Dreamgirls Soundtrack Lyrics
Takin' The Long Way Home Lyrics
TINY JOE DIXON: Baby, I’m taking the long way home
Cause my baby don’t live there no more
MARTY: Excuse me ladies, you’re singers, aren’t you?
DEENA JONES: We’re the best. We’re the Dreamettes.
LORRELL ROBINSON: We’re featured in the talent show.
MARTY: Ladies, I’ve got the break of your lives.
The great Jimmy Early is in need of some backup help…
LORRELL ROBINSON: Ooooh, Jimmy Early!
EFFIE WHITE: No. No, we don’t do backup.
DEENA JONES: Oh, come on Effie, all we’ve gotta do is a few ooh’s and aah’s.
EFFIE WHITE: I don’t do ooh’s and aah’s.
LORRELL ROBINSON: Now, you look, Effie, this could be our big break…
and I’m just dyin’ to meet “Thunder” Early! (giggles)
EFFIE WHITE: You look, singing backup is a trap.
I’m sorry mister, but we cannot accept your offer.
You see, we’re going to be very busy after we win this talent contest.
MARTY: You think so, do you?
TINY JOE DIXON: No more….
ANNOUNCER: Come on ladies, you’re on next. What’s the name of your group?
DEENA JONES: The Dreamettes! The Dreamettes.
EFFIE WHITE: …I can’t wear this wig. And this dress doesn’t fit me!
LORRELL ROBINSON: You got the same wig I got?
EFFIE WHITE: …Yeah.
LORRELL ROBINSON: You got the same dress I got?
EFFIE WHITE: Yeah…
LORRELL ROBINSON: Then shut up.
CURTIS TAYLOR, JR.: Say, Miss…I think you look just great.
TINY JOE DIXON: I’m walking slow…
‘Cause my baby don’t live there no more!
ANNOUNCER: And now, straight from Chicago, the Creamettes!
DEENA JONES: It’s the Dreamettes! The Dreamettes!