A Puzzlement (Reprise)

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A Puzzlement (Reprise)

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

The Prince and Louis share the observation that adults sometimes speak with certainty about things of which they are uncertain.


“A Puzzlement (Reprise)” LYRICS

There are times I almost think
They are not sure of what they absolutely know.

I believe they are confused
About conclusions they concluded long ago.

If my father and your mother are sure
Of what they absolutely know.
Can you tell me why they fight?

They fight to prove that what they do not know is so!

Oh-h-h, Oh-h-h!
Sometimes I think that people going mad!

Ah-h-h, ah-h-h!
Sometimes I think that people not so bad.

But no matter what I think,
I must go on living life,
And someday as a leader I must go forth,
Be father to my children
And husband to each wife.
Et cetera, et cetera, and so forth.

If my Lord in Heaven, Buddha, show the way,
Ev’ry day I try to live another day.
If my Lord in Heaven, Buddha, show the way,
Ev’ry day I do my best for one more day!

Is a puzzlement!