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Lyrics Act II
 




They love me like I was a brother                                                        Nice Dream
They protect me
Listen to me
They dug me my very own garden
Gave me sunshine
Made me happy
Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream
I call up my friend the good angel
But she's out with her ansaphone
She says that she would love to come help me but
The sea would electrocute us all
Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream
If you think that you're strong enough
If you think you belong enough
If you think you belong

In my solitude                                                                              In My Solitude
You haunt me
With reveries
Of days gone by

In my solitude
You taunt me
With memories
That never die

I sit in my chair
I'm filled with despair
There's no one could be so sad
With gloom everywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I'll soon go mad

In my solitude
I'm praying
Dear Lord above
Send back my love

Nice dream

~

She touched me                                                                           She Touched Me
She put her hand near mine
And then she touched me
I felt a sudden tingle
When she touched me
A sparkle
A glow
Oh, she knew it
It wasn't accidental
No, she knew it
She smiled and seemed to tell me so all through it
She knew it.  I know
She's real and the world is alive and shining
I feel such a wonderful drive t'ward Valentining
She touched me
I simply have to face the fact
She touched me
Control myself and try to act
As if I remember my name
But she touched me
She touched me
And suddenly nothing is the same

I hear singing and there's no one there                                           You're Just in Love
I smell blossom and the trees are bare
All day long I seem to walk on air
I wonder why
I wonder why
I keep tossing in my sleep at night
And what's more I've lost my appetite
Stars that used to twinkle in the sky
Are twinkling in my eye
I wonder why

I am dizzy                                                                                       Yes, My Heart
I am whirling
I feel like my hair is curling
All around my head
Like a lucky bird
Landed on my head
I must pinch myself to see
If this has happened and to me
It's like a lucky bird
Shat upon my head
Ordinarily I'm meek
But I could raise a fuss and shriek
See that cloud
I just might
Jump right up
Grab a bite
But for a while I will
Stand completely still
My heart's trying to tell me something
Yes, my heart begin
Speak or pound or spin
Tell me something
Tell me something
Yes, my heart
She's wonderful
Yes, my heart
This is our chance
But for a while I will
Stand completely still
Then I'll have to laugh and sing and dance
My heart's tryin' to tell me something
Tell me something
Tell me something
Tell me something
Yes, my heart
She's wonderful
Yes, my heart
This is our chance
But for a while I will
Stand completely still
Then Iíll have to run and spin
And shout and shriek
And giggle and grin
And leap and prance
And laugh and sing and dance

~

Remind me not to find you so attractive                                                Remind Me
Remind me not to gaze at you again
When I start to miss you
To touch your hand, to kiss you
Remind me, to count to ten

I had the feeling when I met you
You'd drive me crazy if I let you
But all my efforts to forget you
Remind me I'm in love again.

I get my heart well in my hand and I'm certain
That I can take you or leave you alone
Then you begin that beguine again
and boom I give in again
I have a will made of steel my friend
But when it seems about to bend

Remind me not to mention that I love you
Remind me to be sorry that we met
Although I adore you remind me to ignore you
You're one thing I will regret

So when your charm begins to blind me
I'll simply tie my hands behind me
Don't let me kiss you please remind me
Unless, my darling, you forget.

I wish I could forget you,                                                                      I Wish I Could Forget You
Erase you from my mind.
But ever since I met you,
I find
I cannot leave the thought of you behind.

That doesn't mean I love you...
I wish that I could love you...
I know that I've upset you.
I know I've been unkind.
I wanted you to vanish from sight,
But now I see you in a different light,
And though I cannot love you,
I wish that I could love you.

For now I'm seeing love
Like none I've ever known,
A love as pure as breath,
As permanent as death,
Implacable as stone.
A love that, like a knife,
Has cut into a life
I wanted left alone.

A love I may regret,
But one I can't forget.

I don't know how I let you
So far inside my mind,
There you are and there you will stay.
How could I ever wish you away?
I see now I was blind.

And should I die tomorrow,
Another thing I see:
Your love will live in me.

