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Parallel Universe: Ballads from the Musicals and Music

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The Ballads Collection: Just the love songs and ballads -- with lyrics and MP3's. An acre of free music with lyrics from the dramatic works with music as well as metaphysical pieces. Includes "The Peace Trilogy" ballads. All music and lyrics by Sandra Hudlow Rodman. Contact Parallel Universe regarding performance of any music: 425-214-2926 or E-mail.

Currently: 47 Songs/Ballads with Lyrics online -- 18 Recorded, available for free download...

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The "Peace Trilogy"
(3)

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From "Parallel Universe I" or II - dramatic works with music. For Act I Click Here:
(22)

"You Touch Me" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Somewhere Is too Far" (MP3) ; or go to Lyrics with MP3

"A Starr in Love" (MP3) (Young Girl's song); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"There's a River into Lifetimes" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Every Planet Is Somebody's Mother" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"The Electrons of You" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3

"Where Do You Go When You Leave Here" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Mother Earth" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Can You Say I Love You?" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Your Name Is So Familiar" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"She Sat on the Moon" ("The Goddess Song") (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3

"On the Moors of Your Soul" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3

"Blue Diamonds" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Blue Rivers" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"On Every Planet There's Somebody" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"How Many Times Have You Been Here?" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"String Theory" ("What Are You Doing in My Heart) (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Is It Always You?" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"My Home Away from Home" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"In the End, Love" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Black Orchid Eyes" (MP3; or go to Lyrics with MP3

"A Parallel Universe" (II) (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3

Children's Songs from "Parallel Universe"
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"Dances with Bears" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Ponies in the Sun" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Beaver Giggles" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Blue Rivers" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3 (Also above)
BIRTHDAY SONG: "You Are a Star" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3

 

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From "Cosmic Cowboys" dramatic work with music. Download Play.
(10 without "Peace" Trilogy Song)

"Eleven" (MP3) (For Age 11 singers); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Eleven Reprise" (MP3) (For Age 11 Sing); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Cowboy High" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Disneyland" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Imagine Me" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Imagine Me" Reprise (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Oh Honey I Love You" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"My Friend for All Time" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"There's a Town in Time" (MP3) (Long version); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Is Peace Our Word for Home" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3 (Also in "Peace Trilogy")
"Going Home With You" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Always Taken" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3

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Christmas/ Inspirational Music from the "Parallel Universe Transmissions," the divine feminine...
(5)

"Christmas Rings" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Don't You See the Star?" (MP3) ; or go to Lyrics with MP3
"There's a Blue Christmas" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3 (Also in "Parallel Universe II")
"Christmas Lives" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3

"Risen" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3; "In the Garden" Mary Magdalene

 

New Love Songs from the "Parallel Universe Transmissions"
(3)

"Hi Moon, Hi Moon" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"The Same Girl" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3
"Still Waters" (MP3); or go to Lyrics with MP3; Restricted; not available for recording

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MUSIC WITH LYRICS

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PEACE TRIOLOGY LYRICS AND MP3s

#1

“IS PEACE OUR WORD FOR HOME?”

LISTEN - MP3

ARTIE:

          My brother knows my reasons.
          My sister knows my songs.
          But we don’t hate each other
          When we think there’s been some wrongs.

          We sing something together.
          We hit a word or two
          Where we agree we’re brothers.
          What’s the word, oh, man, what’s the word?

                   Is Peace our word for Home?
                   Is Peace our word for Love?
                   Is Peace on Earth so wrong?
                   Why did we wait so long?

          When we can see beyond this,
          When we concede we knew
          What she can say in one kiss: (Looking at Emma)
          Don’t go away, don’t go away.

          I want to go tomorrow.
          I want to go today
          To bring you back, my brothers –
          Oh, my son!  I can’t wait.

                  Is Peace our word for Home?
                  Is Peace our word for Love?
                  Is Peace on Earth so wrong?
                  Why did we wait so long?

          If I can’t say my Peace now,
          If I can’t take these words
          Into a field of killing
          And not kill back,
          What is my Word?

          If I can’t see my sister
          In every eye against me,
          How can I look inside me?
          How can I free her? How can I be free?
         
                  Is Peace our word for Home?
                  Is Peace our word for Love?
                  Is Peace on Earth so wrong?
                  Why did we wait so long?

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#2

"PEACE OUR PERSONAL SOUND"

When we stand
LISTEN - MP3

With the Land,       (Earth)
We make Peace
In the Sand.
We make Peace
With every Man.

See her grow        (Earth)
Green and brown,
When we make Peace
In every Town,
When we make Peace
Our Personal Sound.

We come now
Black and white.
We bring peace into the fight.
Peace into our sound
And Sights.       (Double meaning)

We come now,
Old and young.
Peace lives on in every son
And we’re not done.

            Where we once stood gently
            Ringing trees,
            We knew one word
            And we were heard.       

            There is no wing on this Bird       (Eagle)
            That we will not disturb.
            There is no wing on this Bird
            That we will not disturb --

When we stand
With the Land,
We make Peace
In the Sand.
We make Peace
With every Man.

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#3

"PEACE ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH"

LISTEN - MP3

When we are taking stock,
Can life be renewed?
When Earth moves and Earth speaks,
Can we live here in Peace?

            Peace alone is not enough,
            Peace can’t touch me --
            Without you
            To see Peace home
            I can’t go.
            Without you
            My face is only
            A remnant of this Blue ---    (flag)
            Peace will never be mine -- (Father)
            Peace will never be mine ---(Son)
            Without you.
           
When we remember them,
They are me and you.
Our names are all written there,
When Peace is made to share…

            Peace alone is not enough,
            Peace can’t touch me --
            Without you
            To see Peace home
            I can’t go.
            Without you
            My face is only
            A remnant of this Blue ---    (flag)
            Peace will never be mine -- (Father)
            Peace will never be mine ---(Son)
            Without you --
            Without you.

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From "Parallel Universe I" or II - dramatic works with music. For Act I Click Here:
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  • "YOU TOUCH ME" Click here to listen to MP3

    INTRODUCTION: Jolinay, a woman of Earth, sings to Dor, the fleeting image of a beautiful male being from another universe...

    LYRICS:

    You touch me in moments –
    I can’t see through you.
    You take me to places --
    I can’t see the edges of you
    Coming toward me.
    Oh, I don’t know the scene.
    Is it me, dreaming?
    Is it me, am I singing?

    Oh, Winter remembers,
    Better than Spring.
    You always know when somebody
    Knows you by ring,
    And you are the center
    Of all of the things
    You want to forget.
    Don’t blame someone who sings.

    You touch me in moments --
    I can’t see through you.
    You take me to places --
    I can’t see the edges --
    It’s me I see coming,
    But I don’t know the way.
    I see you dreaming,
    But I don’t know what to say.

    You make me remember
    Times and places.
    Oh, I know you’re somebody
    But I just can’t place the faces
    Of you coming toward me.
    Yes, I do know this day.
    It’s the last day before we go away
    And you touch me in moments
    Of blue…

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    "SOMEWHERE IS TOO FAR " Click here to listen to MP3

    INTRODUCTION: Dor has disappeared, and for the first time, Jolinay cannot perceive his image or his presence. She is told that it is his time to appear in another universe - somewhere... Jolinay calls out to him in this song.

    LYRICS:

    Somewhere is too far from me,
    And suddenly, it seems next door --
    And I am feeling things
    I never felt before...  

    Somewhere is too far
    From every day I recognize
    But then my eyes can't get away; I realize
    That every step we took
    Was written in an ancient book
         of love songs --
        

      Somewhere I am standing
      and the snow is turning blue.
      Somewhere we are speaking
      In a language that is new,
      I know it's you --

    Somewhere is too far
    From where you are,
    Please take me with you when you go,
    You're the comet speeding by my window
    Somewhere, somewhere, somewhere
    In time... 

