Make Our Garden Grow lyrics

by

Leonard Bernstein


[CANDIDE, spoken]
No, we won't think noble because we're not noble. We won't live in beautiful harmony because there's no such thing in this world nor should there be. We promise only to do our best and live out our lives. Dear God, that's all we can promise in truth. Marry me, Cunegonde. 

(sung)
You've been a fool and so have I
But come and be my wife
And let us try before we die
To make some sense of life

We're neither pure nor wise nor good
We'll do the best we know
We'll build our house, and chop our wood
And make our garden grow
And make our garden grow

[CUNEGONDE]
I thought the world was sugarcake
For so our master said
But now I'll teach my hands to bake
Our loaf of daily bread

[CUNEGONDE & CANDIDE]
We're neither pure nor wise nor good
We'll do the best we know
We'll build house, and chop our wood
And make our garden grow
And make our garden grow

[CUNEGONDE, OLD LADY, PAQUETTE, CANDIDE, GOVERNOR, MAXIMILIAN, & PANGLOSS]
Let dreamers dream what worlds they please
Those Edens can't be found
The sweetest flowers, the fairest trees
Are grown in solid ground

[ALL]
We're neither pure nor wise nor good
We'll do the best we know
We'll build our house, and chop our wood
And make our garden grow
And make our garden grow
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