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A



Anthem

By Tim Rice

Anotoly:

No man, no madness
Though their sad power may prevail
Can possess, conquer, my country's heart
They rise to fail
She is eternal
Long before nations' lines were drawn
When no flags flew, when no armies stood
My land was born

And you ask me why I love her
Through wars, death and despair
She is the constant, we who don't care
And you wonder will I leave her -- but how?
I cross over borders but I'm still there now

How can I leave her?
Where would I start?
Let man's petty nations tear themselves apart
My land's only borders lie around my heart



A Song for You

I've been so many places in my life and time
I've sung a lot of songs I've made some bad rhyme
I've acted out my love in stages
With ten thousand people watching
But we're alone now and I'm singing this song for you

I know your image of me is what I hope to be
I've treated you unkindly but darlin' can't you see
There's no one more important to me
Darlin' can't you please see through me
Cause we're alone now and I'm singing this song for you

You taught me precious secrets of the truth withholding nothing
You came out in front and I was hiding
But now I'm so much better and if my words don't come together
Listen to the melody cause my love is in there hiding

I love you in a place where there's no space or time
I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song for you

You taught me precious secrets of the truth withholding nothing
You came out in front and I was hiding
But now I'm so much better and if my words don't come together
Listen to the melody cause my love is in there hiding

I love you in a place where there's no space or time
I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song for you
We were alone and I was singing this song for you




B



Bring Him Home

God on high
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always been there

He is young
He's afraid
Let him rest Heaven blessed

Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home

He's like the son I might have known
If God had granted me a son
The summers die
One by one
How soon they fly
On and on
And I am old
And will be gone

Bring him peace
Bring him joy
He is young
He is only a boy

You can take
You can give
Let him be
Let him live
If I die, let me die
Let him live

Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home




C



Confrontation

Javert:

Valjean, at last
We see each other plain
`M'sieur le Mayor'
You'll wear a different chain

Valjean:

Before you say another word, Javert
Before you chain me up like a slave again
Listen to me! There is something I must do
This woman leaves behind a suffering child
There is none but me who can intercede
In Mercy's name, three days are all I need
Then I'll return, I pledge my word
Then I'll return

Javert:

You must think me mad
I've hunted you across the years
A man like you can never change
A man - such as you

Valjean:

Believe of me what you will
There is a duty that I'm sworn to do
You know nothing of my life
All I did was steal some bread

Valjean:

You know nothing of the world
You would sooner see me dead
But not before I see this justice done

Valjean:

I am warning you Javert
I'm a stronger man by far
There is power in me yet
My race is not yet run

Valjean:

I am warning you Javert
There is nothing I won't dare
If I have to kill you here
I'll do what must be done

Javert:

Men like me can never change
Men like you can never change
No, 24601

Javert:

My duty's to the law - you have no rights

Come with me 24601
Now the wheel has turned around
Jean Valjean is nothing now

Javert:

Dare you talk to me of crime
And the price you had to pay
Every man is born in sin
Every man must choose his way

Javert:

You know nothing of Javert
I was born inside a jail
I was born with scum like you
I am from the gutter too

Valjean & Javert:

And this I swear to you tonight

Javert:

There is no place for you to hide
Valrean:

Your child will live within my care

Javert:

Wherever you may hide away

Valjean:

And I will raise her to the light

Valjean & Javert:

I swear to you, I will be there!



Country Roads

By John Denver

Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze
Country roads, take me home to the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma, take me home, country roads

All my memories gather round her, miner's lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky, misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye
Country roads, take me home to the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma, take me home, country roads

I hear her voice in the morning hour she calls me, the radio reminds me of my home far away
And driving down the road I get a feeling that I should have been home yesterday, yesterday
Country roads, take me home to the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma, take me home, country roads
Country roads, take me home to the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma, take me home, country roads



D



Danny Boy

O Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen and down the mountainside
The summer's gone and all the roses dying
It's you, it's you must go and I must bide

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
O Danny boy, O Danny boy, I love you so