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    "A Starr in Love " Click here to listen to MP3

    INTRODUCTION: The beautiful young Starr at 13 -- Starr Sapphire, a young Goddess, sings to the Young Man -- who is not at all sure that he loves her, for he is too "young," he says, to know much about girls. She says, as the theme of the music begins:

      "I am always loved. It's the way things are."

      "How can you possibly not love me!?  I know the universe loves me.  And I know the stars love me.  I’m just like the stars, you know.  And the stars are just like me – all shiny and serendipity." 

    LYRICS:

    I see…  I see…
    A million stars.
    A silver necklace universe.
    I see the edge of eternity
    In the adoring eyes of a galaxy
    In love with me…
    I see a million suns.
    They sing a million love songs
    To me….

    When you’re a star
    The sky is free.
    There’s no charge for
    The mystery.
    When you’re a star
    The night is all heart.
    How could you possibly not be
    In love with me?

    I see…  I see…
    A million hearts.
    I see their stops and starts.
    I see the universe in you.
    I see a comet coming through
    But the glow I see is new.
    I see a million lives,
    I see a star inside of you.

    When you’re a star
    The sky is free.
    There’s no charge for
    The mystery.
    When you’re a star
    The moon is all blue.
    Oh, how could I possibly not be
    In love with you?

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    "There's a River into Lifetimes" To be recorded


    Can you see the edge of me?
    Can you be more beautiful
    On the window sill of Time.
    Between us are Centuries
    That seem like a few years
    Of memories at the edge of love.
    And when you say, “Hello,” that way,
    I know you see the edge of me.

    Are you free to feel divine?
    Are you really beautiful
    To the foggy touch of Time?
    Between us are soft words
    That last through a thousand fears,
    Forgotten births and years.
    Sometimes my friend, sometimes my love,
    But we always long for the same sky above.

                There’s a River into lifetimes, coming closer this way
                To the edge of what’s forbidden, what I’m still afraid to say.
                Oh, remember the River, remember me this way,
                You’ll remember forever what we looked like today.
                Oh, remember the River, remember me this way,
                You’ll remember forever what we looked like today.

    I know all the space of you.
    I can see you’re blue and free.
    You’re a boy, you’re a girl, or you’re me.
    Between us are moments of passion and sympathy
    Born to us like the day.
    I’m ready now to say, “Goodbye,”
    And I don’t even know why…

                There’s a River into Lifetimes, coming closer this way
                To the edge of what’s forbidden, what I’m still afraid to say.
                Oh, remember the River, remember me this way,
                You’ll remember forever what we looked like today.
                Oh, remember the River, remember me this way,
                You’ll remember forever what we looked like today.

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    "Every Planet Is Somebody's Mother " To be recorded

    When the stars know you,
    Is it fair to comb
    Your hair at home
    With me?
    And to be so free
    To roam the galaxy?

    Every Planet is somebody’s mother.
    Every Star is somebody’s brother.
    Every time you love one another, 
    A Universe is born.
                A Universe is born.

    When the stars are born
    They are full of me,
    They are family
    And more.
    And I know all their glitter,
    I know them all
    Before…

                Every Planet is somebody’s mother.
                Every star is somebody’s brother.
                Every time you love one another,
                A Universe is born.
                A Universe is born.

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    "The Electrons of You " To be recorded

    I walk in your shadows
    And I see all the people
    That you used to be,
    So delicately painted
    On the ceiling of my seas,
    And your sweaters neatly folded
    In the darkness of my ark
    Warm my heart, warm my heart.

    I wish you could take my hand
    And see all the rings
    That I have worn when I was many many things,
    And I went through the electrons of you.
    And I went through the electrons of you.

    I swim in the moments
    Between comets and a morning
    Full of memories.
    The steaming of the coffees
    And the spice and ginger teas.
    I remember seeing someone’s face
    Appearing in their leaves.
    And I heard you voice.
    It made me freeze.
    I heard your voice.
    It made me freeze.

    I wish you could take my hand
    And see all the rings
    That I have worn when I was many many things,
    And I went through the electrons of you.
    And I went through the electrons of you.

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    "Where Do You Go When You Leave Here " To be recorded

  • Where do you go when you leave here?
    Do you know what you take and receive here?
    I don’t know if you know my name.
    I don’t even know if pain feels the same.
    I don’t know what will remain of me
    In your mind, what you will see that symbolizes me.

    I am afraid to remember
    What it’s like when we’re alone,
    What it’s like when we’re at home,
    What it’s like when you take my hand,
    And your mouth feels like smooth running sand.
    And your eyes see more of me
    And I burn, and the feeling returns.
    And I burn, and the feeling returns.
    And I burn, and the feeling returns.

    I so want to keep near the edge of sleep,
    The picture of you near the leap into Memory…

                Suddenly there you are,
                And there is a power.
                And I’m in a long, running mirror
                On a River to Tomorrow
                And I can see most of me
                But I am not ready to See…

                Is it true?  Are you who
                They say you are?
                Is it true?  Are you who
                They say you are?

                Then it’s over as suddenly as it began.
                And it is near the end,
                And it is simply night.

    But I will come to you in the morning.
    Sleeping far above in the dawn,
    Where you float in the evening dome,
    And you rest in the stars, at home.
    But you will never be alone.
    My eyes will gleam there, like shiny newborn stones.
    My voice will hang there in crystal overtones.
    My lips fly near yours, like beams of light they roam.
    My name is in yours, in ancient poems,
    In ancient times, in ancient rhymes
    Gone home,
    Gone home,
    Gone.
    Home.

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"Mother Earth " To be recorded

     

    I was always free.
    Didn’t you know me?
    When I’m singing in your trees
    And you’re standing by me in the leaves,
    Don’t be jealous of eternities.

                Mother Earth, Mother Earth.
                Mother Earth, Mother Earth.

    You are just like me.
    Volcano hearts in a deep blue sea.
    When you fear the end,
    I will be your long lost friend.
    I will hold your hand again
    As I did when we began.

                Mother Earth, Mother Earth.
                Mother Earth, Mother Earth.

    Come and live with me,
    And build a new family.
    When we’re done, you’ll see new suns,
    A world you’ve never seen before.
    You will live in me as I live in you, forever more.

                Mother Earth, Mother Earth.
                Mother Earth, Mother Earth.

                Mother Earth, Mother Earth.
                Mother Earth, Mother Earth.

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"Can You Say I Love You" To be recorded

    When moments of truth are known
    Do you think you can find your way home?
    When the edges of night
    Find your face on fire
    With the flames of today’s desire,
    With the flames of today’s desire,
    For truth and for youth and for moments at dawn,
    When the veil of your soul is drawn,

                Can you say, I love you?
                Can you say it, every day?
                How many ways do you hide from your life,
                Instead of living in love today?

    When moments of love are near,
    Can you come closer, can you dare
    To love something new?
    That you find in you?
    That you did not know was there?
    That you found in someone’s stare?
    A surprise for your eyes,
    Where the tears are so bare,
    And you try not to cry,
    But you still have to care,

                Can you say, I love you?
                Can you say it, every day?
                How many ways do you hide from your life,
                Instead of finding your love today?

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"Your Name Is So Familiar " To be recorded

    Your name is so familiar,
    Your hand – I think you’ve touched me before.
    Although I can’t remember your face,
    I think I am part of your race.
    Where were you then?
    Back when I can’t remember when?

                Remember when, remember when
                We first began as woman and man.
                Throughout the universe, One
                Day you’ll see.
                Through my eyes you look just like me.
               
    Where are you Friend?
    Please let me hear from you
    Now and then.

    This song is so familiar,
    Your touch – I think we’ve been here before.
    Although I can’t remember the end,
    I really don’t want to pretend.
    Where are you Friend?
    Please let me hear from you
    Now and then.

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"She Sat on the Moon" ("The Goddess Song") - To be recorded

    Narration to background refrains:


    She sat the Moon. 
    It’s a quarter Moon.  She’s half its size. 
    Near her is the sun.  It’s twice as big.
    It’s yellow and it glows.  It’s very nice.
    She’s thinking about the Sun.
    Watching it.  Calculating it. 
    How it burns the Moon.

