Anything Goes

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  • Times have changed
    And we've often rewound the clock
    Since the Puritans got a shock
    When they landed on Plymouth Rock
    If today
    Any shock they should try to stem
    'Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock
    Plymouth Rock would land on them

    In olden days, a glimpse of stockings
    Was looked on as something shocking
    Now, heaven knows
    Anything goes
    Good authors too, who once knew better words
    Now only use four-letter words
    Writing prose
    Anything goes
    The world has gone mad today
    And good's bad today
    And black's white today
    And day's night today
    When most guys today
    That women prize today
    Are just silly gigolos

    So though I'm not a great romancer
    I know that I'm bound to answer
    When you propose
    Anything goes

    The world has gone mad today
    And good's bad today
    And black's white today
    And day's night today
    When most guys today
    That women prize today
    Are just silly gigolos

    So though I'm not a great romancer
    I know that I'm bound to answer
    When you propose
    Anything goes
    Anything goes Writer/s: Cole Porter
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Ihor from New Towns Partnership Ulster Park, Ny1934? Still a song for right now.
    Mr. Porter:Kudos!
  • Just Me from Right Here I love that this song was revived by Bethesda and plays about every 8th song on “Diamond City Radio” in the game Fallout 4. Well done Bethesda
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 13th 1967, "Anything Goes" by Harpers Bizarre entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #85; and on September 17th, 1967 it peaked at #43 {for 3 weeks} and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between February 1967 and September 1968 the Santa Cruz quintet had five Top 100 records, with "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" being their biggest hit, and it peaked at #13 {for 2 weeks} on March 26th, 1967.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandParodied by Monty Python, with different words AND tune!
  • Geno from Columbus, OhA classic forever.
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