And when you come and all the flowers are dying
If I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an Ave there for me

And I shall hear, though soft your tread above me
And all my grave shall warmer, sweeter be
For you will bend and tell me that you love me
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me



E



Empty Chairs at Empty Tables

There's a grief that can't be spoken
There's a pain goes on and on
Empty chairs at empty tables
Now my friends are dead and gone

Here they talked of revolution
Here it was they lit the flame
Here they sang about `tomorrow
And tomorrow never came

From the table in the corner
They could see a world reborn
And they rose with voices ringing
I can hear them now!
The very words that they had sung
Became their last communion
On the lonely barricade at dawn

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me

That I live and you are gone
There's a grief that can't be spoken
There's a pain goes on and on

Phantom faces at the window
Phantom shadows on the floor
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more

Oh my friends, my friends, don't ask me
What your sacrifice was for
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will sing no more



F



Father and Son

By Cat Stevens

Father

It's not time to make a change
Just relax, take it easy
You're still young, that's your fault
There's so much you have to know
Find a girl, settle down
If you want you can marry
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy

I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not easy
To be calm when you've found something going on
But take your time, think a lot
Why, think of everything you've got
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not

Son

How can I try to explain, when I do he turns away again
It's always been the same, same old story
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away
I know I have to go

Father

It's not time to make a change
Just sit down, take it slowly
You're still young, that's your fault
There's so much you have to go through
Find a girl, settle down
If you want you can marry
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy
(Son-- Away Away Away, I know I have to
Make this decision alone - no

Son

All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside
It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it
If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them They know not me
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away
I know I have to go

Father

Stay Stay Stay, Why must you go and
make this decision alone?




First of May, The

By The Bee Gees

When I was small, and christmas trees were tall
We used to love while others used to play
Don't ask me why, but time has passed us by
Some one else moved in from far away

Now we are tall, and christmas trees are small
And you don't ask the time of day
But you and i, our love will never die
But guess well cry come first of may

The apple tree that grew for you and me
I watched the apples falling one by one
And I recall the moment of them all
The day I kissed your cheek and you were mine

When I was small, and christmas trees were tall
Do do do do do do do do do
Don't ask me why, but time has passed us by
Some one else moved in from far away



Funny How Time Slips Away

By Willie Nelson

Well, hello there
My, it's been a long, long time
How am I doing?
Oh, I guess that I'm doing fine
It's been so long now,
But it seems now, that it was only yesterday
Gee, ain't it funny, how time slips away

How's your new love?
I hope that he's doin fine
I heard you told him,
That you'd love him till the end of time
Now, that's the same thing that you told me
Seems like just the other day
Gee, ain't it funny, how time slips away

I gotta go now
I guess I'll see you around
Don't know when though
Never know, when I'll be back in town
But remember, what I tell you
In time youíre gonna pay
And it's surprising, how time slips away



G



Goodbye Reno

Goodbye Reno
And your summer days

Spinning wheels are spinning slower
Soon I know Iíll close the door
And Leave beyond the city
With its neon lights and sand

No more hear the rolling dices
Babble of a thousand voices
Going back to peace and you
And black dirt on my hands

So Goodbye Reno
And your summer days
Timeless city Ė jewel in the sun

Goodbye Reno
With your ( ) ways
Of endless days and nights
That never come

Calling cards are trumps and aces
Loser in a sea of faces
Flashing numbers lighting up
In dials that never win

Dollar bills in every handshake
Ringing tills that only can take
City of excitement
And city full of sin

So Goodbye Reno
And your summer days
Timeless city Ė jewel in the sun

Goodbye Reno
With your ( ) ways
Of endless days and night
That never come

Spinning wheels are spinning slower
But for me theyíll spin no more
The gold and silver promises
Wonít hold me back again

(Keeping) on with sweet temptation
Keep me from my destination
Iím going back to love and you
Losing now to win

So Goodbye Reno
And your summer days
Timeless city Ė jewel in the sun

Goodbye Reno
With your ( ) ways
Of endless days and nights
That never come



H



Hallelujah

By Leonard Cohen

I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It's not a cry you can hear at night
It's not somebody who has seen the light
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah



