29 February 2012

Song of the day: "I've Been" by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey

A haunting song from the musical next to normal. Dan expresses his frustration, despair, and loneliness in the midst of his wife's crisis.
Standing in this room,
Well I wonder what comes now.
I know I have to help her --
But hell if I know how.

And all the times that I've been told
The way her illness goes --
The truth of it is no one really knows.

And every day this act we act gets more and more absurd...
And all my fears just sit inside me, screaming to be heard...
I know they won't, though-- not a single word.

I was here,
At her side,
When she called,
When she cried...
How could she leave me on my own?

Will it work?
This cure?
There's no way
To be sure...
But I'm weary to the bone.
And whenever she goes flying
I keep my feet right on the ground --
Oh, now I need a lift and there's no one around.




Ahhh oooh

Ahh oooh

And I've never had to face the world without her at my side...
Now I'm strolling right beside her as the black hole opens wide...
Mine is just a slower suicide.

I've been here
For the show,
Every high,
Every low...
But it's the worst we've ever known.

She's been hurt,
And how,
But I can't
Give up now.
'Cause I've never been alone...
I could never be alone.

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