Good Thing Going

 

Written by:  Stephen Sondheim

Arranged By:  Don Costa

From the Album:  The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings

From the Show:  Merrily We Roll Along  (1981)

Label:  Reprise Records

Recorded:  August 19, 1981

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It started out like a song, we started quiet and slow with no surprise,

Then one morning I woke to realize we have a good thing going.

It's not that nothing went wrong, some angry moment of course, but just a few,

And only moments no more because we knew we had a good thing going.

And if I wanted too much, was that such a mistake?

Half the time you never wanted enough, oh wake up, I don't make that a crime,

And while it's going along, you take for granted some love will wear away,

We took for granted a lot, and still I say, it could have kept on growing,

Instead of just kept on, we had a good thing going, going, gone.

(musical interlude)

And if I wanted too much, was that such a mistake?

Half the time you never wanted enough, oh wake up, I don't make that a crime,

And while it's going along, you take for granted some love will wear away,

We took for granted a lot, and still I say, it could have kept on going,

Instead of just kept on, we had a good thing going, going, gone.