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Kelli OHara and Brian dArcy James are superb. Theyre off, headlong through this fast-moving, time-skipping musical, finding in each other the kind of love that becomes a refuge in Michael Greifs tone-perfect production.
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Theatrical arts of the first order — Michael Greif, Craig Lucas, and Adam Guettel draw us into their jazzy world.
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Performances of a lifetime. A feel everything musical.
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Guettels compositional gifts in the current Broadway realm are incomparable.
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How Days of Wine and Roses Became Their Passion Project
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How Days of Wine and Roses became a musical about love, and addiction
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The Topsy-Turvy Logic of Drinking, in Days of Wine and Roses
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Lush Life: Kelli OHara and Brian dArcy James on the Beauty and Chaos of Days of Wine and Roses
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Kelli OHara Challenges You to Put Your Phone Away and Feel
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How Kelli OHara Launched the 21-Year Journey of Days of Wine and Roses
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Interview with Kelli and Brian
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THEATER: All the Moving Parts Days of Wine and Roses
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Days of Wine and Roses composer Adam Guettel had the challenge of putting addiction to music
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LYRICS

MAGIC TIME

BOTH. TWO PEOPLE STRANDED AT SEA
TWO PEOPLE STRANDED ARE WE
ARE WE ARE

JOE. AH, BETTY
WE SPOKE
WELCOME ABOARD.
GLAD YOU MADE IT
YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR VOICE ON THE PHONE
JUST HOW YOU OUGHTTA LOOK
AND THOSE ARE THE CLIENTS RIGHT OVER THERE
THEY CAN’T MISS YOU
YOU TOO
GO AHEAD, BABY
ENJOY ENJOY
AH, HEY THERE
JOE CLAY
WE SPOKE EARLIER
RUBY. OH, YOU’RE THE, UH … ?
JOE. THE VERY ONE
SO YOU SEE THOSE GENTLEMEN RIGHT IN THERE
THEY’RE WAITING TO HOST YOU
RUBY. HOIST ME, DID YOU SAY?
JOE. WELL, ANYTHING FOR A LIFT
DO ME A GOOD DEED?
MAGIC TIME
THEY’RE THE ONES YOU WANT
STANDING BY THE PORT SIDE LIFE BOAT
HEY NOW, BE NICE THEY’RE HERE TO RELAX
OFF THE CLOCK
AND YOU’RE HERE TO RELAX, TOO WITH THEM
RIGHT?
NOW, COME ON
KIRSTEN. YOU AND I WORK TOGETHER ON THE SAME FLOOR.
JOE. OHHHH
KIRSTEN. ANYTHING FOR A LIFT
JOE. WELL …
KIRSTEN. NICE COVINGTON FARMS PITCH.
YOU CAN’T SPELL, SO I RETYPED IT
BUT A VERY SMART APPROACH.
JOE. YOU DID WHAT? WHAT SPELLING?
WHAT WORD?
I’M A DICTIONARY!
RAD. HEY, DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME, TOO STUCK UP.
YOU’VE MET BRYCE DELANEY FROM SMOKE ENDERS?
JOE. OF COURSE. JOE CLAY
DELANEY. I THINK I’M SEEING YOU IN THE MORNING.
JOE. SLEEP IN, MR. DELANEY I GOT WHAT YOU NEED
IT CAME TO ME THIS MORNING ON THE 6 TRAIN I WROTE IT ON THE INSIDE OF MY TIE
SISTER GABRIELLA?
DELANEY. YEAH?
JOE. THE NUN WHO QUIT THE CIGS
DELANEY. OH YEAH?
JOE. “NUN LOSES HABIT”?
DELANEY. THAT’S OUR GUY.
JOE. SHALL I SEE YOU IN THE MORNING, MR. DELANEY?
DELANEY. NAH, SLEEP IN!
JOE. NOW
RAD. WE GOTTA GET PERMISSION TO USE THAT NUN’S NAME.
JOE. GOT IT COVERED, RAD
WE’LL HAVE AN ANSWER BY NOON TOMORROW FROM LEGAL
HERE YOU ARE
OKAY
SO HI THERE
HOW ABOUT A DRINK
WHAT’S YOUR FANCY
LET ME GET YOU SOMETHING FUN
A SATCHEL PAGE
KIRSTEN. NO, THANKS.
JOE. A SOBRIQUET
KIRSTEN. NOPE.
JOE. A JEAN HARLOW
KIRSTEN. THAT’S A DRINK? AND ISN’T SHE DEAD?
JOE. SHE IS!
KIRSTEN. I DON’T DRINK, I’M SORRY. I NEVER HAVE.
I DON’T LIKE THE TASTE.
JOE. THE TASTE?
IT’S FOR THE FUN
KIRSTEN. I’M NOT HERE FOR THE FUN.
JOE. MIGHT BE WHY YOU AREN’T HAVING ANY
KIRSTEN. OR … IT MIGHT BE YOU.
JOE. I’M JOSEPH CLAY
I’M THE NEW MAN IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
KIRSTEN. I KNOW!
JOE. AND MAY I ASK …
KIRSTEN. KIRSTEN ARNESEN.
JOE. SO WHAT’S YOUR TRAGIC STORY
GIVE ME THE WHOLE JEREMIAD
NO FIBBING NOW
OR LEAVING THINGS OUT
GIVE IT ALL AWAY
ON THIS STORIED RIVER
AND I WON’T TELL A SOUL
IT’LL JUST BE OUR SECRET
IMAGINE THIS IS OUR BOAT
AND THIS IS OUR RIVER
THE ONLY LIGHT
A CHAPEL OF STARS
THE ONLY SOUND
THIS LANGUAGE OF OURS
THAT’S WHAT I’M IMAGINING, ANYWAY

