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Everybody Says Don't

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Originally for the Broadway musical, "Anyone Can Whistle" This version was taken from Barbra Streisand's "Back To Broadway" album.

Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't, it isn't right,
Don't, it isn't nice.

Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't walk on the grass,
Don't disturb the peace,
Don't skate on the ice.

Well I say do, I say,
Walk on the grass, it was meant to feel.
I say, sail, till to the windmill
And if you fail you fail.

Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't get out of line
When they say that then, lady that's a sign
Nine times out of ten,
Lady you're doing just fine.

Make just a ripple, come on be brave
This time a ripple, next time a wave
Sometimes you have to start small,
Climbing the tiniest wall -
Maybe you're going to fall
But it is better than not starting at all.

Everybody says no, stop,
Mustn't rock the boat, mustn't touch a thing
Everybody says don't
Everybody says wait
Everybody says can't fight city-hall
Can't laugh at the King.

Well, I say do, I say,
Laugh at the King, or he'll make you cry
Lose your poise
Fall if you have to, but lady make a noise!

Yes!
Everybody says don't
Everybody says can't
Everybody says wait around for miracles
That's the way the world is made
I insist on miracles
If you do them, miracles, nothing to them
I say don't...
Don't be afraid!


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