    How it makes her skin warm. 
    How it woos her with its heat.
    How it’s neat.  To sit in the Sun. 
    To feel it burn the Moon.
    How it makes her skin warm. 
    How it woos her with its heat.
    How it’s neat.  To sit in the Sun. 
    To feel it burn the Moon.
    To let the Sun dry your tears
    before they turn into rain.

    The question is not the Sun.
    The question is not the Moon.
    The question is WHO – is this?
    Who would sit on a quarter Moon. 
    And cry tears of rain.
    So that’s our mystery.
    And – she likes to sing… J

    Song Lyrics:

    When the Sun burns the Moon,
    Will our tune of love remain?
    Will the edges of space
    Be the same?

                And the places we go,
                Will they fill up with you?
                Can you see in the Stars?
                Can you see me, blue?

    In that Sun?  Burning time,
    Burning words in love that rhyme.
    With the heart of the race
    That’s lost in space?

                Will you know me again?
                Can you feel me, my friend?
                I have always been
                Where you have been…

    When the Sun and the Wind
    And the dream of love began,
    Love of life, times of sand,
    Child of man…

    And I sang to you from Stars
    And you knew my name, my heart.
    Now you share that same gold strain,
    Though you streak the times with pain.

    I will always love again.
    I’m a Goddess and a friend
    Of burning moons that never end,
    And the men that never bend…

                I will see you fly
                In your tears and in your sighs.
                Hear the sound of a thousand years
                In your eyes…

    When the Sun loves the Moon,
    I’ll return again and soon,
    I’ll return again and soon,
    I’ll return again and soon,
    When the Sun loves the Moon.

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"On the Moors of Your Soul " To be recorded

     

    I long for a window
    Where there is no sill.
    I long for a time
    When I can be still.

                On the moors of your soul,
                On the shores of your sighs,
                Drinking light from your
                Sweet silver water eyes…

                On the moors of your soul,
                On the shores of your sighs,
                Drinking life from your
                Sweet water eyes…

    I long for the thrill of
    A moment in blue.
    I long to live
    On the moon there with you.

                On the moors of your soul,
                On the shores of your sighs,
                Drinking light from your
                Sweet silver water eyes…

                On the moors of your soul,
                On the shores of your sighs,
                Drinking life from your
                Sweet water eyes…

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    "Blue Diamonds " To be recorded

 

    Blue Diamonds in the snow.
    Blue Diamonds for the show
    Where the Lady wants to go.
    What does the Lady want to know?
    She sees you.
    She wants you
    To glow…

    Blue diamonds in the sea.
    I remember arms surrounding me.
    How did she find where we would be?
    What does the Lady want to see?
    She knows you.
    What you could be.
    She’s set your ships free.

                She wants to be
                More than the Sea.
                She is alive.
                Why can’t you see?
                She’s in the stones,
                The sleeping domes.
                She wants your eyes
                In her Blue Diamond skies.

    Blue Diamonds, hear them sing.
    They fill with love
    She hears them ring.
    She wants to set you free of Time.
    She wants the sounds to move your mind.
    She wants you to see the sights.
    Of her Blue Diamond nights…

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"Blue Rivers"

    I see you being Green.
    I see you in between your dreams
    Like fairies in a stream.
    I know everything you seem.

    I see you being Blue.
    I see you where your dreams come true.
    You’re wishing on a star,
    But you don’t know that the star…is you.

                Blue Rivers, Blue Rivers
                Of Stars that fall for you.
                Blue Rivers, Blue Rivers
                Of Stars that look like you.

    I see you being tall.
    I see you standing by the Fall.
    Your colors are so true.
    Every orange, red, and yellow leaf is you.

    I see you being Spring
    In a place where flower petals sing
    To planets in a ring
    Filled with children’s faces ever Green…

                Blue Rivers, Blue Rivers
                Of Stars that fall for you.
                Blue Rivers, Blue Rivers
                Of Stars that look like you.

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"On Every Planet There's Somebody"

    I will hold you to your promises to remember me,
    To remember what we used to be.
    I know every name for you.

                On every planet, there’s somebody
                Who looks for you sometime – 
                A very special kind of knowing,
                It leaves your soul so bare.

    You can’t believe how many things
    Are buried in your rings,
    Transparent to the stare
    Of the one who knows you where
    No one can touch you, where
    No one can see.
    Just the one who knows
    Where your soul goes,
    Where your soul goes.

                On every planet, there’s somebody
                Who looks for you sometime –
                A very special kind of knowing,
                It leaves your soul sublime.

    You can’t believe how many lies
    Of love shadow your eyes
    Until the one who hears
    Every heartbeat, every tear
    Makes you remember
    The life of your dreams,

    And the one who smiles
    When you see between the seams,
    The beauty of the scenes
    Of love remembering…

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"How Many Times Have You Been Here?" To be recorded

    How many times have you been here?
    And I haven’t seen your face?
    How many times have you dreamed here,
    The dreams of another race?
    The dreams inside my space
    Are the dreams of another race.
    The dreams inside my space
    Are the dreams of another place.

    How many times have I seen you?                                         
    But I couldn’t say your name.                                                
    How many times have I been you?                                         
    And known all of your pain.                                                    
    And known of all your pain.                                                    
    And I have felt the same.                                                       
    And known all of your pain.                                                    
    And I have felt the same.                                                       

    How many times have I touched you,
    But you don’t feel these things.
    How many times have I loved you?
    Do you remember the wings?

    Do you remember wings?
    Do you remember wings?
    Do you remember wings?
    Do you remember…things?

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            Things you were.
            Things you were told.
            Were you so young?  Were you so old?
            Were you so warm?  Were you so old?

            Things that you learned.
            Things that you sold.
            Things you begin
            That never end.

            Things that don’t end
            Don’t ever begin.
            Some things never end.
            They just never end.
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    How did you know that I’d be here?
    How many names did you give?
    Some names can’t ever be spoken
    Like some lives can’t ever be lived.
    Some days are closer to home.
    Some days are there but not known.
    Some days you can’t find your things.
    Do you remember wings?…

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"String Theory" ("What Are You Doing in My Heart?") To be recorded

     

    Above you is a string. 
    You pull it, and down comes everything
    You love for all times,
    The puppeteer in your nursery rhymes…

    A region of space  (
    Where you haven’t seen your face.
    A soldier appears.
    What is he doing in your tears?
    You haven’t seen him in years.

                What are you doing in my dreams? 
                How do I know you, when you sing?
                Why am I crying in this scene?
                Why am I telling you everything?

                What are you doing in my heart?
                How did you get there?
                When did you start?
                How did you find the strings
                To Everything…?

    Above you is a heart.
    You break it
    And it falls apart
    The pieces are gold
    Where memories are sold.
    A woman appears, how do I know her?
    Is it me? 
    Who can I be?
    And who are you in reality?

    What are you doing in my dreams?
                How do I know you, when you sing?
                Why am I crying in this scene?
                Why am I telling you everything?

                What are you doing in my heart?
                How did you get there?
                Where did you start?
                How did you find the strings
                To Everything…?

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"Is It Always You?" To be recorded

    Wonderful silhouettes of you
    As the sun of my soul
    Finds your eyes
    And they close
    The hole in my mind

                Is it always you?
                Will I know what to look for?
                Will you haunt every time
                That I love?  Will you be there?
                Will you be there?
                Will you be there?

    Were they all pictures of you
    Coming through
    On some faces of blue
    I designed
    To fool my mind…?

                Is it always you?
                Do you live in my mirrors?
                Can I see through myself?
                Can I part all the rivers?
                Can I part all the rivers?
                Can I part all the rivers?

    When I can live with my heart
    Out in space
    Pouring through every face
    In a star,
    Will I see where we are?

                Is it always you?
                Will we always remember?
                Can we find the way?
                Will we be there forever?
                Will we be there forever?
                Will we be there forever?

