This man is responsible for Busby Berkeley dreams

Busby Berkeley 
[symetry choreagrapher, musical creator
and grand ilussionist director 1895-1976]

To Stephen Merritt, for The magnificent Magnetic Fields 

Bugsby Berkeley Dreams/ 69 Love Songs 

I should have forgotten you long ago, but you're in every song I know. 
Wining and pining is wrong, and so on and so forth, 
of course, of course, but no, you can't have a divorce. 

I haven't seen you in ages, but it's not as bleak as it seems. 
We still dance on whirling stages in my Busby Berkeley dreams.

The tears have stained all the pages of my True Romance magazines. 
We still dance in my outrageously beautiful Busby Berkeley dreams.

And now you want to leave me for good. I refuse to believe you could. 
You forget we're not made of wood. 
Well, darling you may do your worst, because you'll have to kill me first.
Do you think it's dangerous to have Busby Berkeley dreams?  





Cabaret, 1972

"Sally: Life is a cabaret ol' chum so come to the Cabaret."

"Sally: Divine decadence darling!"

"MC: Outside it is windy, but inside it is so hot, every night we have ze battle to keep the girls from taking off all their clothing. So don't go away, who knows? Tonight we may lose the battle!
Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome, im cabaret, au cabaret, to cabaret!"


"MC: In here, life is beautiful. The girls are beautiful. 
Even the orchestra is beautiful!"


"Brian: You're American.
Sally: Oh God, how depressing! You're meant to think I'm an international woman of mystery. I'm working on it like mad."


"Sally: I suppose you're wondering what I'm doing, working at a place like the Kit Kat Club.
Brian: Well, it is a rather unusual place.
Sally: That's me, darling. Unusual places, unusual love affairs. I am a most strange and extraordinary person."


"Sally: Ten words exactly. After ten it's extra. You see, Daddy thinks of these things. If I had leprosy, there'd be a cable: "Gee, kid, tough. Sincerely hope nose doesn't fall off. Love.""


"Fritz: Do you know what she has done to me? It's terrible! She has turned me into an honest man."


"MC: Leave your troubles outside! Life is disappointing? Forget it!"


"Brian: Peppermint prairie oysters?
Sally: Oh, you got the toothpaste glass!"


"Sally: Does it really matter so long as you're having fun?"


"Sally: Doesn't my body drive you wild with desire?"

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