THE STORY OF THE ATLANTIC CABLE

KIRSTEN. DO YOU KNOW THE STORY OF THE ATLANTIC CABLE?
JOE. THE STORY?
KIRSTEN. THE GREATEST INVENTION OF THE MODERN AGE!
OF ANY AGE, MAYBE
THEY BUILT A BOAT ’SPECIALLY FOR THE JOB
A BIG STEAMER WITH ROOM FOR MILES OF CABLE
AND CLAMPS AND DYNAMOS AND WINCHES
AND THE CABLE WEIGHED … OKAY …
THAT I CAN’T REMEMBER
BUT A LOT
PER FOOT!
JOE. I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THAT …
KIRSTEN. SO, WELL – BECAUSE IT WAS SO HEAVY
THEY DROPPED IT TWICE
ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM
THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF FEET
CAN YOU IMAGINE?
BUT THEY PERSEVERED
THEY BROUGHT IT BACK UP AND RECONNECTED
JOE. I CAN’T BELIEVE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THIS.
KIRSTEN. WELL, I CAN TALK ABOUT ANYTHING
TRY ME
TRY ME
ANYTHING
KIRSTEN. OH, NO, THANK YOU, I TOLD YOU.
JOE. NO, NO, IT’S SPECIAL. FOR YOU. IT’S CHOCOLATE. GO ON.
KIRSTEN. OOO, IT’S GOOD.
JOE. THAT’S A BRANDY ALEXANDER.
KIRSTEN. WELL, SAY NOW …
DO YOU KNOW THE THING ABOUT NIAG’RA FALLS?
GRANDEST FALLS IN ALL THE WORLD
FIVE TO TEN PEOPLE GO OVER EACH YEAR
IN TUBES AND BOXES AND BARRELS
THEY ALL THINK THAT THEY’RE GONNA LIVE
THEY DON’T
BUT ONE OR TWO MAKE IT THROUGH OKAY
AND BOB AROUND ’TIL SOMEONE PULLS THEM OUT
CAN YOU IMAGINE
WHO KNOWS WHY THEY TRY
BUT I SORT OF KNOW THE REASON
JOE. WHY’S THAT?
KIRSTEN. WELL … TO FIND OUT!
AND GOVERNMENT
THERE’S LOADS AND LOADS ABOUT THAT
YOU HAVE TO HAVE GOVERNMENT TO KNOW WHAT TO
BELIEVE IN
THAT’S WHAT GOVERNMENT IS FOR
IT’S THE SYSTEM TELLS YOU RIGHT AND WRONG
NOT THE POLITICIANS
YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT
TO KNOW HOW TO LIVE
WE GET A VOTE
AND WE GET TO CONTRIBUTE
THAT’S HOW WE ALL FIT IN
SO HOW MANY MEN IN THE SENATE?
JOE. TWO TIMES FORTY-EIGHT, NINETY … SIX?
KIRSTEN. WRONG. THERE ARE NINETY-FOUR MEN AND TWO WOMEN.
FOR NOW, MORE COMING, YES? SHOULDN’T THERE BE?
JOE. YES!
KIRSTEN. MOTHERS TEACH THAT, TOO
MOTHERS TEACH US RIGHT AND WRONG
MAMA MOR, MAMA MOR, MY MOTHER …
IT WAS AS IF SHE WAS MADE OF LINEN
YOU WERE AFRAID SHE WOULD RIP
AND WHEN SHE HUGGED YOU
YOU WERE HUGGED FOR A MONTH
WHICH IS GOOD ’CAUSE THAT’S ABOUT
HOW OFTEN SHE HUGGED YOU