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"My Home Away from Home" To be recorded

     

    Alone at last.
    It’s been so long.
    I know you’ve come home.
    I know the tones of blue
    That are you.

                Remember me,
                Remember me,
                Remember all
                The ways we see
                Across the words
                That cross my mind.
                Have you always known
                You are my home away from home?

    Your name is mine.
    We walk one path.
    We feel one love.
    We wear one mask.
    We hear the winds
    That join our future and our past.

                Remember me,
                Remember me,
                Remember all
                The ways we see
                Across the words
                That cross my mind.
                Have you always known
                You are my home away from home?

    I take your hand.
    I hold your eyes.
    I know you understand.
    I know you walk the miles
    With me, and we can
    Just be.

                Remember me,
                Remember me,
                Remember all
                The ways we see
                Across the words
                That cross my mind.
                Have you always known
                You are my home away from home?

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"In the End Love" To be recorded

I wish we could begin again.
We’ve lost so many, many friends.
The Earth may never come again.
Our faces may not see old friends
In the sea, in the sky –
But they will not let this planet die.

            In the end, love,
            In the end, love,
            In the end, love,
            Is the only way
            To begin again.

I wish we could remember them.
The ones who died when we were men.
Their souls may never come again.
Their cries may never sing again
In the sea, in the sky –
But they will not let this planet die.

            In the end, love,
            In the end, love,
            In the end, love,
            Is the only reason
            Why we live.
            We forgive…..

            In the end, love,
            In the end, love,
            In the end, love,
            Is the only reason
            Why we live.
            To forgive…

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"Black Orchid Eyes " To be recorded

Love got away from me,         
Love got away from me,
Love got away from me
That day.
The Black Orchid Eyes. 

            Black Orchid, 
            Black Orchid,
            Black Orchid
            Pools touched me 
            And lifted doubt 
            Beyond my reach
            Onto the beach, 

Where I lay falling, 
Where I lay falling,
Where I lay falling
Into the Sea.
The Black Orchid Eyes.

            Black Orchid,
            Black Orchid,
            Black Orchid
            Pools touched me
            And lifted doubt
            Beyond my reach
            Onto the beach.

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Children's Songs from Parallel Universe II

"Dances with Bears" To be recorded

STARR:
I have often danced with Bears. 
I have handled awkward stares.  
When you’re dancing in a pink tutu,                                
How do you know what is Bear
And what is you?

Bears love twirling and tutus.
In the Winter they all snooze
In pink nighties and pink shoes.
They dream of chorus lines
And rainbow pas de deux.

            They want you
            To know the joy of dance.
            They want you to spin
            Into a trance.
            They want you
            To know that you are blessed.
            And they try their very
            Beary best.

I have often been a Bear,
But I will not tell you where
Until you can dance with me on Mars
And you’re not embarrassed
Hugging all the Stars.

I love bears and Bears love me.
They come to Earth to dance gently.
If you can’t love and you can’t dance at all,
I think that Bears are just the very ones you call.

GROMITA THE BEAR: Thank you all.

            I want you
            To know the joy of you.
            I want you
            To spin until you’re blue.
            (Blue extraterrestrials spin and dance with the Bears).
            I want you to sing the new Earth Song 2.
            I want you to be the Bear in…
            I want you to be the Bear in…
            I want you to be the Bear in…
            (Spoken) Somebody has to hit the high note.
            You!  (Hits high F)
           

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"Ponies in the Sun" To be recorded

I want to be, I wish I would
I long to go, I wish I could, go
Galloping through the woods
Where I must be,
Where I should be
Good.
Oh, my goodness, me.
Oh, my goodness, me.

Ponies in the Sun.
Ponies love to run.
How do I know I’m not
One?

            If a pony called my name,
            I’d never be the same.
            I’d ride out holding on
            To a red-brown long mane,
            And I’d know the way to go 
            And I’d never let him go
            And we’d run until the Sun
            Into the window
            To Tomorrow 
            And the opening in Time

I want to be, I wish I would
I long to go, I wish I could, go
Galloping through the woods,
Where I must be,
Where I should be
Good.
Oh, my goodness, me.
Oh, my goodness, me.

Ponies in the Sun.
Ponies love to run.
How do I know I’m not
One?

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"Beaver Giggles " To be recorded

I like to giggle in the sunlight
When it’s coming down very hard  
On my bell and it tickles me (ha ha ha ha)
It tickles me (ha ha ha ha)                                 

I’d like to build a damn. 
I’d also like to stay right here
Where I am
In this sun beam,
It’s nice, in this sun beam
Even though I know you’re not 
Everything you seem. 
You look enough like a sunbeam,  
You look enough like a sunbeam,
You look enough like a sunbeam
To make my belly shine. 
It tickles when it shines.
Can you stop and say hello some time?
Does it tickle, 
Does it tickle,
Does it tickle
When you shine? 

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"You Are a Star" (The Birthday Song) To be recorded

Happy Birthday,
You are a Star to me.
Have a happy year
And some friends on your Birthday,
Some memories of beauty
And some memories of tears,
And some Happy Birthdays,
Happy Birthdays,
And many many many happy years.

You are a Star again, a golden Planet
Oh, how long it’s been, you’ve come so far.
You flew by Mercury and Venus,
By the Earth and then by Mars.
You flew by Ceres and by Jupiter,
By Saturn and Uranus,
By Neptune and by Pluto,
Then past Eris – there you are…
From the Man in the Moon
To the Face on Mars:

Here’s to your Happy Birthdays,
Your Happy Birthdays,
Your Happy Birthdays,
And many, many, many happy Stars…

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"Eleven" - MP3

Dialogue Introduction and Lyrics, Act I, Scene 1

THURBER:   (To audience)  It’s not easy being eleven.  Some people never get over it.  Even after they’ve become your parents.  It’s like they’re waiting.  And one day all the people they knew when they were eleven will get together and then they can show them how wonderful and important and blessed they are after all.  And maybe somebody who’s tall will say, “Hey, I should have paid more attention to you.  I should have paid more attention to you when you were eleven.” ..  But what if they don’t?

HONEY:       If only you weren’t so cute...

THURBER:   (Recorded “thinking voice”: “Just when you think you don’t stand a chance.”)

                 Am I cute?  How about that... (They sing.)

“ELEVEN”

                              THURBER:                   Do you remember your first love?
                                                              She gleamed like a glass-bottomed lake.
                                                              And every time they called you names,
                                                              She could take the edge off that old ache…

                                                                       Heaven is a girl you like.
                                                                       Eleven, Eleven.
                                                                       Heaven is she likes to hike.
                                                                       Eleven, Eleven.
                                                                       Eleven –
                                HONEY:                                           Eleven.
                                THURBER:                          Eleven –
                                HONEY:                                           Oh, you!...

                                                                Why do you have to read poems
                                                                To me in Geography?
                                                                And every time they call my name
                                                                I am forced to hide my face in shame.

                                                                      How can I go back to school?
                                                                      Eleven, Eleven.
                                                                      The world will end, I’ll be a fool,
                                                                      Eleven, Eleven.
                                                               
                                                                      Eleven, Eleven
                                                                      Eleven, Oh, you!...

                                THURBER:                   But I believe that all words have
                                                                Little pieces of soul.
                                                                And every time you give your words,
                                                                You give little people wings like birds...

                                HONEY:                            How does he think up these things?
                                THURBER:                         Eleven, Eleven.
                                                                      Why can’t she believe in wings?
                                HONEY:                            Eleven, Eleven.
                                THURBER:                         Eleven –
                                HONEY:                                         Eleven.
                                TOGETHER:                       Eleven, Oh, you!...

                                HONEY:                            I don’t think he’ll ever land,
                                THURBER:                         Eleven –
                                HONEY:                                         Eleven.
                                THURBER:                         How will she know what I am?
                                                                      Eleven –
                                HONEY:                                         Eleven.
                                TOGETHER:                       Eleven -
                                HONEY:                                         Eleven.
                                TOGETHER:                       Eleven, Oh, You!...

