Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Lullaby of Broadway

In my life, there are times when I catch in the silence the sigh of a far away song, and it sings of a world that I long to see. I see a mountain and I want to climb it. I see a river and I want to explore. I think I'll try defying gravity, and you can't pull me down.

No canary in a cage for me! This canary's ready to fly free! I'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair. Forget about the boy! I'm gonna wave that man right outta my hair. If that's love it comes at much too high a cost. I don't think you even know what you're looking for. So for my own sanity, I've got to close the door, and walk away. Old man sunshine, listen you! Don't ever tell me dreams come true... Too many years fighting back tears, Watching older dreams grow dim. This was nearly mine. No, no, they can't take that away from me. But, I'll never have the moon.

Five hundred, twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes. Five hundred, twenty-five thousand moments to plan. Five hundred, twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes. How do you measure the life of a woman or a man? In truth that she learned, or in times that he cried? Now you know what's out there in the world. All I have are memories. I need a task to do. Someone give me a task to do! I need a- .....Sunrise, sunset. Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly fly the days.... Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers, blossoming even as we gaze. Before I gaze at you again, I need some time for tears. Before I gaze at you again, let hours turn to years. I have so much forgetting to do... Memory, all alone in the moonlight. I can smile at the old days... Turning, turning, turning through the years. Nothing changes, nothing ever will. Somethings will never end: the thrill of our magic ride, the love that I feel inside for you.

From this day forward nights won't seem so black. From this day forward we will never look back. In whatever time we have, we will make the most of time. And at least we'll be together As long as you're mine. And though there's no future, for us as a pair, and though I may know, I don't care. There's a place for us, a time and a place for us. Hold my hand and we're halfway there. Hold my hand and I'll take you there. You won't believe all the things you'll see. I know 'cause you'll see them all with me. If we're together well then, we'll hear it again. Like an unexpected song, an unexpected song. Suddenly there is music in the sound of your name! What if we kissed?! What a crescendo! - There was love all around, but I never heard it singing. No, I never heard it at all, till there was you.

The lullaby of Broadway.


In My Life - Les Miserables
Spark of Creation - Children of Eden
Defying Gravity - Wicked

Forget About the Boy - Thoroughly Modern Millie
Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair - South Pacific
Defying Gravity - Wicked
There's a Fine, Fine Line - Avenue Q
Be Not For Me - Crazy For You
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again - Phantom of the Opera
Far From the Home I Love - Fiddler on the Roof
This Was Nearly Mine - South Pacific
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Crazy For You
Stars and the Moon - Songs For a New World

Seasons of Love - Rent
Lament - Into the Woods
Fire Within Me - Little Women
Sunrise, Sunset - Fiddler on the Roof
Before I Gaze At You Again - Camelot
Memory - Cats
Turning - Les Miserables
Somethings Are Meant to Be - Little Women
In Whatever Time We Have - Children of Eden
As Long As You're Mine - Wicked
Somewhere - West Side Story
Last Night of the World - Miss. Saigon
An Unexpected Song - Song and Dance
Rosemary - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Till There Was You - Music Man
The Lullaby of Broadway - 42nd Street

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