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MARATHON Music: Jacques Brel

Lyrics: Jacques Brel



English Lyrics: Eric Blau & Mort Schuman

Premiere: Monday, January 22, 1968

Join us now, we're on a marathon

We're always dancing when the music plays

Join us now, we're on a marathon

Dancing, dancing through the nights and days

We must dance because the Twenties roar

The Twenties roar because there's bathtub gin

Vo-de-o-do and the road to sin

The road to whoopee and a whole lot more

Charles A. Lindberg, tons of confetti

Dempsey-Tunney, Sacco and Vanzetti

Black, black Monday and the market drops

But we keep on dancing, dancing, we can't stop

Marathon, marathon

Mara, mara, marathon

Join us now, we're on a marathon

We're always dancing when the music plays

Join us now, we're on a marathon

Dancing, dancing through the nights and days

We must dance because the Thirties scream

The Thirties scream because the Horsemen ride

Orphan Annie lives, Daddy Warbucks dies

Breadlines, shanty towns, Frankenstein's bride

Adolf Hitler and the Siegfried follies

Joseph Stalin and a bag full of jollies

Call your broker and buy marzipan

While we keep on dancing, dancing on and on

Marathon, marathon

Mara, mara, marathon

Marathon, marathon

Mara, mara, marathon

Join us now, we're on a marathon

We're always dancing when the music plays

Join us now, we're on a marathon

Dancing, dancing through the nights and days

We must dance because the Forties burn

The Forties burn because the trumpets blare

The Yanks are coming, coming over there

Auschwitz, Edelweiss, Drang und Sturm

Manhattan Project, Robert Oppenheim

God makes mushrooms just as God makes time

Peace is sweet, man, like a lollipop

So we keep on dancing, dancing, we won't stop

Marathon, marathon

Mara, mara, marathon

Marathon, marathon

Mara, mara, marathon

Join us now, we're on a marathon

We're always dancing when the music plays

Join us now, we're on a marathon

Dancing, dancing through the nights and days

We must dance because the Fifties zing

The Fifties zing because the Sixties swing

And the Seventies flash and the Eighties bang

And the Nineties whimper and the century hangs

Robots working in the cotton fields

Vacations on Venus just a tourist deal

Fornication on tape, instant happiness

So we keep on dancing, dancing, we can't rest

Marathon, marathon

Mara, mara, marathon

Marathon, marathon

Mara, mara, marathon
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