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"Eleven Reprise"

“ELEVEN REPRISE ”

                              THURBER:                            Heaven is a girl you knew.
                                                                       Eleven, Eleven.
                                                                       Heaven is she talked to you.
                                                                       Eleven, Eleven.
                                                                       Eleven, Eleven.
                                                                       Eleven -- Oh, You!

                               

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"Cowboy High" - MP3

Dialog Introduction & Lyrics, Act I, Scene 2

THURBER:     (Softly)  Hitchcock, have you seen the stars...?

HITCHCOCK:  I HAVE BEEN THE STARS.

THURBER:      ...Hitchcock, are there cowboys there? 

HITCHCOCK:  BEING A COWBOY ISN’T AN OCCUPATION.  IT’S A STATE OF MIND.  AN ETERNAL RIDING OF THE NORTH WIND, THE LIVING SPIRIT OF THE WINGED HORSE, THE CRYING CALL OF THE WILD CROW.  IT’S A CIVILIZATION.  IT’S A CONSTELLATION OF BEING…!

THURBER:      I knew it...!  (He sings.)

“COWBOY HIGH”

THURBER:        I knew there were cowboys,
                     I knew there were cowboys,
                     I knew there were cowboys,
                     Up in the sky.
                     I knew there were cowboys high...

                     Where the rainbows bend
                     And the rivers end
                     There are dreams of men
                     Who will ride again,
HITCHCOCK:    Through the diamond night
                     With their crystal eyes
                     And electric names
                     Can you hear their cries?

TOGETHER:           Cowboy High, Cowboy High,
                          Cowboy High, Cowboy High.
THURBER:             I know there are cowboys
                          Up in the sky.
                          I’ve got to find them
                          Before I die...

THURBER:        I will ride in the Night.
                     I’ll catch up with Light,
                     With the voices of men
                     Who will sing again,
HITCHCOCK:     Following silver hoof beats
                     In the blue-green wind,
                     Whispering star-crossed stories
                     Out where the campfires begin...

TOGETHER:           Cowboy High, Cowboy High,
                          Cowboy High, Cowboy High.
THURBER:             I know there are cowboys
                          Up in the sky. 
                          I’ve got to find them
                          Before I die...

HITCHOCK:      We live in men
                     Where poems begin.
                     We ride for years
                     Down childhood tears.
                     Feel the stars in dust,
                     Touch the love in rust,
                     And you’ll understand
                     The beauty of your hand...

TOGETHER:           Cowboy High, Cowboy High.
                          The time will come
                          When cowboys fly.
                          And the world will see cowboys
                          Up in the sky.
                          And there will always be
                          Cowboys High.

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"Disneyland" - MP3

    Dialogue Introduction and Lyrics, Act II, Scene 1

    HONEY:             Oh, Thurber doesn’t talk about things like hearts.  It’s too much for him.  At the crucial moment he looks up at a passing sparrow...and he tries to make up a poem about you that – well, it never quite – well, it doesn’t exactly – well, it’s like he gets carried away with the sparrow and he forgets where he was with you...   Just like the winding road.  Oh, it’s Disneyland.  It’s definitely Disneyland...

    (The room takes on a strange pink glow and the girls interject spoken comments – in parenthesis -- as Honey Jo sings.)

“DISNEYLAND”

 

    HONEY:               He used to smile,
                             Then he would wait a while,
                             And then he would kiss me,
                             And then he would ask me,

                             Do you remember the pine trees,
                             When they were loaded with snow?
    CINDY:                (Did you remind him of pine trees?)
    HONEY:               Well, you’re a little like pine trees
                             When pine trees overflow...
                             (She smiles suggestively.)
    STELLA:              (Oh, no.)

    HONEY:               And then the snow falls on the prairie,
                             And the prairie lies down and cries –
    CINDY:               (The prairie lies down and cries??)
    HONEY:               Because melting snow is so touching
                             And the prairie has stars in its eyes...!
    EMMA:                 (How can a prairie have stars in its eyes?)

    HONEY:                         He lived in Disneyland
                                       And he’d hold my hand.
                                       He’d look up at the sky,
                                       And I would just die.
    EMMA:                          (Couldn’t he say it?)
    HONEY:                         No, it just flew away.
                                       But in Disneyland,
                                       I think it goes that way.

                              And then he would kiss me.
                              And then he would ask me,

                              Do you see Rainbows on the hillside,
                              Sprinkled with mist from the sky?
    CINDY:                 (Did you remind him of hillsides?)
    HONEY:                Well, you’re a little like Rainbows
                              When they fill up with raindrops and sigh...!
    EMMA:                 (Oh, my.)
                   
    HONEY:                And then the Rainbows ride up to heaven,
                              And heaven is hopeful and wet,
                              Because heaven is having a birthday
                              When a Rainbow and heaven have met...
    EMMA:                 (But I don’t understand yet...)

    HONEY:                          He lived in Disneyland
                                        And he’d hold my hand.
                                        He’d look up at the sky,
                                        And I would just die.
    EMMA:                           (Couldn’t he say it?)
    HONEY:                          No, it just flew away.
    ALL:                              But in Disneyland,
                                        I think it goes that way.

    HONEY:                 And then he would kiss me,
                               And then he would ask me,

                               Do you think love birds
                               Make up new words
                               Every time they see you?
     EMMA:                 (They do?)
     HONEY:                Well, you’re a little like love bird songs
                               When love birds make love and sing, too...
                               (She giggles.)
     EMMA:                 (I’m not sure you can do that...)

     HONEY:                (Getting carried away)
                               So all the love birds flew off together
                               Looking for new things to say...
     STELLA:               (Okay...)
     HONEY:                And that’s why the love birds will never part,

                             And why love flies off to this day...!  

     CINDY:                 (He didn’t.)
     HONEY:                (He did.)

    HONEY:                          He lived in Disneyland
                                        And he’d hold my hand.
                                        He’d look up at the sky,
                                        And I would just die.
    EMMA:                           (Couldn’t he say it?)
    HONEY:                          No, it just flew away.
    ALL:                              But in Disneyland,
                                        I think it goes that way.

    HONEY:                 And then he would kiss me,
                               And then he would ask me...
                               (Her voice trails off.)
    STELLA:                (Honey Jo?)

    HONEY:                 (Teary eyed.)
                               Do you think hearts break like eggs do?
                               Do you think we will live?
    EMMA:                  (Softly) (What did you tell him?)
    HONEY:                 Well, I couldn’t tell him that hearts are made
                               Of wishes and things you forgive.

    CINDY:                  (Do you love him, Honey Jo?)

    HONEY:                 I believed in his rainbows...
                               I looked for a prairie that cries...
    EMMA:                  (Oh, no...)
    HONEY:                 But I didn’t want any eggs to break.
                               I just wanted the love in his eyes...

    HONEY:                        We lived in
    ALL:                             Disneyland
    HONEY:                        And he’d hold my hand.
    ALL:                             He’d look up at the sky,
    HONEY:                        And I would just die.
    EMMA:                         (Maybe he’ll tell you?)
    HONEY:                        (Hopefully) Maybe today!
    ALL:                            Because in Disneyland, your prince will come some—
                                      Disneyland, your prince will come some—
                                      Disneyland, your prince will come some day!

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"Imagine Me " - MP3

    Dialogue Introduction and Lyrics, Act II, Scene 2

    (Artie Browning lights a fire in the fireplace. (He lights a fire and it begins to roar responsively, his curly hair sparkling in the flame – like his electric teeth…  He sits at keyboards, plays, and sings.)

    "Imagine Me"

    ARTIE:                 Imagine me
                              Looking at you.
                              Oh, God, I don’t know
                              What I’m going to do.
                              When you can see right into me
                              With eyes that write my history
                              And looks that make the song so right, 

                                       Not just another song,
                                       Not just another song,
                                       The words will drive me out of my mind.
                                       And if I go on –
                                                A little bit,
                                       And the words are wrong --
                                                A little bit,
                                      Will you reach for me, a little bit --
                                                A little bit too long?

