't take a Sigmund Freud to see I'm charmed and overjoyed
But pardon if I start to fret, we've not begun our journey yet
No time to borrow or delay, what's here tomorrow's gone today
What's here tomorrow's gone today?
Whoops strike that, reverse it! My tongue has feet of clay

You bid the tasteless world adieu to chew the goo awaiting you
But scurry, for the Wonka clock keeps ticking

Inside these doors the floors are sweet, there's rugs and carpets you can eat
And best of all, the wallpaper needs licking

This day of punctuality is scheduled to the Nth degree
I wish that there was time to share, my thoughts on makeup, clothes, and hair

Madam, yes?
Sine qua non and entre nous, your foot is on the other shoe
Oh my god
Please strike that, reverse it, let's get on with our day, Frau Gloop

Oh, mister Wonka, guten tag, willkommen, and you must be Augustus
Goodness, you look so fantastically healthy
I could eat you up, except I'm on a diet
Speaking of diets, I must confiscate your sausage
But sir it's my lunch
Not anymore, you may go first but lose the wurst
That's sad because I love 'em
To lead our group, Augustus Gloop, for who could lose sight of him?
Yes who could lose sight of him

Wonka, Sir Robert Salt, Salt's Salted Nuts
Pleased to meet you Bob, peanut business treating you well?
Well actually it's been
Oh interesting, we could talk all day, except we won't
No! I'm joking of course
I'm fascinated by nuts! I used to be one myself
And who's this adorable tot in a tutu?

Veruca, ah, like the wart
The warts got two C's, I've got one
One wart? One C, I see, YOU SEE, you see, ok, I see
I say, you are, going to be fun! Heh heh heh

It's a pleasure, dear, to have you here
Where did you get that mink? Are you for real?
It's baby seal that's clubbed then tickled pink
It's clubbed then tickled, clubbed then tickled, clubbed then tickled pink

Eugene Beauregarde, please smile for the camera
And surely you already know the Double Bubble Duchess
It's a pleasure to meet you, now what is it exactly you do?
I chew! Same gum for the last three years
That's quite an achievement
It's a jaw-popping world record! She's got her own TV show, line of perfume
And we are opening up boutiques all over the world! Isn't she something?
She's certainly something, Mr. Beauregarde, I'm just not sure what

Hey just let me in I'm here to win
You like to beat your drum! Your confidence is quite intense but just don't jump the gum
Don't jump, don't jump, just don't jump the gun

Pow! Pow! Bye bye, blubber boy
Good heavens! Out of my way, old man
Oh Michael, play nice now!
Mike Teavee, aren't you the boy who got his ticket by hacking into my computers?
Now Mr. Wonka, those are just allegations
So Mike the brain you must explain just how you cracked my system
Shut up old coot I'm trying to shoot the fat kid, shoot I missed him
Fat, shoot, missed him

It seems that I've left someone out
Who else is there, now give a shout
Uh, Mr. Wonka, I'm the last
Is least the last to join our cast, who are you?
Charlie Bucket, sir
Oh yes, you're the boy who got his Golden Ticket at the very last moment; don't leave it so late next time!
And you must be Grandpa Joe
At your service, sir
Enraptured, Charlie, er, overjoyed, is something wrong?
It's nothing, sir
Oh, nothing is always something, Charlie
Except when a person makes something out of nothing! Now what is it with you?
I don't know
Are, are you the sort of boy who something out of nothing?
No sir, it's just- you're not what I expected
That's a coincidence. I'm not what I expected either

Now, messes Bucket, Salt, and Beauregarde, Madame Teavee and Shatzi Gloop
You're visitors in my backyard when shepherding this tiny troupe
And so I look to you to lead your future generations
I must insist you hear and heed my rules and regulations

Outside my doors you're free to do
The charming things that make you you
The traits that make you each a kid
A mirror of your parents id
But once inside you must obey
Do as I do, not as I say
Damn, strike that, reverse it, oh the games the mind can play

Which way to the buffet? I'd love to lounge and lolly gag
And give each tongue the chance to wag
But I must get you all to sign this contract on the dotted line
There's no reprise, the way time flies to do the T's and cross the I's
Whoops strike that, reverse it! Please ink without delay

May I see the dossier? And negotiate her pay?
Sir what does this contract say?
Well, the undersigned herein cite for
No frippery or force majour
No property be touched or chewed or peddled
What'd he say?

De facto habeas corpus laws, for you a new grandfather's clause
Sign there there there there there thank god that's settled!

So now the time has come at last
To put the present in the past
It's time to take the golden tour
And taste the tempting treats du jour
The day is young the sun is high and so it's time to say goodbye

Goodbye? No strike that, reverse it, the next time I'll rehearse it
Get ready, set, on your marks, let's go, you're stupid, you stink
I'm winning! You think? Let's go! On with the show

Strike That, Reverse It

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Lyricist: -   Composer: -


Goodness, is that the time?

