It ain’t at all a question of the singin’
That was lush
And all the words was up where you could see
But when the talkin’ started
Some folks’ words just turned to mush
Which wasn’t how I thought it oughta be

I’m just a girl who likes to hear
When I’m attendin’ a show
I want each word to be nice and clear
If it’s a language I know

Lyric Opera said they fixed their sound
Bought speakers big as bulls to get it right
But at Oklahoma what I found
Was that those mikes was puttin’ up a fight

Some words came sailin’ right to me
Others, I couldn’t make out
Wanted to say, could you shout?
What was that line all about?
I just cain’t hear!