                               Imagine me,
                               Imagine you,
                               Imagine everything I wanna do.
                               To hold you in my mind another
                               Minute might be crazy, but I’ve
                               Got to see the answer
                               On your face...

                                       Not just another song,
                                       Not just another song,
                                       The words will drive me out of my mind.
                                       And if I go on –
                                                A little bit,
                                       And the words are wrong --
                                                A little bit,
                                       Will you reach for me -- ?
                                                A little bit,
                                                A little bit, a little bit, a little bit,
                                                A little bit too long.

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"Imagine Me" Reprise - MP3

     

    Dialogue Introduction and Lyrics, Act II, Scene 2

    ARTIE:                 And I’m an idiot. 

    (Trying to make amends, he grabs his jacket sparkling with “Starbusters” logos and life of its own, and puts it around her shoulders.)  Here.  Take my jacket. 

    CAROLINE:  Artie, please don’t be nice to me right now!  (She pushes him away; he sees tears on her cheeks.) 

    ARTIE:         Caroline…  I’m sorry...! (She runs out.  He follows her to the door and stands looking after her.  Suddenly he hits the door facing, angry with himself.)    Idiot!  Why’d you have to do that?  (He doesn’t know what to do.)

    (He goes to the keyboards.  Sighing deeply)  Aw, Honey Jo…  (He plays and sings.)

    "Imagine Me" Reprise

     

    ARTIE:                 Imagine me
                              Talking to you.
                              Imagine what if there's somebody new,
                              And that somebody's gonna see
                              The way I look at you too long
                              For this to be
                              Just another song... 

                                       Not just another song,
                                       Not just another song,
                                       The words will drive me out of my mind.
                                       And if I go on –
                                                A little bit,
                                       And the words are wrong --
                                                A little bit,
                                       Honey, will you reach for me -- ?
                                                A little bit,
                                                A little bit, a little bit, a little bit,
                                                A little bit too long.
                                                Too long…
                                                

    (Suddenly he grabs his jacket and heads for the door.  Fade to Blackout.)

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"Oh Honey I Love You " - MP3

    Dialogue Introduction and Lyrics, Act III, Scene 3

    THURBER:   (Plaintively looking at the audience as if they could help him.)  Oh, Honey Jo, Honey Jo…  Where does it all go!?  Where do all your day dreams go?  Is someone keepin’ them for you, so they aren’t all lost, like you are?  Some of them were so nice...  My God, but some of them were so good... 

                    You hypocrite, Thurber Mills!  You tell Caroline to go after her dreams and be that beautiful thing she is.  But you can’t say the one thing you know you have to say for yourself -- that will bring that woman you love into your arms forever!  (A spotlight shines on him, and sometimes a little glitter falls...)

    "OH HONEY I LOVE YOU"

    THURBER:            I never told her I loved her,
                             I never told her to wait.
                             Why do they have to have love songs?
                             I can’t even ask for a date.

    Why’d she have to look so pretty?
    Do they know what they do, do they know?
    I said, “Oh, Honey, Oh, Honey,”
    But I never said

    Oh, Honey, I love you,
    Oh, Honey, I love you,
    Oh, Honey, I can’t say
      why I can’t say it.
    But, Honey, I love you,
      I love you.

    Why do the best ones leave you,
    Because you can figure it out?
    You were gonna ask her something,
    But she says she’s going out,

    For good.  She’s got somebody,
    Didn’t you know she would?
    You waited too long to say it.
    Now it’s over, it’s no good.

    Oh, Honey, I love you,
    Oh, Honey, I love you,
    Oh, Honey, I can’t say
      why I can’t say it.
    But, Honey, I love you,
      I love you.

    There’s nobody like your Honey,
    And when you find it you know.
    You get stupid when she
      looks up at you,
    And you just stand there
      when she tells you to go.

    Why didn’t I throw her down?
    Why didn’t I drag her off?
    Why do I get really all ready,
    And then I try to laugh it off?

    Oh, Honey, I love you,
    Oh, Honey, I love you,
    Oh, Honey, I can’t say
      why I can’t say it.
    But, Honey, I love you,
      I love you.

    (The lights become bluish and dreamy; Hitchcock’s Theme" intermingles with the tones for a moment with high thin music and distant voices...)

    I wish I had me a cowgirl
    Who would come and take her place...
    I wish I had me an Old Friend
    Who could help me forget her face...

    For good.  She’s such a Honey,
    You die for it when it’s near...
    If I could only, oh, hold her,
    Oh, God, I’d say it to her
      for a year!

    Oh, Honey, I love you,
    Oh, Honey, I love you,
    Oh, Honey, I can’t say
      why I can’t say it.
    But, Honey, I love you,
      I...love...you...

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"My Friend for All Time" - MP3

Dialogue Introduction and Lyrics, Act IV, Scene 1

HITCHCOCK:  AS YOU SAID, IT’S NEVER THAT FAR FROM HOME...  YOU WILL SEE.  AND THERE WILL BE OTHERS.  AND THEY WILL HEAR YOUR POETRY AS YOU FIRST MEANT ITS WORDS AND FOLLOW IT TO FIND YOU.  YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN...

THURBER:   Will you – will you…

HITCHCOCK: I SHALL BE HERE, WAITING...

THURBER:   (Relief spreads across his face like salvation.)  Just as long as – you know, you’re here.  (Fighting tears.)  I mean, I don’t want to cry or anything.  It’s just that – well, you know.

HITCHCOCK:  I KNOW.

THURBER:   Hitchcock, I – I --

HITCHCOCK:  I KNOW… I KNOW, MY FRIEND. 

                                                               “MY FRIEND FOR ALL TIME”

HITCHCOCK:        You are my friend, my friend for all Time.
                         You say my name, I sing to Rainbows.
                         A golden testament to our words lives beyond
                         And your face lives always in my Windows.

                                    You are my Home, my friend.
                                    I live in your name and I do not end.
                                    My spirit is born where yours is born.
                                    If my Land does not end,
                                    Then your Land is ever re-born.
                                    And always I love you, my friend.
                                    And always I love you, my friend.

                         You are my brother, my brother and my kin,
                         No farther away than you can sing walking all day.
                         A master of your times, you ride the road within,
                         And Brotherhood will intersect our hearts on the way.

                                    You are my Home, my friend.
                                    I live in your name and I do not end.
                                    My spirit is born where yours is born.
                                    If my Land does not end,
                                    Then your Land is ever re-born.
                                    And always I love you, my friend.
                                    And always I love you, my friend.
 
                         Your beauty is alive, your beauty welcomes you
                         No matter how far or how afraid you are,
                         You stand beside me on this prairie to renew;
                         With every word of courage, you go to meet that Star…

TOGETHER:                    You are my Home, my friend.
                                    I live in your name and I do not end.
                                    My spirit is born where yours is born.
                                    If my Land does not end,
                                    Then your Land is ever re-born.
                                    And always I love you, my friend.
                                    And always I love you, my friend…

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"There's a Town in Time " - MP3


Dialogue Introduction and Lyrics, Act IV, Scene 2

The Mills Home. Down the stair case walks a radiant Caroline Melody Mills, ready for the dance.  She is incredibly beautiful, her dark otherworldly eyes shimmering in extravagant lashes, her height soaring; the landscape a dream.  Leaning against the wall is a large framed poster.  Carefully she hangs it in a prominent place, a place reserved for it -- a poster of Artie’s Band, “Starbusters.”  In Artie’s eyes and about him is the aura of Hitchcock – gleaming teeth and eyes – the resemblance striking, the image shifting as if it were alive  She looks at the poster lovingly; it glows in response..  She dances a few steps around the room, hugging herself, enjoying for a moment her own beauty privately.  She stops and looks up at the poster and as she does, a reflection of Hitchcock appears strangely in a mirror on the wall, watching her with eternal affection...