Home thoughts from abroad

By Clifford T. Ward

I could be a millionaire if I had the money
I could own a mansion, no I don't think I'd like that
But I might write a song that makes you laugh, now that would be funny
And you could tell your friends in England you'd like that
But now I've chosen aeroplanes and boats to come between us
And a line or two on paper wouldn't go amiss
How is Worcestershire? Is it still the same between us?
Do you still use television to send you fast asleep?
Can you last another week? Does the cistern still leak?
Or have you found a man to mend it?
Oh, and by the way, how's your broken heart?
Is that mended too? I miss you
I miss you, I really do
I've been reading Browning, Keats and William Wordsworth
And they all seem to be saying the same thing for me
Well I like the words they use, and I like the way they use them
You know, Home Thoughts From Abroad is such a beautiful poem
And I know how Robert Browning must have felt
'Cause I'm feeling the same way about you
Wondering what you're doing and if you need some help
Do I still occupy your mind? Am I being so unkind?
Do you find it very lonely, or have you found someone to laugh with?
Oh, and by the way, are you laughing now?
'Cause I'm not, I miss you
I miss you, I really do
I really do



Hospital Board

By Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Briscusse

Jekyll:

Friends you're aware
There are two sides to each of us
Good and evil
Compassion and hate
If we could extract
All the evil from each of us
Think of the world that we could create

A world without anger or violence or strife
Where man wouldn't kill anymore
A world of compassion
Where passion for life
Would banish the madness of war

I have developed in actual reality
Chemical formulae which could and would
Alter the patterns of man's personality
Guiding him either to evil or good
Weigh the potential
The great possibilities
Colleagues - dear friends - understand
We have a chance to make history
Here in our hand

Here is the chance to take charge of our fate
Deep down you must know that tomorrow's too late
One rule of life we cannot rearrange

The only thing constant is change
The only thing constant is - change



House of the rising Sun

By the Animals

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new bluejeans
My father was a gamblin' man Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk
And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk

Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what I have done
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the House of the Rising Sun

Well, I got one foot on the platform
The other foot on the train
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain

Well, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one



How to Handle a Woman

By Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe

How to handle a woman?
There's a way, said the wise old man
"A way known by ev'ry woman
Since the whole rigmarole began
"Do I flatter her?" I begged him answer
"Do I threaten or cajole or plead?
Do I brood or play the gay romancer?
Said he, smiling: "No indeed
How to handle a woman?
Mark me well, I will tell you, sir
The way to handle a woman
Is to love her - simply love her
Merely love her - love her - love her



I



I still havenít found what Iím looking For

By U2

I have climbed highest mountains
I have run through the fields

Only to be with you
Only to be with you

I have run
I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
These city walls
Only to be with you

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I have kissed honey lips
Felt the healing in her fingertips
I Burn like fire
This burning desire

I have spoke with the eternal of angels
I have held the hand of the devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I believe in the Kingdom Come
Then all the colors will bleed into one
Bleed into one
But yes I'm still running

You broke the bonds
And you loosed the chains
Carried the cross
Of my shame
Oh my shame
You know I believe it

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for



If Ever I would Leave You

By Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe

If Ever I would Leave You
If ever I would leave you
It wouldn't be in summer
Seeing you in summer
I never would go

Your hair streaked with sunlight
Your lips red as flame
Your face with a luster
That puts gold to shame

But if I'd ever leave you
It couldn't be in autumn
How I'd leave in autumn
I never would know

I've seen how you sparkle
When fall nips the air
I know you in autumn
And I must be there

And could I leave you running
Merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening
When you catch the fire glow?

If ever I would leave you
How could it be in springtime
Knowing how in spring
I'm bewitched by you so

Oh no, not in springtime
Summer, winter or fall
No, never could I leave you at all

And could I leave you running
Merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening
When you catch the fire glow?

