Complete Lyrics

I WAS HERE - Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens

WHY DOES A BOY CARVE HIS NAME ON A TREE?

OR THE FIRST BORN INHERIT THE THRONE?

WHAT IS A SCULPTOR ASPIRING TO BE

WHEN HE SPENDS HALF HIS LIFE CARVING STONE?

KINGS BUILD THEIR TOMBS FOR THE AGES

POETS AND FOOLS FILL UP THEIR PAGES

WHAT ARE WE HOPING FOR?

WHAT DO WE FEAR?

I SAY WE YEARN TO LEAVE SOMETHING THAT LASTS

TO BE KNOWN FOR WHAT LITTLE WE’VE DONE

MEN TELL THEIR CHILDREN THE TALES OF THEIR PAST

AND EACH MAN GIVES HIS NAME TO HIS SON

SOMETHING IN SONG OR IN STORY

SOMETHING IN BLOOD, SOMETHING OF GLORY

SOMETHING THAT WON’T FADE AWAY IN A YEAR

WELL, I WILL NOT FLICKER AND DIE LIKE AN EMBER

TOO MANY MEN FLICKER AND DIE

I WILL LEAVE SOMETHING BEHIND TO REMEMBER

SOMEHOW I MUST, DON’T ASK ME WHY

I HAVE NO SON AT LEAST NONE I CAN CLAIM

AND NO PATIENCE FOR CARVING IN STONE

ALL THAT I HAVE ARE MY SKILL AND MY NAME

AND THE CHANCE TO MAKE BOTH OF THEM KNOWN

THIS IS MY KEY TO THE PORTAL

HOW I CAN LEAVE SOMETHING IMMORTAL

SOMETHING THAT TIME CANNOT MAKE DISAPPEAR

SOMETHING TO SAY I WAS HERE.


A NEW WORLD - Jason Robert Brown

IT’S ABOUT ONE MOMENT

THE MOMENT BEFORE IT ALL BECOMES CLEAR

AND IN THAT ONE MOMENT

YOU START TO BELIEVE THERE’S NOTHING TO FEAR

IT’S ABOUT ONE SECOND

AND JUST WHEN YOU’RE ON THE VERGE OF SUCCESS

THE SKY STARTS TO CHAGE AND THE WIND STARTS TO BLOW

AND OH YOU’RE SUDDENLY A STRANGER

THERE’S NO EXPLAINING WHERE YOU STAND

AND YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT YOU SOMETIMES HAVE TO GO

ROUND AN UNEXPECTED BEND

AND THE ROAD WILL END

A NEW WORLD CALLS FOR ME TO FOLLOW

A NEW WORLD WAITS FOR MY REPLY

A NEW WORLD HOLDS ME TO A PROMISE

STANDING BY STANDING BY

QUIET THING - John Kander/Fred Ebb

WHEN IT ALL COMES TRUE

JUST THE WAY YOU PLANNED

IT’S FUNNY BUT THE BELLS DON’T RING

IT’S A QUIET THING

WHEN YOU HOLD THE WORLD

IN YOUR TREMBLING HAND

YOU’D THINK YOU’D HEAR A CHOIR SING

IT’S A QUIET THING

THERE ARE NO EXPLODING FIREWORKS

WHERE’S THE ROARING OF THE CROWDS

MAYVBE IT’S THE STRANGE NEW ATMOSPHERE

WAY UP HERE AMONG THE CLOUDS

BUT I DON’T HEAR THE DRUMS

AND I DON’T HEAR THE BAND

THE SOUNDS I’M TOLD SUCH MOMENTS BRING

HAPPINESS COMES IN ON TIPTOE

WELL WHAT D’YA KNOW

IT’S A QUIET THING

A VERY QUIET THING


POOR SWEET BABY - Larry Grossman/Hal Hackady

POOR POOR SWEET SWEET BABY

SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS I’LL TELL YOU HOW TO MAKE IT WELL

