Stars on Stage from Westport Country Playhouse

S1 E2 | FULL EPISODE

Shoshana Bean

From her starring roles in Broadway's "Wicked" and "Waitress," to her chart-topping Billboard recordings, Shoshana Bean has captivated audiences around the world. In this concert special, she unleashes her passion and powerhouse vocals, igniting a dazzlingly diverse selection of songs.

AIRED: January 14, 2022 | 0:55:06
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-Shoshana Bean has thrilled audiences on Broadway

in "Wicked" and "Waitress"

and captivated fans worldwide

with her chart-topping Billboard recordings.

-♪ Summer of... ♪

-Tonight, her passion and powerhouse vocals shine

in "Stars On Stage."

Please enjoy Shoshana Bean.

♪♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

-♪ There was something in the desert ♪

♪ There was someplace wild and green ♪

♪ And a child in a village I passed through ♪

♪ There are places that I've traveled ♪

♪ And so many things I've seen ♪

♪ And it all fades away ♪

♪ But you ♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ I was sliding down a mountain ♪

♪ I was burning in the sun ♪

♪ I was crying with amazement ♪

♪ At the view ♪

♪ I was capturing a moment ♪

♪ But when all is said and done ♪

♪ Well, it all fades away ♪

♪ But you ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ But you ♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ I have sailed across the oceans ♪

♪ Past the cities and the farms ♪

♪ On a never-ending quest for something new ♪

♪ But the only thing that mattered ♪

♪ Was the four days in your arms ♪

♪ And it all fades away ♪

♪ But you ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ But you ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ But you ♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

[ Vocalizing ]

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ There is one thing that's eternal ♪

♪ That cannot be torn apart ♪

♪ There is one thing ♪

♪ That remains forever true ♪

♪ Past the thinking ♪

♪ Past the breathing ♪

♪ Past the beating of my heart ♪

♪ It will all fade away ♪

♪ But you ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ But you ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ It all fades away ♪

♪ It will all fade away ♪

♪ But you ♪

♪ But you ♪

♪ But you ♪

♪ You ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ I met a man without a dollar to his name ♪