If ever I would leave you
How could it be in springtime?
Knowing how in spring
I'm bewitched by you so

Oh no, not in springtime
summer, winter or fall
No, never could I leave you at all



Imagine

By John Lennon

Imagine there is no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You, you may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You, you may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will live as one



Impossible Dream, The

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the un-rightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right, without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true, to this glorious quest
That my heart will lie will lie peaceful and calm
when I'm laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this:
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star



It Ainít Necessarily So

By George & Ira Gershwin

It ain't necessarily so
It ain't necessarily so
The things that you're liable
To read in the Bible
It ain't necessarily so

Now david was small but oh my
Little david was small but oh my
He fought big goliath
Who lay down and dieth
David was small but oh my

To get into heaven, don't snap for a second
Live clean forget your faults
I take the gospel whenever it's possible
But with a grain of salt

Oh jonah he lived in a whale
Oh jonah he lived in a whale
He made his home in
That fishes abdomen
Oh jonah he lived in a whale
To get into heaven, don't snap for a seven
Live clean forget your faults
I take gospel whenever it's possible
But with a grain of salt

Methuselah lived 900 years
Methuselah lived 900 years
Who calls that livin'
When no gal will give in
To no man what's 900 years

It ain't necessarily so
It ain't necessarily so
The things that you're liable
To read in the Bible
It ain't necessarily so

Ain't necessarily so
Ain't necessarily so
Ain't necessarily so



It's Over Now

By Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Bricusse

Jekyll:

It's over now
I know inside
No one will ever know
The sorry tale of Edward Hyde
And those who died
No one must ever know

They'd only see the tragedy
They'd not see my intent
The shadow of Hyde's evil
Would forever kill
The good that I had meant

Am I a good man?

< Am I a mad man?

It's such a fine line
Between a good man
And a bad



J



Just for You

Couse your love is the settest thing that I can ever knew
And I would do anything just for you
Couse your love is the settest thing that I can ever knew
And I would do anything just for you
Just for you

Come on baby, please see me through
I'm begging you to
Let it be you

Come on baby, don't let me down
I found my crown
I'll wear it just for you

Couse your love is the settest thing that I can ever knew
And I would do anything just for you
Couse your love is the settest thing that I can ever knew
And I would do anything just for you
Just for you
Just for you

Come on baby, please take me up
I filled my cup
I'll drink it when you say

Come on baby gotta say yes
It's how I have been (blessed)
Don't let it fade away

Cause your love is the sweetest thing that I ever knew
And I would do anything just for you
Cause your leve is the sweetest thing that I ever know
And I would do anything just for you
Just for you



M



MLK

By U2

Sleep
Sleep tonight
And may your dreams
Be realized
If the thunder cloud
Passes rain
So let it rain
Rain down on him
So let it be
So let it be

Sleep
Sleep tonight
And may your dreams
Be realized
If the thundercloud
Passes rain
So let it rain
Let it rain
Rain on him




Man of La Mancha


By Joe Darion & Mitch Lee

I shall impersonate a man
His name - Alonso Quijana - a country squire
no longer young - bony, hollow-faced - eyes
that burn with the fire of inner vision
Being retired, he has much time for books
He studies them from morn to night and often
through the night as well

And all he reads oppresses him
fills him with indignation at man's murderous
ways toward man. And he conceives the strangest
project ever imagined - to become a knight-errant
and sally forth into the world to right all wrongs
No longer shall he be plain Alonso Quijana
but a dauntless knight known as - Don Quixote
de La Mancha

Hear me now oh thou bleak and unbearable world
Thou art base and debauched as can be
And a knight with his banners all bravely unfurled
Now hurls down his gauntlet to thee

I am I, Don Quixote, the Lord of La Mancha
Destroyer of evil am I
I will march to the sound of the trumpets of glory
Forever to conquer or die Hear me heathens and wizards
and serpents of sin all your dastardly doings are
past. For a holy endeavor is now to begin
And virtue shall triumph at last

I am I, Don Quixote, the Lord of La Mancha
My destiny calls and I go
And the wild winds of fortune will carry me onward
Oh whither so ever they blow
Whither so ever they blow
Onward to Glory I go