I KNEW SHE’D GET SICK
DADDY KNEW
AND THEN
OVER SHE WENT
I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF THEY WERE TALKING NOW
IT’S HOW THEY ARE, MY PARENTS
THE STORY OF THE ATLANTIC CABLE
ALL CONNECTED, WAY DEEP DOWN
COMMUNICATING
COMMUNICATING
BUT YOU CANNOT HEAR IT

THERE GO I

KIRSTEN. ABANDONED BUILDINGS
AND JAGGED CLIFFS
NEWBORN STARS
AND HIEROGLYPHS
SOME THINGS I CAN’T IGNORE
I CAN’T ASK WHY, WHAT FOR
I LOVE A BOLTED DOOR
LET ME IN THERE
LET ME SEE
LET ME BE HERE TONIGHT
I VOLUNTEER TONIGHT
DANGER
HAZARD
MAKE ME HAPPY
THEY MAKE ME HAPPY
DON’T KNOW WHY

NEW YORK CITY
AND BLINDING SNOW
IF I GET LOST THERE?
WELL, THERE I GO

IF IT’S AN IRON FENCE
IF IT MAKES LITTLE SENSE
IF IT IS TOO IMMENSE
I WANT IT SO
I ALWAYS WANT IT SO
DANGER
TRIUMPH
MAKE ME CRY
THEY MAKE ME FEEL
IT’S NOT IDEAL
BUT THERE GO I

EVANESCE

BOTH. BA-DOO-DA-DOO-D-DOO-DN
DOO-D-DOO-DOO
TWO PEOPLE STRANDED AT SEA
TWO PEOPLE STRANDED ARE WE
ARE WE ARE
JOE. SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE I’M A DOWSER IN THE DESERT
KIRSTEN. WITH ALL THIS WATER EVERYWHERE
BOTH. WITH ALL THIS WATER EVERYWHERE
JOE. I’M FLYING THROUGH THE OCEAN
SWIMMING IN THE AIR
KIRSTEN. I’M DOWSING IN THE DESERT
AND I DON’T HARDLY CARE
BOTH. I DON’T
CARE ’CAUSE|
I HAVE
YOU NOW
YOU ARE
ALL I
NEED
JOE. SOME BUBBLY?
SOMETHING FIZZY AND EVANESCENT?
BOTH. TWO DOLPHINS BREAKIN’ A WAVE
TWO DOLPHINS RIGHT TO THE GRAVE
ARE WE ARE
KIRSTEN. SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE I AM RIDING ON AN ARROW
JOE. SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE I AM RIDING ON AN ARROW
KIRSTEN. ON THE NEEDLE OF A COMPASS
BOTH. ON THE NEEDLE OF A COMPASS
KIRSTEN. SPINNING COUNTERCLOCKWISE
JOE. SPINNING COUNTERCLOCKWISE
BOTH. JUST A GUST OF AIR
KIRSTEN. WITH ALL THIS WATER EVERYWHERE
JOE. WITH ALL THIS WATER EVERYWHERE
KIRSTEN. I’M LEANING OUT THE WINDOW
I’M RUNNING WITH A KNIFE
JOE. I’M RIDING ON AN ARROW
I’M RUNNING FOR MY LIFE
BOTH. WHAT’S THE
WORRY
I HAVE
YOU NOW
YOU ARE
ALL I
NEED
JOE. MARGARITAS? YOU GOT YOUR BUBBLY, YOUR COINTREAU, YOUR LIME, YOUR MORTON SALT GIRL, EVER INTREPID! “EVEN WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS!”
|BOTH. WE’RE ALIVE
WE’RE ALIVE
LET’S CONTRIVE
TO CONVIVE
BA-DOO-DA-DOO-D-DOO-DN
DOO-DA-DOO-DA-DOO-D-DOO-DN
BA-DOO-DA-DOO-D-DOO-DN
DOO-D-D-D-DOO

