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Myths and Hymns

A multi-genre song cycle featuring Kelli O’Hara, Norm Lewis, Renée Fleming, Joshua Henry, Anthony Roth Costanzo and Julia Bullock. Composed by Adam Guettel, this restaging by MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling spans opera, gospel and more.

AIRED: November 10, 2021 | 1:30:50
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TRANSCRIPT

Hi. I'm Ted Sperling, artistic director of MasterVoices,

and I'm here to welcome you to our production of Adam Guettel's

"Myths and Hymns."

I've been in love with this piece

ever since I conducted the premiere around 20 years ago.

And more recently, I'd been trying to find a new way

to present this endlessly revealing material.

When the COVID pandemic struck,

a new idea did come to me in a flash.

We could make a kaleidoscopic festival of short films,

each with its own star and creative team.

Because we'd be making these remotely, it would be safe,

and we would also have access to artists and audiences

from around the globe.

We built these films in layers, starting with the orchestra

and then asking each singer to record him or herself

individually, usually with their iPhones.

And then our talented team of directors and editors

and choreographers stitched it all together.

Early on, I had the feeling we'd soon grow tired

of watching heads singing in boxes on a screen,

so I also enlisted the aid of visual artists

to lend each film its own distinctive look.

Our production is organized in four chapters,

each of which addresses a different way of dealing with

the hunger within that's described in the first song.

Ultimately, we realize that that hunger can be an engine

for creativity and growth,

just as the frustrations and challenges of the pandemic

led us to stretch ourselves in making this production for you.

We hope you enjoy it.

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♪♪ Long ago, I tasted something sweet ♪♪

♪♪ It's an echo, it's a memory in retreat ♪♪

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♪♪ Like a feeling of fullness ♪♪

♪♪ Like the knowing of quiet fortitude ♪♪

♪♪ Of ancient heroes ♪♪

♪♪ It was something I trusted somehow ♪♪

♪♪ But now ♪♪

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♪♪ But now it's gone, and I am incomplete ♪♪

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♪♪ In the darkness and the hollow, in the heat ♪♪

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♪♪ If I flash on the future ♪♪

♪♪ I see only the empty future shock, an afterimage ♪♪

♪♪ There is only I want, I want ♪♪

♪♪ I want ♪♪

♪♪ I don't know what I hunger for ♪♪

♪♪ I don't know why I feel the hunger ♪♪

♪♪ More and more with every passing day ♪♪

♪♪ I don't know from where the hunger springs ♪♪

♪♪ But that it's there and that it sings ♪♪

♪♪ Of someplace far away ♪♪

♪♪ Of someplace far away ♪♪

♪♪ So get me up and get me out ♪♪

♪♪ And let me never return ♪♪

♪♪ To the darkness and the hollow and to the burn ♪♪

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♪♪ I want out of this hunger ♪♪

♪♪ Take me up to a higher altitude ♪♪

♪♪ Take me all the way, I'm out of here ♪♪

♪♪ I am going there ♪♪

♪♪ I am gone ♪♪

[ Women vocalizing ]

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♪♪ Oh ♪♪

♪♪ Get me up like Icarus ♪♪

♪♪ And give me wings like Pegasus ♪♪

♪♪ Just get me out and get me high ♪♪

♪♪ Just get me out and get me high ♪♪

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♪♪ Icarus was not an achiever ♪♪

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♪♪ Always resented what his father could do ♪♪

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♪♪ Was sick and tired of the hullabaloo ♪♪

♪♪ When would he ever make his mark? ♪♪

♪♪ Icarus was not a believer ♪♪

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♪♪ His father trusted him and took it for granted ♪♪

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♪♪ That he would turn out to be just as enchanted ♪♪

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♪♪ That all he needed was some help getting off the ground ♪♪

♪♪ Put these on

♪♪ And learn to fly a course above the ocean ♪♪

♪♪ Test your strength ♪♪

♪♪ Learn to change the angle of your wing ♪♪

♪♪ But, Icarus ♪♪

♪♪ Fly beneath me, shaded from the sun ♪♪

♪♪ Unlimited altitude ♪♪

♪♪ Will heat up your wings, and they'll come unglued ♪♪

♪♪ Of the sun, you must beware ♪♪

♪♪ When you're gliding through the air ♪♪

♪♪ You have to try to stay in my shadow ♪♪

♪♪ Icarus could see the potential ♪♪

[ Choir vocalizing ]

♪♪ Aerodynamic mythological coup ♪♪

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♪♪ Of being the only flying demigod who ♪♪

♪♪ Dared to land on the sun ♪♪

♪♪ Icarus could see the credential ♪♪

[ Choir continues vocalizing ]

♪♪ And taste the glory of the journey ahead ♪♪

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♪♪ The light reflected off his wings when they spread ♪♪

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♪♪ He started singing when his feet only found air ♪♪

♪♪ Look at me ♪♪

♪♪ I'm going to be the stuff that myths are made of ♪♪

♪♪ Divine event ♪♪

♪♪ The kind of myth that makes a masquerade of a father ♪♪

♪♪ Over him, I'll cast a shadow broader than the sun ♪♪

♪♪ Over him, I'll cast a shadow broader than the sun ♪♪

♪♪ Unlimited altitude ♪♪

♪♪ I like to navigate in the nude ♪♪

♪♪ Breezes blowing through my hair ♪♪

♪♪ While I ride the dunes of air ♪♪

♪♪ I think I'll let him fly in my shadow ♪♪

♪♪ He didn't try to get his ears to pop ♪♪

♪♪ He liked the atmospheric pressure drop ♪♪

♪♪ The sky around him and the earth below ♪♪

♪♪ The earth below ♪♪

♪♪ Earth below ♪♪

♪♪ Earth below ♪♪

♪♪ Earth below ♪♪

♪♪ Earth below ♪♪

♪♪ Earth below ♪♪

♪♪ Earth below ♪♪

♪♪ Earth below ♪♪

♪♪ Earth below ♪♪

♪♪ Earth below ♪♪

♪♪ Earth below ♪♪

♪♪ Earth below ♪♪

♪♪ Look at me ♪♪

♪♪ I'm going to be the stuff that myths are made of ♪♪

♪♪ Divine event ♪♪

♪♪ The kind of myth that makes a masquerade of a father ♪♪

♪♪ Over him, I'll cast a shadow broader than the sun ♪♪

♪♪ Over him, I'll cast a shadow broader than the sun ♪♪

♪♪ Unlimited altitude ♪♪

♪♪ The ozone layer is rainbow hued ♪♪

♪♪ Nimbus cloud about my head ♪♪

♪♪ I think I'll wear it in my father's stead ♪♪

♪♪ I think the air is getting thin ♪♪

♪♪ Look at me ♪♪

♪♪ I'm going to be the stuff that myths are made of ♪♪

♪♪ Divine event ♪♪

♪♪ The kind of myth that makes a masquerade of a father ♪♪

[ Scatting ]