I’VE WON LOTS OF LOVING CUPS FOR PLAYING SHOW AND TELL

MY POOR SWEET BABY

POOR POOR SWEET SWEET BABY

WHEN YOU NEED A SHOULDER COME AND TRY MINE ON FOR SIZE

I’M REAL GOOD AT HOLDING HANDS

AND REALLY GREAT AT DRYING EYES

JUST TRY ME, CRY ME ALL YOUR FEARS

WHY DENY ME THE PLEASURE OF DRYIN’ ‘EM

STOPPIN’ YOU CRYIN’ ‘EM

DON’T DESPAIR FOR

SMILES ARE WHAT IM TJHERE FOR

YOU WON’T HAVE TO CALL ON ME I’LL ALWAYS BE RIGHT NEAR

THERE TO KISS AND CUDDLE YOU AND WHISPER IN YOUR LITTLE EAR DON’T FEAR

THERE THERE BABY POOR SWEET BABY

POOR SWEET BABY

PAPA’S HERE


TRAVEL David Shire/Richard Maltby Jr.

TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT TO GO

MAKE IT ANYWHERE AT ALL

FOLLOW ANY WINDS THAT BLOW

ANY PORT THAT SEEMS TO CALL

NORTHWARD, SOUTHWARD

EAST OR WEST

TAKE ME DIFFERENT PLACES SHOW ME DIFFERENT FACES

THAT’S THE LIFE I LIKE BEST

AS THE BOAT SAYS TO THE RIVER

WHEN IT’S FREE AND STARTING TO FLOAT

TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT TO GO

I’LL GO ANYWHERE WITH PLEASE

RIDE THE CENTER OF THE FLOW OR MEANDER NEAR THE TREES

ONWARD OUTWARD DAY BY DAY

RUDDER FIRM AND STEADY I AM STANDING READY

SWEEP ME OFF ON OUR WAY

AS THE LEAF SAYS TO THE RIVER WITH A WONDROUS SIGH OF RELIEF

TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT TO GO

SHOW ME ALL THERE IS TO SEE

MOVE ME FAST OR MOVE ME SLOW IT’S AGREEABLE TO ME

WHIRL ME SWIRL ME FAR FROM LAND

LET YOUR SPIRIT GUIDE YOU

I AM HERE BESIDE YOU

I AM AT YOUR COMMAND

OH TO CATCH THE SCENT OF YOUR ADVENTURE FULL AND STRONG

AND KNOW THE GREATEST JOYS ARE YET TO COME ALONG

TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT TO GO ANY DESTINY IS FINE

WHEN THE DAWN BEGINS TO GLOW YOUR EXCITEMENT WILL BE MINE

HIGHWAY BYWAY FAR AND WIDE

STOP AT ANY STATION ANY DESTINATION I AM YOURS FOR THE RIDE

AS THE WIFE SAYS TO THE HUSBAND AS THEY’RE STARTING OUT ON THEIR LIFE

TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT TO GO

I WILL SAIL ALONG WITH YOU

WITH OUR FAMILY IN TOW WE WILL SEE EACH OTHER THROUGH

SUNRISE SUNSET YEAR TO YEAR

ROUNDING EVERY BENDING TO THE RIVER’S ENDING

I WILL ALWAYS BE NEAR

TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT TO GO MAKE IT ANYWHERE AT ALL