~

What now, my love                                                                      What Now, My Love
Now that you've left me
How can I live
Through another day
Watching my dreams
Turn into ashes
And my hopes
Into bits of clay
Once I could see
Once I could feel
But now I'm numb
I've become unreal
I walk the night
Without a goal
Stripped of my heart
My soul
What now my love
Now that it's over
I see the world
Closing in on me
Here come the stars
Tumbling around me
There's the sky where the sea should be
What now my love
Now that you've gone
I'd be a fool to go and on
No one would care
No one would cry
If I should live or die
What now my love
Now there is nothing
Only my last goodbye

~

How can I lose you?                                                                    How Can I Lose You?
You're all that I know
What will I do now?
Where will I go?
We were together
Now we are through
Why am I losing you?

How can you leave me
Leave me this way
Leave me to miss you
Day after day
I look around me
You're all I see
Pictures of you leaving me
No one should always lose
Can't I find some kind of peace
Nobody owns the blues
But I have a long term lease
I'll never know why
I never know when
I'm going along, it happens again
I have a blind spot forty miles wide
I have a terrible weakness inside
That's how I lose you
That's how I lose you

I was another boy
Simple and happy and free
He was a bundle of joy
When did he turn into me?
How can I lose you?
You're all that I had
Where could I go?
What do I say now
How was I bad?
Who can I turn to?
Where will I go?
How can I live now
Missing you so?
How can you leave me?
You're all that I know
Oh!
That's how I lost you
That's how I always lost you
That's how I'll always lose you
Oh!

~

It's a God awful small affair                                                          Life on Mars
To the girl with the mousy hair
And her Mummy is yelling "No"
But her Daddy has told her to go
And her friend is nowhere to be seen
As she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she's hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a saddening bore
'Cause she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! I wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It's on America's tortured brow
Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
'Cause Lenin's on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore
'Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It's about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?
Is there life on Mars?

~

Bach Prelude No.8 in E flat minor, BWV 853

~

Over my head
I hear music everywhere
Over my head
I hear music everywhere
Over my head
I hear music everywhere
There must be a God somewhere

Is it warm?                                                                                           How Glory Goes
Is it soft against your face
Beside the breeze?
Do you feel a kind of grace?
Will there be trees?
Is there light?
Does it harbour on the ground?
Does it shine from all around?
Or just from you?
Is it endless and empty
And you wander on your own
Slowly forget about the folks that you have known?
Or does rising bread
Fill up the air
From open kitchens everywhere
Familiar faces far as you can see?
Like a family?
Do we live?
Is it like a little town?
Do we get to look back down
At who we loved?
Are we above?
Are we everywhere?
Are we anywhere at all?
Do we hear a trumpet call us
And we're by your side?
Will I want?
Will I wish for all the things I should have done
Longing to finish what I've only just begun?
Or has shining truth been waiting there?
For all the questions everywhere
In a world of wondering
Suddenly you know
And you will always know
Will my mother be there waiting for me
Smiling like the way she does
And holding out her arms as she calls my name?
She will hold me
Just the same
Only heaven knows how glory goes
What each of us is meant to be
In the starlight
That is what we are
I can see so far

~

Alone together                                                                                   Alone Together
Beyond the crowd
Above the world
We're not too proud
To cling together
We're strong as long as we're
Together
Alone together
The blinding rain
The starless night
Were not in vain
For we're together
And what is there to fear
Together
Our love is as deep as the sea
Our love is as great as a love can be
And we can weather
The great unknown
If we're alone together
Together
Together
If we're alone
Together

~

The stars are gone                                                                       This is What it is
Slipped out of sight
I ought to follow them
Into the night
But here is good
Feels almost right
Don't call it love yet
Just call it light
This is what it is to wake up, yeah
This is what it is to feel warm, yeah
This is what it is to be filled, sure
This is what it is to be lost,  help
This is what it is to feel scared, God
This is what it is
This is what it is to know the day
And meet the sun
And find that I am not the only one
I am not the only one
Who's afraid of a world
Too big, too bright
This is what it is, this is what it is
To live in light

~

After the ball is over                                                                           After the Ball is Over
After the break of morn
After the dancers' leaving
After the stars are gone
Many a heart is aching
If you could read them all
Many's the  fears that have vanished
After the Ball
 
 

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