♪♪ Over him ♪♪

♪♪ I'll cast a shadow broader than the sun ♪♪

♪♪ Ah! ♪♪

♪♪ Ah! ♪♪

♪♪ Ah! ♪♪

♪♪ Ah! ♪♪

[ Choir humming ]

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♪♪ We sail above the weather ♪♪

♪♪ We search the ocean floor ♪♪

♪♪ We rival our creation ♪♪

♪♪ Still yearning for more ♪♪

♪♪ But can we fly together ♪♪

[ Choir vocalizing ]

♪♪ A migratory V? ♪♪

♪♪ How wonderful ♪♪

♪♪ Wonderful ♪♪

♪♪ If that's what God could see ♪♪

♪♪ A single voice in whispered prayer ♪♪

♪♪ Can only pray to travel there ♪♪

♪♪ But all as one ♪♪

♪♪ We sound the everlasting sound ♪♪

♪♪ And sing our salvation ♪♪

♪♪ Aloft and in formation ♪♪

♪♪ A migratory V ♪♪

♪♪ How wonderful ♪♪

♪♪ If that's what God could see ♪♪

♪♪ If that's what God could see ♪♪

Women: ♪♪ A single voice ♪♪

Men: ♪♪ A single voice ♪♪

♪♪ In whispered prayer ♪♪

♪♪ In whispered prayer ♪♪

♪♪ Can only pray ♪♪

♪♪ Can only pray ♪♪

♪♪ To travel there ♪♪

♪♪ To travel there ♪♪

♪♪ But all as one ♪♪

♪♪ We sound the everlasting sound ♪♪

♪♪ And sing our salvation ♪♪

Choir: ♪♪ Aloft and in formation ♪♪

♪♪ A migratory V ♪♪

♪♪ How wonderful ♪♪

♪♪ If that's what God could see ♪♪

♪♪ If that's what God could see ♪♪

[ Women humming ]

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In case you haven't heard about it,

as it happened quite a while ago,

there once was a winged horse called Pegasus

whose rider, Bellerophon, was attempting to fly too high,

as mortals are wont to do.

So he decided to steer Pegasus to the home of the gods,

where no mortals are allowed.

To keep the young man in his place,

the gods sent along a fly,

a gadfly,

who bit the horse,

who bucked the rider,

who fell from his place in the sky.

Bellerophon had a lot of time to think

on his way down.

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♪♪ Pegasus, it's all I wanted, you know ♪♪

♪♪ Heaven like you got, heaven like you got ♪♪

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♪♪ Pegasus, I meant to glow like you glow ♪♪

♪♪ Up in heaven, too, heaven like you got ♪♪

♪♪ In the wind, your flying mane ♪♪

♪♪ In my hand, your golden rein ♪♪

♪♪ Higher, higher and never too high ♪♪

♪♪ And never enough ♪♪

♪♪ You know me 'cause I was your rider ♪♪

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Bellerophon: ♪♪ Pegasus ♪♪ ♪♪ Yes? ♪♪

♪♪ Is it as good as I said? ♪♪ ♪♪ What? ♪♪

♪♪ Living in the sky ♪♪

♪♪ Living in the sky ♪♪

♪♪ Well ♪♪

♪♪ Pegasus ♪♪ ♪♪ Uh-huh? ♪♪

♪♪ There was a dance on your head ♪♪

♪♪ What dance? ♪♪

♪♪ Heaven like you got ain't living in the sky ♪♪

♪♪ After rising from the blood ♪♪

♪♪ Pretty ♪♪

♪♪ After drinking from the flood ♪♪

♪♪ Higher, higher, and never too high ♪♪

♪♪ And never enough ♪♪

♪♪ Tell them how you threw your rider ♪♪

♪♪ Brrip b-b-brrip b-b-b-b-b-b-bzzip ♪♪

♪♪ B-b-b-b-b-brrip brrip b-b-b-b-bzip bzzip ♪♪

♪♪ Bzzip, bzzip ♪♪

♪♪ You keep throwing it up ♪♪ ♪♪ Way up ♪♪

♪♪ To me, how I'm up here ♪♪ ♪♪ Way up ♪♪

♪♪ And you're down there ♪♪ ♪♪ Way down ♪♪

♪♪ Brrip, b-b-b-bzzip ♪♪

♪♪ As though I did this to you ♪♪ ♪♪ You did this to me ♪♪

♪♪ A gadfly doesn't much deal in regret ♪♪

♪♪ For a gadfly, there is no remorse ♪♪

♪♪ A gadfly doesn't much question her god ♪♪

♪♪ When her god says, "Go bite that flying horse!" ♪♪

♪♪ She bites, that's it, I bit ♪♪

♪♪ Brrip b-b-brrip b-b-b-b-b-b-bzzip ♪♪

♪♪ Now I hear ♪♪

♪♪ I think ♪♪ ♪♪ This one blames ♪♪

♪♪ You must've pinched ♪♪ ♪♪ I pinched? ♪♪

♪♪ And that one blames ♪♪ ♪♪ My flank, somehow pinched me ♪♪

♪♪ I pinched? ♪♪ ♪♪ They each make claims ♪♪

♪♪ And I flinched ♪♪ ♪♪ You bucked ♪♪

♪♪ And counter-claims ♪♪ ♪♪ Flinched ♪♪

♪♪ They seize upon the incident, look for implications ♪♪

♪♪ When it was only Zeus again venting his frustrations ♪♪

♪♪ I didn't throw you ♪♪ ♪♪ You threw me ♪♪

♪♪ You lie ♪♪ ♪♪ You lie ♪♪

♪♪ Why this? ♪♪

♪♪ Pegasus ♪♪ ♪♪ That's my name ♪♪

♪♪ We broke in two ♪♪

♪♪ Broke in two ♪♪

♪♪ After such a friendship? ♪♪ ♪♪ All because of you ♪♪

♪♪ All because of you ♪♪ ♪♪ After such a bond ♪♪

♪♪ A fusing ♪♪

♪♪ Pegasus, just say it's true ♪♪ ♪♪ Why this? ♪♪

♪♪ Say it's true ♪♪

♪♪ More than a friendship ♪♪ ♪♪ I say it was you ♪♪

♪♪ I say it was you ♪♪ ♪♪ More than a bond ♪♪

♪♪ You and I, we still could go ♪♪

♪♪ No, we won't, we'll never go ♪♪

♪♪ Say it, say it, say it will be so ♪♪

♪♪ Welded to the other tight ♪♪ ♪♪ Never will be so ♪♪

♪♪ Higher, higher, and never too high ♪♪

♪♪ And never enough ♪♪

♪♪ Olympians, please make this pox be gone ♪♪

♪♪ Or must winged Pegasus ♪♪

♪♪ And downward-bound Bellerophon ♪♪

♪♪ Go on? ♪♪

♪♪ That's it ♪♪

♪♪ I bit ♪♪

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[ Men scatting, vocalizing ]