♪ Who had no traits of any value ♪

♪ But his smile ♪

♪ I met a man who had no yearn or claim to fame ♪

♪ Who was content to let life pass him ♪

♪ For a while ♪

♪ But I was sure that all I ever wanted ♪

♪ Was a life like the movie stars led ♪

♪ But he kissed me right here ♪

♪ And he said ♪

♪ "I'll give you stars and the moon and a soul to guide you ♪

♪ And the promise I'll never go ♪

♪ I'll give you hope to bring out all the life inside you ♪

♪ And the strength that will help you grow ♪

♪ I'll give you truth and a future ♪

♪ That's twenty times better ♪

♪ Than any Hollywood plot" ♪

♪ And I thought, "You know ♪

♪ I'd rather have a yacht" ♪

♪♪♪

♪ I met a man who lived his life out on the road ♪

♪ Who left a wife and kids in Portland ♪

♪ On a whim ♪

♪ I met a man whose fire and passion always showed ♪

♪ Who asked if I could spare a week to ride with him ♪

♪ But I was sure that all I ever wanted ♪

♪ Was a life that was scripted and planned ♪

♪ And he said, "But you don't understand ♪

♪ I'll give you stars and the moon and the open highway ♪

♪ And a river beneath your feet ♪

♪ I'll give you days full of dreams if you travel my way ♪

♪ And a summer you can't repeat ♪

♪ I'll give you nights full of passion and days of adventure ♪

♪ No strings, just warm summer rain" ♪

♪ And I thought, "You know ♪

♪ I'd rather have champagne" ♪

♪♪♪

♪ I met a man who had a fortune in the bank ♪

♪ Who had retired at age thirty, set for life ♪

♪ I met a man and didn't know which stars to thank ♪

♪ And then he asked one day if I would be his wife ♪

♪ And I looked up, and all that I could think of ♪

♪ Was the life I had dreamt I would live ♪

♪ And I said to him ♪

♪ "What will you give?" ♪

♪ "I'll give you cars ♪

♪ And a townhouse in Turtle Bay ♪

♪ And a fur and a diamond ring ♪

♪ And we'll get married in Spain on my yacht today ♪

♪ And we'll honeymoon in Beijing ♪

♪ And you'll meet stars at the parties I throw at my villas ♪

♪ In Nice and Paris in June" ♪

♪ And I thought, "Okay" ♪

♪ And I took a breath ♪

♪ And I got my yacht ♪

♪ And the years went by ♪

♪ And it never changed ♪

♪ And it never grew ♪

♪ And I never dreamed ♪

♪ And I woke one day ♪

♪ And I looked around ♪

♪ And I thought, "My God ♪

♪ I'll never have ♪

♪ The moo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-n" ♪

♪ The moo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-n" ♪

[ Song ends ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

Welcome.

Thank you for being here.

In this beautiful playhouse with such rich, beautiful history,

I've strung together a lot of my favorite people

and a lot of my favorite music.

And I'm thrilled to share it with you here tonight.

[ Cheers and applause ]

My grandmother, who laid

basically the musical foundation for my upbringing,

was a huge fan of this particular woman,

who was a very large influence on me.

She played her records. She played her movies.

And this particular woman was very clearly a woman

who refused to be defined or placed in any one box.

Barbra Streisand did it all.

[ Chuckles ]

♪♪♪

♪ Love ♪

♪ Soft as an easy chair ♪

♪ Love ♪

♪ Fresh as the morning air ♪

♪ One love ♪

♪ That is shared by two ♪

♪ I have found in you ♪

♪ You and I will make each night a first ♪

♪ Every day a beginning ♪

♪ Spirits rise ♪

♪ And their dance is unrehearsed ♪

♪ They warm and excite us ♪

♪ 'Cause we have the brightest love ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Memories ♪

♪ Like the corners of my mind ♪

♪ Misty watercolor ♪

♪ Memories ♪

♪ Of the way we ♪

♪ We were ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ Can it be that it was all so simple then ♪