CAROLINE:  Maybe Thurber’s right.  I have to find out once and for all.  I should go to that dance.. (She whirls around then stands looking dreamily at the poster.)  We’re so alike, Thurber and I.  Dreaming on a porch that lives somewhere in Time…  That’s Our Town…  (She sings.)

 

"THERE'S A TOWN IN TIME'

CAROLINE:

Where they’ll never find me.
There are secret faces
And the streets stretch out to the Sun.
Where you can be with me and not remember,
And the leaves turn so bright red,
But the colors, the colors, the colors
never run.  And…

                Time is lost forever,
                Dreaming in the yard.
                And you will always be my Sweetheart
                My sweet, sweet heart.
                My sweet, sweet heart.

(2nd verse is on MP3 but omitted from the musical)

There are steps and swings
And porches by the millions
Where I watched you talking
But you never spoke to me.
Where you could hold me softly
Without knowing
But the sunlight burned
Like the eyes, the eyes, the eyes
Of memory.  And…

                Time is lost forever,
                Dreaming in the yard.
                And you will always be my Sweetheart
                My sweet, sweet heart.
                My sweet, sweet heart.

A time will come where thoughts
Will live forever.
And the dress-up of dreamers
Will suddenly go free.
And you will walk
Through Towns in Time
And find me.
And we will wake up in history.
And we’ll sing, we’ll sing, we’ll sing
The songs of –

                Time is lost forever,
                Dreaming in the yard.
                And you will always be my Sweetheart
                My sweet, sweet heart.
                My sweet, sweet heart.

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"Is Peace Our Word for Home? " - MP3

NOTE RE: "THE PEACE TRILOGY": "Is Peace Our Word for Home?" is part of "The Peace Trilogy" -- and the only one of these songs to appear in this version of "Cosmic Cowboys." "The Peace Trio logy" includes the following songs -- especially focused on Fathers and Sons:
1. "Is Peace Our Word for Home?"

2. "Peace Our Personal Sound"

3. "Peace Alone Is Not Enough"
(For song lyrics with MP3s Click Here)

 

Dialogue Introduction to "Is Peace Our Word for Home," Act V, Scene 1

ARTIE:         Emma Mae -- I wanted to say congratulations, I just heard!  You have a new little son, that’s great!

EMMA:         He’s a wonder…!  I wish Bill was here. He went over to Viet Nam you know.

ARTIE:         I heard.  I’m -- I’m so sorry, Emma Mae.

EMMA:         I didn’t want him to go. 

ARTIE:         I don’t want anybody to go. One day it could be your son -- or my son.  I’ve been thinking about that...

EMMA:         I just flat out told Bill -- don’t go, please, don’t go.  I said I’d go to Canada with him.  But I guess I couldn’t kiss him hard enough or love him hard enough for him to understand me. (Pause)  You have a Peace symbol on your poster, Artie.

ARTIE          Yeah. ..  Some people don’t understand that.

EMMA:         I don’t know why peace is hard to understand. All you have to do is you don’t kill anybody… 

JOE DAN:    But Emma Mae, what if somebody tries to kill you?

EMMA:         What difference does it make about the reason?  You don’t kill anybody  No matter what.  Then you have peace.

JIMMY D:     But what about –

EMMA:         (Crying out in tears -- emotions soaring)   NO MATTER WHAT!!      

ARTIE:         (Softly, reaching out for her)  Emma, I’d really you to hear my new song. It would mean a lot to me if you’d tell me what you think. (He finds a chair for her and she sits.)  It’s called, “Is Peace Our Word for Home?”

“IS PEACE OUR WORD FOR HOME?”

ARTIE:

          My brother knows my reasons.
          My sister knows my songs.
          But we don’t hate each other
          When we think there’s been some wrongs.

          We sing something together.
          We hit a word or two
          Where we agree we’re brothers.
          What’s the word, oh, man, what’s the word?

                   Is Peace our word for Home?
                   Is Peace our word for Love?
                   Is Peace on Earth so wrong?
                   Why did we wait so long?

          When we can see beyond this,
          When we concede we knew
          What she can say in one kiss: (Looking at Emma)
          Don’t go away, don’t go away.

          I want to go tomorrow.
          I want to go today
          To bring you back, my brothers –
          Oh, my son!  I can’t wait.

                  Is Peace our word for Home?
                  Is Peace our word for Love?
                  Is Peace on Earth so wrong?
                  Why did we wait so long?

          If I can’t say my Peace now,
          If I can’t take these words
          Into a field of killing
          And not kill back,
          What is my Word?

          (Looking at Emma)
          If I can’t see my sister
          In every eye against me,
          How can I look inside me?
          How can I free her? How can I be free?
         
                  Is Peace our word for Home?
                  Is Peace our word for Love?
                  Is Peace on Earth so wrong?
                  Why did we wait so long?

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(The group applauds slowly -- softly first, then loud, like unspoken words.  Artie is looking directly at Emma Mae.)

EMMA:         Artie?

ARTIE:         What do you think, Emma?

EMMA:         (Pause)  I think you’re beautiful and I hope you get to find your Peace…

ARTIE:         (He goes to hug her.)  Emma Mae, I hope Bill comes back home to you and your little son real soon…

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"Going Home with You " - MP3


Dialogue Introduction and Lyrics, Act V, Scene 1

(Caroline has brought Artie a song she's written.)    

        ARTIE:        It’s kind of a great song.  Okay, let’s start from the beginning and you sing
                         with the band.

CAROLINE:   But don’t you think --

ARTIE:        Come on.  Sing with us…

EMMA:        Melody Mills!  A name to remember…

ARTIE:        What do you say?  (He smiles.  His teeth gleam like stars – persuasively.)

EMMA:        (Aside)  Oh!  There’s those sunshiny teeth again!

STELLA:      (Aside)  I don’t think he can help it.

EMMA:        Caroline, can we sing, too?

CAROLINE:  (Looking at Artie, taking everything in.)  Sure, Emma Mae.

(Artie steps over to the other players looking at the music with them.  The girls move nearer the bandstand to sing along.  Billy Bob stands up with a smile and triumphant gesture, flipping a switch.  Now the entire bandstand and the whole room light up majestically.)

ALL:             Ooohhh.  Wow… 

ARTIE:         Okay.  Here we go. 

(They swing and sway in a kind of reverie, and as they do, the lights on the bandstand and the instruments pulse and sway as well…  It is clear that Caroline and Artie are singing to each other -- things that could never be said before.) 

“GOING HOME WITH YOU”

CAROLINE:            Never wanting you to do
                           The things you do.
ARTIE:                  Never wanting me to know
                           How far I’d go.

THE GIRLS:               Never seeing you any more,
                              Never knowing what this was for.
THE BOYS:               Never stopping to think.
                              Never going to the brink…. 

CAROLINE:           Never singing songs too much
                          That I can touch.
ARTIE:                (Looking at her intently.)
                         Never knowing what you might
                         Say back at night.

ALL:                       Never going to the dance.
                             Never risking the chance
CAROLINE               (Looking at Artie)  That you would see me there,
                             And you would stare…

ARTIE:                 (Embarrassed)
                          Never going home alone
                          Where there’s a telephone.
CAROLINE:           Never looking where
ARTIE:                 I wrote your number there…

CAROLINE:              There’s too much I don’t want to feel.
                             I’m afraid it’s all becoming real.
ARTIE:                    Never going to be through.
                             Am I going home with you…?
CAROLINE:              Am I going home with you…?
ARTIE:                    Always going home with you…
ARTIE & CAROLINE:  Always going home with you…
ALL:                      -Always going home with you…

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"Always Taken " - MP3

 

Dialogue Introduction and Lyrics, Act V, Scene 2

HONEY:       Shut up…  (She kisses him.)   Thurber, I’m taken.   I was all yours after Port Neches…  (Thurber smiles forever…  They sing.)

