Officer krupke lyrics Leonard Bernstein ,Stephen Sondheim

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[RIFF]
Dear kindly Sergeant Krupke
You gotta understand
It’s just our bringin’ up-ke
That gets us out of hand
Our mothers all are junkies
Our fathers all are drunks
Golly Moses, naturally we’re punks!

[RIFF AND JETS]
Gee, Officer Krupke, we’re very upset;
We never had the love that every child oughta get
We ain’t no delinquents
We’re misunderstood
Deep down inside us there is good!

[RIFF]
There is good!

[ALL]
There is good, there is good
There is untapped good!
Like inside, the worst of us is good!

[SNOWBOY, spoken]
That’s a touchin’ good story

[RIFF, spoken]
Lemme tell it to the world!

[SNOWBOY, spoken]
Just tell it to the judge

[RIFF]
Dear kindly Judge, your Honor
My parents treat me rough
With all their marijuana
They won’t give me a puff
They didn’t wanna have me
But somehow I was had
Leapin’ lizards! That’s why I’m so bad!

[DIESEL (As Judge)]
Right!
Officer Krupke, you’re really a square;
This boy don’t need a judge, he needs an analyst’s care!
It’s just his neurosis that oughta be curbed
He’s psychologically disturbed!

[RIFF]
I’m disturbed!

[JETS]
We’re disturbed, we’re disturbed
We’re the most disturbed
Like we’re psychologically disturbed

[DIESEL (as Judge), spoken]
Hear ye, hear ye! In the opinion on this court, this child is depraved on account he ain’t had a normal home

[RIFF, spoken]
Hey, I’m depraved on account I’m deprived

[DIESEL, spoken]
So take him to a headshrinker

[RIFF]
My father is a bastard
My ma’s an S.O.B
My grandpa’s always plastered
My grandma pushes tea
My sister wears a mustache
My brother wears a dress
Goodness gracious, that’s why I’m a mess!

[ACTION: (as Psychiatrist)]
Yes!
Officer Krupke, you’re really a slob
This boy don’t need a doctor, just a good hofest job
Society’s played him a terrible trick
And sociologically he’s sick!

[RIFF]
I am sick!

[ALL]
We are sick, we are sick
We are sick, sick, sick
Like we’re sociologically sick!

[ACTION, spoken]
In my opinion, this child don’t need to have his head shrunk at all. Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease!

[RIFF, spoken]
Hey, I got a social disease!

[ACTION, spoken]
So take him to a social worker!

[RIFF]
Dear kindly social worker
They say go earn some dough
Like be a soda jerker
Which means like be a schmo
It’s not I’m anti-social
I’m only anti-work
Gloryosky! That’s why I’m a jerk!

[A-RAB (as Female Social Worker)]
Eek!
Officer Krupke, you’ve done it again
This boy don’t need a job, he needs a year in the pen
It ain’t just a question of misunderstood;
Deep down inside him, he’s no good!

[RIFF]
I’m no good!

[ALL]
We’re no good, we’re no good!
We’re no earthly good
Like the best of us is no damn good!

[DIESEL (as Judge)]
The trouble is he’s lazy

[ACTION (as Psychiatrist)]
The trouble is he drinks

[A-RAB (as Female Social Worker)]
The trouble is he’s crazy

[DIESEL]
The trouble is he stinks

[ACTION]
The trouble is he’s growing

[A-RAB]
The trouble is he’s grown

[ALL]
Krupke, we got troubles of our own!

Gee, Officer Krupke
We’re down on our knees
‘Cause no one wants a fellow with a social disease
Gee, Officer Krupke
What are we to do?
Gee, Officer Krupke
Krup you!

Writers:-Leonard Bernstein ,Stephen Sondheim

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