Apr 19, 2009

Helena Bonham Carter - By the Sea

Genre: Musical Soundtrack
Writer: Stephen Sondheim
Producer: Mike Higham
Album: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Year: 2007

The dark musical Sweeney Todd was redone by Tim Burton in 2007. The lead roles were Johnny Depp as the unforgiving Sweeney Todd and Helena Bonham Carter as the smitten Mrs. Lovett. Although the soundtrack sustained many changes, additions and deletions it stays up to par with the original. "By the Sea" is one of few upbeat songs on the album. I love Helena Bonham Carter's playfulness and Johnny Depps's unenthusiastic yet irresistible demeanor.

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Helena Bonham Carter & Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (The Motion Picture Soundtrack) - By the Sea

By the Sea - Helena Bonham Carter lyrics

Oh, Mr. Todd!
I'm so happy!
I could eat you up, I really could!
You know what I'd like to do, Mr. Todd
What I dream if the business stays as good?
Where I'd really like to go in a year or so?
Don't you want to know?

Of course.
Do you really want to know?
Yes, I do.

By the sea, Mr. Todd, that's the life I covet.
By the sea, Mr. Todd, oh I know you'd love it!
You and me, Mr. T, we could be alone
In a house wot we'd almost own,
Down by the sea!

Anything you say...
Wouldn't that be smashing?

Think how snug it'll be underneath our flannel
When it's just you and me and the English Channel.
In our cozy retreat kept all neat and tidy
We'll have chums over every Friday
By the sea!
Don'tcha love the weather?
By the sea!
We'll grow old together
By the seaside.
By the beautiful sea!

It'll be so quiet that who'll come by it
Except a seagull.
Hoo, hoo!
We shouldn't try it until it's legal for two,
But a seaside wedding could be devised
Me rumpled bedding legitimized!
Me eyelids'll flutter.
I'll turn into butter
The moment I mutter I do!

Down by the sea,
Married nice and proper.
By the sea,
Bring along your chopper to the seaside.
Hoo, hoo!
By the beautiful sea!