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♪♪ Jesus the mighty conqueror ♪♪

♪♪ That rises from the tomb ♪♪

♪♪ His resurrection glory ♪♪

♪♪ Dispels its chilling gloom ♪♪

♪♪ While from its open portals ♪♪

♪♪ An angel, clad in light ♪♪

♪♪ Doth reveal to mortals ♪♪

♪♪ The triumphs of His might ♪♪

♪♪ For the Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ And conquered every foe ♪♪

♪♪ For the Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen so ♪♪

♪♪ So arise ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

Yeah.

♪♪ The grave its awful conquest ♪♪

♪♪ O'er man for ages won ♪♪

♪♪ Defeated, now surrenders ♪♪

♪♪ To God's victorious Son ♪♪

♪♪ The mighty conqueror, captive ♪♪

♪♪ Now leads captivity ♪♪

♪♪ Precious gifts bestowing ♪♪

♪♪ Of life and liberty ♪♪

♪♪ For the Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ And conquered every foe ♪♪ ♪♪ Conquered every foe ♪♪

♪♪ For the Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen so ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, rise ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Oh ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, power forever is broken ♪♪

♪♪ God's saints no longer mourn ♪♪

♪♪ No longer mourn ♪♪

♪♪ Its sting no longer torture ♪♪

♪♪ For Christ the curse hath borne ♪♪

♪♪ His glorious exaltation ♪♪

♪♪ Let men and angels sing ♪♪

♪♪ Men and angels sing ♪♪

♪♪ Jesus, the mighty conqueror ♪♪

♪♪ On earth and heaven is King ♪♪

♪♪ For the Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ And conquered every foe ♪♪ ♪♪ Conquered every foe ♪♪

♪♪ For the Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen so ♪♪

♪♪ Can somebody help me say ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, rise ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, rise ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, rise ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, rise ♪♪

♪♪ Rise ♪♪

[ Clock ticking ]

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♪♪ Up and down and down and up and up and down ♪♪

♪♪ And over and over ♪♪

♪♪ Down and up and up and down and down and up ♪♪

♪♪ And down and up ♪♪

♪♪ And over ♪♪

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♪♪ I would give up the world ♪♪

♪♪ For one moment of relief ♪♪

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♪♪ Children of the heavenly king ♪♪

♪♪ As we journey, let us sing ♪♪

♪♪ Sing our Savior's worthy praise ♪♪

♪♪ Glorious in his works ♪♪

♪♪ In all his works and ways ♪♪

♪♪ We are traveling home to God ♪♪

♪♪ In the way our fathers trod ♪♪

♪♪ They are happy now and we ♪♪

♪♪ Soon their happiness ♪♪

♪♪ We soon their happiness ♪♪

♪♪ Shall see ♪♪

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♪♪ At the sounding of the trumpet ♪♪

♪♪ When the saints are gathered home ♪♪

♪♪ We will greet each other by the crystal sea ♪♪

♪♪ With the friends and all the loved ones there ♪♪

♪♪ Awaiting us to come ♪♪

♪♪ What a gathering of the faithful that will be ♪♪

♪♪ What a gathering, gathering it will be ♪♪

♪♪ At the sounding of the glorious jubilee ♪♪

♪♪ What a gathering, gathering it will be ♪♪

♪♪ What a gathering of the faithful that will be ♪♪

♪♪ At the sounding ♪♪

♪♪ Of the trumpet ♪♪

[ Choir vocalizing ]

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♪♪ At the sounding of the trumpet ♪♪

♪♪ When the saints are gathered home ♪♪

♪♪ When the golden harps are sounding ♪♪

♪♪ And the angel bands proclaim ♪♪

♪♪ We will greet each other by the crystal sea ♪♪

♪♪ By the sea ♪♪

♪♪ Crystal sea ♪♪

[ Water sloshing ]

[ Birds chirping ]

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♪♪ Yes, I need you ♪♪

♪♪ And I love you ♪♪

♪♪ But, oh, the water's wide ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, yes ♪♪

♪♪ I am trying ♪♪

♪♪ I am trying ♪♪

♪♪ To get there ♪♪

♪♪ To battle the tide ♪♪

♪♪ Build a bridge, come to shore ♪♪

♪♪ Build a bridge, this I've heard before ♪♪

[ Vocalizing ]

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♪♪ I'll be coming ♪♪

♪♪ I am trying to get there ♪♪

♪♪ To battle the water ♪♪

♪♪ To battle the water ♪♪

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♪♪ Build a bridge, come to shore ♪♪

♪♪ Build a bridge, this I've heard ♪♪

♪♪ How I have heard so many times ♪♪

♪♪ For so many years gone by ♪♪

♪♪ For so many years gone by ♪♪

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♪♪ The water ♪♪

♪♪ The water ♪♪

♪♪ Come across, come to shore ♪♪

♪♪ Build a bridge, this I've heard ♪♪

♪♪ How I have heard so many times ♪♪

♪♪ For so many years gone by ♪♪

♪♪ By, by ♪♪

♪♪ By ♪♪

♪♪ Yes, I need you, and I love you ♪♪

♪♪ But, oh, the water's wide ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, yes ♪♪

♪♪ I am trying, I am trying ♪♪

♪♪ To get there ♪♪

♪♪ To battle the tide ♪♪

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♪♪ Oh, yes ♪♪

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♪♪ I know ♪♪

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A fate forlorn and arduous,

that was Sisyphus.

Tyrannical Egyptian king,

that was "Sisyphing."

Full of shrewdness and deceit,

that was "Sisypheit."

