Torch Song Trilogy
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Lunch is on the table!
Where is that kid?
Ha ha ha!
Oh! Arnold, what | are you doing in...
I think my biggest problem | is being young and beautiful.
It's my biggest problem | because i've never been
Young and beautiful.
Oh, i've been beautiful, | i've been young,
But never the twain | have met.
Not so as anyone | would notice.
A shrink acquaintance of mine | believes this to be
The root of my attraction | to a class of men
Subtly described | as old and ugly.
He's underestimating | my wheedles.
See, a ugly person | who goes after a pretty person
Gets nothing but trouble,
But a pretty person | who goes after a ugly person
Gets at least cab fare.
I ain't sayin' i never | fell for a pretty face.
But when les jeux | sont faits,
Give me a toad | with a pot of gold,
I'll give you | three meals a day.
Ain't no toad | when the lights go down.
It's daylight | you got to watch out for.
A thing of beauty | is a joy till sunrise.
There's another group
You got to watch | your food stamps around.
They break down | into three major categories--
Just in for the weekend,
Those affairs are the worst!
You go into them | with your eyes open,
Knowing all the limitations, | accepting them maturely.
Then wham, bam!
You're writing letters | to dear abby
And burning black candles | at midnight.
And you ask yourself, | "what happened?"
I'll tell you. | You got what you wanted.
The person who thinks | they're mature enough
To handle an affair that's | hopeless from the beginning
Is the same person that keeps | gothic romance publishers
Up to their tragic endings | in mink.
What do you think? | Gorgeous, huh?
Give me a break. | It's still under construction.
For those of youse | what ain't yet guessed,
I am an entertainer,
Or what's left of one.
I go by the name | virginia hamm.
Ain't that a kick | in the rubber parts?
You should hear some | of my former handles.
Bang bang la desh.
Yeah. I'm among the last | of a dying breed.
Well, once the e.R.A. | And gay civil rights bills
Have been passed,
Me and mine will be swept | under the carpets
Like the blacks done | to amos, andy, and aunt jemima.
That's all right.
With a voice | and a face like this,
I'm not worried.
You know, there are easier | things in life
Than being a drag queen,
But i ain't got no choice.
Try as i may,
I just can't walk in flats.
Ha ha ha!
You know, there was | one guy once.
His name was charlie.
He was everything | you could want in an affair
Oh, he was tall.
The deafness was the "more."
He ain't never | yelled at me.
Never complained | if i snored.
All his friends | was nice and quiet.
I even learned me some | of that deaf sign language.
Oh, i...i remember some.
Oh, this here's | my favorite.
Means "i love you."
And i did, too,
You know, in my life,
I've slept with more men | than are named or numbered
In the bible,
Old and new testaments | put together.
And not once has someone said, | "arnold, i love you."
That i could believe.
And i ask myself, | "do you really care?"
You know, the only | honest answer
I can give myself is "yes."
I care a great deal.
But not enough.
Who writes the words | and music?
For all the girlie shows?
No one cares?
And no one knows?
Who is the handsome hero?
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