Live From Lincoln Center

S44 E2 | FULL EPISODE

Cynthia Erivo in Concert

Enjoy a soulful evening of song from one of Broadway’s brightest stars. Seamlessly making the transition from the stage to the big screen, British-born Cynthia Erivo won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in The Color Purple before starring in several films, including Steve McQueen’s Widows.

AIRED: May 10, 2019 | 0:55:16
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CYNTHIA ERIVO: ♪ AND I CAN SEE...

ANNOUNCER: BURSTING ONTO THE SCENE

WITH HER STAR-MAKING PERFORMANCE

IN BROADWAY'S "THE COLOR PURPLE,"

CYNTHIA ERIVO ALREADY HAS A TONY, GRAMMY,

AND EMMY AWARD TO HER NAME.

♪ THIS IS THE BOOK I NEVER READ ♪

TONIGHT, SHE PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS

TO PRODUCE A SOULFUL CELEBRATION OF LOVE.

♪ ...DREAMS I'LL DREAM INSTEAD ♪

♪ DON'T YOU WANNA DANCE, SAY YOU WANNA DANCE ♪

♪ DON'T YOU WANNA DANCE

CYNTHIA ERIVO IN CONCERT,

TONIGHT ON "LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER."

♪ DON'T YOU WANNA DANCE ♪ SAY YOU WANNA DANCE, DON'T YOU... ♪

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

ANNOUNCER: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME CYNTHIA ERIVO.

♪ I KNOW YOU THOUGHT IT BEST

♪ THAT WE SPEND A LITTLE TIME APART ♪

♪ BUT ONE NIGHT WITHOUT YOU IS TOO MUCH FOR MY HEART ♪

♪ I KNOW I PROMISED NOT TO CALL ♪

♪ SORRY, BUT I DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE ♪

♪ I JUST HAD TO HEAR YOUR VOICE ♪

♪ I HAD TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE OK ♪

♪ I COULDN'T GET TO SLEEP THIS WAY ♪

♪ PLEASE, DON'T BE MAD AT ME

♪ 'CAUSE I REALLY DID THE BEST I COULD ♪

♪ NOT TO DIAL YOUR NUMBER

♪ BUT IT DIDN'T DO MUCH GOOD

♪ HUNG UP THE PHONE SO MANY TIMES ♪

♪ TILL I DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE

♪ I JUST HAD TO HEAR YOUR VOICE ♪

♪ I HAD TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE OK ♪

♪ I COULDN'T GET TO SLEEP THIS WAY ♪

♪ BUT I HAD TO HEAR YOU SAY "HELLO" ♪

♪ I HAD TO BECAUSE I LOVE YOU SO ♪

♪ I KNOW YOU THOUGHT IT BEST

♪ THAT WE SPEND A LITTLE TIME APART ♪

♪ I JUST HAD TO HEAR YOUR VOICE ♪

♪ THOUGH I KNOW IT WASN'T RIGHT ♪

♪ I JUST HAD TO HEAR YOUR VOICE ♪

♪ GOOD NIGHT

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WELCOME TO "LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER," AND I'M CYNTHIA ERIVO,

BUT YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT.

[LAUGHTER]

SO, TONIGHT, YOU'RE GONNA HEAR A LOT OF LOVE SONGS.

THAT'S WHY I PICKED THIS SETLIST.

I WANTED TO MAKE EVERYONE FEEL FEELINGS, BASICALLY,

AND I WANT YOU TO COME ON THIS JOURNEY WITH ME.

THERE ARE A LOT OF SONGS THAT TELL WONDERFUL STORIES,

AND THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT I LIKE TO DO--

TELL YOU SOME STORIES.

SO, COME WITH ME, AND ENJOY.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ WILL YOU TELL ME ONCE AGAIN

♪ HOW WE'RE GONNA BE JUST FRIENDS? ♪

♪ IF YOU'RE FOR REAL AND NOT PRETEND ♪

♪ THEN I GUESS YOU CAN HANG WITH ME ♪

♪ WHEN MY PATIENCE WEARING THIN ♪

♪ AND I'M READY TO GIVE IN

♪ WILL YOU PICK ME UP AGAIN?

