Monday, 18 June 2018

Cabaret – Sung by Liza Minnelli





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 that knitting, the book and the broom;
Time for a holiday.
Life is a cabaret, old chum.
Come to the cabaret.

Come taste the wine. Come hear the band.
Come blow your horn, start celebrating,
Right this way, your table's waiting.

No use permitting some prophet of doom to
Wipe every smile away.
Life is a cabaret, old chum.
So come to the cabaret!

Cabaret – from the movie of the same name – is one of those songs that can truly be called a blockbuster.  When I was writing this I was a bit startled to find that the film dates back to 1972.

Liza Minnelli's talent was undeniable – such a shame she became so troubled by life.  Her mother, Judy Garland, also had problems.

The lyrics are meant to be ironic – her character Sally Bowles was not leading an easy life.  But I think it is an anthem to positivity.

While Minnelli didn't have many hit films – one of her others – Arthur is a comedic classic.

There are lots of YouTube clips of this – try this one

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