Sancho Panza:

I'm Sancho - Yes, I'm Sancho

I'll follow my master till the end
I'll tell all the world proudly
I'm his squire! I'm his friend

Don Quixote:

Hear me, heathens and wizards
And serpents of sin. All your dastardly
doings are past. For a holy endeavor is now to begin
And virtue shall triumph at last

Don Quixote:

I am I, Don Quixote
The Lord of la Mancha
My destiny calls and I go
And the wild winds of fortune
Will carry me onward
Oh whithersoever they blow

Sancho:

I'm Sancho - Yes, I'm Sancho
I'll follow my master till the end
I'll tell all the world proudly
I'm his squire! I'm his friend

Whithersoever they blow
Onward to glory I go



Maria

By Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim

The most beautiful sound I ever heard
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria
All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria
Maria
I've just met a girl named Maria
And suddenly that name
Will never be the same
To me
Maria
I've just kissed a girl named Maria
And suddenly I've found
How wonderful a sound
Can be
Maria
Say it loud and there's music playing
Say it soft and it's almost like praying
Maria
I'll never stop saying Maria

The most beautiful sound I ever heard

Maria



Music of the Night

By Andrew Lloyd Webber & Time Rice

Nighttime sharpens, heightens each sensation
Darkness wakes and stirs imagination
Silently the senses abandon their defenses
Helpless to resist the notes I write
For I compose the music of the night

Slowly, gently, Night unfurls it's Splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Hearing is believing, music is deceiving
Hard as lightening, soft as candlelight
Dare you trust the music of the night?

Close your Eyes
For your eyes will only tell the truth
And the truth isnít what you want to see
In the dark it is easy to pretend
That the truth is what it ought to be

Softly, deftly, Music shall caress you
Hear it, feel it, secretly possess you
Open up your mind, Let your fantasies unwind
In this Darkness which you know you cannot fight
The Darkness of the Music of the Night!

Close your eyes
Start a journey through a strange new world
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before Close your eyes
And let music set you free
Only then can you belong to me

Floating, falling, Sweet Intoxication
Touch me, trust me, savor each Sensation
Let the dream begin, Let your darker side give in
To the Power of the music that I write
The Power of the Music of the Night!

You alone can make my song take flight
Help me make the music of the night



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No Must Ever Know

By Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Bricusse

Jekyll:

No one must ever know what I have done
For if anyone does all my work is undone
And I must gain control of this monster inside
In the name of the people who've died
But how do I deal with a foe I can't see
Who whenever he wants takes possession of me
In a battle of wills that is raging inside
Will I end up as me or as Hyde?

Could it be
Have I really lost my way?
Have I lost my mind
Will I lose the day?
Look at me and say
Where it all went wrong
This has been my dream
My whole life long
Those who dare to try
Those who want to fly will find a way

Am I good man?

Am I mad man?

It's such a fine line between a good man and a bad



O



Old Man River

By Oscar Hammerstein

Here we all work 'long the Mississippi
Here we all work, while the white boys play
Gettin' no rest from the dawn till the sunset
Gettin' no rest till the judgment day

You don't look up, you don't look down
You don't dare make the rich boss frown
Bend your knees and bow your head
And tote that barge until you're dead

Let me go away from the Mississippi
Let me go away from the rich man boss
Show me that stream called the River of Jordan
That's the old stream that I long to cross

Old Man River, Old Man River
He don't say nothin', he must know somethin'
Old Man River, he just keeps rollin' along

You know, you know he don't plant taters
And we all know the man don't plant no cotton
And then, then they plant 'em
Oh the Lord knows they are soon forgotten
But Old Man River, he just keeps rollin' along

You, you and me, you know sometimes
We have to we have to sweat, sweat and strain
Our bodies, our bodies are all achin'
And wracked with a whole lot of pain

Tote that barge, lift that bale, you get a little drunk
And you land in jail

I get weary and so sick of tryin'
I'm tired of livin', and afraid of dyin'
But Old Man River, he just keeps rollin' a
Old Man River, he just keeps rollin' along