♪ THEN I GUESS YOU CAN HANG WITH ME ♪

♪ AND IF YOU DO ME RIGHT

♪ I'M GONNA DO RIGHT BY YOU

♪ AND IF YOU KEEP IT TIGHT

♪ I'M GONNA CONFIDE IN YOU

♪ I KNOW WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND

♪ THERE WILL BE TIME FOR THAT, TOO ♪

♪ IF YOU HANG WITH ME

♪ JUST DON'T FALL RECKLESSLY, HEADLESSLY IN LOVE WITH ME ♪

♪ 'CAUSE IT'S GONNA BE

♪ ALL HEARTBREAK, BLISSFULLY PAINFUL INSANITY IF WE AGREE ♪

♪ OH, YOU CAN HANG WITH ME, MM ♪

♪ WHEN YOU SEE ME DRIFT ASTRAY ♪

♪ OUT OF TOUCH AND OUT OF PLACE ♪

♪ WILL YOU TELL ME TO MY FACE? ♪

♪ THEN I GUESS YOU CAN HANG WITH ME ♪

♪ AND IF YOU DO ME RIGHT

♪ I'M GONNA DO RIGHT BY YOU

♪ AND IF YOU KEEP IT TIGHT

♪ I'M GONNA CONFIDE IN YOU

♪ I KNOW WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND

♪ THERE WILL BE TIME FOR THAT, TOO ♪

♪ IF YOU HANG WITH ME

♪ JUST DON'T FALL RECKLESSLY, HEADLESSLY IN LOVE WITH ME ♪

♪ 'CAUSE IT'S GONNA BE

♪ ALL HEARTBREAK, BLISSFULLY PAINFUL INSANITY IF WE AGREE ♪

♪ OH, YOU CAN HANG WITH ME

♪ HANG WITH ME

♪ WILL YOU TELL ME ONCE AGAIN

♪ HOW WE'RE GONNA BE JUST FRIENDS ♪

♪ IF YOU'RE FOR REAL AND NOT PRETEND ♪

♪ THEN I GUESS YOU CAN HANG WITH ME ♪

♪ AND IF YOU DO ME RIGHT

♪ I'M GONNA DO RIGHT BY YOU

♪ AND IF YOU KEEP IT TIGHT

♪ I'M GONNA CONFIDE IN YOU

♪ I KNOW WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND

♪ THERE WILL BE TIME FOR THAT, TOO ♪

♪ IF YOU HANG WITH ME

♪ JUST DON'T FALL RECKLESSLY, HEADLESSLY IN LOVE WITH ME ♪

♪ 'CAUSE IT'S GONNA BE

♪ ALL HEARTBREAK, BLISSFULLY PAINFUL INSANITY IF WE AGREE ♪

♪ JUST DON'T FALL RECKLESSLY, HEADLESSLY IN LOVE WITH ME ♪

♪ 'CAUSE IT'S GONNA BE

♪ ALL HEARTBREAK, BLISSFULLY PAINFUL INSANITY IF WE AGREE ♪

♪ DO WHATEVER

♪ DON'T FALL RECKLESSLY, HEADLESSLY IN LOVE WITH ME ♪

♪ 'CAUSE IT'S GONNA BE

♪ ALL HEARTBREAK, BLISSFULLY PAINFUL INSANITY IF WE AGREE ♪

♪ OH, YOU CAN HANG WITH ME

♪ HANG WITH ME

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ TELL ME WHAT YOU THINKING

♪ AH-AH

♪ CAN I HELP DECIDE?

♪ WITH APPLE CHERRY KISSES

♪ AH-AH

♪ DO YOUR LIPS READ MINE?

♪ YOUR CHOCOLATE ON MY TONGUE

♪ I CAN TASTE WHAT LOVE REALLY FEELS LIKE ♪

♪ MY THOUGHTS ARE NUMB, STILL I TAKE A BITE ♪

♪ OF YOUR REQUITED TOUCH

♪ I DO LIKE THE TASTE OF OUR TROUBLED LOVE 'CAUSE ♪

♪ HOW WOULD IT FEEL IF I GAVE YOU UP? ♪

♪ YOU'D BE CRAVING ME LIKE A HONEY PLUM ♪

♪ NO APPLE CHERRY KISSES

♪ HOW WOULD IT FEEL?

♪ AH, AH, AH, OH, OOH ♪

♪ IS IT ME YOU'RE MISSING?

♪ AH-AH

♪ COULD I CHANGE YOUR MIND?

♪ WITH APPLE CHERRY KISSES ♪ AH, AH

♪ DO YOUR LIPS DECLINE?

♪ YOUR CHOCOLATE ON MY TONGUE

♪ I CAN TASTE WHAT LOVE REALLY FEELS LIKE ♪

♪ MY THOUGHTS ARE NUMB, STILL I TAKE A BITE ♪

♪ OF YOUR REQUITED TOUCH

♪ I DO LIKE THE TASTE OF OUR TROUBLED LOVE ♪

♪ 'CAUSE HOW WOULD IT FEEL IF I GAVE YOU UP? ♪

♪ YOU'D BE CRAVING ME LIKE A HONEY PLUM ♪

♪ NO APPLE CHERRY KISSES, HOW WOULD IT FEEL? ♪

♪ AH, AH, AH, OH, OOH ♪

♪ OUR LOVE, COMPLICATED ♪ ♪ COMPLICATED

♪ TOUGH LOVE, UNDERRATED ♪ ♪ UNDERRATED

♪ BROKE HEARTS, INSTIGATED... ♪ ♪ INSTIGATED

♪ OVERRATED, OUR LOVE, COMPLICATED ♪

♪ TOUGH LOVE, OHH

♪ BROKE HEARTS, INSTIGATED ♪

♪ OH, OVERRATED

♪ GIVE YOU UP

♪ YOU'D BE CRAVING ME LIKE A HONEY PLUM ♪ ♪ OHH

♪ APPLE CHERRY KISSES, HOW WOULD IT FEEL?

