I’m Going Back

Song Title : I'm Going Back

Show Name : Bells Are Ringing

Character Name : Ella

Gender : Female

Age : Adult

Vocal Part : Alto

Range : Bb3-D5

Style : Uptempo (Golden Age, Jazzy)

Mood : Empowering, Finale

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Context & Lyrics


Ella quits her job as a phone operator to start a new life with her lover Jeff.

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I know you, your name is Sue
But who am I?
I’ve gotta find out
At least I’m gonna try

I’m going back
Where I can be me
At the Bonjour Tristesse Brassière Company

They’ve got a great big switchboard there
Where it’s just hello, goodbye
It may be dull
But there I can be just me, myself and I

A little modeling on the side
Yes, that’s where I’ll be
At the Bonjour Tristesse Brassière Company

And if anybody asks for Ella, Mella or Mom
Tell them that I’m goin’ back where I came from
To the B.T. Bras-se-ière Company

Goodbye everybody
Goodbye Madame Grimaldi
Goodbye Junior Mallett
Santa Claus is a-hittin’ the road

Listen to your mama, mama, mama
Eat your spinach baby
Eat your spinach baby
By the load

La petite bergère restaurant adieu
Je ne reviendrai jamais, jamais, jamais
C’est tout fini
Adieu to you

So, goodbye Max, to your dogs and your cats
To the Duke of Windsor and His Duchess

Bye bye Barton and Kitchell and Hastings
At last you’re out of my clutches

I’ll miss you but you’ll carry on
You’ll never know that I’ve gone

I’m a-going back
Where I can be me
At the Bonjour Tristesse Brassière Company

And while I’m sitting there I’ll hope that I find out
Just what Ella Peterson is all about
In that Shangri-La of lacy lingerie

A little modeling on the side
At the Bonjour Tristesse Brassière Company
Send me my mail dere!
To the Bonjour Tristesse Company

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