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Since the lyrics to "Thoroughly Modern Millie" as sung in the
title sequence of the film of the same name -- certainly the
best-known song mentioning the year 1922 -- seem to be
nowhere on the web, I'm posting this transcription by
correspondent "Thoroughly Modern Jenna".
There are those, I suppose, think we're mad.
Heaven knows, the world has
gone to rack and to ruin.
What we think is chic, unique, and quite
they think is odd, insolemn, and immorable,
But the fact is
Everything today is thoroughly modern (check your personality).
today makes yesterday slow (better face reality).
It's not insanity says Vanity Fair,
In fact, it's stylish to raise your skirts and bob your hair.
In a rumble seat the world is so cozy (if the boy is kissable),
tango dance they wouldn't allow (now is quite permissible).
good-goody girl, I'm changin' in heart.
So beat the drums 'cause here come
thoroughly modern Millie now!
Everything today is thoroughly modern (things are gettin' jazzier).
Everything today is startin' to go (cars are gettin' snazzier).
Men say it's
criminal what women'll do.
What they're forgetting is this is this is 1922.
Have you seen the way they kiss in the movies (isn't it delectable)?
Painting lips and pencil lining your brow (now is quite respectable).
Goodbye, good-goody girl, I'm changin' in heart.
So beat the drums cause
here come thoroughly modern Millie now!
posted July 22, 2002