Mark Hollmann
Act One Finale
[BOBBY]
Free, people are free, how can a fee enslave us?
See how we can be free from the chains he gave us!
We're suffering now such lives of sorrow
Don't give us tomorrow
Just give us today

[THE POOR]
Free!
People are free!
How can a fee enslave us?
See how we can be
Free from the chains he gave us!
We're suffering now
Such lives of sorrow
Don't give us tomorrow
Just give us today!

[BOBBY]
From ev'ry hill
Ev'ry steeple
Ring out the anthem
Of the people
Making a new way
Breaking the clouds of gray
To sing of today!

[BOBBY & THE POOR]
Sing of today!
Sing of today
Sing today
Sing today
Sing today

[CLADWELL, spoken]
A little brutality is exactly what these people need. Officer Lockstock!

[HOPE, spoken]
Daddy, wait. He only wants the people to be happy

[CLADWELL, spoken]
Happy you say?! Happy?!
(sung)
So you want happy, Mister Strong?
Did you say happy, Mister Strong?
If they pee today I'm sure they'll be
As happy as a pup
With no rules and no more fees to pay
Things would be looking up!
But too bad the water that we share
Could fit inside a cup!
What of tomorrow, Mister Strong?

[BOBBY]
But what of today?!

[CLADWELL]
But what of tomorrow, Mister Strong?!
Think of tomorrow, Mister Strong!
Our resources are as fragile
As a newborn baby's skull
With your actions
You would gut the child
And leave a lifeless hull!
Could it be you're so short-sighted
So insensitive, so dull?
Think of tomorrow, Mister Strong!

[THE POOR]
But what of today?!

[CLADWELL AND CO]
You are wrong, Mister Strong
You and your socialistic throng
If the people pee for free
They'll push the system to the brink
If today there's spillage
Tell us how tomorrow will not stink!
[CLADWELL]
If it's you and me, now, Mister Strong
Which one of us will blink?
I say it's you, Mister Strong
For on the subject of tomorrow

[CLADWELL AND CO]
You are wrong!

[HOPE, spoken]
Oh, Bobby, why didn't you tell me you were going to start a revolution?

[BOBBY, spoken]
Maybe for the same reason you didn't tell me you were a Cladwell. So you can join us, or you can stand aside

[HOPE]
Bobby, think!
You're standing on the brink!
You'll be arrested soon
Perhaps as soon as noon
And I could never bear
To see you taken where
The guilty pee-ers meet
The toilet judgement seat!

[BOBBY]
You said
To follow your heart
Here's where my heart leads
Now I'll do my part
To banish all needs

You made me to see
Fantastic'ly clear
When people pee free
We've nothing to fear

[HOPE]
Give up now!
We'll find a way somehow
To help the people pee
Without a hefty fee
But if you must persist
Being an anarchist
My father's men will see
You're sent away from me!

You'll get Urinetown!
Bobby, you'll get Urinetown!
Off you'll go to Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!

[BOBBY]
Your words were like seeds
At first they seemed mild
They grew into deeds
This riot's our child
Sing of today, not tomorrow!
End their lives of sorrow!
Today!
Today!
Sing of today!

[CLADWELL, spoken]
You've picked a fight you can't win, today, Mr. Strong! Your rabble is no match for my men

[LITTLE SALLY, spoken]
You can punish our bodies, Mr. Cladwell, but you can never punish our spirits!

[SOUPY SUE, spoken]
Punish our bodies?!

[LITTLE BECKY TWO SHOES, spoken]
I never agreed to any punishment of my body!

[CLADWELL, spoken]
Oh, punishment is all you'll ever know!

[THE POOR]
Bobby, help!
He'll turn our brains to kelp!
No matter what we do
We're in a real bad stew!
Those cops look awful mean
Like none we've ever seen!
When Cladwell gives the cue
Our revolution's through!

[CLADWELL & CO]
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!
Very wrong, Mr. Strong!
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!

[BOBBY]
Last night your words were like seeds
At first they seemed mild
They grew into deeds
This riot's our child!

[THE POOR]
Bobby, please!
There's no way to appease
A raging maniac
A real insaniac
He's like a speeding train
Caught in a hurricane
But he is in control
And he is on a roll!

[CLADWELL & CO]
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!
Very wrong, Mr. Strong!
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!

[BOBBY]
The child is on fire
He's hot as the sun
He'll burn like a pyre
'Til freedom is won!

[HOPE]
Oh Bobby!
No Bobby!
Oh Bobby!
No Bobby!

[THE POOR]
Cladwell's Nuts
With no 'if's, 'and's or 'but's!
Yes, he's a real live loon!
A freaking looney tune!
And when he's done with us
He'll put us on a bus
Bound for that unknown place
That we all dread to face!

[CLADWELL & CO]
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!
Very wrong, Mr. Strong!
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!

[ALL (except BOBBY)]
You'll/We'll get
Urinetown!
Bobby, you'll/we'll get
Urinetown!
Off you'll/we'll go to
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!

[BOBBY]
Sing of today not tomorrow!
End their lives of sorrow!
Today!
Today!
Sing of today!

[HOPE, spoken]
So what'll it be, Bobby?

[BOBBY, spoken]
Looks like we're in a real bad spot, doesn't it. I suppose we should leave

[HOPE, spoken]
Oh, Bobby, they'll never let you leave now

[BOBBY, spoken]
Not without you they won't. Which is why you're coming with us

[HOPE, spoken]
But how can I come with you and not fight against my father
Unless...unless...oh dear God, Bobby, no!

[BOBBY & POOR]
From ev'ry hill
Ev'ry steeple
Ring out the anthem
Of the people
Making a new way
Breaking the
Clouds of gray
To sing of today!
Sing of today!
Sing of today!
Sing today!
Sing today!
Sing today!

[CLADWELL & CO]
You are wrong, Mr. Strong!
Think of tomorrow, Mr. Strong!
Our resources as fragile as a
Newborn baby's skull!
With your actions you would
Gut the child and leave a lifeless hull!
A lifeless hull!
Mr. Strong!
You're very dull, Mr. Strong!
Disperse your throng, Mr. Strong!
Disperse your throng
And end your song
And end your song
Mr. Strong!
You're wrong, Mr. Strong!
You're wrong, Mr. Strong!
You're wrong, Mr. Strong!
You're wrong!

[BOBBY, spoken]
Keep your men back, Cladwell! We've got your daughter and we're not letting her go!

[LOCKSTOCK, spoken]
Boss, what do we do?!

[CLADWELL, spoken]
Seize them!

[PENNY, spoken]
No!

[CLADWELL, spoken]
Don't let them get away!

[HOPE, spoken]
Help me!

[PENNY, spoken]
Help her!

[BOBBY]
Now run, run everybody! Run for your lives! Run!

[WOMEN]
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!

[MEN]
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urinetown!
Urine - !
Urinetown!

[LOCKSTOCK, spoken]
Well, that's it for Act One
As you can see, the rebel poor are making their get-away with Hope as their hostage
The rest of us have been thrown into confusion because - well, because we're all moving so damned slowly. So we don't get to catch them. Not yet
Enjoy intermission, and see you -
Shortly!

[ALL]
Urinetown!