MRS G     No one ever told me there was any other way|
You find your one and only and you mustnít ever stray
You find the man or woman who will mean the world to you
And if ever you are tempted, well you know what you must do
Yes, pretend it isnít happening, pretend it isnít true
DANNY     And if your heart should flutter at the sight of someoneís smile
Youíre a monster and a villain that itís proper to revile
They tell you what to wish for and the way you ought to feel
Fidelity, monogamy, the matrimonial seal
And all of your affection is included in the deal
MRS G     Surrender to temptation and youíll pay a heavy price
To act as nature tells you is abominable vice
Your passion is a lion that you have to hold in check
Put shackles on its legs and put a chain around its neck
And if you kiss another it must only be a peck
DANNY     But if youíre overflowing with a love you want to share
Does it matter, is it evil, should your partner even care?
To deny our human nature, such a heavy price to pay
To fit in with othersí notions of the one and only way
When everything within you says: Be happy! Love is play!
MRS G     No one ever told me, but my teacher was my life
And I wish Iíd learned it sooner, Iíd have been a better wife
Iíd have been a better mother, better lover, better friend
Iíd have learned be accepting of whatever fate might send
I would not have needed alcohol reality to mend.
DANNY     Are you hurting anybody, will you look back on each day
And regret the love you shared with those you met along the way?
Or as your life is ending will you smile and will you say:
When I look back at how I lived and the alternatives I weigh
I wouldnít change a bit of it convention to obey
TOGETHER     No I wouldnít change a bit of it, thatís all Iíve got to say.
I wouldnít change a bit of it, thatís all Iíve got to say.