♪ FEEL

♪ HOW WOULD IT FEEL? ♪

♪ HONEY CUP

♪ OOOH...

♪ HOW COULD THIS, HOW COULD THIS ♪

♪ HOW COULD THIS BE? ♪

♪ HOW COULD THIS BE?

♪ HOW COULD THIS BE? ♪

♪ HOW COULD THIS BE, YEAH

♪ FEEL

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ WISE MEN SAY

♪ ONLY FOOLS RUSH IN

♪ BUT I CAN'T HELP

♪ FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU

♪ SHALL I STAY?

♪ WOULD IT BE A SIN

♪ IF I CAN'T HELP

♪ FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU?

♪ LIKE A RIVER FLOWS SURELY TO THE SEA ♪

♪ DARLING, SO IT GOES

♪ SOME THINGS ARE MEANT TO BE

♪ TAKE MY HAND

♪ TAKE MY WHOLE LIFE, TOO

♪ FOR I CAN'T HELP

♪ FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU

♪ LIKE A RIVER FLOWS SURELY TO THE SEA ♪

♪ DARLING, SO IT GOES

♪ SOME THINGS ARE MEANT TO BE

♪ TAKE MY HAND

♪ TAKE MY WHOLE LIFE, TOO

♪ FOR I CAN'T HELP

♪ FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU

♪ FOR I CAN'T HELP

♪ FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU

♪ I CAN'T HELP

♪ FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ I'M JEALOUS OF THE RAIN

♪ THAT FALLS UPON YOUR SKIN

♪ IT'S CLOSER THAN MY HANDS HAVE BEEN ♪

♪ I'M JEALOUS OF THE RAIN

♪ I'M JEALOUS OF THE WIND

♪ THAT RIPPLES THROUGH YOUR CLOTHES ♪

♪ IT'S CLOSER THAN YOUR SHADOWS ♪

♪ OH, I'M JEALOUS OF THE WIND

♪ 'CAUSE I WISHED YOU THE BEST OF ♪

♪ ALL THIS WORLD COULD GIVE

♪ AND I TOLD YOU WHEN YOU LEFT ME ♪

♪ THERE'S NOTHING TO FORGIVE

♪ BUT I ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU'D COME BACK ♪

♪ TELL ME ALL YOU FOUND WAS

♪ HEARTBREAK AND MISERY

♪ IT'S HARD FOR ME TO SAY

♪ I'M JEALOUS OF THE WAY

♪ YOU'RE HAPPY WITHOUT ME

♪ I'M JEALOUS OF THE NIGHTS

♪ THAT I DON'T SPEND WITH YOU

♪ I'M WONDERING WHO YOU LAY NEXT TO ♪

♪ OH, I'M JEALOUS OF THE NIGHT

♪ I'M JEALOUS OF THE LOVE

♪ LOVE THAT WAS IN HERE

♪ GONE FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO SHARE ♪

♪ I'M JEALOUS OF THE LOVE

♪ 'CAUSE I WISHED YOU

♪ THE BEST OF

♪ ALL THIS WORLD COULD GIVE

♪ AND I TOLD YOU WHEN YOU LEFT ME ♪

♪ THERE'S NOTHING TO FORGIVE

♪ BUT I ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU'D COME BACK ♪

♪ TELL ME ALL YOU FOUND WAS

♪ HEARTBREAK AND MISERY

♪ IT'S HARD FOR ME TO SAY

♪ I'M JEALOUS OF THE WAY

♪ YOU'RE HAPPY WITHOUT ME

♪ AS I SINK IN THE SAND

♪ WATCH YOU SLIP THROUGH MY HANDS, OH ♪

♪ IF I DIE HERE ANOTHER DAY

♪ YEAH, ALL I DO IS CRY BEHIND THIS SMILE ♪

♪ I WISHED YOU THE BEST OF

♪ ALL THIS WORLD COULD GIVE

♪ AND I TOLD YOU WHEN YOU LEFT ME ♪

♪ THERE'S NOTHING TO FORGIVE

♪ BUT I ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU'D COME BACK ♪

♪ TELL ME ALL YOU FOUND WAS HEARTBREAK AND MISERY ♪

♪ IT'S HARD FOR ME TO SAY

♪ I'M JEALOUS OF THE WAY

♪ YOU'RE HAPPY WITHOUT ME

♪ IT'S HARD FOR ME TO SAY

♪ I'M JEALOUS OF THE WAY

♪ YOU'RE HAPPY WITHOUT ME

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THIS NEXT SONG, THE FIRST TIME I SANG IT,

I THINK IT WAS AT A TED CONVENTION.