Slyly plotted fratricide,

that was "Sisyphide."

Seduced his niece and scorned his wife,

that was "Sisyphife."

Cheated death and angered Zeus,

that was "Sisypheus."

Condemned to push a single stone,

that was "Sisyphone."

Same old mountain, same old rock,

that was "Sisyphock."

Work that's grindingly the same,

that was "Sisyphame."

Throughout all eternity,

that was "Sisyphy."

Kind of like this very verse,

that was "Sisypherse."

Happy just to have a job,

that was "Sisyphob."

Face the facts, he's just like us.

That was Sisyphus.

[ Stones grinding ]

Sisyphus: ♪♪ Roll this ♪♪ Choir: ♪♪ Stupid, stupid ♪♪

♪♪ Rock up ♪♪ ♪♪ Stupid, stupid ♪♪

♪♪ There's a point, yes, the point will unfold ♪♪

♪♪ I'll not ♪♪ ♪♪ Drop it, drop it ♪♪

♪♪ Stop, no ♪♪ ♪♪ Stop it, skip it ♪♪

♪♪ Not when there's a rock to be rolled ♪♪

[ Grunting ] ♪♪ My rock ♪♪ ♪♪ Goodness gracious ♪♪

♪♪ My rock ♪♪ ♪♪ Goodness gracious ♪♪

♪♪ Nearly up to the top of the peak ♪♪

♪♪ My rock ♪♪ ♪♪ What a rotten shame ♪♪

♪♪ And it's always the same ♪♪

♪♪ Rock rolls back and it'll flatten him flat ♪♪

♪♪ Few little bugs to work out ♪♪

♪♪ God, I've had it with that ♪♪

♪♪ Hell is not what he imagines it is ♪♪

♪♪ It's watching while he's going through his ♪♪

♪♪ More, up ♪♪ ♪♪ Spare us, free us ♪♪

♪♪ Up, more ♪♪ ♪♪ Free us, spare us ♪♪

♪♪ If I fail, then I try, try again ♪♪

♪♪ More, more ♪♪ ♪♪ Failure, failure still ♪♪

♪♪ Is the failure to fail? ♪♪

♪♪ Can't you see it's a curse? ♪♪

♪♪ Rolling rocks forever ♪♪

♪♪ Never getting winded ♪♪

♪♪ How could this be a curse? ♪♪

♪♪ The rock supply is endless ♪♪

♪♪ And there's many a millennium ♪♪

♪♪ Many a millennium ♪♪

♪♪ Many a millennium ahead ♪♪

♪♪ Race you to the rock pile ♪♪

♪♪ Giddy up, tally ho, forward ♪♪

♪♪ Do we have to? Can't we go? ♪♪

♪♪ Not allowed ♪♪

♪♪ You know what Zeus said ♪♪

♪♪ Zeus again, Zeus again ♪♪

♪♪ "I want Sisyphus to draw a nice crowd" ♪♪

♪♪ Race you to the rock pile ♪♪

♪♪ Giddy up, tally ho, forward ♪♪

♪♪ There's a point here, there's a point to be found ♪♪

♪♪ I picked a different ♪♪

♪♪ Stupid, stupid ♪♪ ♪♪ Shape, size ♪♪

♪♪ Stupid ♪♪ ♪♪ Rock ♪♪

♪♪ Rock rolls back ♪♪ ♪♪ Oops ♪♪

♪♪ And it'll flatten him flat ♪♪

♪♪ Oops, few little bugs to work ♪♪

♪♪ Don't you even begin to say that ♪♪

♪♪ Transfer, please, to anywhere else in this joint ♪♪

♪♪ But I need you guys beside me to advise me and to guide me ♪♪

♪♪ While I miss the whole point ♪♪

[ Ding ]

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[ Woman humming ]

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♪♪ They say that life is but a dream ♪♪

♪♪ Drifting on a stream ♪♪

♪♪ But I've begun to wonder ♪♪

♪♪ Is it really like the song? ♪♪

♪♪ We just gently roll along ♪♪

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♪♪ It's not enough, there must be more ♪♪

♪♪ Upon a distant shore ♪♪

♪♪ Adventure and the thunder of life ♪♪

♪♪ Open up your arms to me ♪♪

♪♪ And I will find my way ♪♪

♪♪ In my heart, a riddle is ♪♪

♪♪ And by the amber light it gives ♪♪

♪♪ I will ask until I know ♪♪

♪♪ Who I am inside the outside ♪♪

♪♪ That I show ♪♪

♪♪ That I show ♪♪

♪♪ From where I sit, it doesn't seem ♪♪

♪♪ That life is but a dream ♪♪

♪♪ It seems like there's a world out there ♪♪

♪♪ Open up your arms to me ♪♪

♪♪ Open up your arms ♪♪

♪♪ And you will ♪♪

♪♪ Set me ♪♪

♪♪ Free ♪♪

♪♪ Free ♪♪

[ Creaking ]

[ Clinking ]

[ Dog barks ]

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[ Vocalizing ]

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[ Vocalizing continues ]

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[ Scatting ]

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[ Vocalizing ]

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[ Nasally vocalizing ]

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[ Vocalizing ]

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[ Scatting, vocalizing ]

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[ Dog whines, barks ]

[ Water sloshing ]

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[ Choir humming ]

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[ Vocalizing ]

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♪♪ Could I be Leander? ♪♪

♪♪ On a wave am I borne? ♪♪

♪♪ Borne to a new home across this lonely sea? ♪♪

♪♪ Could you be my Hero, heart afire? ♪♪

♪♪ My lighthouse on the shoreline ♪♪

♪♪ Could you be that to me? ♪♪

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♪♪ Oh, I need you ♪♪

♪♪ I need the rise and fall of your voice ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, how I love you ♪♪

♪♪ And now I have a love to rejoice ♪♪

♪♪ Hero and Leander, how your passion is brave ♪♪

♪♪ Even if I drown here inside this wave ♪♪

♪♪ My lighthouse on the shoreline ♪♪

♪♪ My passion on this lonely sea ♪♪

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♪♪ My loving you was meant ♪♪

♪♪ To be ♪♪

[ Vocalizing ]

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♪♪ Borne to a new home across this lonely sea? ♪♪

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♪♪ Could you be my Hero, heart afire? ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, now, could you be that to me? ♪♪

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♪♪ Oh, I need you ♪♪

♪♪ I need the rise and fall of your voice ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, I love you ♪♪