♪ Or has time rewritten every line ♪

♪ And if we had the chance to do it all again ♪

♪ Tell me, would we? ♪

♪ Could we? ♪♪♪

♪ People ♪

♪ People who need people ♪

♪ Are the luckiest people ♪

♪ In the world ♪

♪ We're children ♪

♪ Needing other children ♪

♪ And yet letting our grown-up pride ♪

♪ Hide all the need inside ♪

♪ Acting more like children ♪

♪ Than children ♪

♪ Lovers ♪

♪ Are very special people ♪

♪ They're the luckiest people ♪

♪ In the world ♪

♪ With one person ♪

♪ One very special person ♪

♪ A feeling deep in your soul ♪

♪ Says you were half, now you're whole ♪

♪ No more hunger and thirst ♪

♪ But first be a person who needs people ♪

♪ People who need people ♪

♪ Are the luckiest people ♪♪♪

♪ Oh, tell me where ♪

♪ Where is the someone who will turn to look at me ♪

♪ And want to share ♪

♪ My every sweet-imagined possibility ♪

♪ The more I live ♪

♪ The more I learn ♪

♪ The more I learn, the more I realize ♪

♪ The less I know ♪

♪ Each step I take ♪

♪ Papa, I've a voice now ♪

♪ Each page I turn ♪

♪ Papa, I've a choice now ♪

♪ Each mile I travel only means ♪

♪ The more I have to go ♪

♪ What's wrong with wanting more? ♪

♪ If you can fly, then soar ♪♪♪

♪ Before the parade passes by ♪

♪ I'm gonna go and taste Saturday's high life ♪

♪ Before the parade passes by ♪

♪ I'm gonna get some life back into my life ♪

♪ I'm ready to move out in front ♪

♪ I've had enough of just passing by life ♪

♪ With the rest of them ♪

♪ With the best of them ♪

♪ I can hold my head up high ♪

♪ I've got a goal again ♪

♪ I've got a drive again ♪

♪ I'm gonna feel my heart coming alive again ♪

♪ Before the parade ♪

♪ Passes by ♪

♪ When the whistle blows ♪

♪ And the cymbals crash ♪

♪ And the sparklers light the sky ♪

♪ I'm gonna raise the roof ♪

♪ I'm gonna carry on ♪

♪ Give me an old trombone ♪

♪ Give me an old baton ♪

♪ Before the parade ♪♪♪

♪ Don't bring around a cloud ♪

♪ Don't bring around a cloud ♪

♪ Don't bring around a cloud ♪

♪ To rain on my parade ♪

♪ Don't tell me not to fly, I simply got to ♪

♪ If someone takes a spill, it's me, it's not you ♪

♪ Who told you you're allowed to rain on my parade? ♪

♪ I'm gonna live and live now ♪

♪ Get what I want, I know how ♪

♪ One roll for the whole shebang ♪

♪ One throw, that bell will go clang ♪

♪ Eye on the target, and wham ♪

♪ One shot, one gunshot, and bam ♪

♪ Hey, look at me, world ♪

♪ Here I am ♪♪♪

♪ I'm the greatest star ♪

♪ I am by far ♪

♪ But no one knows it ♪

♪ That's why I was born ♪

♪ I'll blow my horn ♪

♪ Till someone blows it ♪

♪ I'll, I'll light up like a light ♪

♪ Right up like a light ♪

♪ I'll flicker, then flare up ♪

♪ All the world's gonna stare up ♪

♪ Looking down, you'll never see me ♪

♪ Try the sky, 'cause that'll be me ♪

♪ I can make 'em cry ♪

♪ I can make 'em sigh ♪

♪ Someday they'll clamor for my drama ♪

♪ Have you guessed yet ♪

♪ Who's the best yet ♪

♪ If ya ain't, I'll tell ya ♪

♪ One more time ♪

♪ You'll bet your last dime ♪

♪ In all of the world so far ♪

♪ I am the greatest, greatest ♪

♪ Sta-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-r ♪

Whoo!

[ Cheers and applause ]

You know, Barbra Streisand taught me

not to put myself in a box, so...

I have tried to maintain that throughout my career,

to just follow my heart and do what feels right.

And sometimes that's theater, and sometimes that's, you know,

writing my own music and recording.

Sometimes that's covers.

So I couldn't do a show without honoring, in my opinion,

one of the single greatest voices of all time.

That's Miss Whitney Houston.

[ Cheers and applause ]

-♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪

♪ I wanna feel the heat with somebody ♪

♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪

♪ With somebody who loves me ♪

-[ Chuckles ]

♪ Clock strikes upon the hour ♪

♪ Sun begins to fade ♪

♪ Still enough time to figure out ♪

♪ How to chase my blues away ♪

♪ I've been alright up till now ♪

♪ It's the light of day, it shows me how ♪

♪ But when the night falls ♪

♪ My lonely heart calls ♪

-♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪

♪ I wanna feel the heat with somebody ♪

♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪

♪ With somebody who loves me ♪

-♪ I've been in love and I've 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 the chance ♪

♪ On a love that burns hot enough to last ♪

♪ When the night falls ♪

♪ My lonely heart calls ♪

-♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪

♪ I wanna feel the heat with somebody ♪

♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪

♪ Oh, with somebody who loves me ♪

♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪

♪ I wanna feel the heat with somebody ♪

♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪

-♪ With somebody who loves me ♪

-♪ Somebody who, somebody who ♪

-♪ Somebody who loves me ♪

-♪ Somebody who, somebody who ♪

-♪ Who'll hold me in his arms ♪

♪ I need a man who'll take the chance ♪

♪ On a love that burns hot enough to last ♪

♪ When the night falls ♪

♪ My lonely heart calls ♪

-♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪

-Whoo!