I WAS DOING A TED TALKS. I KNOW, GEEKY,

I KNOW, BUT THAT'S WHAT I AM. [LAUGHTER]

HEH. AND IT FELT LIKE IT FIT THE THEME,

WHICH IS LIKE THE CHANGING WORLD

AND HOW WE SPEAK IN IT,

ALL THE LANGUAGE WE USE.

OBVIOUSLY, CLEARLY, ONE OF MY LANGUAGES IS MUSIC.

AND THIS PARTICULAR SONG JUST TOLD THE STORY

OF THIS COUPLE WHO WERE GOING THROUGH LIFE

AND JUST TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT,

AND I FIGURED THAT THAT WAS PRETTY MUCH

WHAT WE'RE ALL TRYING TO DO.

SO, I WANTED TO SING FOR YOU TODAY,

AND I'VE BEEN SINGING FOR A WHILE,

SO, I HOPE YOU ENJOY.

IT'S "JOHNNY AND DONNA."

♪ JOHNNY MET DONNA

♪ AND THEY FELL IN LOVE

♪ BUT HAD NO IDEA

♪ WHAT LOVE REALLY WAS

♪ SO THEY TRIED THEIR BEST

♪ TO MAKE EACH OTHER SMILE

♪ BUT WHILE LEARNING THEMSELVES ♪

♪ THEY WOULD HAVE A CHILD

♪ BUT WITH NO TIME TO THINK THE WHOLE THING THROUGH ♪

♪ LITTLE TIME TO PREPARE

♪ IT GOT TOUGH TO PROVIDE FOR HIM ♪

♪ AND GIVE HIM LOVE AND CARE

♪ HOW HOW HOW HA-HOW DO I, WHEN AND WHERE ♪

♪ ARE QUESTIONS THEY BOTH OFTEN ASK GOD ♪

♪ LIFE IS FULL OF TWISTS, TWISTS ♪

♪ LIFE IS FULL OF TWIRL, TWIRL, T-TWIRL, TWIRL, TWIRL ♪

♪ IT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD

♪ IT FLIPS YOU UPSIDE DOWN WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG ♪