♪♪ And now I have a love to rejoice ♪♪

♪♪ Hero and Leander, how your passion is brave ♪♪

♪♪ Even if I drown here inside this wave ♪♪

♪♪ My lighthouse on the shoreline ♪♪

♪♪ My passion on this lonely ♪♪

♪♪ Sea ♪♪

♪♪ My loving you was meant ♪♪

[ Sighs ]

♪♪ Was meant to ♪♪

♪♪ Be ♪♪

♪♪ Be ♪♪

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♪♪ Dearest Matthew, I am writing you from the waiting room ♪♪

♪♪ I'm next ♪♪

♪♪ Doctor Mujit says I'll barely feel a thing ♪♪

♪♪ Ninety seconds ♪♪

♪♪ There's a vintage ad for Jell-O on the wall ♪♪

♪♪ Real quaint ♪♪

♪♪ I know we'd laugh if you were here in spite of everything ♪♪

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♪♪ Oh, Matthew, let's not let this tear us apart ♪♪

♪♪ I believe this little soul

♪♪ Will cradle, cradle in heaven ♪♪

♪♪ Until the day we can accept him together ♪♪

♪♪ Together ♪♪

♪♪ For you and for me and for the child ♪♪

♪♪ I pray ♪♪

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♪♪ Come to Jesus ♪♪

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♪♪ Come to Jesus ♪♪

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♪♪ Come to Jesus just now ♪♪

♪♪ Just now come to Jesus ♪♪

♪♪ Come to Jesus just now ♪♪

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♪♪ He will save you ♪♪

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♪♪ He will save you ♪♪

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♪♪ He will save you just now ♪♪

♪♪ Just now He will save you ♪♪

♪♪ He will save you just now ♪♪

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♪♪ Oh, believe Him, He is able ♪♪

♪♪ He is willing ♪♪

♪♪ He'll receive you, flee to Jesus ♪♪

♪♪ Call unto Him ♪♪

Matthew: ♪♪ Dear Emily, I write from the airport ♪♪

♪♪ Going away for a while ♪♪

♪♪ I couldn't love you like you wanted ♪♪

♪♪ But I did love you, I do ♪♪

♪♪ It's just that after what has happened ♪♪

♪♪ Something's ruined ♪♪

♪♪ You feel it, too, dying ♪♪

♪♪ And I can't look anymore ♪♪

♪♪ To love is to be accompanied, guided by an angel ♪♪

♪♪ But I've driven it away ♪♪

♪♪ And we are alone now ♪♪

♪♪ Maybe you're right ♪♪

♪♪ Maybe that soul will cradle in heaven ♪♪

♪♪ And will come to you one day ♪♪

♪♪ For that and for forgiveness ♪♪

♪♪ I pray ♪♪

Matthew: ♪♪ Come ♪♪

♪♪ Come ♪♪

♪♪ To Jesus ♪♪

♪♪ To Jesus ♪♪

♪♪ Come ♪♪

♪♪ Come ♪♪

♪♪ To Jesus ♪♪

♪♪ To Jesus ♪♪

♪♪ Come to Jesus just now ♪♪ ♪♪ He'll receive you ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, believe Him ♪♪ ♪♪ Just now come to Jesus ♪♪

♪♪ He is able ♪♪

♪♪ Come to Jesus just now ♪♪ ♪♪ He'll receive you ♪♪

♪♪ He ♪♪ ♪♪ He will hear you ♪♪

♪♪ Come, He'll have mercy ♪♪ ♪♪ Will hear you ♪♪

♪♪ Come, He'll forgive you ♪♪

♪♪ He will hear you ♪♪ ♪♪ He will cleanse you ♪♪

♪♪ Come ♪♪

♪♪ Come to Jesus just now ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, believe Him ♪♪ ♪♪ Just now come to Jesus ♪♪

♪♪ He'll renew you ♪♪

♪♪ Come to Jesus just now ♪♪ ♪♪ He'll forgive you ♪♪

♪♪ He'll forgive you ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

[ Both vocalizing ]

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

[ Door opens ]

Emily?

Perseus: It can be hard having a famous parent.

I mean, my father was, um...

[ Thunder crashes ] ...Zeus.

He came to my mother in a shower of golden light,

and that was the last we saw of him.

[ Baby sputtering ]

But the trouble he caused me,

the expectations people have,

really go on forever.

It's like with dares. I can't resist one.

Not for the money or anything, but there's this compulsion.

If someone dared me

to challenge the strongest Olympian to a javelin throw,

I would definitely do it.

King Polydectes dared me to cut off Medusa's head,

and no one thinks I'll succeed.

[ Vocalizing ]

♪♪♪♪

[ High-pitched beeping, off-key music playing ]

♪♪♪♪

[ Woman sobbing ]

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ Did I ever tell you what the real myth is? ♪♪

♪♪ That Gorgon sisters do as they please ♪♪

Both: ♪♪ Here on Island Vortices ♪♪

♪♪ Why do we never circumnavigate the future? ♪♪

♪♪ 'Cause time will stop and the compass will spin ♪♪

♪♪ Future's what it's always been ♪♪

♪♪ And we just go around and around ♪♪

♪♪ And we go round and round for another go ♪♪

♪♪ Around and round and round and round and round and round ♪♪

♪♪ Let's give her something to commemorate her stay here ♪♪

♪♪ Rancid sheep fat sprinkled with tears ♪♪

♪♪ One for every thousand years ♪♪

♪♪ What's the proper way to symbolize a friendship? ♪♪

♪♪ A bowl of roaches covered in pus ♪♪

♪♪ There's no need to make a fuss ♪♪

♪♪ When all she eats is pomegranates, pomegranates ♪♪

♪♪ All she ever eats, all she eats is pomegranates ♪♪

♪♪ Only and all of the time ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

[ Man vocalizing ]

♪♪♪♪

[ Bird caws ]

[ Water splashing ]

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ Medusa, Medusa ♪♪

♪♪ Everybody wants Medusa ♪♪

♪♪ Her beauty, her gracefulness ♪♪

♪♪ The simple dignity of carriage ♪♪

♪♪ That makes a Gorgon irresistible ♪♪

♪♪ She's got the look ♪♪

♪♪ The last they ever took ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

[ Man vocalizing, woman sobbing ]

♪♪♪♪

[ Woman sobbing ]

Medusa: [ Crying ] ♪♪ I could use some company now and then ♪♪

♪♪ I never see a soul anymore ♪♪

♪♪ There's no one in store for me ♪♪

[ Man vocalizing ]

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ There's more to living than a sedentary lifestyle ♪♪

♪♪ All she ever moves is her eyes ♪♪

♪♪ There's more than that to exorcise ♪♪

♪♪ She's sitting pretty, but she isn't getting younger ♪♪

♪♪ Each and every heart that she breaks ♪♪

♪♪ Adds a curler to her snakes ♪♪

♪♪ And all we hear is lonely, I'm lonesome ♪♪

♪♪ I'm so lonely, I'm so very lonely ♪♪

♪♪ I can't believe how very lonesome I am ♪♪

Well, we are lonely, too.

