JAMIE, in bed.


Hey, kid--good morning--
You look like an angel.
I don't remember when we fell asleep.
We should get up, kid--
Cathy is waiting...

Look at us, lying here,
Dreaming, pretending.
I made a promise and I took a vow.
I wrote a story,
And we changed the ending--
Cathy, just look at me now!

Hold on, facts are facts--
Just relax, lay low.
All right, the panic recedes:
Nobody needs to know.

Put on my armor--
I'm off to Ohio.
Back into battle 'til I don't know when.
Swearing to her that I
Never was with you,
And praying I'll hold you again.

Hold on, clip these wings--
Things get out of hand.
All right, it's over, it's done--
No one will understand.
No one will understand...

We build a treehouse,
I keep it from shaking--
Little more glue ev'ry time that it breaks.
Perfectly balanced,
And then I start making
Conscious, deliberate mistakes.

All that I ask for
Is one little corner--
One private room at the back of my heart.
Tell her I found one,
She sends out battalions
To claim it and blow it apart.

I grip and she grips,
And faster, we're sliding.
Sliding and spilling, and what can I do?
Come back to bed, kid--
Take me inside you--
I promise I won't lie to you.

Hold on, don't cry yet--
I won't let you go.
All right--the panic recedes;
All right--everyone bleeds;
All right--I get what I need,
And nobody needs
To know.
Nobody needs to know.

And since I have to be in love with someone,
Since I need to be in love with someone,
Maybe I could be in love with someone
Like you...

Lyrics submitted by BroadwayBratt

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    General Commentokay, i signed up for this website so that i could reply to sophia.

    maybe i shouldn't bitch about this, there are people like you all over the place. i understand where you're coming from, with all the screaming teenage fangirls who paint themselves green and memorize every word of wicked and call themselves broadway fans.

    i love the last five years. it's one of my favorite shows. i love songs for a new world. i love nine. i love...i don't know. les mis. and you know what else? i love wicked and hairspray. i'm not a screaming teenage fangirl. i just think they're both really good shows. their fanbase hasn't ruined them for me. shows like...spring awakening...either.

    sorry i just ranted to you for no reason, you probably don't care, and i shouldn't care about what you said. i just felt like ranting. maybe i come off as an idiot. anyway.

    and idina menzel is in my list of top five favorite actresses. by the way. and i'm not ashamed.
    phantomfaces5806on May 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe is cheating on Cathy with a young virgin.
    renthead86on April 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've heard that this Jason Robert Brown had an affair with Daisy Prince, the director of his other show, 'Songs For Another New World', and so Elise, the character he is singing to in this song, is based on her.
    lehc723on April 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe whole show is about his story with his wife except his wife story is starting at the end of the marriage thing and going backwards and hes going forwards. its a really neat show. i
    missing 808on July 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm house managing a production of this and i'm STOKED. it's a beautiful show, much better than the OMGILOVEHAIRSPRAYANDWICKED crap you can find everywhere.

    sophia_on April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen i heard this song at work, stocking shoes, i literally stopped everything i was doing and listened. norbs voice paired with the lyrics and melody and whatnot of this song is just stunning.
    renthead4on August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis relationship is creeply like mine and my boyfriend's only I'm jamie and he's cathy. sad..
    rmjoh992on March 09, 2008   Link

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