The beginning. CATHERINE, at the end of her first date with Jamie.

CATHERINE:

Don't kiss me goodbye again.
Leave this night clean and quiet.
You want the last word,
You want me to laugh,
But leave it for now.

All you can say,
All you can feel
Was wrapped up inside that one perfect kiss.
Leave it at that:
I'll watch you turn the corner and go...

And goodbye until tomorrow.
Goodbye until the next time you call,
And I will be waiting.
I will be waiting.
Goodbye until tomorrow.
Goodbye 'til I recall how to breathe,
And I have been waiting,
I have been waiting for you.

I stand on a precipice.
I struggle to keep my balance.
I open myself,
I open myself one stitch at a time.

Finally yes!
Finally now!
Finally something takes me away.
Finally free!
Finally he can cut through these strings,
And open my wings!

So goodbye until tomorrow!
Goodbye until my feet touch the floor,
And I will be waiting,
I will be waiting!
Goodbye until tomorrow!
Goodbye until the rest of my life
And I have been waiting,
I have been waiting for you!
Waiting for you,
Waiting for you!

The end. JAMIE, alone in the apartment.

JAMIE:

I called Elise to help me pack my bags.
I went downtown and closed the bank account.
It's not about another shrink,
It's not about another compromise.
I'm not the only one who's hurting here.
I don't know what the Hell is left to do.
You never saw how far the crack had opened.
You never knew I had run out of rope and

I could never rescue you.
All you ever wanted,
But I could never rescue you,
No matter how I tried.
All I could do was love you hard
And let you go.

No matter how I tried,
All I could do was love you.
God, how I loved you so.
So we could fight,
Or we could wait,
Or I could go...

CATHERINE:

Goodbye until tomorrow!
Goodbye until I crawl to your door,
And I will be waiting,
I will be waiting!

JAMIE:

You never noticed how
The wind had changed.

CATHERINE: (JAMIE:)

Goodbye until tomorrow
(I didn't see a way we both could win)

CATHERINE:

Goodbye until I'm done thanking God,
For I have been waiting!
I have been waiting for you!

CATHERINE: (JAMIE:)

I have been waiting!
(Goodbye, Cathy)
I have been waiting for you!
(Goodbye!)

CATHERINE:

I will keep waiting--
I will be waiting for you!

Just close the gate;
I'll stand and wait.
Jamie...

BOTH:

Goodbye.


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    General CommentThis is an amazingly well thought out ending to an amazingly well thought out play by an amazing composer...I hope others feel the same way
    broadwayfaceon August 03, 2002   Link
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    General Comment100%. jason robert brown is amazing and the whole show is wonderful
    missing 808on July 06, 2005   Link

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