Once upon a Dream

By Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Bricusse

Jekyll:

Once upon a dream
I conceived a perfect plan
That would change the face of man
Once upon a dream

For it was my dream
To create a perfect world
From this cold imperfect world
Once upon a dream

And I was unafraid
The dream was so enticing
But now I see it fade
And I stand here alone

Once upon a dream
All I had to do was try
Too late now to wonder why
It can never be

Could I begin again?
Once upon a dream



P



Peace will come

By U2
Peace
peace will,
peace will come
and let it begin with me

We,
we need
we need peace
and let it begin with me

Oh, my own life
is all I can hope to control
Oh, let my life
be lived for the good
good of my soul

Let it bring peace
sweet peace,
peace will come
and let it begin with me



R



Red sails on the sunset

By Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams & Wilhelm Grosz

Red Sails on the Sunset Oh
carry my loved one
home safely to me
She sailed at the dawning
all day I've been blue
Red sails in the sunset
I'm trusting in you

Swift wings you must borrow
Make straight for the shore
We marry tomorrow
And she goes sailing no more

Red sails in the sunset
way out on the sea
Oh, carry my loved one
home safely to me

Swift wings you must borrow
Make straight for the shore
We marry tomorrow
And she goes sailing no more

Red sails in the sunset
Way out on the sea
Oh, carry my loved one
Home safely to me



S



Some Enchanted Evening

Some enchanted evening, you may see a stranger
You may see a stranger across a crowded room
And somehow you know, you know even then
That somehow you'll see her again and again

Some enchanted evening, someone may be laughing
You may hear her laughing across a crowded room
And night after night, as strange as it seems
The sound of her laughter will sing in your dreams

Who can explain it, who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons, wise men never try

Some enchanted evening, when you find your true love
When you hear her call you across a crowded room
Then fly to her side and make her your own
Or all through your life you may dream all alone

Once you have found her, never let her go
Once you have found her, never let her go



Somewhere

By Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim

There's a place for us
Somewhere a place for us
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us
Somewhere

There's a time for us
Someday a time for us
Time together with time to spare
Time to learn, time to care
Someday

Somewhere
We'll find a new way of living
We'll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere

There's a place for us
A time and place for us
Hold my hand and we're halfway there
Hold my hand and I'll take you there

Somehow

Someday

Somewhere



Summertime

By George & Ira Gershwin

Summertime
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high

Oh, Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry

One of these mornings
You're going to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky

But until that morning
There's a'nothing can harm you
With your daddy and mammy standing by

Summertime
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high

Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry



Suzanne

By Leonard Cohen

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind
And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said "All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them"
But he himself was broken
Long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone
And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think maybe you'll trust him
For he's touched your perfect body with his mind

Now Suzanne takes your hand
And she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she's touched your perfect body with her mind



T



Tennessee Waltz

By Rod Steward & Pee Wee King

I was dancing with my darlin'
To the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend I happened to see
Introduced him to my loved one
And while they were waltzing
My friend stole my sweetheart from me
I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
Now I know just how much I have lost
Yes I lost my little darlin'
The night they were playing
The beautiful Tennessee Waltz
She comes dancing through the darkness
To the Tennessee Waltz
And I feel like I'm falling apart
And it's stronger than drink
And it's deeper than sorrow
This darkness she's left in my heart



This is the Moment

By Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Briscusse

This is the moment
This is the day,
When I send all my doubts and demons
On their way

Every endeavor
I have made - ever
Is coming into play
Is here and now - today

This is the moment
This is the time
When the momentum and the moment
Are in rhyme

Give me this moment
This precious chance
I'll gather up my past
And make some sense at last

This is the moment
When all I've done
All the dreaming
Scheming and screaming
Become one

This is the day
See it sparkle and shine
When all I've lived for
Becomes mine

For all these years
I've faced the world alone
And now the time has come
To prove to them
I've made it on my own

