Turning Turtle

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Dawson, Meryl Streep, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Emily Blunt

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Meryl Streep

Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. Often described as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accent adaptation. Nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards, she has won three. Streep has received 31 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight - more nominations, and wins, than any other actor. She has also won three Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for fifteen British Academy Film Awards, and seventeen Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning two each. Streep made her stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells in 1975. In 1976, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and A Memory of Two Mondays. In 1977, she made her… more »


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Turning turtle? What exactly does that mean?
It means my whole world goes flippity flop like a turtle on its back
And I don't know my up from my down, my east from my west
My topsy from my bottomsy

If you bring something broken on a Thursday
I'll make new, with my glue, pins and thread
But you bring whatever broken on a Friday
I will mend and then spend the day in bed
Children, Satur, Sun and Mondays are just everything is fun days
But in the second week, I wear a frown
For, I know that after Tuesday comes the Topsy get's bad news day
It's the dreaded second Wednesday
When from nine to noon, my life turns upside down

If fast is slow, low is high, stop is go and that is why
Every second Wednesday is a hurdle
From eight to nine, all is well
Then I roll over on my shell
And all because the world is turning turtle

Day is night, dog is cat, black is white, thin is fat
That is why I'm loosening up my girdle
I cannot help this charming troop
Don't lock me, 'cause I'm in this soup
And why? Because the world is turning turtle

Oh, woe is me, I'm as opposite as I can be
I long for Thursdays when the world is drab
When will it cease? Now my life resembles War and Peace
That Tolstoy certainly had the gift of gab, I couldn't get through it

Bottom's top, ying is yang, peace and quiet's Sturm und Drang
Tuesday nights, my blood begins to curdle
East is west, in is out, and that is why I need to shout
Oh, no! 
The world is turning turtle

Oh, if you had come some other morn'
You wouldn't have found me so forlorn
But, since the day that I was born
Second Wednesday is on the fritz
I couldn't mend this to save my soul
If this keeps up, I'll dig a hole
You say life's a cherry bowl
But Wednesday's full of pits

Tell us, can you fix this drum?
Well, today it's looking glum
Can you mend this crack and broken string?
Perhaps, if you all lend a hand
Our fingers are at your command
A broken song, but still can sing
Let's do the turtle swing

Oh, woe is me 
Now I'm on my head
How can that be?
Well, you say woe, but I say lucky you
Lucky me?
Yes, here on your head, "A" is far behind and led by zed
It's good to get a different point of view

You see, when the world turns upside down
The best thing is turn right along with it
I do see
From down here, things look right side up
I wouldn't mind seeing things from that angle
Sounds like fun
Can we?
Very well, flippity flop

Near is far and here is there
Turtles turning everywhere
Things are getting clear
Then knock on wood my dear

When you change the view from where you stood
The things you view will change for good

I never thought of things that way
She never thought of things that way
Now Wednesdays are my favorite days
Now Wednesdays are her favorite days
'Cause that's the day, I'm quite contrary
And now, thanks to cousin Mary
I have changed, to be exact, I love the fact
The world is turning turtle, turtle, turtle

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Written by: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

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