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There’s Something to Say for Hatred [song lyrics]

Song lyrics to There’s Something to Say for Hatred, Music and Lyrics by Steve Allen, Performed by Martha Raye and Imogene Coca in Alice in Wonderland 1985

The Duchess (Martha Raye):
There’s something to say for hatred
For rudeness
And for spite.

Oh no, my friend,
We can’t pretend
That everything’s sweetness and light.

The Cook (Imogene Coca):
There’s something to say for trouble
For nastiness and gloom.
Just try to be cheerful
And you’ll get an earful
Of your impending doom!

The Duchess (Martha Raye):
This world is not a paradise
If indeed, it ever was.

The Cook (Imogene Coca):
There’s a world of tears
And so, my dears …
Throw out the chaff? Ha!
Don’t make me laugh.

The Duchess (Martha Raye):
There’s something to say for misery
For suffering and pain
Down at the bank,
Now let’s be frank
They only care for gain.

The Duchess (Martha Raye) and The Cook (Imogene Coca):
There’s something to say for growling
Why must we always smile?
Forget all your dreams
Resort to schemes
And in just a little while …

The Duchess (Martha Raye):
The best-laid plans of mice and men

The Cook (Imogene Coca):
Will all come crashing down again

The Duchess (Martha Raye) and The Cook (Imogene Coca):
And we’ll all despise each other
In the grandest style!

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