She could have anyone she wanted if she weren't so picky.

And so could we if it weren't for her.

Perseus: Hmm.

Perhaps we could work together.

♪♪♪♪

Hmm.

[ Person whistles ]

[ Man vocalizing ]

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ Medusa, Medusa ♪♪

♪♪ Delicate and sweet Medusa ♪♪

♪♪ We love you, we care about you ♪♪

♪♪ Only want you to be happy, genuinely happy ♪♪

♪♪ So bring the world a little closer, let them in ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ And let your life begin ♪♪

Medusa: ♪♪ I'm waiting for that special kind of person ♪♪

♪♪ That one and only hero kind of man ♪♪

♪♪ I'll wait if I can, or I'll die ♪♪

Sisters: ♪♪ My hero, my hero ♪♪

♪♪ All we ever hear is hero ♪♪

♪♪ Forget it, there aren't any ♪♪

♪♪ Except in your imagination, you've created one ♪♪

♪♪ Instead of pining after heroes, avert your eyes ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ And meet some normal guys ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

[ Man vocalizing ]

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

[ Woman laughing ]

[ Man continues vocalizing ]

♪♪♪♪

[ Woman laughing ]

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ Medusa, Medusa ♪♪

♪♪ Intelligent and strong Medusa ♪♪

♪♪ We feel for you, know what you're going through ♪♪

♪♪ Trust that it's ultimately the most gratifying way ♪♪

♪♪ To live in an imperfect world where we all need friends ♪♪

♪♪ And those who love you should be nearest to your heart ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ We're still a world apart ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

Listen, Medusa, are you immortal?

Medusa: [ Sobs ] No.

Then is it fair to hold others up to that standard?

♪♪♪♪

[ Man vocalizing ]

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

[ Man continues vocalizing ]

♪♪♪♪

[ Both laugh ]

♪♪♪♪

[ Electronic tones beeping ]

[ Electronic tones screeching ]

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ How can I lose you? ♪♪

♪♪ You're all that I know ♪♪

♪♪ What will I do now? ♪♪

♪♪ Where will I go? ♪♪

♪♪ We were together ♪♪

♪♪ Now we are through ♪♪

♪♪ Why am I losing you? ♪♪

♪♪ How can you leave me, leave me this way? ♪♪

♪♪ Leave me to miss you, day after day? ♪♪

♪♪ I look around now ♪♪

♪♪ You're what I see ♪♪

♪♪ Pictures of you leaving me ♪♪

♪♪ No one should always lose ♪♪

♪♪ Can't I find some kind of peace? ♪♪

♪♪ Nobody owns the blues ♪♪

♪♪ But I have a long-term lease ♪♪

♪♪ I never know why, I never know when ♪♪

♪♪ I'm going along, it happens again ♪♪

♪♪ I have a blind spot 40 miles wide ♪♪

♪♪ I have a terrible weakness inside ♪♪

♪♪ That's how I lose you ♪♪

♪♪ That's how I lose you ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ I was another girl ♪♪

♪♪ Joyous and happy and free ♪♪

♪♪ She was a perfect pearl ♪♪

♪♪ When did she turn into me? ♪♪

♪♪ How can I lose you? ♪♪

♪♪ You're all that I had ♪♪

♪♪ What did I say, now? ♪♪

♪♪ How was I bad? ♪♪

♪♪ Who can I turn to? ♪♪

♪♪ Where will I go? ♪♪

♪♪ How can I live now, missing you so? ♪♪

♪♪ How can you leave me? ♪♪

♪♪ You're all that I know ♪♪

♪♪ Oh! ♪♪

♪♪ That's how I lost you ♪♪

♪♪ That's how I always lost you ♪♪

♪♪ That's how I'll always lose you ♪♪

♪♪ Ahhhhhh ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ Ah, ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ Ah, ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ Ah-ah-ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ Ah-ah-ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ Ah-ah-ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahhhh ♪♪

♪♪ Ah, ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ Ah, ahhhhhh ♪♪

♪♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh ♪♪

♪♪ Ooh ♪♪

Both: ♪♪ Ah, ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ Ah, ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ Ah-ah-ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ Ah-ah-ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ Ah-ah-ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahhhh ♪♪

♪♪ Ahhhh ♪♪

♪♪ Ah, ah, ah ♪♪ ♪♪ Ahhh ♪♪

♪♪ Ah, ahhhh ♪♪ ♪♪ Ahhh ♪♪

All: ♪♪ Ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ Ah, ah, ahhhh ♪♪

♪♪ Ah, ah, ahhhhhhh ♪♪

♪♪ Ahhhhh, ah, ah, ah, ahhh ♪♪

♪♪ Ahhhh ♪♪

♪♪ Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh ♪♪

♪♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ There's a land of pure delight where saints immortal reign ♪♪

♪♪ Eternal day excludes the night ♪♪

♪♪ And pleasures banish pain ♪♪

♪♪ There, everlasting spring abides ♪♪

♪♪ And never withering flo'ers ♪♪

♪♪ Death like a narrow sea divides ♪♪

♪♪ This heavenly land from ours ♪♪

♪♪ From ours ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ But a little divide ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ But a little divide ♪♪

♪♪ But a narrow sea ♪♪

♪♪ There is a land awaiting me ♪♪

♪♪ But a blink beyond our worldly care ♪♪

♪♪ On joyful wing I'll travel there ♪♪

♪♪ But a little divide ♪♪

♪♪ But a little divide ♪♪

♪♪ But a narrow sea ♪♪

♪♪ But a narrow sea ♪♪

♪♪ There is a land awaiting me ♪♪

♪♪ A land ♪♪

♪♪ But a blink beyond our worldly care ♪♪

♪♪ On joyful wing I'll travel the-e-e-e-e-re ♪♪

♪♪ Whoo! ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ There's a land of pure delight where saints immortal reign ♪♪

♪♪ Land where the saints are enshrined ♪♪

Man: Come on! Come in! It's quite a garden!