♪ WHEN YOU'RE OLD IT JUST SPINS OUT OF CONTROL ♪

♪ OH, IT SPINS OUT OF CONTROL

♪ SO, HOLD ON

♪ BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW, MM

♪ JOHNNY AND DONNA

♪ SLOWLY RECOGNIZED

♪ FOR THE BABY'S FUTURE

♪ PLANNED TWO DIFFERENT LIVES

♪ DONNA WANTED A FAMILY

♪ SHE WANTED TO DO IT RIGHT

♪ MAKE JOHNNY'S HOUSE A HOME

♪ SHE WANTED TO BE A WIFE

♪ BUT JOHNNY WAS A DREAMER

♪ AND HE HAD TO MOVE AROUND

♪ YEAH, HE'D BE THERE FOR HIS CHILD ♪

♪ BUT WOULDN'T SETTLE DOWN

♪ HOW HOW HOW HA-HOW DO I

♪ WHEN AND WHERE

♪ ARE QUESTIONS THEY BOTH OFTEN ASK GOD ♪

♪ LIFE IS FULL OF TWISTS, TWISTS ♪

♪ LIFE IS FULL OF TWIRL, TWIRL, T-TWIRL, TWIRL, TWIRL ♪

♪ IT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD

♪ IT'S WHIRLWINDS AND GIRLFRIENDS ♪

♪ TOYS AND BOYFRIENDS

♪ FRIEND, FRIEND, FRENCHMAN

♪ WAR, PEACE, IMPEACHMENT

♪ GENTLEMEN, LADIES, HYUNDAIS

♪ MERCEDES, MISTAKES

♪ AND PEACH RINGS

♪ BLACKS AND BLEACH STAINS

♪ DON'T FORGET WASPS AND BEE STINGS ♪

♪ WHETHER YOU'RE JOHNNY OR DONNA ♪

♪ OR NEITHER OF THE TWO

♪ JUST TRY TO MAKE THE BEST

♪ OF WHAT'S GIVEN TO YOU

♪ HA HA HA HA

♪ HA HA HA HA ♪

♪ HA HA HA HA

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TRY TO TELL YOU ♪

♪ THAT I'M SORRY FOR THE THINGS I'VE DONE, MM ♪

♪ WHEN I START TO TRY TO TELL YOU ♪

♪ THAT'S WHEN YOU HAVE TO TELL ME ♪

♪ HEY, THIS KIND OF TROUBLE'S ONLY JUST BEGUN ♪

♪ I TELL MYSELF TOO MANY TIMES ♪

♪ WHY DON'T YOU EVER LEARN

♪ TO KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT

♪ THAT'S WHY IT HURTS SO BAD

♪ TO HEAR THE WORDS THAT KEEP ON FALLING FROM YOUR MOUTH ♪

♪ FALLING FROM YOUR MOUTH

♪ FALLING FROM YOUR MOUTH, TELL ME ♪

♪ WHY

♪ TELL ME

♪ WHY

♪ I MAY BE MAD, I MAY BE BLIND ♪

♪ I MAY BE VICIOUSLY UNKIND

♪ BUT I CAN STILL READ WHAT YOU'RE THINKING ♪

♪ AND I'VE HEARD IT SAID TOO MANY TIMES ♪

♪ THAT YOU'D BE BETTER OFF, BESIDES ♪

♪ WHY CAN'T YOU SEE THIS BOAT IS SINKING ♪

♪ THIS BOAT IS SINKING, THIS BOAT IS SINKING ♪

♪ LET'S GO DOWN TO THE WATER'S EDGE ♪

♪ AND WE CAN CAST AWAY THOSE DOUBTS ♪

♪ SOME THINGS ARE BETTER LEFT UNSAID ♪

♪ THEY STILL TURN ME INSIDE OUT ♪

♪ TURNING INSIDE OUT

♪ TURNING INSIDE OUT, TELL ME

♪ WHY

♪ OH, TELL ME, TELL ME WHY

♪ WHY

♪ OH

♪ THIS IS THE BOOK I NEVER READ ♪

♪ THESE ARE THE WORDS I NEVER SAID ♪

♪ THIS IS THE PATH I'LL NEVER TREAD ♪

♪ THESE ARE THE DREAMS I'LL DREAM INSTEAD ♪

♪ THIS IS THE JOY THAT'S SELDOM SPREAD ♪

♪ THESE ARE THE TEARS, THE TEARS THAT WE SHED ♪

♪ THIS IS THE FEAR, THIS IS THE DREAD ♪

♪ THESE ARE THE CONTENTS OF MY HEAD ♪

♪ AND THESE ARE THE YEARS THAT WE HAVE SPENT ♪

♪ AND THIS IS WHAT THEY REPRESENT ♪

♪ DO YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL?

♪ I DON'T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT I FEEL ♪

♪ 'CAUSE IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHAT I FEEL ♪

♪ I DON'T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT I FEEL ♪

♪ WHY

♪ I DON'T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT I FEEL ♪

♪ WHY

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ A HA OH [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ A HA OH

♪ A HA OH

♪ PRAY GOD YOU CAN COPE

♪ I STAND OUTSIDE

♪ THIS WOMAN'S WORK, THIS WOMAN'S WORLD ♪

♪ OH, IT'S HARD ON THE MAN

♪ NOW HIS PART IS OVER

♪ NOW STARTS THE CRAFT OF THE FATHER ♪

♪ I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A LITTLE LIFE IN YOU YET ♪

♪ I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF STRENGTH LEFT ♪

♪ I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A LITTLE LIFE IN YOU YET ♪

♪ I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF STRENGTH LEFT ♪

♪ I SHOULD BE CRYING BUT I JUST CAN'T LET IT SHOW ♪

♪ I SHOULD BE HOPING BUT I CAN'T STOP THINKING ♪

♪ ALL THE THINGS WE SHOULD HAVE SAID THAT WE NEVER SAID ♪

♪ ALL THE THINGS WE SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT WE NEVER DID ♪

♪ ALL THE THINGS WE SHOULD HAVE GIVEN BUT I DIDN'T ♪

♪ OH, DARLING, MAKE IT GO

♪ MAKE IT GO AWAY

♪ OOH

♪ GIVE ME THESE MOMENTS ♪

♪ GIVE THEM BACK TO ME

♪ OOH

♪ GIVE ME THAT LITTLE KISS

♪ OOH

♪ GIVE ME YOUR, GIVE ME YOUR HAND, BABY ♪

♪ I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF STRENGTH LEFT ♪

♪ GIVE ME YOUR PRETTY HAND ♪

♪ I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF LIFE IN YOU YET ♪

♪ OOH

♪ I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF STRENGTH LEFT ♪

♪ WHENEVER YOU NEED ME

♪ I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A LITTLE LIFE... ♪

♪ GIVE ME YOUR PRETTY HAND

♪ I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF... ♪

♪ OHH

♪ I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A LITTLE LIFE IN YOU YET ♪