-♪ I wanna feel the heat with somebody ♪

♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪

♪ Oh, with somebody who loves me ♪

♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪

♪ I wanna feel the heat with somebody ♪

♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪

♪ With somebody who loves me ♪

-♪ Don't you wanna dance, say you wanna dance ♪

-♪ Say you wanna dance ♪

-♪ Don't you wanna dance ♪

♪ Say you wanna dance ♪ -♪ Don't you wanna dance ♪

♪ Ah, ah ♪ -♪ Don't you wanna dance ♪

-♪ Say you wanna dance ♪

-♪ With somebody ♪

-♪ With somebody who loves me ♪ -♪ With somebody ♪

♪ Somebody who loves me ♪ -♪ Don't you wanna dance ♪

♪ Say you wanna dance, don't you wanna dance ♪

-♪ Whoooo-ooh-ooh ♪

-♪ Don't you wanna dance, say you wanna dance ♪

-♪ Whoooo-ooh-ooh ♪ -♪ Don't you wanna dance ♪

♪ Don't you wanna dance, say you wanna dance ♪

♪ Don't you wanna dance ♪ -♪ Ooooh ♪

♪ Whoooooooooo ♪ -♪ With somebody who loves me ♪

-♪ Oooooooooh ♪

♪ With somebody ♪

♪ Ooh, with somebody, somebody ♪

-♪ With somebody who loves ♪

♪ Me-e-e-e-e-e-e-e ♪

-Whoo! [ Cheers and applause ]

I know you're not supposed to pick your favorite children.

But I don't have children. I have music.

I have records. I have songs.

And I definitely have my favorites that I have written.

People in general are afraid to show the messy stuff, the truth.

And it is something that I find myself

to be a little bit of a scavenger for.

I want to see who you really are and what makes you up.

So it inspired me to write this song.

And here joining me tonight --

I feel so fortunate to have this gentleman with me.

He is, in my humble opinion,

probably one of the most extraordinary living vocalists

currently walking this planet.

Please welcome my friend, my inspiration,

the delicious, singular, extraordinary Avery Wilson.

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ I'm not looking for perfection ♪

♪ Anymore ♪

♪ If I bought into their perception ♪

♪ I'd be headed for the door ♪

♪ You built yourself a fortress ♪

♪ You're cloaked inside confusion ♪

♪ A million eyes are watching you ♪

♪ But nobody can see past ♪

♪ The illusion ♪

-♪ Don't hide yourself ♪

♪ Safe behind those walls ♪

♪ Just show it all to me ♪

♪ I wanna have it all ♪

-♪ I wanna have it all ♪

-♪ Mmmmmm mmmmmm ♪

♪ I'm the one you never thought to look for ♪

♪ You're the only one I see ♪

♪ Now I know what you're afraid of ♪

♪ That you wouldn't be able to foo-oo-oo-oo-l me ♪

♪ I'm not afraid of the dark ♪

♪ It's a little hard to scare me away ♪

♪ Oh, the worst you've done ♪

♪ The best you are ♪

♪ I want it all ♪

♪ I'm waiting ♪

-♪ Don't hide yourself ♪

♪ Safe behind those walls ♪

♪ Just show it all to me ♪

♪ I wanna have it all ♪

♪ And all the ones who came before ♪

♪ Everything they shamed you for ♪

♪ Show it all to me ♪

♪ Give it all to me ♪

♪ Don't hide yourself ♪

♪ I wanna have it all ♪

-♪ Ohhh ♪

-♪ Ooh ooh ♪

[ Guitar solo ]

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ Can you gi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ve ♪ -♪ Give it all to ♪

-♪ It all ♪

♪ To me ♪

-[ Chuckles ]

