Kulturlivet finner stadig nye veier.

skalldyrkabaret.

Livet er en fest. Kreative individer finner stadig ut nye måter å spre kulturlivets gleder ut til oss sultne sjeler på. Det arrangeres konserter på gårdsplasser. Det spilles saksofon fra kirketårn. Det danses på balkonger og festes digitalt. Og nå har kulturlivet spredd seg til kjøledisken. Life is a Cabaret.

“What good is sitting alone In your room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum
Come to the Cabaret.

Put down the knitting
The book and the broom.
It’s time for a holiday.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum
Come to the Cabaret.

Come taste the wine
Come hear the band.
Come blow a horn
Start celebrating
Right this way
Your table’s waiting.

What good’s permitting
Some prophet of doom
To wipe every smile away.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum
Come to the Cabaret!

I used to have a girlfriend
known as Elsie
With whom I shared
four sordid rooms in Chelsea
She wasn’t what you’d call
a blushing flower…
As a matter of fact
she rented by the hour.

The day she died the neighbors
came to snicker:
“Well, that’s what comes
from too much pills and liquor.”
But when I saw her laid out like a Queen
She was the happiest… corpse…
I’d ever seen.

I think of Elsie to this very day.
I remember how she’d turn to me and say:
“What good is sitting all alone in you room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum
Come to the Cabaret.”

And as for me
I made my mind up back in Chelsea
When I go, I’m going like Elsie.
Start by admitting
From cradle to tomb
It isn’t that long a stay.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum
Only a Cabaret, old chum
And I love a Cabaret.

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