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Today For You sung mainly by Angel Dumott Schunard and accompanied by Tom Collins, Mark Cohen and Roger Davis. This song is about Angel's story killing an Akita dog (Evita) for money and how she met Collins.

Lyrics (Stage Version)Edit

Mark & Collins

Bustelo - Marlboro
Banana by the bunch
A box of Captain Crunch will taste so good

Collins


And firewood


Mark


Look, it's Santa Claus


Collins

Hold your applause

Roger


Oh hi


Collins


"Oh hi" after seven months?


Roger


Sorry


Collins


This boy could use some Stoli

Collins, Mark & Roger


Oh holy night


Roger Struck gold at MIT?


Collins


They expelled me for my theory of Actual Reality
Which I'll soon impart to the couch potatoes at New York University
Still haven't left the house?


Roger


I was waiting for you, don't you know?


Collins


Well, tonight's the night
Come to the Life Cafe after Maureen's show


Roger


No flow

Collins


Gentlemen, our benefactor on this Christmas Eve
Whose charity is only matched by talent, I believe
A new member of the Alphabet City Avant-garde
Angel Dumott Schunard!

Angel


Today for you, tomorrow for me
Today for you, tomorrow for me

Collins


And you should hear her beat!


Mark


You earned this on the street?

Angel

It was my lucky day today on Avenue A
When a lady in a Limousine drove my way
She said, "Dahling, be a dear, haven't slept in a year
I need your help to make my neighbor's yappy dog disappear
This Akita-Evita just won't shut up
I believe if you play nonstop that pup
Will breathe its very last high strung breath
I'm certain that cur will bark itself to death"

Today for you, tomorrow for me
Today for you, tomorrow for me

We agreed on a fee, a thousand dollar guarantee
Tax free, and a bonus if I trim her tree
Now who could foretell that it would go so well
But sure as I am here that dog is now in doggy hell
After an hour, Evita in all her glory
On the window ledge of that twenty third story
Like Thelma and Louise did when they got the blues
Swan dove into the courtyard of the Gracie Mews

Today for you, tomorrow for me
Today for you, tomorrow for me

Back on the street where I met my sweet
Where he was moaning and groaning on the cold concrete
The nurse took him home for some mercurochrome
And I dressed his wounds and got him back on his feet
Sing it!

Today for you, tomorrow for me
Today for you, tomorrow for me
I said, today for you, tomorrow for me
Today for you, tomorrow...for me!

Lyrics (Movie Version)Edit

Collins


Gentlemen, our benefactor on this Christmas Day
Whose charity is only matched by talent, I must say
A new member of the Alphabet City Avant-garde
Angel Dumott Schunard!

Angel


Today for you, tomorrow for me
Today for you, tomorrow for me

Collins


And you should hear her beat!


Mark


You earned this on the street?

Angel

It was my lucky day today on Avenue A
When a lady in a Limousine drove my way
She said, "Dahling, be a dear, haven't slept in a year
I need your help to make my neighbor's yappy dog disappear
This Akita-Evita just won't shut up
I believe if you play nonstop that pup
Will breathe its very last high strung breath
I'm certain that cur will bark itself to death"

Today for you, tomorrow for me
Today for you, tomorrow for me

We agreed on a fee, a thousand dollar guarantee
Tax free, and a bonus if I trim her tree
Now who could foretell that it would go so well
But sure as I am here that dog is now in doggy hell
After an hour, Evita in all her glory
On the window ledge of that twenty third story
Like Thelma and Louise did when they got the blues
Swan dove into the courtyard of the Gracie Mews

Today for you, tomorrow for me
Today for you, tomorrow for me

Back on the street where I met my sweet
Where he was moaning and groaning on the cold concrete
The nurse took him home for some mercurochrome
And I dressed his wounds and got him back on his feet
Sing it!

Today for you, tomorrow for me
Today for you, tomorrow for me
I said, today for you, tomorrow for me
Today for you, tomorrow...for me!

TriviaEdit

  • In the movie version, the song started when Collins sang "Gentlemen, our benefactor on this Christmas Day" and the stage lyrics before that were mainly spoken.

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