WHO NEEDS DRY LAND?
WHO WANTS WET SAND?
ALL I WANT IS YOU

TWO CORKS JUST BOBBIN’ AROUND
TWO CORKS IN THE LONG ISLAND SOUND
ARE WE ARE
WE’RE GONNA FLOAT UNTIL WE WASH UP ON AN ISLAND
UNTIL WE WASH UP ON AN ISLAND
JOE. WE’RE GONNA FLOAT UNTIL WE WASH UP ON AN ISLAND
BOTH. I’M FLYING THROUGH THE OCEAN
I’M SWIMMING IN THE AIR
I’M DOWSING IN THE DESERT
AND I DON’T CARE!
I’M LEANING OUT THE WINDOW
I’M RUNNING WITH A KNIFE
I’M RIDING ON AN ARROW
I’M RUNNING FOR MY LIFE
WHAT’S THE
WORRY
I HAVE
YOU NOW
YOU ARE
ALL I
NEED AND
I DON’T
WANT A
SINGLE
THING BUT
JUST TO
GET TO
BE WITH
YOU
TO JUST SAY YES
AND EVANESCE

SAMMEN I HIMMELEN

KIRSTEN. LOOK! LILLE VENN!
WHAT’S THAT? MY JENTA MI!
YOUR MAMA MOR MADE IT JUST FOR YOU!
SEE? OOO OOO OOO …
A SPINNING, CURLY, TWIRLING —
WHATDYA CALL IT,
IT’S A TURLEYCUE, THAT’S WHAT IT IS!
YOU BRING OUT THE BEST IN BOTH OF US, DON’T YOU?
LITTLE LILA
REACHING UP
WHAT ARE YOU REACHING FOR
LILLE VENNE
MY JENTA MI
I’M YOUR MAMA MOR
NOW I HAVE
ALL I NEED
NOW THAT I’M YOUR MAMA
THIS IS OUR WORLD
THIS LITTLE ROOM
TOGETHER IN HEAVEN
SAMMEN I HIMMELEN
THAT WAS WHAT MY MAMA SANG TO ME
AND WHILE I SING TO YOU
TRY TO TOUCH THE CANOPY
YOU CAN BE ANYTHING
WHAT YOU WANT
DO
TOUCH THE TURLYCUE
VI SER HVERANDRE I HIMMELEN
ALLTID VAERE SAMMEN I HIMMELEN
MEN OM VI TO MÅ
SKILLES HER
VIL VI BESTANDIG VAERE SAMMEN
FOR EVIG FOR EVIG
FOR EVIG FOR

AS THE WATER LOVES THE STONE

JOE. I CAN DO QUIET
I CAN DO STEADY
I CAN BE SHELTER AND SHADE
I CAN BE FATHER
I CAN BE READY

THERE IS A MAN WHO LOVES YOU
AS THE WATER LOVES THE STONE
AND THE STONE ADORES THE HILLSIDE
WHERE THE WIND HAS ALWAYS BLOWN

