You young modern people seem to think that marriage is some sort of promenade through Paradise… but it’s more like a march through Hell with a man strapped to your back with a litter of nasty babies swinging from your teats.
Millicent Martin performs “I’m Still Here” from Follies on behalf of Side by Side by Sondheim on the 1977 Tony Awards broadcast. It’s interesting that she’s accompanied by full orchestra, since in the show she sings it with only piano. (Well, two pianos, I believe.)
Niles: Hello, Mrs. Moon. Would you care for a bite to eat? Mrs. Moon: Oh, that would be lovely - if I thought I could keep anything down. How could your father do this to me? You sleep down the hall from someone for forty years, you think you know them! Daphne: I know you’re upset, Mum, but it’s not like you and Dad had a perfect marriage. Mrs. Moon: That’s because there’s no such thing! You young modern people think marriage is some sort of promenade through paradise, when it’s more like a march through Hell with a man strapped to your back and a litter of nasty babies swinging from your teats!