"ALWAYS TAKEN"

 

HONEY:               Always, always taken
                         When your heart takes part in me.
THURBER:            If doors close, new doors open.
                         If names change, you’ll still know me.

HONEY:                             I don’t care if it’s raining a lot.
TOGETHER:                        Or I can’t see through this dark spot.
THURBER:                          I will always be part of your plot.
TOGETHER:                        I remember more than I ever forgot…

THURBER:            Always, always taken.
                         When my heart is on the run.
HONEY:               If minds close, new minds open.
                         I always know you are the one.

                                       I don’t care if it’s raining a lot.
THURBER:                          Or I can’t see through this dark spot.
                                       I will always be part of your plot.
TOGETHER:                        I remember more than I ever forgot…

HONEY:               Always, always taken
                          I don’t care if you run.
THURBER:            When eyes close --
HONEY:                                      -- new eyes open.
THURBER:            You’ll never be home alone.
                               
HONEY:                             I don’t care if it’s raining a lot.
TOGETHER:                        Or I can’t see through this dark spot.
THURBER:                          I will always be part of your plot.
TOGETHER:                        I remember more than I ever forgot…

TOGETHER:          Always, always taken
                         When my heart takes part in you.
                         Always, always shaken
                         When I come home to you…..
                         When I come home to you…
                         When I come home to you…

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Christmas/ Inspirational from the "Parallel Universe Transmissions," the divine feminine

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"Christmas Rings"

    Christmas rings but once a year.
    And I know you
    Might not be there --
    But the singular way that you call my name,
    The ebony gleam of electronic things,
    Makes me remember
    The vibrations,
    The celebrations,
    The e-quations of you.
    And that just might
    See me through.

    I hear Christmas deep inside.
    You know me, it's a long time
    Since I cried.
    But the singular way that you call my name,
    The ivory crystal sound lives in the rings.
    It makes me remember
    The vibrations,
    The celebrations,
    The e-quations of you.
    And that just might
    See me through.

    I feel Christmas inside a word.
    I don't know if joy
    Can still be heard.
    But the singular way that you call my name,
    I remember the joy and I forget the pain.
    I am living inside
    The new vibrations,
    New celebrations,
    New e-quations of you.
    And that is how
    I'm going to be with you...

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"There's a Blue Christmas" To be recorded (Also in "Parallel Universe II" sung by Artemis)

    There's a Blue Christmas
    and it's always around me.
    It's where I'm hiding
    When you can't find me.
    It's how I'm defining you --
    I know blue...

    Sometimes you seem so far in space
    I don't know how I'll keep my place.
    I keep forgetting where to go.
    I keep forgetting what I know.
    But sometimes there isn't any reason
    Not to hang a piece of Mistletoe.

    Things are shinier in blue,
    Things are shinier in blue,
    Things are shinier with you
    Than anywhere else I know...

    There's a Blue Christmas.
    I don't know how it got here.
    There's someone singing
    About the times you're not here
    And I keep thinking
    It must be me.
    It's a perennial, I see.

    Sometimes I don't know how to wait
    So when you call, I levitate.
    Sometimes I don't know what to say to you
    In outer space where you are blue...
    So if you see me, wave your hand
    And I will know that you understand,
    My friend...

    Things are shinier in blue,
    Things are shinier in blue,
    Things are shinier with you
    Than anywhere else I know...

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"Don't You See the Star?" To be recorded

    When Winter comes in Peace
    You move next to me
    And I feel your release...

    I see you in
    Every window pane
    And the snow is sticking
    To you.
    And the candle light
    Burns through you.
    Don't you see the star
    Is in you?

    When Winter comes this way
    I feel close to you, you're just
    One breath away...

    I see you in
    All the winter lights
    And the morning sticks
    To you.
    And the Sun rises
    Through you.
    Don't you see the star
    Is in you?

    When Winter leads to Earth,
    I feel the beginning
    Of new birth...

    I see you in
    Every newborn face
    All the races
    Living through you.
    Give in love each day
    To renew you.
    Don't you see the star,
    The star is in you?

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"Christmas Lives" To be recorded

    I was waiting there for Christmas.
    I was waiting for a Star.
    I was waiting for the Winter
    In the Solstice of your heart.
    Then I found Christmas living long ago
    When we were not apart.

    Christmas lives here in you.
    Christmas sings in the bows of the Tree.
    And you have come again to me,
    You have come again to me,
    You have come again to me
    In Blue...

    Now I have come home for Christmas.
    Haven't you seen me before?
    Haven't you heard my footsteps?
    Haven't I knocked on your door?
    In the face of Christmas morning
    Is the face of the One adored...

    Christmas lives here in you.
    When we come to Earth new
    We'll love her forever,
    I have come again to you,
    I have come again to you,
    I have come again to you
    In Blue...

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New Love Songs from the "Parallel Universe Transmissions"

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"Hi Moon, Hi Moon" To be recorded

    There is a Moon you haven’t seen. 
    It is the reason in between
    The words you see, you see 
    Who you are to be
    And you will know me. 

                Hi Moon, Hi Moon, 
                You’ve come back again so soon.
                Hi Moon, Hi Moon,
                You’ve come back into my Room.
                Now don’t stare at me there. 
                I will admit it – I Care…

    I know you’re thinking of me now.
    I know you got in there somewhere
    To me, to see, to see
    How I’d love your mouth
    To be…

                Hi Moon, Hi Moon,
                You’ve come back again so soon.
                Hi Moon, Hi Moon,
                You’ve come back into my Room.
                Now don’t stare at me there.
                I will admit it – I Care…
     
    Will you begin to sing again?
    I feel you touching on my skin.
    It glows, it knows your ray, your face,
    What you
    Will say.

                Hi Moon, Hi Moon,
                You’ve come back again so soon.
                Hi Moon, Hi Moon,
                You’ve come back into my Room.
                Now don’t stare at me there.
                I will admit it – I Care…

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"The Same Girl " - To be recorded


    When a bird descends
    And her wings are still and shy,
    Do you know
    Why

    She lives inside the eyes
    Of the one in blue who cries,
    Who knows
    She is

    The same girl,
    The same girl
    On a winter night
    Who made you love and fight
    Until you moved
    To a new Avenue...

    Now when your heart is new,
    You will find she's walked right into you
    The day
    You see

    Again. But you know now
    All the beauty that she painted
    In you
    Somehow...

    It's the same girl,
    It's the same girl
    On a summer eve
    Who made you love and leave
    Until you found
    New life in reprieve...

    Now the time is yours.
    And your days and nights are pure
    And so
    Full

    Of windmills and of glass
    And a window where you see
    Your heart
    At last.

    It's the same heart.
    It's the same heart.
    In a life of dreams
    You live out what this love means
    And you
    Will be new.

     

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"Still Waters " - restricted - not available for recording

    When you reach for still waters
    They disappear in the rest.
    When you find them again, 
    You will find them being blessed. 

                Still Waters, Still, 
                Still Waters.
                Still Waters, Still,
                Still Waters.
                She leadeth me beside 
                The still, the still 
                Waters…  Waters… 

    When you want to remember
    And the Heart is still there,
    When you’re very near the opening
    Be still.  And it will reappear, in

                Still Waters, Still,
                Still Waters.
                Still Waters, Still,
                Still Waters.
                She leadeth me beside
                The still, The still
                Waters…  Waters…

    When you want to know the answers,
    You can’t rest til you’ve run.
    You don’t stop in the middle.
    You go all the way until it’s done, in

                Still Waters, Still,
                Still Waters.
                Still Waters, Still,
                Still Waters.
                She leadeth me beside
                The still, The still
                Waters…  Waters…

    When you hold onto dreams and
    Something remains of their scenes,
    In a Heart you see waiting.
    You just start opening the seams, in

    Still Waters, Still,
    Still Waters.
    Still Waters, Still,
    Still Waters.
    She leadeth me beside
    The still, The still
    Waters…  Waters…

 

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