THERE'S A LOT TO BE SAID FOR THE FUEHRER (from "The Hindenburg")
Lyrics: Edward Kleban - Music: David Shire
Peter Donat and Robert Clary
There's a new voice sweeping the Fatherland
Loyal Germans understand.
As they rally round this exciting sound,
How their hearts expand!
There's a new voice keeping the Fatherland
To its ancient noble vows,
Helping restless men start to build again,
Showing where and how.
There's a lot to be said for the Fuehrer -
Why, I hardly know where to begin.
For our pride and Aryan purity security,
All the bold youthful steps he is taking
Make you feel like something special's in the air.
What has got to be said for the Fuehrer is:
"Who else would ever dare?"
Who else is making opportunity
For busy pioneers in occupation?
And proudly staging new communities
To permanent careers in concentration?
If you simply adore Mussolini
But you're tired of his tendency to yell,
There's a lot to be said for the Fuehrer,
And he says it all so well.
There's a lot to be said for the Nazis;
They are bringing the press into line.
They have modernized the cinema, the radio, and the Rhine.
It's a simply spectacular party,
And the failure to attend would be a crime.
There's a lot to be said for the Nazis,
And I hope it's said in time.
(Transcribed by Lou Rugani - The Music of the Stars (WLIP) - April 2012)