♪ YOU KNOW, CHILD

♪ I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF STRENGTH LEFT ♪

♪ I SHOULD BE CRYING BUT I JUST CAN'T LET IT SHOW ♪

♪ I SHOULD BE HOPING BUT I CAN'T STOP THINKING ♪

♪ ALL THE THINGS WE SHOULD'VE SAID THAT WE NEVER SAID ♪

♪ ALL THE THINGS WE SHOULD'VE DONE BUT WE NEVER DID ♪

♪ ALL THE THINGS I SHOULD'VE GIVEN BUT I DIDN'T ♪

♪ OH

♪ OH, DARLING

♪ MAKE IT GO AWAY

♪ JUST MAKE IT GO AWAY

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ I MAY NOT ALWAYS LOVE YOU

♪ BUT LONG AS THERE ARE STARS ABOVE YOU ♪

♪ YOU'LL NEVER NEED TO DOUBT IT ♪

♪ I'LL MAKE YOU SO SURE ABOUT IT ♪

♪ GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT I'D BE WITHOUT YOU ♪

♪ IF YOU SHOULD EVER LEAVE ME

♪ THOUGH LIFE WOULD STILL GO ON, BELIEVE ME ♪

♪ THE WORLD COULD SHOW NOTHING TO ME ♪

♪ SO WHAT GOOD WOULD LIVING DO ME? ♪

♪ GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT I'D BE WITHOUT YOU ♪

♪ OHH

♪ GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT I'D BE WITHOUT YOU ♪

♪ AHH

♪ AHH

♪ AHH

♪ IF YOU SHOULD EVER LEAVE ME

♪ THOUGH LIFE WOULD STILL GO ON, BELIEVE ME ♪

♪ THE WORLD COULD SHOW NOTHING TO ME ♪

♪ SO WHAT GOOD WOULD LIVING DO ME? ♪

♪ GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT I'D BE WITHOUT YOU ♪

♪ OHH

♪ GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT I'D BE WITHOUT YOU ♪

♪ GOD ONLY KNOWS, GOD ONLY KNOWS ♪

♪ WHAT I'D BE WITHOUT YOU, WHOA ♪

♪ GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT I'D BE WITHOUT YOU ♪

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ CLOCK STRIKES UPON THE HOUR

♪ AND THE SUN BEGINS TO FADE

♪ STILL ENOUGH TIME TO FIGURE OUT ♪

♪ HOW TO CHASE MY BLUES AWAY

♪ I'VE BEEN ALL RIGHT UP TILL NOW ♪

♪ THE LIGHT OF DAY THAT SHOWS ME HOW ♪

♪ AND WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS MY LONELINESS CALLS ♪

♪ OH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ I WANNA FEEL THE HEAT WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ YEAH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ WITH SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME

♪ OH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ I WANNA FEEL THE HEAT WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ YEAH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ WITH SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME

♪ I'VE BEEN IN LOVE AND LOST MY SENSES ♪

♪ SPINNING THROUGH THE TOWN

♪ SOONER OR LATER, THE FEVER ENDS ♪

♪ AND I WIND UP FEELING DOWN

♪ I NEED A MAN WHO'LL TAKE A CHANCE ♪

♪ ON A LOVE THAT BURNS HOT ENOUGH TO LAST ♪

♪ BUT WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS MY LONELY HEART CALLS ♪

♪ OH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ I WANNA FEEL THE HEAT WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ YEAH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ WITH SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME

♪ OH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ I WANNA FEEL THE HEAT WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ YEAH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ WITH SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME

♪ SOMEBODY ♪ WHO

♪ SOMEBODY ♪ WHO

♪ SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME, YEAH

♪ SOMEBODY ♪ WHO

♪ SOMEBODY ♪ WHO

♪ WILL HOLD ME IN HIS ARMS

♪ I NEED A MAN WHO'LL TAKE A CHANCE ♪

♪ ON A LOVE THAT BURNS HOT ENOUGH TO LAST ♪

♪ BUT WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS MY LONELY HEART CALLS ♪

♪ OH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ I WANNA FEEL THE HEAT WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ YEAH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ WITH SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME ♪

♪ DON'TCHA WANNA DANCE

♪ WITH ME, BABY?

♪ DON'TCHA WANNA DANCE

♪ WITH ME, BOY?