AND THE WIND PURSUES THE RAINCLOUD
UP AS HIGH AS IT WILL GO
AND THE CLOUD THEN TURNS AT LAST
TO LOVE THE WATER FAR BELOW

SO EVERYTHING IS CIRCULAR
AND NOTHING IS ALONE
AND THE MAN WHO LOVES YOU, LOVES YOU
AS THE WATER LOVES THE STONE
KIRSTEN. OH JOE, MY JOE
JOE. SO EVERYTHING IS CIRCULAR AND NOTHING IS ALONE
KIRSTEN. SO EVERYTHING IS CIRCULAR AND NOTHING IS ALONE
JOE. SO EVERYTHING IS CIRCULAR AND NOTHING IS ALONE
KIRSTEN. SO EVERYTHING IS CIRCULAR
JOE. NOTHING IS ALONE
KIRSTEN. NOTHING IS ALONE
JOE. NOTHING IS ALONE
KIRSTEN. NOTHING IS ALONE
JOE. NOTHING IS ALONE

ARE YOU BLUE

KIRSTEN. BEE-DUM BA-DUM
BEE-DUM BA-DUM
BEE-DUM BA-DUM
B-BEE-DUM
KIRSTEN/FRIENDS. DOH DOH DOH
DOH-DOO-DN-DEE-AH
DOO-DOO-DOO-DOO-DOO
DOO-DN-DEE-AH
KIRSTEN. ARE YOU BLUE?
ARE YOU BLUE?
KIRSTEN/FRIENDS. ARE YOU GETTING SO FAR DOWN
THAT YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO?
KIRSTEN. ARE YOU BLUE?
ARE YOU A BAD OLD MANGEY HOUND
WITH YOUR MUZZLE TO THE GROUND?
ARE YOU BLUE?
KIRSTEN/FRIENDS. ARE YOU GETTING DOWN SO LOW
THERE IS NOWHERE ELSE TO GO?
KIRSTEN. HELL NO!
NOT ME!
I’M A BRIGHT AND SHINY TOP
AND I LIVE ON BOOZE AND BE-BOP
SEH-DLE-DOO-DLE DID-DLE-DOO-DLE DID-DLE-DOO-DLE DOO-DEE!
BUH BUH-DE-DOO-DE DID-DLE DOO-DLE DID-DLE
DOO-DLE DID-DLE DOO-DLE DID-DLE-DOO-DLE DOO-DEE!
KIRSTEN/FRIENDS. ARE YOU GETTING DOWN SO LOW
THERE IS NO WHERE ELSE TO GO?
ARE YOU BLUE?
KIRSTEN. DO-N DO-N DO-N DAH DAH DOO DOH
DAH DAH DOW DO-N DO-N DEE DAH DEE DAH DOO DOO
WAH! BOP! BE-WAH
BA-DOO-BA-DOO-BA-DOO
BA-DOO-BA-DOO-BA-DI-D-DLY
BA-DEE-PWAH-DOW DA DOW
DOW-DOW-DOW

I’M A BRIGHT AND SHINY TOP
AND I LIVE ON BOOZE AND BE-POP
BE-DL DAH-DL DOO-DL
DAH-DL DOO-DL DAH-DL DOO-DL
DOO-WEE-OOH-DOO
DWEE-DOO-DOO-DOO

BEE-DAH BAH-DAH BEE-DAH BAH-DAH
BEE-DAH BAH-DAH BEE-DAH BAH-DAH
BEE-DAH BAH-DAH, BEE-DAH BAH-DAH
BYOO-DOO-DOO-BIP!

UNDERDEATH

KIRSTEN. THERE IS A PLACE CALLED
UNDERDEATH
UNDERDEATH
“AND WHAT IS THAT?” YOU SAY
“AND WHAT IS THAT?” YOU SAY
LILA. AND WHAT IS THAT?
KIRSTEN. IT’S A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN WATCH
YOUR BREATH
COME OUT
IN ONE BIG BUBBLE
BLOW OUT ALL YOUR TROUBLE

I KNOW A PLACE CALLED
UNDERDEATH
UNDERDEATH
“AND WHERE IS THAT,” YOU SAY
IT IS UNDER DEATH, OF COURSE, MY
GIRL YOUR MOMMY GOES THERE
EVERY DAY

