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I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along

This song is by Kermit the Frog, features Rowlf the Dog and appears on the movie soundtrack The Muppet Movie (1979).

This song has been covered by Matt Nathanson under the title "I Hope That Something Better Comes Along".
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Rowlf: Evenin'. You look like you could use a drink
Kermit: Yeah, I'd like a grasshopper, please
Rowlf: Hey, can we have a grasshopper for the frog?
Kermit: Uh, that's Kermit, Kermit the Frog
Rowlf: Oh. Rowlf, Rowlf the Dog here. Pleased to meet ya
I'm no Heifetz, but I get by. Let me guess. Broken heart, right?
Kermit: Huh, does it show?
Rowlf: Listen, when you've been tickling the ivories as long as I have
You've seen a broken heart for every drop of rain
A shattered dream for every falling star
Kermit: Exactly. She just walked out on me
Rowlf: Yeah, typical. That's why I live alone
Kermit: You do, huh?
Rowlf: You bet. I finish work, I go home, read a book
Have a couple of beers, take myself for a walk, and go to bed
Kermit: Nice and simple
Rowlf: Stay away from women, that's my motto
Kermit: But I can't
Rowlf: Neither can I. That's my trouble

You can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em
There's something irresistible-ish about 'em
We grin and bear it 'cause the nights are long
I hope that somethin' better comes along

I see what you mean
It's no good complainin' and pointless to holler

If she's a beauty, she'll get under your collar

She made a monkey out of old King Kong

I hope that somethin' better comes along

Ah, but what could be better than a saucy Irish setter
When puppy love comes on strong?
Or a collie that's classy, a laddie needs a lassie
A lover and wife gives you a new leash on life

Kermit: Uh, was that a new leash on life?
Rowlf: Oh, yeah, sorry about that... 2, 3, 4

I don't mean to scare ya, my friend, but I betcha
Come "Father's Day" the litter bug's gonna getcha

The urge is righteous, but the face is wrong

I hope that somethin' better comes along

Still it's fun when they're fetching
And agree to see an etching
That you keep at your lily pad
There is no solution, it's part of evolution

The pitter patter of soles
The little feet of tadpoles

Kermit: Uh, Rowlf, tadpoles don't have feet
Rowlf: Oh, sorry about that... 2, 3, 4

Kermit: There's no limitation to mixin' and matchin'

Rowlf: Some get an itchin' for a critter they've been scratchin'
A skunk was badgered, the results were strong
I hope that somethin' better

I hope that somethin' better

I hope that somethin' better comes along

Rowlf: It's not often you see a guy that green that has the blues that bad


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