|Canción de Liza Minnelli|
En el musical la canción es interpretada por Sally Bowles, en un club de la Alemania Nazi en 1931. Su amante le cuenta que va a regresar a América y la va a llevar con él, y así podrán ver crecer a su hijo en un país en paz; a lo que Sally protesta porque le gusta su vida en Berlín.
"What good is sitting alone In your room?
Come hear the music play. Life is a Cabaret, old chum Come to the Cabaret.
Put down the knitting The book and the broom. It's time for a holiday. Life is a Cabaret, old chum Come to the Cabaret.
Come taste the wine Come hear the band. Come blow a horn Start celebrating Right this way Your table's waiting.
What good's permitting Some prophet of doom To wipe every smile away. Life is a Cabaret, old chum Come to the Cabaret!
I used to have a girlfriend known as Elsie With whom I shared four sordid rooms in Chelsea She wasn't what you'd call a blushing flower... As a matter of fact she rented by the hour.
The day she died the neighbors came to snicker: "Well, that's what comes from too much pills and liquor." But when I saw her laid out like a Queen She was the happiest... corpse... I'd ever seen.
I think of Elsie to this very day. I remember how she'd turn to me and say: "What good is sitting all alone in you room? Come hear the music play. Life is a Cabaret, old chum Come to the Cabaret."
And as for me I made my mind up back in Chelsea When I go, I'm going like Elsie. Start by admitting From cradle to tomb It isn't that long a stay. Life is a Cabaret, old chum Only a Cabaret, old chum
And I love a Cabaret.