IT IS UNDER HERE AND UNDER HOW
AND UNDER YOU AND UNDER NOW
IT’S UNDER WHERE I WON’T ALLOW
MY GIRL TO EVER GO

“WHY IS THAT, WHY IS THAT?”
DON’T YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU?
UNDERDEATH IS UNDER DEATH
IS UNDER UNDER UNDERDEATH
PROMISE ME YOU’RE LISTENING
THAT YOU’LL REMEMBER
I’LL NEVER LET YOU WATCH YOUR
BREATH COME OUT IN ONE BIG BUBBLE
GET IN ALL THIS TROUBLE
EVER FEEL THIS LOW

FIRST BREATH

KIRSTEN. LOOK, DADDY
LOOK … DADDY
I KNOW I’VE DISAPPOINTED YOU
WHEN MAMA …
WELL, I LEFT YOU, TOO
I KNOW
BUT BEING BACK HERE NOW
FINALLY SOMEHOW
I REMEMBER MY SELF
AND YOUR DAUGHTER
SOMETHING IS LIFTING

I CAN SEE THE AIR
SUNSET SCATTERED EVERYWHERE
MY LITTLE FAMILY GATHERED THERE
I’M HOME

I CAN BREATHE AGAIN
FIRST BREATH SINCE I DON’T KNOW WHEN
HOW I NEED THE OXYGEN
I THINK I’M REALLY HOME

HERE
I
KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT
KNOW WHAT IS WRONG
KNOW TO BELONG

HERE
I’M LIVING
LOVING
ALIVE
LOOK, DADDY
LOOK … DADDY
I’VE NEVER SEEN THEM SO HAPPY

I CAN BREATHE AGAIN
FIRST BREATH SINCE I DON’T KNOW WHEN
BREATH IS LIKE AN AMEN
I WANT TO BREATHE
AND LIVE
AND LOVE
AND GIVE
FOREVER

I CAN SEE THE AIR
LILA. LOOK, DADDY
LOOK … DADDY
DO YOU SEE THE SUN
THE CIRCLE GETTING SMALLER
GOING TO BED NOW
TUCKED IN SAFE FOR THE NIGHT
JOE. I DO.

435

JOE. OOH-DEE-DOH-DEE-DEE-DOH
OOP-DEE-DOO
GUESS WHO’S ON HIS WAY
YOU CAN’T HIDE FROM ME, LITTLE FRIEND
PREPARE TO BE ENJOYED
DADDY’S HERE
SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT
EVERYBODY OUGHTA HAVE A GREENHOUSE
IT LETS THE MOON RIGHT IN

FOURTH SECTION, THIRD ROW, FIFTH POT.

HOW MANY GUYS DO YOU MEET WHO KEEP IT ALL UP HERE
CAN KEEP IT ALL UP HERE
NAMES
FACES
NUMBERS
CODES
FOUR
THREE
FIVE

THE ONLY THING I FORGOT TO REMEMBER … IS …
WHICH SIDE DO I COUNT FROM? THE RIGHT? THE LEFT!

BUT WHY WOULD ANYONE REMEMBER
JOE CLAY
I’VE BEEN ERASED
MY FACE MY NAME

THE DAMN PLACE
I RAN IT
TOGETHER
I HELD IT

“GO TO HOUSTON
GO BACK TO HOUSTON
GO HOME
YOU’RE FIRED.”
RAD
SCREW YOU
COVINGTON FARMS
YOU CAN GO TO HELL
WHEN I GET MY OWN COMPANY
YOU’LL BE SORRY
WHERE IS IT?
YOU LITTLE JERK
YOU FUCKIN’ RAT
YOU LITTLE SHITBIRD
YOU LITTLE PISSANT
FUCKING SHIT
HOW FUCKIN’ DARE YOU
WHAT THE HELL
WHERE ARE YOU
I WILL FIND —
AHH …
THERE YOU ARE
MY LITTLE IRISH COUSIN
MY ONLY FRIEND
HIDING IN THE JUNGLE AND THE BRAMBLES

DOO-DOO, ETC.

WHAT THE … ?
NO NO NO
NO NO
NO NO NO
PFC CLAY
U.S. MARINES
FREEZE!
DROP YOUR WEAPON
DROP IT
DROP IT
DROP IT
DROP IT
DROP IT
NOOOOOOOO!