♪ DON'TCHA WANNA DANCE SAY YOU WANNA DANCE ♪

♪ DON'TCHA WANNA DANCE

♪ DON'TCHA WANNA DANCE SAY YOU WANNA DANCE ♪

♪ DON'TCHA WANNA DANCE

♪ DON'TCHA WANNA DANCE, SAY YOU WANNA DANCE ♪

♪ DON'TCHA WANNA DANCE

♪ WITH SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME, EH ♪

♪ DON'TCHA WANNA DANCE

♪ EH, WITH SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME ♪

♪ HEY

♪ WITH SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME

♪ OH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ I WANNA FEEL THE HEAT WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ YEAH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ WITH SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME

♪ OH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ I WANNA FEEL THE HEAT

♪ YEAH, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♪

♪ HEY

♪ WITH SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WE'RE NOT DONE YET.

WE GOT A COUPLE MORE FOR YOU.

IF YOU'LL LET ME.

I'M NOT DONE YET. HA HA HA!

♪ AHH

♪ OHHH

♪ OHHHH

♪ MY EYES AIN'T USED TO THESE RAYS ♪

♪ I'M FEELING EXPOSED

♪ BUT I CAN'T HIDE NO MORE

♪ I CAN'T HIDE

♪ AS THE SUN SHINES ON ALL OF MY GLORY ♪

♪ MY FLAWS DON'T LOOK SO BAD AT ALL ♪

♪ WHAT WAS I SO AFRAID OF?

♪ EVERY PART OF ME IS A VISION ♪

♪ OF A PORTRAIT OF MONA

♪ OF MONA LISA

♪ EVERY PART OF ME IS BEAUTIFUL ♪

♪ AND I FINALLY SEE

♪ I'M A WORK OF ART, A MASTERPIECE ♪

♪ OH-OH-OH

♪ OH-OH-OH-OH-OH

♪ OH-OH-OH-OH

♪ WHO IS THIS I'VE TRIED SO LONG TO FIND? ♪

♪ FILLING MY HEAD WITH LIES

♪ THAT I'M NOT GOOD ENOUGH

♪ THEN I HEARD SOMETHING IN MY EAR ♪

♪ TELL ME I'M PERFECT

♪ NOW THAT I KNOW THE TRUTH

♪ TIME TO SHOW AND PROVE

♪ AHH

♪ EVERY PART OF ME IS A VISION ♪

♪ OF A PORTRAIT OF MONA

♪ MONA

♪ OF MONA LISA

♪ AHH

♪ EVERY PART OF ME IS BEAUTIFUL ♪

♪ AND I FINALLY SEE

♪ I'M A WORK OF ART

♪ A MASTERPIECE

♪ OH-OH-OH

♪ OH-OH-OH-OH-OH

♪ OH-OH-OH-OH

♪ NOW I SEE THE PRETTY COLORS ON MY CANVAS ♪

♪ I'M A WORK OF ART

♪ MONA LISA

♪ I SHARE MY PICTURE WITH THE WORLD ♪

♪ NOT AFRAID TO LET IT SHOW ANYMORE, OHHH ♪

♪ OHHH, MONA LISA

♪ MONA LISA

♪ LET MY COLORS PAINT THE SKY ♪ OHHH

♪ THERE IS BEAUTY IN MY EYES ♪ ♪ MONA LISA

♪ MONA LISA

♪ AND I CAN SEE IT NOW, I BELIEVE IT NOW ♪ ♪ MONA LISA

♪ I CAN FEEL IT NOW, OHH

♪ OHHH

♪ MONA LISA

♪ MONA LISA

♪ WANT THE WORLD TO SEE

♪ I'M A WORK OF ART, A MASTERPIECE ♪

♪ MONA LISA

♪ OOHHH ♪ MONA LISA

♪ OHH

♪ I AM BEAUTIFUL

♪ MONA LISA

♪ MONA LISA

♪ I CAN LIGHT THE NIGHT, SHINE SO BRIGHT ♪ ♪ OHH

♪ MONA LISA, MONA LISA

♪ I WANT THE WORLD TO SEE ♪

♪ EVERY PART OF ME IS A VISION ♪

♪ OF A PORTRAIT OF MONA

♪ OF MONA LISA

♪ EVERY PART OF ME IS BEAUTIFUL ♪

♪ AND I FINALLY SEE

♪ I'M A WORK OF ART

♪ A MASTERPIECE

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

SO, I TOLD YOU THAT THIS SETLIST IS

ALL LOVE SONGS, AND THIS ONE IS NO DIFFERENT TO THE OTHERS

EXCEPT THIS ONE IS ABOUT THE LOVE

FOR THE WORLD WE LIVE IN AND TAKING CARE OF IT

AND TRYING TO IMAGINE A BETTER PLACE,

AND I HAPPENED UPON THIS SONG BY ACCIDENT ONE DAY.

