Good for Nothing is a song from the stage adaptation of Mary Poppins as a solo for George Banks in Act 2. Following the fleeing of his household after seeing Miss Andrew again, all of his failures and insecurities catch up to him and he wonders what is left in his life without success.
It has a similar melody and structure to "Cherry Tree Lane" and is immediately followed by a reprise of "Being Mrs. Banks".
When you realize your worst fears have been realized
And certainties now seem a bit less sure
Ideals that at one time one idealized
Now don't seem so ideal anymore.
Where once there was order
Chaos has been loosed
And home truths like chickens
Are coming home to roost.
Illusions may shatter but memories stay
The things that really matter I lost on the way
The sovereign, the master
And long may he reign
The famous good-for-nothing
Of Cherry Tree Lane.