Ringmaster:
Within our humble sawdust ring
The players all arranged
The powerful and puny
The faintly and deranged
The honest bird, the future Queen
All sentient and green
Sparring all the livelong day
Make ready for our play
So gentles all, who will hold sway
To a garden in Vienna
Let us make our way

"Madame Antoine, Madame Antoine"

Marie Therese:
Madame Antoine, Madame Antoine
It's getting dark outside
It's time to come in

Madame Antoine:
Oh, Mother

Marie Therese:
Madame Antoine, Madame Antoine
It's getting dark outside
It's time to come in

Madame Antoine:
Yes, yes, mother, I'm coming
One day...

One day I'll be Queen
Lay on peaches and cream
Wear satin and lace
And laugh in the faces of the teachers
And priests
And the boys will all faun
Faun before me like beasts

Honest Bird:
Little princess so sure you are right
But your endless day is their endless night
You can preen in the limelight
In your diamonds and pearls
But the children go hungry
In that other world

Madame Antoine:
Little sparrow fly back to wherever you're from
You can never imagine the plane I live on
The intricate steps with the tumblers and clowns
Fly above and beyond you cock robin
So just you pipe down


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Ca Ira - Act I - Scene 1: A Garden in Vienna, 1765 song meanings
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    General CommentStick to rock songs, Rog.
    werummon December 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its awesome that he writes opera.He is genius.it is so uplifting just like the rock music he used to do
    Anahitaon November 29, 2010   Link

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