John Kander - So What?

Song Rating: 8.43/10

Song lyrics:

[FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER, spoken in rhythm]
You say fifty marks. I say one hundred marks, a
Difference of fifty marks
Why should that stand in our way?
As long as the room gets let
The fifty that I will get
Is fifty more that I had yesterday
When youre as old as I
Is anyone as old as I?
What difference does it make?
An offer comes, you take

For the sun will rise
And the moon will set
And learn how to settle
For what you get
It will all go on if were here or not
So who cares? So what?
So who cares? So what?

When I was a girl
My summers were spent by the sea
So what?
And I had a maid
Doing all of the house-work, not me
So what?
Now I scrub all the floors
And I wash down the walls
And I empty the chamber pot
If it ended that way
Then it ended that way
And I shrug and I say
So what?


When I had a man
My figure was dumpy and fat
So what?
Through all of our years
He was so disappointed in that
So what?
Now I have what he missed
And my figure is trim
But he lies in a churchyard plot
If it wasnt to be
That he ever would see
The uncorseted me
So what?


So once I was rich
And now all my fortune is gone
So what?
And love disappeared
And only the memory lives on
And so what?

If Ive lived through all that
(And Ive lived through all that)
Fifty marks doesnt mean a lot
If I like that youre here
(And I like that youre here)
Happy New Year, my dear
So what?


It all goes on
So who cares? Who cares?
Who cares? So what?

Date of text publication: 17.01.2021 at 00:51