Mr. Cellophane

  • [Broadway Version]

    If someone stood up in a crowd
    And raised his voice up way out loud
    And waved his arm and shook his leg
    You'd notice him

    If someone in the movie show
    Yelled "Fire in the second row
    This whole place is a powder keg!"
    You'd notice him

    And even without clucking like a hen
    Everyone gets noticed, now and then,
    Unless, of course, that personage should be
    Invisible, inconsequential me!

    Cellophane
    Mister Cellophane
    Shoulda been my name
    Mister Cellophane
    'Cause you can look right through me
    Walk right by me
    And never know I'm there...

    I tell ya
    Cellophane
    Mister Cellophane
    Shoulda been my name
    Mister Cellophane
    'Cause you can look right through me
    Walk right by me
    And never know I'm there...

    Suppose you was a little cat
    Residin' in a person's flat
    Who fed you fish and scratched your ears?
    You'd notice him

    Suppose you was a woman, wed
    And sleepin' in a double bed
    Beside one man, for seven years
    You'd notice him

    A human being's made of more than air
    With all that bulk, you're bound to see him there
    Unless that human bein' next to you
    Is unimpressive, undistinguished
    You know who...

    Cellophane
    Mister Cellophane
    Shoulda been my name
    Mister Cellophane
    'Cause you can look right through me
    Walk right by me
    And never know I'm there...
    I tell ya
    Cellophane
    Mister Cellophane
    Shoulda been my name
    Mister Cellophane
    'Cause you can look right through me
    Walk right by me
    And never know I'm there
    Never even know I'm there.

    Hope I didn't take up too much of your time.

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