Paroles officielles de la chanson «Addison's City» : Stephen Sondheim

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Paroles officielles de la chanson "Addison's City"

[[Hollis]]
That's what I wanted, a city for artists,
Versailles by the Florida sea.
A kind of haven for hundreds of artists,
And their great patron saint would be me!
And then I meet Willie--
And he says to me,
"Look what Addie's done,
And he's just begun!
Why be saint to hundreds?
Be saint to one!
Think what he can do--!"
Think what we can do.

You'll design a city, Addie,
Like no city ever seen before.
Think of it: a city, Addie,
Every single window, every door--
You could build a Paris, Addie,
But Paris made anew,
A Paris for today.

[[Wilson]]
Paris, U.S.A.--

[[Hollis]]
A Paris made by you--
Addison's city.

[[Wilson]]
Venice and jazz combined--

[[Hollis]]
Addison's city.

[[Wilson]]
Every last stick and stone designed
By the same screwy, brilliant mind--

[[Both]]
Addison's city.

[[Hollis]]
Newport with fizz--

[[Wilson]]
Rio with shade--

[[Hollis]]
Capri as it is,
But not so staid.

[[Wilson]]
Not so much a city--a parade!

[[Both]]
Addison's city!

[[Wilson]]
The time is now,
The place isnow,
Your chance to do what you
Were born to do
Is now.
A chance like this will never come again,
Believe me,
Embrace it now.

[[Hollis]]
Come on, what do you think?

[[Addison]]
I think my brother would say anythin to get what
He wants.

[[Hollis]]
Addie, he's not--

[[Addison]]
All right, don't push me.

[[Wilson]]
The moment's now.
The door is wide.
An opportunity
That mustn't be
Denied.
Don't muff it now.

[[Nellie]]
What's there to muff? He's got everything he wants as it is.

[[Wilson]]
Then it's time to want something else.

He should build a city, Countess.
Not just fancy forts for rich old farts.

[[Hollis]]
Much more than a city, Countess,
More like an amalgam of the arts.
Something international but bold--

[[Wilson]]
Everything too much.

[[Hollis]]
European verve--

[[Wilson]]
New York City nerve--

[[Hollis]]
Only with the Mizner touch--

[[Both]]
Addison's city!

[[Hollis]]
It really is a marvelous idea!

[[Nellie]]
Yeah? Consider the source.

[[Wilson]]
You too, Countess.

Your chance is now.
You hear that sound?
I mean your chance to bounce,
Not merely bounce around.
You think it's all just men
And money and martinis.
You know what you need?

[[Nellie]]
What?

[[Wilson]]
Boca Raton--

Six hundred acres of prime, undeveloped real estate
Wrapped around an inlet up the coast. An adventure, boys
And girls. And it's a perfect fit--

You make it up--
You make it real.
You make us a sweetheart of a deal.
Everybody gets to spin the wheel!

[[Nellie]]
Yeah? What do you get?

[[Wilson]]
A chance for now,
To make amends.

[[Addison]]
Oh, God.

[[Wilson]]
A chance to ditch the blues
And pay my dues
To friends.
And if I chance to make a buck or two
Along the way, and so do you,
Why not?

[[Hollis]]
Why not?

[[Nellie]]
Why not?

[[Addison]]
Why not?!

[[Wilson]]
Oh, come on, Addie--
The four of us together, what fun!

[[Hollis]]
Say yes!

[[Wilson]]
You and me against the world, brother,
You and me against the world!
You and me together,
But in very different weather--
Now it's pretty.

[[Wilson and Hollis]]
Don't you want to build a city?

Your chance is now.
Don't settle in.

[[Hollis, Wilson and Nellie]
You're wasting time
When what you are
Is what you've been.
This city's something new,
A door into
The future--
The future's now.

[[Wilson]]
Gotta make tracks!

[[Nellie]]
Gotta make hay!

[[Hollis]]
Gotta take a risk and seize the day!

[[All Three]]
Gotta travel on--

[[Addison]]
All right, okay!

[[Wilson, Hollis and Nellie]]
The time is now,
The place is here,
This is our chance to open up a new frontier,

[[All]]
And if there was a time to pioneer,
The time is now!

 
 


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