MORTON SALT GIRL

KIRSTEN. WHAT ABOUT THE CHURCH WE BUILT?
DO I HAVE TO GO THERE ALONE?
WHAT ABOUT OUR SECRET LANGUAGE?
WHO WILL I TALK TO?

YOU CONVERT
YOU DEVIL, YOU BETRAY ME
YOU TOLD ME WE WERE IN THIS FOREVER
YOU CON MAN
GO THEN
LEAVE ME
ABANDON
I’M STRONGER
STRONGER THAN A CON MAN
STRONGER THAN YOUR COFFEE BREAK
STRONGER THAN THE MORTON SALT GIRL

STRONGER THAN A LIAR
STRONGER THAN YOUR LITTLE RULES
STRONGER THAN THE WILDEST—
ARE YOU NUTS
WHAT ABOUT THE FUN WE HAVE
WHAT ABOUT THE LAUGHING
I WANT TO LAUGH
CRAZY

WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF
IS IT LIVING
LIVING
LIVING

SO ABOUT THAT CHURCH WE BUILT
THAT’S WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME
YOU MAKE ME FEEL ASHAMED

FORGIVENESS

JOE. I SEE HIM NOW
I SEE HIM NOW
WHAT OF JOE CLAY
IS HE SUCH A VILLAIN
IS HE
WITH NO GREAT BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE
NO GREAT CONNECTIONS
JUST GRABBING AT THE NEAREST STRAW
USING WHAT HE HAD
AND WHAT DO WE THINK HE SHOULD HAVE DONE
WITH WHAT HE WAS GIVEN
HE’S NOT A CONFIDENCE MAN
HE’S AN ORDINARY ONE
DOING WHAT HE CAN
FORGIVENESS
FORGIVENESS

I FEEL IT IN MY SPINE
I CAN TEACH OTHERS NOW
TEACH THEM WHAT I KNOW
I CAN BE USEFUL NOW
WITH NO GREAT BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE
BUT ONE GREAT CONNECTION
FORGIVENESS

THE LETTERS

LILA. LILLE VENN
LITTLE LILA
WHAT’S OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW, DARLING?
WHAT’S THE LATEST NEWS?
KIRSTEN. I’LL BE THERE AS SOON AS I CAN
BE GOOD AT SCHOOL, OKAY?
LILA/KIRSTEN. I’M KISSING YOUR FOREHEAD
I’M HUGGING YOU
KIRSTEN. MORE SOON
MAMA MOR

VENNEN MIN
SWEET LILA
YOU’RE PROBABLY WONDERING WHERE I’VE BEEN
YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT
CLOSE
LILA. CLOSE AS THE TURLYCUE ABOVE YOUR HEAD
CIRCLING
CIRCLING
LILA/KIRSTEN. DON’T GIVE UP ON ME
I’LL BE HOME SOON
I’LL BE HOME SOON
LOVE, MAMA
LOVE, MAMA

JENTA MI
MY LILA
SOMETHING BAD HAS BEEN AROUND ME
SQUEEZING ME IN ITS ARMS
MAKING ME SICK
KEEPING ME FROM YOU
WHEN YOURS ARE THE ONLY ARMS I NEED
AND DADDY’S
BUT I AM GETTING SO MUCH BETTER
AND I WILL HOLD YOU SOON
LOVE, MOR
LILA. DEAR MAMA, HI
LILA/KIRSTEN. HI MAMA
DON’T YOU WORRY
EVERYTHING IS FINE
THE SCHOOL NURSE SAYS I’M GROWING LIKE
A WEED
AND HEALTHY AS AN OX
LILA. JEEZ…
BUT I THOUGHT YOU’D WANT TO KNOW
LILA/KIRSTEN. LATEST HEADLINE
AT SCHOOL
ALL THE KIDS GOT LICE
ME TOO
LILA. BUT DAD WENT OUT AND BOUGHT
THE SPECIAL EXTRA SMELLY SHAMPOO
AND PICKED OUT ALL THE CREEPY CRAWLERS
LILA/KIRSTEN. AND I DON’T ITCH ANYMORE AT ALL
SO IF YOU EVER GET LICE
WE’LL TAKE CARE OF IT RIGHT AWAY
BUT LAST OF ALL AND MOST OF ALL
LILA. I LOVE YOU MAMA
I CAN’T WAIT TILL YOU FEEL BETTER
AND YOU COME HOME
EVERYTHING IS READY
LILA