This is the moment
My final test
Destiny beckoned
I never reckoned
Second Best

I won't look down,
I must not fall
This is the moment
The sweetest moment of them all

This is the moment
Damn all the odds
This day, or never
I'll sit forever
With the gods

When I look back
I will always recall
Moment for moment
This was the moment
The greatest moment
Of them all



This Nearly was Mine

One dream in my heart
One love to be livin' for
One love to be livin' for
This nearly was mine

One girl for my dream
One partner in paradise
This promise of paradise
This nearly was mine

Close to my heart she came
Only to fly away
Only to fly as day flies from moonlight

Now, now I'm alone
Still dreamin' of paradise
Still sayin' that paradise
Once nearly was mine

I'll keep rememberin' kisses
From lips I've never owned
And all that lovely adventures
That we have never known

One dream in my heart
One love to be livin' for
One love to be livin' for
This nearly was mine

Close to my heart she came
Only to fly away
Only to fly as day flies from moonlight

Now, now I'm alone
Still a-dreamin' of paradise
Still sayin' that paradise
Once nearly was mine



Till You Came Into My Life

Jekyll:

All my life I've been building walls around me
In my world, safe where no one ever found me
Never knowing what could be
What was there inside of me
I never let those feelings in
Then upon a summer's night
You gently changed my life
I would never be the same

Till you cam into my life
Till I heard you call my name
I was living in a world of grey each day
Just like the one before

You have given me my eyes
You have taught me how to see
And now I see a brand new world
I never dreamed could be
Till you came into my life

In your eyes I could lose myself forever
In your eyes there's excitement there is wonder
Like a ship adrift at sea
I had wandered endlessly
Searching for a shelter
Like a sweet imagined dream
You were heaven sent to me
You gave my heart a home

Till you came into my life
Till I heard you call my name
I was living in a world of grey each day
Just like the one before
Till you came into my life

Without the stars the night is empty
I was, till there was you
Now you're the light that shines within me
Guiding me through

Till you came into my life
I'd forgotten how to feel
How to listen to a song or cry
I lost the child in me

Till you came into my life
I had never wanted more
Them you said you needed me
And suddenly, my heart could soar
Forever stay with me



Transformation

By Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Briscusse

Jekyll/Hyde:

Seven years ago I started out on this alone
And alone I'll see it through to its conclusion
Now the moment's here the light is clear
I've got to take this final step
Once and for all it must be done
I must be wise
I must try to analyse each change in me
Everything I see
How will it be
Will I see the world through different eyes
Now that it is done
There's nothing left to do
Only time can prove my theories true
If I could: Ahh
My god: what's this?
Something is happening
I can't explain - something inside me
A breathtaking pain - devours, consumes me
And drives me insane

Suddenly - uncontrolled
Something is taking hold
Suddenly - agony
Filling me - killing me
Suddenly - out of breath
What is this?
Is it death?
Suddenly - look at me
Who is this creature
That I see?



U



Up in the World

By Clifford T. Ward

You've come up in the world
And it's all to your credit
You made somethin' of your life like you always said you would
But what ever happened to
The girl I used to know
And all those halcyon days of love?

You've come up in the world
And it's such a shame
You made success of a dream but it seems so empty now
With your weak excuses and
Your condescending ways
And all too frequent nights - alone

I've come down in the world
And it's all to your credit
You made somethin' of my life but you've thrown it all away
For your books and your fancy talk
Your new found friends and all
Your theories on mankind - and society



V



Valjean's Soliloquy

By Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg & Herbert Kretzmer

What have I done?
Sweet Jesus, what have I done?
Become a thief in the night
Become a dog on the run
Have I fallen so far
And is the hour so late
That nothing remains but the cry of my hate
The cries in the dark that nobody hears
Here where I stand at the turning of the years?

