"Lament" as written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice....
The choice was mine, and mine completely
I could have any prize that I desired
I could burn with the splendor of the brightest fire
Or else, or else I could choose time

Remember I was very young then
And a year was forever and a day
So what use could fifty, sixty, seventy be?
I saw the lights, and I was on my way

And how I lived, how they shone
But how soon the lights were gone

The choice was yours and noone else's
You can cry for a body in despair
Hang your head because she is no longer there
To shine, to dazzle, or betray
How she lived, how she shone
But how soon the lights were gone

Eyes, hair, face, image
All must be preserved
Still life displayed forever
No less than she deserved.

Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"Lament" as written by Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    MemoryEvita's Lament just might be Lady Madonna's best and saddest performance of her singing career! And Inside, Madonna's All Still Wet!-and Therefore-Sad! The lady's Sad and Wet Tears Stream and Fall down her beautiful Detroit Face, as if something heartbreaking, sad and terrible is happening to her-Good ol' Madge Ciccone simply has a good cry and now that she's old enough to live her dream as an artist/chanteuse at 54, Madonna wears her scars proudly. The minute I hopped out the theater after I saw Evita, I gained a whole new respect and appreciation for Madonna. Some years later during the Reinvention Tour in June of 04 at Verizon Center, I simply marveled at her sadness and her strength during her performance that it was absolutely chilling,mesmerizing and heartbreaking as Madonna sang and cried the lyrics in her sad Kabbalah Evita/W.E voice. Maddy Cries "The choice was mine and mine completely/I could have had any Prize that I desired/I could burn with the Splendor of the Brightest Fire!/Or else or else I could choose Time!/Remember, I was very young then/And a year was Forever and a day!/So what use could 50, 60, 70 be?/I saw the Ray of Light and I was on my way!/And how I Lived to Tell!/How I shone!/But how soon the lights were Gone!," with such finality that all Madonna can do is Cry Her Broken Heart Out! There Will Never Be Another Madonna. No one will ever take her place. All the world-including myself-will be very sad when Madonna Louise Ciccone exits Planet Earth so let's enjoy her while there's time. Her Artistry and music will live Forever long after the likes of controversy, outrage and the Sex book fade from view. Madonna Forever! In the Evidence of Her Brilliance!
    rabbitbunnyon October 08, 2012   Link
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    General Commentugh, love it.
    paigeraquelon June 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah , the song is so sad ... and i love it !
    Nazaninon March 22, 2010   Link

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