I can’t do it alone – Paroles de la chanson dans « Chicago ».

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Fiche technique.

Compositeur : Danny Elfman et John Kander.
Label : Epic Soundtrax.
Sortie : 14 janvier 2003.
Film : Chicago.



I can’t do it alone.

Interprétée par Catherine Zeta-Jones et Taye Diggs.

Ladies and gentleman, Miss Velma Kelly in an act of desperation.

My sister and I had an act that couldn’t flop.
My sister and I were headed straight for the top.
My sister and I earned a thou’ a week at least… oh, yeah.
But my sister is now unfortunately deceased.
I know it’s sad, of course, but a fact is still a fact.
And now all that remains is the remains of a perfect… double… act.

Watch this! Now, you have to imagine it with two people. It’s swell with two people.

First I’d…
Then she’d…
Then we’d…
But I can’t do it alone.
Then she’d…
Then I’d…
Then we’d…
But I can’t do it alone.

She’d say « what’s your sister like ? ».
I’d say « men ».
She’d say « you’re the cat’s meow ».
Then we’d wow the crowd again.

When she’d go…
I’d go…
We’d go…
Then those ding-dong daddies started to roar.
Whistled, stomped, stamped on the floor.
Yelling, screamin’, beggin’ for more.

And we’d say « ok, fellas, keep your socks up, ’cause you ain’t seen nothin’ yet ».

But I simply cannot do it alone.

So what’d you think ? Come on, you can say.

I know, you’re right, the first part’s shit. But the second part, the second part is really nifty. Ok.

She’d go…
I’d go…
We’d go…
And then those two-bit Johnnys did it up brown.
To cheer the best attraction in town.
They nearly tore the balcony down.

And we’d say « ok boys, we’re goin’ home. But before we go, here’s a few more partin’ shots ». And this, this we did in perfect unison.

Now you see me going through it.
You may think there’s nothing to it.
But I simply cannot do it.