FOLLOW ANY WINDS THAT BLOW ANY PORT THAT SEEMS TO CALL

NORTHWARD SOUTHWARD EAST OR WEST

TAKE ME DIFFERENT PLACES SHOW ME DIFFERENT FACES

STOP AT ANY STATION ANY DESTINATION

ROUNDING EVERY BENDING TO THE RIVER’S ENDING

THAT’S THE LIFE I LIKE BEST

SWEEP ME OFF ON OUR WAY

I AM AT YOUR COMMAND

I WILL ALWAYS BE NEAR

HOME

IT ALL FADES AWAY - Jason Robert Brown

THERE WAS SOMETHING IN THE DESERT

THERE WAS SOMEPLACE WILD AND GREEN

AND A CHILD IN A VILLAGE I PASSED THROUGH

THERE ARE PLACES THAT I’VE TRAVELED

AND SO MANY THINGS I’VE SEEN

AND IT ALL FADES AWAY BUT YOU

I WAS SLIDING DOWN A MOUNTAIN

I WAS BURNING IN THE SUN

I WAS CRYING WITH AMAZEMENT AT THE VIEW

I WAS CAPTURING A MOMENT

BUT WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE

WELL IT ALL FADES AWAY BUT YOU


IT ALL FADES AWAY

IT ALL FADES AWAY

IT ALL FADES AWAY BUT YOU

IT ALL FADES AWAY

IT ALL FADES AWAY

IT ALL FADES AWAY BUT YOU


I HAVE SAILED ACROSS THE OCEANS

PAST THE CITIES AND THE FARMS

ON A NEVER ENDING QUEST FOR SOMETHING NEW

AND THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERED

WAS THE FOUR DAYS IN YOUR ARMS

AND IT ALL FADES AWAY BUT YOU


IT ALL FADES AWAY

IT ALL FADES AWAY

IT ALL FADES AWAY BUT YOU

IT ALL FADES AWAY

IT ALL FADES AWAY

IT ALL FADES AWAY BUT YOU


THERE IS ONE THING THAT’S ETERNAL

THAT CANNOT BE TORN APART

THERE IS ONE THING THAT REMAINS FOREVER TRUE

PAST THE THINKING PAST THE BREATHING

PAST THE BEATING OF MY HEART

IT WILL ALL FADE AWAY BUT YOU

IT ALL FADES AWAY

IT ALL FADES AWAY

IT ALL FADES AWAY BUT YOU

IT ALL FADES AWAY

IT ALL FADES AWAY

IT ALL FADES AWAY BUT YOU


THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE Jule Styne/Bob Merrill

I KNOW HE’S AROUND WHEN THE SKY AND THE GROUND STARTED RINGING

I KNOW THAT HE’S NEAR BY THE THUNDER I HEAR IN ADVANCE

HIS WORDS, HIS WORDS ALONE, ARE THE WORDS

THAT CAN START MY HEART SINGING

AND HIS IS THE ONLY MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE

HE’LL SLEEP AND HE’LL RISE IN THE LIGHT OF TWO EYES THAT ADORE HIM

BORE HIM IT MIGHT BUT HE WON’T LEAVE MY SIGHT FOR A GLANCE

IN EVERY WAY EVERY DAY I NEED LESS OF MYSELF I NEED MORE HIM

MORE HIM

I NEED MORE HIM

CAUSE IS THE ONLY MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE

CAUSE HIS IS THE ONLY MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE

HE’LL SLEEP AND HE’LL RISE IN THE LIGHT OF TWO EYES THAT ADORE HIM

BORE HIM IT MIGHT BUT HE WON’T LEAVE MY SIGHT FOR A GLANCE

IN EVERY WAY EVERY DAY I NEED LESS OF MYSELF I NEED MORE HIM

MORE HIM

I NEED MORE HIM

CAUSE IS THE ONLY MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE

CAUSE HIS IS THE ONLY MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE


ROADSIDE - Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones

YOU WILL FIND LIFE IS EASY IF YOU FOLLOW THE ROAD

JUST RELAX TAKE IT EASY IF YOU FOLLOW THE ROAD

SO I’M GONNA SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE LONG ALONG THE ROAD

YES, I’M GONNA SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE LONG ALONG THE ROAD

ROADSIDE NICE PLACE TO DO SOME FISHIN’

RPADSIDE AIN’T BOTHERED BY AMBITION

GONNA SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE LONG ALONG THE ROAD

YES, I’M GONNA SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE LONG ALONG THE ROAD

OH YOUR FEET STARTS TO BLISTER IF YOU FOLLOW THE ROAD

YOU GO ROUND LIKE A TWISTER IF YOU FOLLOW THE ROAD

AND YOU FALL IN WITH A WORTHLESS THRONG ALONG THE ROAD

YES, YOU FALL IN WITH AN EVIL THRONG ALONG THE ROAD

ROADSIDE AT NIGHT THE CHIGGERS BITIN’