FORGIVENESS - REPRISE

KIRSTEN.I SEE HER NOW … KIRSTEN ARNESEN.
WHAT OF KIRSTEN ARNESEN
AM I SUCH A VILLAIN
AM I
WITH NO GREAT BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE
NO GREAT CONNECTIONS
JUST GRABBING AT THE NEAREST STRAW
USING WHAT I HAD
WITH ALL THE GOOD THAT I COULD HAVE DONE
WITH ALL I WAS GIVEN
I’M NOT A WAYWARDLY PERSON
JUST AN ORDINARY ONE
I’M STRONGER THAN A LIAR
STRONGER THAN A BROKEN PROMISE
STRONGER THAN A DIRTY FLING
STRONGER THAN A POISON
KEEPING ME FROM EVERYTHING
EVERYTHING.
AM I NUTS
THINK ABOUT THE FUN WE’LL HAVE
THINK ABOUT THE LAUGHING
I WANNA LAUGH

CRAZY
WHAT AM I AFRAID OF
WHAT AM I AFRAID OF
IS IT LIVING
LIVING
LIVING
FORGIVENESS
FORGIVENESS
I CAN FEEL IT IN MY SPINE
I CAN TEACH LILA NOW
TEACH HER WHAT I KNOW
I CAN BE USEFUL NOW
WITH NO GREAT BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE
BUT ONE GREAT CONNECTION
FORGIVENESS

LILA HANGS THE MOON

JOE. IN OUR HOPEFUL HEARTS
FOR YOU, WE PRAYED
PRAYED THAT YOU CAN HEAR US HOPING
YOU’LL COME HOME ONE DAY

’CAUSE LITTLE LILA HANGS THE MOON
SO TALL
SO SOON
AND SHE IS MORE AND MORE LIKE YOU
SHE SOMEHOW SEES
THE GOOD IN EVERYTHING

YOU WILL HEAR ’CAUSE YOU ARE STRONGER
STRONGER THAN I AM
YOU ARE A LULLABY
AND IN OUR HEARTS WE PRAY FOR WHEN

WE CAN BE A FAMILY
JOE & LILA. WE CAN BE A FAMILY
AGAIN

THERE GO I - REPRISE

KIRSTEN. REMEMBER THAT FIRST NIGHT,
LOOKING OUT ON THE WATER?
THE WAY IT LOOKS WHEN YOU LOOK TOO CLOSE?
BUT YOU GAVE ME THE MAGIC KEY
TO SEEING IT WITH BRAVE, FRESH EYES …
JOE. IT WAS US ALL ALONG, THAT’S THE MAGIC.
THAT’S THE ADVENTURE:
BEING SOBER IS THE MOST DANGEROUS THING.
KIRSTEN. I KNOW, I KNOW
JOE. ABANDONED BUILDINGS
AND JAGGED CLIFFS
NEWBORN STARS
AND HIEROGLYPHS
SOME THINGS I CAN’T IGNORE
I CAN’T ASK WHY, WHAT FOR
I LOVE A BOLTED DOOR
LET ME IN THERE
LET ME SEE
BOTH. LET ME BE HERE TONIGHT
I VOLUNTEER TONIGHT
DANGER
HAZARD
MAKE ME HAPPY
THEY MAKE ME HAPPY
DON’T KNOW WHY
NEW YORK CITY
AND BLINDING SNOW
IF I GET LOST THERE?
WELL, THERE I GO
IF IT’S AN IRON FENCE
IF IT MAKES LITTLE SENSE
IF IT IS TOO IMMENSE
IF IT’S AN IRON FENCE
IF IT MAKES LITTLE SENSE
IF IT IS TOO IMMENSE
I WANT IT SO
I ALWAYS WANT IT SO
DANGER
TRIUMPH
MAKE ME CRY
KIRSTEN. THEY MAKE ME FEEL
IT’S NOT IDEAL
BUT THERE GO I