♪♪ Eternal day excludes the night ♪♪

♪♪ And pleasures banish pain ♪♪

I'm telling you, it's like a garden!

♪♪ There, everlasting spring abides ♪♪

♪♪ And never withering flo'ers ♪♪

♪♪ Death like a narrow sea divides ♪♪

♪♪ This heavenly land from ours ♪♪

♪♪ From ours ♪♪

♪♪ There's a land ♪♪

♪♪ There's a ♪♪

♪♪ There's a land ♪♪

♪♪ There's a land ♪♪ [ Singing indistinctly ]

♪♪ There's a land ♪♪ [ Singing indistinctly ]

♪♪ Magnificatu ♪♪

♪♪ There's a land ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ But a little divide ♪♪

♪♪ But a narrow sea ♪♪

♪♪ There is a land awaiting me ♪♪

♪♪ But a blink beyond our worldly care ♪♪

♪♪ On joyful wing I'll travel there ♪♪

♪♪ But a little divide ♪♪

♪♪ But a little divide ♪♪

♪♪ But a narrow sea ♪♪

♪♪ But a narrow sea ♪♪

♪♪ There is a land awaiting me ♪♪

♪♪ A land ♪♪

♪♪ But a blink beyond our worldly care ♪♪

♪♪ On joyful wing I'll travel the-e-e-e-e-re ♪♪

♪♪ Ah! ♪♪

♪♪ There's a land ♪♪

Man and Woman: ♪♪ Oh, yes, yes! ♪♪

♪♪ There is a land of pure delight, whoo! ♪♪

♪♪ It's very nice ♪♪

[ Singing indistinctly ]

♪♪ There's a land of delights ♪♪

♪♪ The saints enshrined ♪♪

Woman: ♪♪ Whoo, whoo! ♪♪

Man: Come in, come in!

♪♪ It's very nice ♪♪

All: ♪♪ There's a land ♪♪

[ Choir humming ]

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ There's a shout in the camp, for the Lord is here ♪♪

♪♪ Hallelujah, praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ To the feast of His love we again draw near ♪♪

♪♪ Praise, oh, praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ There's a shout in the land like the shout of old ♪♪

♪♪ Hallelujah, praise his name ♪♪

♪♪ For the cloud of His glory we now behold ♪♪

♪♪ Praise, oh, praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ Room for the millions ♪♪

♪♪ There's room for all ♪♪

♪♪ Hallelujah, praise His name ♪♪

Choir: ♪♪ Praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ Come to the banquet, great and small ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, praise ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ There's a shout in the camp for the King of kings ♪♪

♪♪ Hallelujah, praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ Sing hallelujah ♪♪

♪♪ While we drink from the rock of the living springs ♪♪

♪♪ Praise, oh, praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ Shout, shout ♪♪

♪♪ There's a shout in the camp while our souls repeat ♪♪

♪♪ Hallelujah, praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ Sing hallelujah ♪♪

♪♪ There's room for the world at the Savior's feet ♪♪

♪♪ Praise, praise, praise, praise, praise ♪♪

♪♪ Ohhh, ahhh, ooh ♪♪

♪♪ Come on and sing it, ah ♪♪

[ Vocalizing ] ♪♪ Let the Spirit move ya ♪♪

♪♪ Yeah ♪♪

♪♪ Ohhh ♪♪

♪♪ Room for the millions ♪♪

♪♪ There's room for all ♪♪

♪♪ Sing ♪♪ ♪♪ Sing hallelujah ♪♪

♪♪ Praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ Praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, come to the banquet, great and small ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, praise ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, praise ♪♪

♪♪ Praise His name ♪♪ ♪♪ Oh, praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ Praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ There's a shout in the camp for the King of kings ♪♪

♪♪ Hallelujah, praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ Hallelujah, praise ♪♪

♪♪ While we drink from the rock of the living springs ♪♪

♪♪ Praise Him, praise Him♪♪ ♪♪ Praise, oh, praise His name ♪♪

♪♪ Praise Him ♪♪

♪♪ There's a shout in the camp while our souls repeat ♪♪

♪♪ Hallelujah ♪♪

♪♪ There is room for all ♪♪

♪♪ At the Savior's feet ♪♪

♪♪ Praise Him, praise Him, praise Him ♪♪

♪♪ Praise ♪♪ ♪♪ Praise Him, ohhhhh ♪♪

♪♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪♪

♪♪ Oh! ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ Shining in the eyes of every child ♪♪

♪♪ And in the flame of dawn reflecting on the open sea ♪♪

♪♪ In every fury and every love ♪♪

♪♪ You are awaiting me ♪♪

♪♪ But what about the child who cannot breathe? ♪♪

♪♪ Or the gentle sage who won't see the age of 32? ♪♪

♪♪ And when it's raining from above ♪♪

♪♪ I am awaiting ♪♪

♪♪ I am awaiting you ♪♪

♪♪ Light it all and burn it to the ground! ♪♪

♪♪ Go ahead and let your thunder sound ♪♪

♪♪ Let me watch my loves and my teachers slowly fade away ♪♪

♪♪ I'll just have to wait another day ♪♪

♪♪ Maybe in God, we trust just a lucky charm ♪♪

♪♪ Maybe faith is only hoping that we can rise anew ♪♪

♪♪ And so I rise, and so I stand ♪♪

♪♪ I am awaiting you ♪♪

♪♪ I-I-I-I will still be standing here ♪♪

♪♪ Awaiting you ♪♪

♪♪ Light it all and burn it to the ground ♪♪

♪♪ Go ahead and let your thunder sound ♪♪

♪♪ Let me watch my loves and my teachers slowly fade away ♪♪

♪♪ I'll just have to wait another day ♪♪

♪♪ Ohhhh, oh-oh-ohhhh, oh-ohhhh ♪♪

♪♪ Ohhh, oh-oh-ohhh, oh-ohhh ♪♪

♪♪ Oh-ohhh, oh ♪♪

♪♪ And so I rise, and so I stand ♪♪

♪♪ I am awaiting ♪♪

♪♪ I am awaiting you ♪♪

♪♪ Awaiting you ♪♪

♪♪ I-I-I-I will still be standing here ♪♪

♪♪ Awaiting ♪♪

♪♪ You-u-u-u-u-u ♪♪

♪♪ You-u-u-u-u-u ♪♪

[ Horn honks ]

