Diana:
EV'RY DAY FOR A WEEK WE WOULD TRY TO
FEEL THE MOTION, FEEL THE MOTION
DOWN THE HILL.

EV'RY DAY FOR A WEEK WE WOULD TRY TO
HEAR THE WIND RUSH, HEAR THE WIND RUSH,
FEEL THE CHILL.

AND I DUG RIGHT DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF MY SOUL
TO SEE WHAT I HAD INSIDE.
YES, I DUG RIGHT DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF MY SOUL
AND I TRIED, I TRIED.

And everybody is going "Whooooshhh, whooooshhh.... I feel the snow.... I feel the cold..... I feel the air." And Mr. Karp turns to me and he says, "Okay, Morales. What did you feel?"

AND I SAID...."NOTHING,
I'M FEELING NOTHING"
AND HE SAYS, "NOTHING
COULD GET A GIRL TRANSFERRED!"

THEY ALL FELT SOMETHING,
BUT I FELT NOTHING,
EXCEPT THE FEELING
THAT THIS BULLSHIT WAS ABSURD!

But I said to myself, "Hey it's only the first week. Maybe it's genetic. They don't have bobsleds in San Juan."

SECOND WEEK, MORE ADVANCED AND WE HAD TO
BE A TABLE, BE A SPORTS CAR....
ICE-CREAM CONE.

MR. KAPP, HE WOULD SAY "VERY GOOD, EX-
CEPT MORALES. TRY, MORALES,
ALL ALONE."

SO I DUG RIGHT DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF MY SOUL
TO SEE HOW AN ICE-CREAM FELT.
YES, I DUG RIGHT DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF MY SOUL
AND I TRIED TO MELT.

THE KIDS YELLED "NOTHING!"
THEY CALLED ME "NOTHING!"
AND KARP ALLOWED IT,
WHICH REALLY MAKES ME BURN.

THEY WERE SO HELPFUL.
THEY CALLED ME HOPELESS.
UNTIL I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW
WHERE ELSE TO TURN.

And Karp kept saying, "Morales, I think you should transfer to Girls' High. You'll never be an actress. Never!" Jesus Christ!

WENT TO CHURCH, PRAYING "SANTA MARIA,
SEND ME GUIDANCE, SEND ME GUIDANCE,"
ON MY KNEES.

WENT TO CHURCH, PRAYING, "SANTA MARIA,
HELP ME FEEL IT, HELP ME FEEL IT.
PRETTY PLEASE!"

AND A VOICE FROM DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF MY SOUL
CAME UP TO THE TOP OF MY HEAD.
AND THE VOICE FROM DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF MY SOUL,
HERE IS WHAT IT SAID:

"THIS MAN IS NOTHING!
THIS COURSE IS NOTHING!
IF YOU WANT SOMETHING
GO FIND A BETTER CLASS.

AND WHEN YOU FIND ONE
YOU'LL BE AN ACTRESS."
AND I ASSURE YOU THAT'S WHAT
FIN'LLY CAME TO PASS.

SIX MONTHS LATER I HEARD THAT KARP HAD DIED.
AND I DUG RIGHT DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF MY SOUL....
AND CRIED,
'CAUSE I FELT.... NOTHING.

I mean I didn't want him to die or anything, but....

(Music starts underscoring for next number as: Diana backs up, exits stage left, Don enters upstage right, crosses down below line)


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    General CommentI relate to this song a whole hell of a lot... I went to a performing arts high school, and I was the class outcast who didn't really get these silly "Theatre games" we had to play during class... The first time I heard this song was onstage at my school, and I didn't really pay attention to it, because I was paying more attention to the overall performance.... But I had the soundtrack record from the original 197* production in new york, and I listened to this song, and at the end when Diana sings

    "SIX MONTHS LATER I HEARD THAT KARP HAD DIED.
    AND I DUG RIGHT DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF MY SOUL....
    AND CRIED,
    'CAUSE I FELT.... NOTHING. "

    I couldn't stop crying for almost a half hour...

    So on to what this song means... This song is about being emotionally numb... Being emotionally numb is a lot like when the dentist shoots your jaw full of novocaine, and you can't feel the surface of your skin, but you can feel deep in your tissue, under the surface... Diana hears about her former teachers death, and there's nothing there.... no sadness, no resentment, no anger, no happiness... But the tears came... and with them, a dull ache of emotion, not really felt, but under the surface...
    SoundandFury1031on January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think when Diana finds out that Karp died, she does not feel any emotion, and she cries because she feels that she is heartless and numb to emotion.
    P*on September 26, 2006   Link

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