-♪ Just give it all ♪ -♪ Gi-i-i-i-i-i-i-ve ♪

-♪ To me ♪ -♪ Give it all ♪

♪ Give it all to me ♪

-♪ Hey ♪

-♪ Give ♪ -♪ Give ♪

-♪ It ♪ -♪ It ♪

-♪ All to me ♪ -♪ A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-All ♪

♪ To me-e-e-e ♪ -♪ Hey, hey, hey ♪

-♪ Give ♪ -♪ Give it to me, baby ♪

-♪ It all ♪ -♪ Give it to me ♪

♪ Give it all ♪ -♪ To me ♪

-♪ It all to me, yeah ♪

♪ All to me, all to me ♪

-♪ Don't hide yourself ♪

♪ Safe behind those walls ♪

♪ Just show it all to me ♪

♪ I wanna have it all ♪

♪ Oh, and all the ones who came before ♪

♪ Everything they shamed you for ♪

♪ Show it all to me ♪

♪ Give it all to me ♪

♪ Don't hide yourself ♪

♪ I wanna have it all ♪

-♪ Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh ♪ -♪ Wanna have it all ♪

♪ I wanna have ♪

-♪ Said I wanna have it all ♪

-♪ Give it all to me, yeah ♪

-♪ Give it all ♪

-♪ I wanna give it all ♪

-♪ Gi-i-i-i-ve it all ♪ -♪ To-o-o-o-o-o ♪

-♪ Give it all ♪

♪ Give it all to me ♪

♪ Give it all ♪

♪ All ♪

♪ All ♪

[ Song ends ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

-Avery Wilson.

Nobody like him.

I love you.

I've been working with these two gentlemen over here

for a number of years.

Yeah, you like it. Yeah.

This is Jarrett Johnson.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Kojo Littles.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you for being here.

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ I am an old woman ♪

♪ Named after my mother ♪

♪ Old man is another ♪

♪ Child that's grown old ♪

♪ If dreams were thunder ♪

♪ Lightning was desire ♪

♪ This old, old house would have burned down a long time ago ♪

♪ So ♪

-♪ Make me an angel ♪

♪ That flies from Montgomery ♪

♪ Make me a poster ♪

♪ Of an old rodeo ♪

♪ Just give me one thing ♪

♪ That I can hold on to ♪

♪ To believe in this living is just a hard way to go ♪

-♪ Oooh oooh ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

-♪ Yeah, oooh ♪

-♪ Yeah ♪

♪♪♪

♪ When I was a young girl ♪

♪ I had me a cowboy ♪

♪ He wasn't much to look at ♪

♪ Just a free rambling man ♪

♪ That was a long time ♪

♪ And no matter how I try ♪

♪ Ooh, the years just flow by ♪

♪ Like a broken-down dam ♪

♪ Lord, just ♪

-♪ Make me an angel ♪

♪ That flies from Montgomery ♪

-Sing.

-♪ Make me a poster ♪

♪ Of an old rodeo ♪

-Just.

-♪ Just give me one thing ♪

♪ That I can hold on to ♪

♪ To believe in this living is just a hard way to go ♪

-♪ Oooh ooh-ooh-ooh oooh ♪

♪ Oooooh ♪

♪♪♪

♪ There's flies in the kitchen ♪

-♪ Mm-hmm ♪

-♪ I can hear 'em, they're buzzing ♪

♪ I ain't done nothing ♪

♪ Since I woke up today ♪

♪ How the hell can a person go ♪

♪ Go to work in the morning ♪

♪ And come, come home in the evening ♪

♪ And have nothing to say, Lord ♪

-♪ Make me an angel ♪

♪ That flies from Montgomery ♪

-♪ Just ♪

-♪ Make me a poster ♪

♪ Of an old rodeo ♪

-Just.

-♪ Just give me one thing ♪

♪ That I can hold on to ♪

♪ To believe in this living is just a hard way to go ♪

-♪ I said ♪

-♪ To believe in this living is just a ♪

♪ Hard way ♪

♪ To go ♪

♪ Ooooooooh ♪

-♪ Ooh ♪

-♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

-Uh-huh.

♪ Yeah ♪

[ Chuckles ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

One of the things I love about what I get to do

is the people that I get to do it with.

So please meet my friends, my family,

Luke Edgemon and Melanie Nyema.

[ Cheers and applause ]

One...two.

