[MRS. GABOR]
Dear Herr Stiefel - Moritz,
I’ve spent the entire day thinking about your note.
Truly it touched me , it did, that you would think of me as a friend.
Of course, I was saddened to hear that you exams came off rather less well than you’d hoped
And that you will not be promoted come fall.
And, yet, I must say straightaway that fleeing to America is hardly the solution.
And, even if it were, I cannot provide the money you request…


[MORITZ]
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, well, fine
Not like it’s even worth the time
But still, you know, you wanted more
Sorry, it won’t change, been there before

[MRS. GABOR]
...You would do me wrong, Herr Stiefel, to read into my refusal any lack of affection.
On the contrary, as Melchior’s mother, I truly believe it to be my duty to curb this momentary loss…


[MORITZ]
The things that sucks, okay?
For me a thousand bucks, I’m, like, scott free
And I mean, please, that’s all I need
Get real, Jose!
By now you know the score

[MRS. GABOR]
...Should you like, I am ready to write your parents.
I will try to convince them that no one could’ve worked harder last semester,
And also that too rigorous a condemnation of your current misfortune
Could have the gravest possible effect on…


[MORITZ]
You wanna laugh, it’s too absurd
You start to ask, can’t hear a word
You’re gonna crash and burn
Right, tell me more

[MRS. GABOR]
...Still, Herr Stiefel, one thing in your letter disturbed me.
Your, what shall we call it, veiled threat that should escape not be possible
You would take your own life…


[MORITZ]
Okay, so now we do the play
Act like we so care, no way!
You’ll write my folks , well, okay
Babe, that’s how it goes

[MRS. GABOR]
...My dear boy, the world is filled with men -
Businessmen, scientists, scholars even who have done rather poorly in school
And, yet, have gone on to brilliant careers.
Consider, for example, our friend…


[MORITZ]
They’ll freak, or won’t
You toe the line
You tell your soul, “Just kill some time.”
Will it quit?
It will until they don’t

They’re not my home, not anymore
Not like they so were before
Still, I’ll split, and they’ll like
Well, who knows?

[MRS. GABOR]
...In any case, I assure you that your present misfortune will have no effect on my feelings for you
Or, on your relationship with Melchior…


[MORITZ & BOYS]
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, well, fine
Not like it’s even worth the time
But still, you know, you wanted more
Okay, so nothing’s changed, heard that before

You wanna laugh, it’s too absurd
You start to ask, can’t hear a word
You want to crash a burn
Right, tell me more

You start to cave, you start to cry
You try to run, nowhere to hide
You want to crumble up, and close that door

[MRS. GABOR ]
...So, head high, Herr Stiefel!
And do let me hear from you soon.
In the meantime, I am unchangingly, and most fondly yours,
Fanny Gabor


[MORITZ]
Just fuck it, right?
Enough, that’s it
You’ll still go on, well, for a bit
Another day of utter shit
And then there were none

[MORITZ & BOYS]
And, then there were none
And, then there were none
And, then there were none


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    General CommentI LOVE this song so much, the emotion is almost enough for me. But I really wanna know what the lyrics mean. Anybody? I can't figure it out... and then there were none of what?
    heeheeasquirrelon December 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdo you not know the plot? it's explained on wikipedia how the plot relates to the songs I think.

    Basically, Moritz is this really anxious, stressed-out kid who has failed out of school and when his best friend's mom, the only adult he trusts, refuses to give him money, he despairs and decides to kill himself. I think the main point of the song is that he has been trying to be strong, but he can't bear to be let down again.

    In the first few verses he's saying he should never have even asked for help because nothing ever works out for him anyway, and he's saying that Mrs. Gabor doesn't care about him, even though she really does, he just can't see that.

    "They're not my home, not anymore/Not like they so were before" is about his parents, who he doesn't think really loved him even before he failed out of school. He's saying he doesn't care what they think anymore, they'll never approve of him.

    Several times he makes reference to trying to hang on to life when you're miserable--"you tell your soul just kill some time," "you'll still go on, well, for a bit." I think the title line means "and then there were no more days of utter shit." He doesn't see the point of slogging through life anymore.
    mockingsmileon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThanks, that makes sense. I know the context & I saw the show, I'm just not the most poetic person when it comes to lyrics and didn't quite get what he was specifically talking about.
    heeheeasquirrelon January 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn this song Moritz (one of the two lead guys) is recieving a letter from Melchoir's (the other lead) mother. She is letting him know that she can't give him the money to escape his problems.

    This gut renching song is about how Moritz slowly falls apart. How at first he is hopefull that he'll be able to leave, and when he finds out he can't, the song and his feelings completely change. At first he has a real up-beat tone, but towards the end of the song he sees the seriousness of his situation and says:

    "They’re not my home, not anymore
    Not like they so were before
    Still, I’ll split, and they’ll like
    Well, who knows?"
    and...
    "You start to cave, you start to cry
    You try to run, nowhere to hide
    You want to crumble up, and close that door"

    Moritz realizes that their is only one way to flee from his verbal (and at one point physically) abusive father.

    The irony in this song is that Moritz really did pass, but his teachers fail him just because they can only promote 60 students to the next year, and they didn't like him. So his two teachers team up and fail him.

    Even though this song isn't considered one of the biggest songs in the play, it completely is. It shows how dumb and in the dark the adults are, and how awake the kids are. (However the adults don't realize that everything they do has a huge impact and always effects the kids)

    This song is often played off, but it's such an amazing song and it truely shows the loss of hope for a young fifteen year old who is just trying to find his place in society. But, is driven to suicide by its rejection and harsh reality.
    B*WAYfAnon April 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThat is precisely correct, but the most meaningful lines are more often overlooked, such as the last one (And then there were none) and these are preceded by "Another day of utter shit", which marks the point where he decides to carry out his own suicide. But beautifully put you guys.
    cid_wensonon July 14, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningWhat does the "Get real, Jose" part mean? I've seen the musical and listened to the CD a lot but I still can't figure it out.
    cillachezon February 17, 2011   Link

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