Learn To Do It
How do you become the person you've forgotten you ever were? Take a deep breath Close your eyes, and imagine another time, another world You were born in a palace by the sea A palace by the sea Could it be? Yes, it's so You rode horseback when you were only three Horseback riding? Me? Horse's name? Romeo You threw tantrums and terrorized the cook Ha, how the palace shook Charming child Wrote the book But you'd behave when you father gave that look Imagine how it was Your long forgotten past We've lots and lots to teach you and the time is going fast Let's see you walk, head up, regal bearing Now, shoulders back and stand up tall And do not walk, but try to float I feel a little foolish Am I floating? Like a sinking boat You give a bow What happens now? Your hand receives a kiss Most of all remember this If I can learn to do it You can learn to do it Something in you knows it There's nothing to it Follow in my footsteps Shoe by shoe You can learn to do it too Now, elbows in and sit up straight And do not slurp the stroganoff I never cared for stroganoff She said that like a Romanov The Samovar The caviar Dessert and then goodnight? Not until you get this right If I can learn to do it (if he can learn to do it) You can learn to do it (you can learn to do it) Pull yourself together And you'll pull through it Tell yourself it's easy And it's true You can learn to do it, too Who is your great-grandmother? Queen Victoria Great-great grandmother? Uh Princess Victoria of Saxe-Colburg-Saalfeld Your best friend is? My little brother, Alexei Wrong Your best friend? I know who my best friend is What a temper I don't like being contradicted That makes two of us Continuing on I've had it, and I hate you both I'm sorry that we ever met I'm hungry, I'm frightened And I'm only human, don't forget I don't remember anything Get out and let me be Anya, darling, look at me We're all frightened Well, slightly, now and then Shall we start again? Take a breath, count to ten You have courage And strength you barely know So blow that little nose And dry those pretty eyes A princess like your majesty Can do this if she tries Ready? Set, go Now here's your great Aunt Olga How she frolicked on the Volga Oh, your distant cousin Vanya loved his vodka Got it, Anya? (no) The Duke of Oldenburgh was short Louise of Boden (had a Wart) Count Sergei (Wore a feathered hat) I hear he's gotten very fat And I recall his yellow cat I don't believe we told her that If you can learn to do it (I can learn to do it) He can learn to do it (you can learn to do it) Pull yourself together And we'll pull through it Tell yourself it's easy And it's true You can learn to do it Nothing to it You can learn to do it The caviar, the stroganoff, the Samovar, the feathered hat, the cousin drank The duke was short, here a wart and there a cat The horse's name was Romeo so tell me something new Ha You can learn to do it, too
Written by: LYNN AHRENS, STEPHEN FLAHERTY
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