One, two.

♪ It's 5 o'clock ♪

-♪ 5 o'clock ♪

-♪ In the morning ♪

-♪ In the morning ♪

-♪ And we still seem to be going ♪

♪ 'Round in circles ♪

-♪ But what good am I to you ♪

♪ If I can't carry the weight around for ♪

-♪ Two ♪

♪ I heard that whistle blow ♪

♪ I'm punching my card ♪

-♪ 'Cause, baby ♪

-♪ True love ♪

♪ Shouldn't be this hard ♪

-♪ Well, a warrior lives inside of me ♪

♪ But she's weary of the fight ♪

♪ I never thought I would say ♪ -♪ I'd say ♪

-♪ But it's quittin' time ♪

-♪ I am the first on the job ♪ -♪ First ♪

♪ Last to leave ♪ -♪ I'm the last one to leave ♪

♪ You still don't seem to appreciate me ♪

♪ I never thought I would say ♪ -♪ I'd say ♪

-♪ But it's quittin' time ♪

-♪ Where's the payoff for the blood ♪

-♪ The sweat and tears ♪

-Hey.

-♪ I've been punished for your fears ♪

-♪ It's all so hurtful ♪ -♪ Hurtful ♪

-♪ But no tool that I have used ♪

♪ Has ever been strong enough ♪

♪ To see us through ♪ -♪ Through ♪

-♪ I heard that whistle blow ♪

♪ I'm punching my card ♪

-♪ 'Cause, baby ♪

-♪ True love ♪

♪ It shouldn't be this hard ♪

-♪ Well, a warrior lives inside of me ♪

♪ But she's weary of the fight ♪

♪ I am afraid that it's ♪ -♪ I'd say ♪

-♪ Quittin' time ♪

-♪ I am the first on the job ♪ -♪ First ♪

♪ Last to leave ♪ -♪ I'm the last one to leave ♪

♪ You still don't seem to appreciate me ♪

♪ I never thought I would say ♪ -♪ I'd say ♪

-♪ But it's quittin' time ♪

-♪ I never thought I would say ♪ -♪ I'd say ♪

-♪ But it's quittin' time ♪

♪ I say ♪

♪ That it's quittin' time ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

-Earlier this year,

I had my very first loss of a high school friend.

I knew he was sick. He'd been sick for a while.

And I never reached out.

It had been so long since we'd seen each other.

I think -- I mean...

Today, this year would be 24 years, maybe,

since the last time I saw him.

So I didn't feel comfortable reaching out,

and I obviously regret it very deeply now.

He was an extraordinary basketball player, phenom, star.

And he had ALS, which is such a cruel irony

for someone who was so free in their body

to then become a prisoner in that way.

So I found out he passed.

And because of how much time had gone by,

I was actually really surprised at how emotional I was

and how deeply it affected me.

I think that high school

is like this very magical brief moment in time.

It's like this intersection of innocence and independence.

And it happens so fast.

I feel like the memories are so visceral and so sacred.

So this is for you, Tyrone.