Our schedule has no room for intros, languid and rubato
Accelerate right to the verse and play it molto presto and staccato

What zigzag roads and fickle fates have led you to my chocolate gates?
I'm sure the stories would enthrall, but time is racing by us all
I'd love a rhyme or riddle or two, but there's so much time, so little to do
So much time, so little to do?
Please strike that, reverse it, I meant the other way!

It doesn't take a Sigmund Freud to see I'm charmed and overjoyed
But pardon if I start to fret, we've not begun our journey yet
No time to borrow or delay, what's here tomorrow's gone today
What's here tomorrow's gone today?
Whoops strike that, reverse it! My tongue has feet of clay

You bid the tasteless world adieu to chew the goo awaiting you
But scurry, for the Wonka clock keeps ticking

Inside these doors the floors are sweet, there's rugs and carpets you can eat
And best of all, the wallpaper needs licking

This day of punctuality is scheduled to the Nth degree
I wish that there was time to share, my thoughts on makeup, clothes, and hair

Madam, yes?
Sine qua non and entre nous, your foot is on the other shoe
Oh my god
Please strike that, reverse it, let's get on with our day, Frau Gloop

Oh, mister Wonka, guten tag, willkommen, and you must be Augustus
Goodness, you look so fantastically healthy
I could eat you up, except I'm on a diet
Speaking of diets, I must confiscate your sausage
But sir it's my lunch
Not anymore, you may go first but lose the wurst
That's sad because I love 'em
To lead our group, Augustus Gloop, for who could lose sight of him?
Yes who could lose sight of him

Wonka, Sir Robert Salt, Salt's Salted Nuts
Pleased to meet you Bob, peanut business treating you well?
Well actually it's been
Oh interesting, we could talk all day, except we won't
No! I'm joking of course
I'm fascinated by nuts! I used to be one myself
And who's this adorable tot in a tutu?

Veruca, ah, like the wart
The warts got two C's, I've got one
One wart? One C, I see, YOU SEE, you see, ok, I see
I say, you are, going to be fun! Heh heh heh

It's a pleasure, dear, to have you here
Where did you get that mink? Are you for real?
It's baby seal that's clubbed then tickled pink
It's clubbed then tickled, clubbed then tickled, clubbed then tickled pink

Eugene Beauregarde, please smile for the camera
And surely you already know the Double Bubble Duchess
It's a pleasure to meet you, now what is it exactly you do?
I chew! Same gum for the last three years
That's quite an achievement
It's a jaw-popping world record! She's got her own TV show, line of perfume
And we are opening up boutiques all over the world! Isn't she something?
She's certainly something, Mr. Beauregarde, I'm just not sure what

Hey just let me in I'm here to win
You like to beat your drum! Your confidence is quite intense but just don't jump the gum
Don't jump, don't jump, just don't jump the gun

Pow! Pow! Bye bye, blubber boy
Good heavens! Out of my way, old man
Oh Michael, play nice now!
Mike Teavee, aren't you the boy who got his ticket by hacking into my computers?
Now Mr. Wonka, those are just allegations
So Mike the brain you must explain just how you cracked my system
Shut up old coot I'm trying to shoot the fat kid, shoot I missed him
Fat, shoot, missed him

It seems that I've left someone out
Who else is there, now give a shout
Uh, Mr. Wonka, I'm the last
Is least the last to join our cast, who are you?
Charlie Bucket, sir
Oh yes, you're the boy who got his Golden Ticket at the very last moment; don't leave it so late next time!
And you must be Grandpa Joe
At your service, sir
Enraptured, Charlie, er, overjoyed, is something wrong?
It's nothing, sir
Oh, nothing is always something, Charlie
Except when a person makes something out of nothing! Now what is it with you?
I don't know
Are, are you the sort of boy who something out of nothing?
No sir, it's just- you're not what I expected
That's a coincidence. I'm not what I expected either

Now, messes Bucket, Salt, and Beauregarde, Madame Teavee and Shatzi Gloop
You're visitors in my backyard when shepherding this tiny troupe
And so I look to you to lead your future generations
I must insist you hear and heed my rules and regulations

Outside my doors you're free to do
The charming things that make you you
The traits that make you each a kid
A mirror of your parents id
But once inside you must obey
Do as I do, not as I say
Damn, strike that, reverse it, oh the games the mind can play

Which way to the buffet? I'd love to lounge and lolly gag
And give each tongue the chance to wag
But I must get you all to sign this contract on the dotted line
There's no reprise, the way time flies to do the T's and cross the I's
Whoops strike that, reverse it! Please ink without delay

May I see the dossier? And negotiate her pay?
Sir what does this contract say?
Well, the undersigned herein cite for
No frippery or force majour
No property be touched or chewed or peddled
What'd he say?

De facto habeas corpus laws, for you a new grandfather's clause
Sign there there there there there thank god that's settled!

So now the time has come at last
To put the present in the past
It's time to take the golden tour
And taste the tempting treats du jour
The day is young the sun is high and so it's time to say goodbye

Goodbye? No strike that, reverse it, the next time I'll rehearse it
Get ready, set, on your marks, let's go, you're stupid, you stink
I'm winning! You think? Let's go! On with the show