A Quiet Thing

(Kander-Ebb)


When it all comes true
Just the way you've planned
It's funny, but the bells don't ring
It's a quiet thing

When you hold the world
In your trembling hand
You'd think you'd hear a choir sing
It's a quiet thing

There are no exploding fireworks
Where's the roaring of the crowds?
Maybe it's the strange new atmosphere
Way up here among the clouds

But I don't hear the drums
And I don't hear the band
The sounds, I'm told, such moments bring
Happiness comes in on tiptoe
Well, whaddaya know?
It's a quiet thing
A very quiet thing


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