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Open A New Window

Open A New Window lyrics – written by Jerry Herman, performed by Lucille Ball in Mame

Open a new window,
Open a new door,
Travel a new highway,
That’s never been tried before;
Before you find you’re a dull fellow,
Punching the same clock,
Walking the same tightrope
As everyone on the block.

The fellow you ought to be is three dimensional,
Soaking up life down to your toes,
Whenever they say you’re slightly unconventional,
Just put your thumb up to your nose.
And show ’em how to dance to a new rhythm,
Whistle a new song,
Toast with a new vintage,
The fizz doesn’t fizz too long.

There’s only one way to make the bubbles stay,
Simply travel a new highway,
Dance to a new rhythm,
Whistle a new love song
Toast with a new vintage
Open a new window every day!

If you follow your Auntie Mame
I’ll make this vow, my little love,
That on the last day of your life
We’ll be smiling the same young smile
You’re smiling now, my little love,

If you wake up every morning
And you pull aside the shutter,
And you promise me that these’ll be
The first words that you utter
Open a new window,
Open a new door,

The fellow you ought to be is three dimensional,
Soaking up life down to your toes,
Whenever they say you’re slightly unconventional,
Just put your thumb up to your nose.

Dance to a new rhythm,
Whistle a new song,
Toast with a new vintage,
The fizz doesn’t fizz too long.
There’s only one way to make the bubbles stay,
Open a new window every day!