ROADSIDE - DAYLIGHT IS TIME FOR FIGHTIN’

NEARLY ALWAYS SOMETHING WRONG ALONG THE ROAD

YES, THERE’S NEARLY ALWAYS SOMETHING WRONG ALONG THE ROAD

YOU CAN DREAM WHAT YOU WANT TO IF YOU FOLLOW THE ROAD

NO ONE SAYS DO OR DON’T DO IF YOU FOLLOW THE ROAD

SO I’M GONNA SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE LONG ALONG THE ROAD

YES, I’M GONNA SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE LONG ALONG THE ROAD

ROADSIDE WILD BEES TO MAKE MY HONEY

ROADSISDE DON’T SEEM TO NEED NO MONEY

GONNA SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE LONG ALONG THE ROAD

GUESS, I’M GONNA SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE LONG ALONG THE ROAD

ROADSIDE, ROADSIDE

GONNA SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE LONG ALONG THE ROAD


‘TIL HIM - Mel Brooks

NO ONE EVER MADE ME FEEL LIKE SOMEONE TIL HIM

LIFE WAS REALLY NOTHING BUT A GLUM ONE TIL HIM

MY EXISTENCE BORDERED ON THE TRAGIC

ALWAYS TIMID NEVER TOOK A CHANCE

THEN I FELT HIS MAGIC AND MY HEART BEGAN TO DANCE

I WAS ALWAYS FRIGHTENED FRAUGHT WITH WORRY TIL HIM

I WAS GOING NOWHERE IN A HURRY TIL HIM

HE FILLED UP MY EMPTY LIFE

FILLED IT TO THE BRIM

THERE COULD NEVER EVER BE ANOTHER ONE LIKE HIM

NO ONE EVER EVER REALLY KNEW ME TIL HIM

EVERYONE WAS ALWAYS OUT TO SCREW ME TIL HIM

NEVER MET A MAN I EVER TRUSTED ALWAYS DEALT WITH SHYSTERS IN THE PAST

NOW I’M WELL ADJUSTED CAUSE I’VE GOT A FRIEND AT LAST

ALWAYS PLAYING SINGLES NEVER DOUBLES TIL HIM

NEVER HAD A PAL TOP SHARE MY TROUBLES TIL HIM

HE FILLED UP MY EMPTY LIFE

FILLED IT TO THE BRIM

THERE COULD NEVER EVER BE ANOTHER ONE LIKE HIM


HOW GLORY GOES - Adam Guettel

I’VE HAD FAITH ALL MY LIFE

IS IT WARM IS IT SOFT AGAINST YOUR FACE

DO FEEL THE KIND OF GRACE INSIDE THE BREEZE

WILL THERE BE TREES

IS THERE LIGHT? DOES IT HOVER 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’VE 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 LOVE

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 SHOULDA DONE

LONGIN’ TO FINISH WHAT I ONLY JUST BEGUN

OR HAS A 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 MAMMA BE WAITING FOR ME

SMILIN’ 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 WAS MEANT TO BE

IN THE STARLIGHT THAT IS WHAT WE ARE

I CAN SEE SO FAR


MY MAKER - Paul Gordon

I SEE MY MAKER

AND MY MIND’S AT REST

THERE WILL BE NO PAIN TO FEEL

ONLY JOY WITHIN MY BREAST

I SEE HIS GOODNESS

AS HE COMES FOR ME

SOON I’LL BE EXALTED

AND MY SOUL WILL BE SET FREE

ONCE I HAD FAITH LIKE YOURS

DOUBTING HEAVEN WAS REALLY SUCH A PLACE

BYT SOON I WILL WALK ITS SHORES

AND I WILL SEE HIS FACE

AS SURELY AS I SEE YOURS

I SEE MY MAKER

PEACE HAS COME SO FAST

I WILL BE RESTORED TO HIM

WE’LL BE JOINED AT LAST