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Avenue Q Purpose Song

Avenue Q is a Tony award-winning musical comedy. It’s a parody of Sesame Street, it features puppets and actors, and deals with adult themes.

Princeton is the character who sings the Purpose Song (‘Moving Boxes’ are 6 singing boxes!). Take a look:

[PRINCETON]
Purpose
It’s that little flame
That lights a fire
Under your ass
Ha!

Purpose
It keeps you going strong
Like a car with
A full tank of gas

Everyone else has a purpose
So what’s mine?
Oh, look! Here’s a penny!
It’s from the year I was born!
It’s a sign!
Ha!

Ba-ba-ba-ba
Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo

I don’t know how I know
But I’m gonna find
My purpose
I don’t know where
I’m gonna look
But I’m gonna find
My purpose

Gotta find out
Don’t wanna wait!
Got to make sure that my life will be great!
Gotta find my purpose
Before it’s too late

[MOVING BOXES AND OTHERS]
He’s gonna find his purpose

[PRINCETON]
Oh-oooh
I’m gonna find my purpose

[MOVING BOXES AND OTHERS]
He’s gonna find his purpose

[PRINCETON]
Yeah-yeah-yeah
I’m gonna find my purpose
Could be far, could be near
Could take a week, a month, a year
At a job, or smoking grass
Ha!
Maybe at a-

[BOTH]
Pottery class

[PRINCETON]
Could it be?
Yes it could!
Something’s coming
Something good!
I’m gonna find my purpose, yeah!

I’m gonna find my purpose, yeah!:

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