12 January 2008

"My friends" by Stephen Sondheim

The melody to this song is so gorgeous that I always forget how creepy it is to watch a man sing a love song to his razors.

From the musical Sweeney Todd
These are my friends.
See how they glisten.

See this one shine,
How he smiles in the light.
My friend, my faithful friend.

Speak to me, friend.
Whisper, I'll listen.

I know, I know —
You've been locked out of sight
All these years —
Like me, my friend.
Well, I've come home
To find you waiting.
And we're together,
And we'll do wonders,
Won't we?

You there, my friend.
Come, let me hold you.
Now, with a sigh
You grow warm
In my hand,
My friend,
My clever friend.

Rest now, my friends.
Soon I'll unfold you.
Soon you'll know splendors
You never have dreamed
All your days,
My lucky friends.
Till now your shine
Was merely silver.
You shall drip rubies,
You'll soon drip precious

At last, my right arm is complete again!

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