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ The heavens open ♪

♪ To cry for you tonight ♪

♪ A stairway up ♪

♪ To the sky ♪

♪ Oh, it's calling you home ♪

♪ Yeah, you never know when ♪

♪ When you'll run out of time ♪

♪ And I didn't get to, to say goodbye ♪

♪ But I wanted you to know ♪

♪ That I ♪

♪ I still see you like it was yesterday ♪

♪ And time ♪

♪ No, time won't take that away ♪

♪ I'll always remember ♪

♪ That summer of '95 ♪

♪ I never felt so alive ♪

♪ I keep it frozen in time ♪

♪ I'll always remember ♪

♪ You runnin' at 17 ♪

♪ You're locked in my memory ♪

♪ I'll always remember you ♪

♪ Wild and free ♪

♪ We would live in ♪

♪ Ooh, inside our glory days ♪

♪ Yeah, we all had our dreams to chase ♪

♪ Down that road paved with gold ♪

♪ Ooh, you must have known then that you were ♪

♪ You were racing time ♪

♪ While you were trying to fly ♪

♪ We, we were trying to hold you ♪

♪ But I-I-I-I ♪

♪ I can see you like it was yesterday ♪

♪ And time ♪

♪ Oh, no, time won't take that away ♪

♪ I'll always remember ♪

♪ That summer of '95 ♪

♪ I never felt so alive ♪

♪ I keep it frozen in time ♪

♪ I'll always remember ♪

♪ You runnin' at 17 ♪

♪ You're locked in my memory ♪

♪ I'll always remember you ♪

♪ Wild and free ♪

♪ Fly-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y ♪

♪ You spread your wings and ♪

♪ Fly-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y ♪

♪ You're free now to ♪

♪ Fly-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y ♪

♪ Fly-y-y-y-y ♪

♪ Fly-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y ♪

♪ You ♪

-♪ Fly-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y ♪

-♪ You go on and ♪

♪ You go on and fly-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y ♪

-♪ Fly-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y ♪

-♪ Fly ♪

-♪ Fly-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y ♪ -♪ Fly, fly-y-y-y-y ♪

♪ Spread your wings and, spread your wings and ♪

-♪ Fly-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y ♪ -♪ Fly-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y ♪

♪ I'll always remember ♪

♪ That summer of '95 ♪

♪ I never felt so alive ♪

♪ I keep it frozen in time ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

A few years back, I got the beautiful opportunity

to pop in to the extraordinary show "Waitress"

for just a little chunk of time.

And every once in a while, a song comes along

that you're like, "Why didn't I write that?

Why didn't I think of that?"

And this song is most certainly that.

Give it up for Sara Bareilles.

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ It's not simple to say ♪

♪ Most days ♪

♪ I don't recognize me ♪

♪ That these shoes and this apron ♪

♪ That place and its patrons have ♪

♪ Taken more than I gave them ♪

♪ It's not easy to know ♪

♪ I'm not anything ♪

♪ Like I used to be ♪

♪ Although it's true ♪

♪ I was never ♪

♪ Attention's sweet center, but ♪

♪ I still remember that girl ♪

♪ She's imperfect ♪

♪ But she tries ♪

♪ She is good ♪

♪ But she lies ♪

♪ She is hard on herself ♪

♪ She is broken and won't ask for help ♪

♪ She is messy ♪

♪ But she's kind ♪

♪ She is lonely ♪

♪ Most of the time ♪

♪ She is all of this ♪

♪ Mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie ♪

♪ She is gone ♪

♪ But she used to be ♪

♪ Mine ♪

♪ Oh, it's not what I asked for ♪

♪ Sometimes life just ♪

♪ Slips in through a back door ♪

♪ And carves out a person ♪

♪ And makes you believe it's all true ♪

♪ And now I got you ♪

♪ And you're not what I asked for ♪

♪ If I'm honest, I know I would ♪

♪ Give it all back ♪

♪ For the chance to start over ♪

♪ And rewrite an ending or two ♪

♪ For that girl that I knew ♪

♪ Who was reckless just enough ♪

♪ Who gets hurt ♪

♪ But who learns how to toughen up when she's bruised ♪

♪ And gets used by a man who can't love ♪

♪ And then she'll get stuck and be scared ♪

♪ Of the life that's inside her ♪

♪ Growing stronger each day ♪

♪ Till it finally reminds her ♪

♪ To fight just a little ♪

♪ To bring back the fire in her eyes ♪

♪ That's been gone ♪

♪ But it used to be ♪

♪ Mi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ne ♪

♪ It used to be ♪

♪ Mi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ne ♪

♪ She ♪

♪ Is messy ♪

♪ But she's kind ♪

♪ She is lonely ♪

♪ Most of the time ♪

♪ She is all of this ♪

♪ Mixed up and baked ♪

♪ In a beautiful pie ♪

♪ She ♪

♪ Is gone ♪

♪ But she used to be ♪

♪ Mi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ne ♪

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