“Alternative” Lyrics 202

Topic: Immigrants
“It’s the Hard-Knock Life” from Annie

It’s a hard-knock life for us!
It’s a hard-knock life for us!

‘Stead of treated

We get tricked!

‘Stead of kisses

We get kicked!

It’s a hard-knock life!

Got no folks to speak of, so
It’s the hard-knock row we ho
Cotton blanket
‘stead a wool
Empty Bellies
‘Stead a full!
It’s a hard-knock life!

Don’t it feel like the wind is always howlin?

Don’t it seem like there’s never any light!

Once a day, don’t you wanna throw the towel in?

It’s easier than putting up a fight

No one’s there when your dreams at night are creepy!
No one cares if you grow or if you shrink!
No one dries when your eyes get wet and weepy

From the crying you would think this place’s would sink!

Empty belly life!
Rotten smelly life!
Full of sorrow life!
No tomorrow life!

Santa Claus we never see

Santa Claus, what’s that?
Who’s he?

No one cares for you a smidge
When you’re in a orphanage
It’s the hard knock life

(Making a whistling sound and imitating Miss Hannigan)
You’ll stay up till this dump shines like the top of the Chrysler Building

[ORPHANS (Except Molly)]
Yank the whiskers from her chin
Jab her with a safety Pin
Make her drink a Mickey Finn
I love you Miss Hannigan

Get to work!
Strip them beds!
Scrub that floor!
Polish my shoes!
And I mean

It’s the hard-knock life for us
It’s the hard-knock life for us
No one cares for you a smidge
When your in a orphanage
It’s The Hard Knock Life!
It’s the Hard Knock Life!

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