I'm writing one great song before I...

One song
One song
Before I go
One song to leave behind
Find one song
One last refrain
From the pretty boy front man
Who wasted opportunity
One song
He had the world at his feet
In the eyes of a young girl
A young girl
Find glory
Beyond the cheap colored lights
One song
Before the sun sets
Glory - on another empty life
Time flies - time dies

Glory - One blaze of glory
One blaze of glory - glory
In a song that rings true
Truth like a blazing fire
An eternal flame
One song
A song about love
From the soul of a young man
A young man
The one song
Before the virus takes hold
Like a sunset
One song
To redeem this empty life
Time flies
And then - no need to endure anymore
Time dies
(A knock on the door)
The door

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One Song Glory Lyrics as written by Jonathan D. Larson

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    General Commenti love this song. it is so sad and powerful
    cantankerouson May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdamn, there are two of this song posted! now i have to post my comment from more than a month ago again, here...
    "the power and emotion to this song, at least on the soundtrack, just floor me. it is most definitely my favorite song in the whole musical, and that's saying a lot, considering that i love the whole soundtrack. however, when i went to see it, i wasn't impressed with the guy playing roger, and was disappointed with this song... oh well."
    scheisseon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it depends on where you see the show.. cuz i saw it in boston and had a similar reaction, but i hear its just amazing on broadway. this is one of my favorite songs in the show though.. this and without you
    myvelouriaon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti saw it on broadway, myvelouria. :)
    scheisseon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentscheisse, who was playing roger when you saw it? i saw it with adam pascal as roger (the first roger) and then again with manley pope, the most recent roger. manley pope was very good, but seemed a bit awkward in the part (or at least when i saw him). from what i remember of adam pascal, he was just...amazing for lack of a better word.
    emmychloeon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes, i wish i'd seen it with him. i saw it with manley pope, and not only was he awkward (i think this was probably a bad show for him), but his voice just didn't fit the part, or at least my idea of roger's part (which has been influenced by several years of listening to the original recording on repeat...).
    of course, RENT was still great! but it could have been even better.
    scheisseon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, manley pope was sort of awkward in his first i thought that maybe he was just uncomfortable being on stage in general, but i saw his band Pope performing, and he was fine singing and playing. i guess it was just him as roger that was awkward. too bad though, because most of my friends have seen it with manley pope as roger, and adam pascal just made the show amazing. manley pope just didn't add as much as adam did.
    emmychloeon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti had some dude that didnt even have a broadway voice. he imensly pissed me off cus he sound *nothing* like Adam Pascal. its hard to see it when you've listened to the sountrack so much.
    CheckeredStripeson October 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentadam pascal is awesome. i love him. lol. and i love this song too, it's just sooo emotional and amazing and pure passion and raw and honest and unpretentious, like he's just baring his soul to you. it's so sad.
    lol a side note, i downloaded a LOT of bootleg rent from online to listen to a lot of the other casts other than the obc. and i must say that i think that adam is still my favorite. but john partridge (german cast) is also really good. have to agree with you. i dont like manley pope too much, or jeremy kushnier either. but matt kaplan & tony vincent are good. anyway. love this song. love rent. *melts some more with rent obsessiveness*
    PRtwilight85on May 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentexcellent song expressing a beautiful and tragic point.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 21, 2004   Link

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