[ Horn honking ]

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

Man: ♪♪ Long ago, I tasted something sweet ♪♪

♪♪ It's an echo, it's a memory in retreat ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ Like a feeling of fullness ♪♪

♪♪ Like the knowing of quiet fortitude ♪♪

♪♪ Of ancient heroes ♪♪

♪♪ It was something I trusted somehow ♪♪

♪♪ And now ♪♪

♪♪ And now ♪♪

♪♪ I am, I am, I am, I am ♪♪

♪♪ I am the rise of Icarus ♪♪

♪♪ I am the fall from Pegasus ♪♪

♪♪ I am the lost Leander in the tide ♪♪

♪♪ I am cold, alone, and set apart ♪♪

♪♪ And I am warm as Hero's heart ♪♪

♪♪ I am a circle, I am Saturn purified ♪♪

♪♪ Once around the sun, and now at last I see it ♪♪

♪♪ This is what I am ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ Long ago I left myself, and now I try to return ♪♪

♪♪ As a stranger to a strange land and to the burn ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ But the hollow inside me ♪♪

♪♪ Might be there to guide me home again ♪♪

♪♪ Back to something sweet ♪♪

♪♪ An opening, a passageway ♪♪

♪♪ To guide me ho-o-o-o-o-o-me ♪♪

Choir: ♪♪ Mm, mm ♪♪

♪♪ Mmmmm ♪♪

♪♪ Mmmmm ♪♪

♪♪ Mmmmm ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

All: ♪♪ Light ♪♪

♪♪ Gain ♪♪

♪♪ Strength ♪♪

♪♪ Crown ♪♪

♪♪ Sweet ♪♪

♪♪ Song ♪♪

♪♪ Home ♪♪

♪♪ Praise ♪♪

♪♪ Darkness ♪♪

♪♪ Loss ♪♪

♪♪ Weakness ♪♪

♪♪ Cross ♪♪

♪♪ Bitter ♪♪

[ Dog barks ]

♪♪ Fears ♪♪

♪♪ Wandering ♪♪

♪♪ Tears ♪♪

♪♪ Light after darkness ♪♪

♪♪ Gain after loss ♪♪

♪♪ Strength after weakness ♪♪

♪♪ Round after cross ♪♪

♪♪ Na, na, na, na, na, na, da ♪♪

♪♪ Sweet after bitter ♪♪

♪♪ Song after fears ♪♪

♪♪ Home after wandering ♪♪

♪♪ Praise after tears ♪♪

♪♪ Na, na, na, na, na, na, da ♪♪

♪♪ Snowing ♪♪

♪♪ Rain ♪♪

♪♪ Mystery ♪♪

♪♪ Pain ♪♪

♪♪ Sorrow ♪♪

♪♪ Blast ♪♪

♪♪ Weariness ♪♪

♪♪ Last ♪♪

♪♪ Sheaves ♪♪

♪♪ Sun ♪♪

♪♪ Sight ♪♪

♪♪ Peace ♪♪

♪♪ Joy ♪♪

♪♪ Calm ♪♪

♪♪ Rest ♪♪

♪♪ Sweet ♪♪

♪♪ Sheaves after sowing ♪♪

♪♪ Sun after rain ♪♪

♪♪ Sight after mystery ♪♪

♪♪ Peace after pain ♪♪

♪♪ Na, na, na, na, na, na, da ♪♪

♪♪ Joy after sorrow ♪♪

♪♪ Calm after blast ♪♪

♪♪ Rest after weariness ♪♪

♪♪ Swee-e-e-e-t rest and laughs ♪♪

♪♪ Distant ♪♪ ♪♪ Gloom ♪♪

♪♪ Loneliness ♪♪ ♪♪ Tomb ♪♪

♪♪ Near ♪♪ ♪♪ Gleam ♪♪

♪♪ Love ♪♪

♪♪ Life ♪♪

♪♪ Near after distant ♪♪

♪♪ Gleam after gloom ♪♪

♪♪ Love after loneliness ♪♪

♪♪ Life after tomb ♪♪

♪♪ Children of the Heavenly King ♪♪

♪♪ As we journey, let us sing ♪♪

♪♪ Sing our Savior's worthy praise ♪♪

♪♪ Glorious in His works and ways ♪♪

♪♪ We are traveling home to God ♪♪

♪♪ In the way our fathers trod ♪♪

♪♪ They are happy now, and we ♪♪

♪♪ Soon, their happiness shall see ♪♪

♪♪ Children of the Heavenly King ♪♪

♪♪ As we journey, let us sing ♪♪

♪♪ Sing our Savior's worthy praise ♪♪

♪♪ Glorious in His works and ways ♪♪

♪♪ We are traveling home to God ♪♪

♪♪ In the way our fathers trod ♪♪

♪♪ They are happy now, and we ♪♪

♪♪ Soon, their happiness shall see ♪♪

♪♪ Light after darkness ♪♪

♪♪ Gain after loss ♪♪

♪♪ Strength after weakness ♪♪

♪♪ Round after cross ♪♪

♪♪ Sweet after bitter, song after fear ♪♪

♪♪ Home after wandering ♪♪

♪♪ Praise after tears ♪♪

♪♪ Sheaves after sowing ♪♪

♪♪ Sun after rain ♪♪

♪♪ Sight after mystery ♪♪

♪♪ Peace after pain ♪♪

♪♪ Joy after sorrow ♪♪

♪♪ Calm after blast ♪♪

♪♪ Ohhhhhh ♪♪

♪♪ Sweet rest that lasts, ohhh ♪♪

♪♪ Near after distant ♪♪

♪♪ Gleam after gloom ♪♪

♪♪ Love after loneliness ♪♪

♪♪ Life after tomb ♪♪

♪♪ After long agony, raptures of bliss ♪♪

♪♪ Right was the pathway ♪♪

♪♪ Leading to this ♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪♪♪

♪♪ Jesus the mighty conqueror ♪♪

♪♪ On Earth and Heaven is King ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, oh ♪♪

♪♪ For the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Conquered every foe ♪♪

♪♪ Conquered every foe ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, the Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Yes, the Lord hath risen so ♪♪

♪♪ Can somebody help me say? ♪♪

♪♪ Ahhhhhhhhh ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, oh, rise ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Ah, ah, ah, ah ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Whoa-oh-oh-ohhhh ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Ahhhh ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Ahhhhhhh ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Ah, ohhh ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ The Lord hath risen ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪♪

♪♪ Rise ♪♪

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