WE WERE JUST MESSING AROUND IN REHEARSAL FOR SOMETHING

AND SOMEONE HEARD IT AND SAID, "OH, MY GOSH,

"CAN YOU--ARE YOU DOING THAT?

THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE DOING, RIGHT?"

AND WE HAD NO IDEA.

I LITERALLY--THE FIRST TIME I DID IT,

I HAD MY PHONE IN MY HAND AND I WAS READING THE LYRICS.

BUT IT SEEMS TO HAVE STUCK, BECAUSE

I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE NEED.

THIS IS "IMAGINE."

♪ IMAGINE THERE'S NO HEAVEN

♪ IT'S EASY IF YOU TRY

♪ NO HELL BELOW US

♪ ABOVE US, ONLY SKY

♪ IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE

♪ LIVING FOR TODAY, MM

♪ IMAGINE THERE'S NO COUNTRIES ♪

♪ IT ISN'T HARD TO DO

♪ NOTHING TO KILL OR DIE FOR

♪ AND NO RELIGION, TOO

♪ IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE

♪ LIVING LIFE IN PEACE, YOU

♪ YOU MAY SAY I'M A DREAMER

♪ BUT I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE

♪ I HOPE SOMEDAY YOU WILL JOIN US ♪

♪ AND THE WORLD WILL BE AS ONE ♪

♪ IMAGINE NO POSSESSIONS

♪ I WONDER IF YOU CAN

♪ NO NEED FOR GREED OR HUNGER

♪ A BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, OH

♪ IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE

♪ SHARING ALL THE WORLD, YOU

♪ YOU MAY SAY I'M A DREAMER

♪ BUT I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE

♪ I HOPE SOMEDAY YOU WILL JOIN US ♪

♪ AND THE WORLD WILL BE AS ONE ♪

♪ OHH, OHH, OHH

♪ OHHHH

♪ YOU MAY SAY I'M A DREAMER ♪

♪ BUT I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE

♪ I HOPE SOMEDAY YOU WILL JOIN US ♪

♪ AND THE WORLD WILL BE AS ONE, OHH ♪

♪ AND THE WORLD WILL BE AS ONE, OHH ♪

♪ AND THE WORLD WILL BE AS ONE ♪

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ AIN'T NO WAY

[APPLAUSE]

♪ FOR ME TO LOVE YOU

♪ IF YOU WON'T LET ME

♪ IT AIN'T NO WAY FOR ME TO GIVE YOU ♪

♪ ALL YOU NEED

♪ IF YOU WON'T LET ME GIVE ALL OF ME ♪

♪ OOH, OOH

♪ I KNOW THAT A WOMAN'S DUTY IS TO HELP AND LOVE A MAN ♪

♪ AND THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS PLANNED ♪

♪ OH, BUT HOW CAN I, HOW CAN I, HOW CAN I ♪

♪ GIVE YOU ALL THE THINGS I CAN ♪

♪ IF YOU'RE TYING BOTH OF MY HANDS? ♪

♪ OH, IT AIN'T NO WAY

♪ IT AIN'T NO WAY ♪

♪ IT AIN'T NO WAY

♪ IT AIN'T NO WAY ♪

♪ JUST AIN'T NO WAY

♪ AIN'T NO WAY

♪ SURE AIN'T NO WAY, BABY, IT AIN'T NO WAY ♪

♪ FOR ME TO LOVE YOU

♪ IF YOU WON'T LET ME

♪ STOP TRY'N' TO BE SOMEONE YOU'RE NOT ♪

♪ OOH

♪ HOW COLD AND CRUEL IS A MAN ♪

♪ WHO PAID TOO MUCH FOR WHAT HE GOT? ♪

♪ AND IF YOU NEED ME LIKE YOU SAY, SAY YOU DO ♪

♪ OH, THEN PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ♪

♪ DON'T YOU KNOW THAT I NEED YOU? ♪

♪ AIN'T NO WAY

♪ AIN'T NO WAY

♪ I'M SAYING THAT IT AIN'T NO WAY ♪

♪ IT AIN'T NO WAY, IT AIN'T NO WAY, BABY ♪

♪ AIN'T NO WAY

♪ JUST AIN'T NO WAY

♪ AIN'T NO WAY

♪ SURE AIN'T NO WAY, BABY ♪

♪ AIN'T NO WAY

♪ IT AIN'T NO WAY FOR ME TO LOVE YOU ♪

♪ IF YOU WON'T LET ME

♪ AIN'T NO WAY FOR ME TO LOVE YOU ♪

♪ IF YOU WON'T

♪ IF YOU WON'T

♪ IF YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU WON'T ♪

♪ LET ME

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

SINGERS: ♪ MONA LISA

♪ OHHH

♪ MONA LISA, MONA LISA

♪ OHHH

♪ MONA LISA, MONA LISA

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