It’s a hard knock life . . .But the sun will come out tomorrow!

The 1982 movie “Annie,” based on the Broadway musical, appeared this week on cable TV and in this grim and contentious time seemed especially nice to watch. Little Annie (Ann Reinking) is stuck in an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan (Carol Burnett) and pines for the day when she is reunited with her parents. Money-lovingĀ  businessman Daddy Warbucks (Albert Finney) needs an orphan to live in his home for a week to improve his public image and Annie is picked to do it.

Okay, put your critical mind aside and just enjoy the movie, especially the many songs, some of which seem almost timely today.

It’s the hard knock life for us!
Got no folks to speak of, so,
It’s the hard-knock row we hoe?…

No one’s there when your dreams at night get creepy!
No one cares if you go…or if you shrink!
No one dries when your eyes get wet an’ weepy!…

No one cares for you a smidge
When you’re in an orphanage!

The sun will come out
Tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There’ll be sun!

Just thinking about
Tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
Til there’s none!

When I’m stuck in a day
That’s gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And grin,
And say,

The sun will come out
Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
Til tomorrow
Come what may

Tomorrow!
Tomorrow!
I love ya
Tomorrow!

You’re always
A day
A way!

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