"Honor To Us All" lyrics - MATTHEW WILDER

"Honor To Us All"

This is what you give me to work with?
Well, honey, I've seen worse!
We're going to turn this sow's ear...
Into a silk purse!

We'll have you washed and dried
Primped and polished till you glow with pride!
Trust my recipe for instant bride...
You'll bring honor to us all

Hair Stylist A
Wait and see, when we're through
Hair Stylist B
Boys will gladly go to war for you
Hair Stylist A
With great fortune...
Hair Stylist B
...And a great hairdo
You'll bring honor to us all

Women and Lady Fa
A girl can bring her family
Great honor in one way
By striking a good match...
And this could be the day!

Tailor A
Men want girls with good taste
Tailor B
Lady Fa
Tailor A
...Who work fast paced
Lady Fa
With good breeding...
Tailor B
...And a tiny waist
You'll bring honor to us all

We all must serve our Emperor
Who guards us from the Huns
The men by bearing arms
A girl by bearing sons

Makeup Artists and Lady Fa
(Sung as a round):
When we're through, you can't fail
Like a lotus blossom soft and pale
How could any fellow say "No sale"?
You'll bring honor to us all

Lady Fa
There, you're ready!
Grandma Fa
Not yet! An apple for serenity... a pendant for balance.

Beads of jade for beauty
You must proudly show it
Now add a cricket, just for luck
And even you can't blow it

Ancestors, hear my plea
Help me not to make a fool of me
And to not uproot my family tree
Keep my father standing tall

Scarier than the undertaker
We are meeting our matchmaker
Destiny, guard our girls
And our future as it fast unfurls!
Please look kindly on these cultured pearls
Each a perfect porcelain doll!

Please, bring honor to us...
Please, bring honor to us...
Please, bring honor to us...
Please, bring honor to us...
Please... bring... honor to us all!