If there's another way to go
I missed it twenty long years ago
My life was a war that could never be won
They gave me a number and murdered Valjean
When they chained me and left me for dead
Just for stealing a mouthful of bread

Yet why did I allow that man
To touch my soul and teach me love?
He treated me like any other
He gave me his trust



W



Whisky in a Jar

By the Dubliners

As I was a goin' over the far famed Kerry mountains
I met with captain Farrell and his money he was counting
I first produced my pistol and I then produced my rapier
Saying "Stand and deliver" for he were a bold deceiver

Chorus:

Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da
Wack fall the daddy-o, wack fall the daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar

I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny
I put it in me pocket and I took it home to Jenny
She sighed and she swore that she never would deceive me
But the devil take the women for they never can be easy

Chorus:

I went up to my chamber, all for to take a slumber
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure 't was no wonder
But Jenny blew me charges and she filled them up with water
Then sent for captain Farrell to be ready for the slaughter

Chorus:

't was early in the morning, just before I rose to travel
Up comes a band of footmen and likewise captain Farrell
I first produced me pistol for she stole away me rapier
I couldn't shoot the water, so a prisoner I was taken

Chorus:

Now there's some take delight in the carriages a rolling
and others take delight in the hurling and the bowling
but I take delight in the juice of the barley
and courting pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early

Chorus:

If anyone can aid me 't is my brother in the army
If I can find his station in Cork or in Killarney
And if he'll go with me, we'll go rovin' through Killkenny
And I'm sure he'll treat me better than my own a-sporting Jenny



Who am I

By Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg & Herbert Kretzmer

They think that man is me
Without a second glance

That stranger he has found
This man could be my chance

Why should I save his hide?
Why should I right this wrong?
When I have come so far
And struggled for so long?

If I speak, I am condemned
If I stay silent, I am damned

I am the master of hundreds of workers
They all look to me
Can I abandon them
how can they live if I am not free?
If I speak, they are condemned
If I stay silent, I am damned

Who am I?

Can I condemn this man to slavery?
Pretend I do not feel his agony
This innocent who bears my face
Who goes to judgement in my place

Who am I?

Can I conceal myself for evermore?
Pretend I'm not the man I was before?
And must my name until I die
Be no more than an alibi?

Must I lie?
How can I ever face my fellow men?
How can I ever face myself again?

My soul belongs to God, I know
I made that bargain long ago
He gave me hope, when hope was gone
He gave me strength to journey on

Who am I?
Who am I?

I am Jean Valjean!

And so, Javert, you see it's true
That man bears no more guilt than you

Who am I?

24601!



Wind beneath my wings

By Gary Morris

It must have been cold there in my shadow
To never have sunlight on your face
You've been content to let me shine
You always walked a step behind

I was the one with all the glory
While you were the one with all the strength
Only aface without a name
I never once heard you complain

Did you ever know that you're my hero
And everything I'd like to be

I can fly higher than an eagle
'Cause you are the wind beneath my wings

It might have appeared to go unnoticed
But I've got it all here in my heart
I want you to know I know the truth
I would be nothin' without you

Did you ever know that you're my hero
And everything I'd like to be
I can fly higher than an eagle
'Cause you are the wind beneath my wings
You are the wind beneath my wings



Y



You donít know me

By Eddy Arnold and Cindy Walker

You give your hand to me
And then you say, "Hello"
And I can hardly speak
My heart is beating so
And anyone can tell
You think you know me well
Well, you don't know me
no you don't know me
No you don't know the one
Who dreams of you at night
And longs to kiss your lips
And longs to hold you tight
Oh I'm just a friend
That's all I've ever been
Cause you don't know me
no you don't know me
For I never knew the art of making love
Though my heart aches with love for you
Afraid and shy, I let my chance go by
A chance that you might love me too
love me too
You give your hand to me
And then you say, "Goodbye"
I watched you walk away
Beside the lucky guy
Oh, you'll never ever know
The one who loved you so
Well, you don't know me
For I never knew the art of making love
Though my heart aches with love for you
Afraid and shy, I let my chance go by
A chance that you might love me too
love me too
Oh, you give your hand to me
And then you say, "Goodbye"
I watched you walk away
Beside the lucky guy
Oh, you'll never ever know
The one who loved you so
Well, you don't know me
you don't love me, you don't know me

 
   
 
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