The Light

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Act III: Will Dawn

Struck by betrayal and rejection, Zhalarina is cast into an emotional void alienated from her sense of self. As she rides this out important axioms of her faith come into view to help her regain her center. Bearing witness to Zhalarina’s heartbreak, Diji regrets trying to stifle her daughter’s identity. Zhalarina writes her way toward healing and homecoming.

AIRED: May 17, 2020 | 0:03:12
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[water falling]

♪ [drumming]

- ♪ If you've never been crushed

♪ I'll spare you the layout

♪ just crawl into a cannon and sing as the fuse fade out

♪ What an incredible gift it is to soak in devastation

♪ To cry inside your coffin when the diggers grow impatient

♪ and you get to tell it all for 50 minutes a week

♪ to a counselor who cannot seduce you out of your sleep

♪ and all the king's horses carry all the king's men

♪ to the conclusion that a cheater was never my best friend

- (♪ Oooh, oooh )

- Diji: ♪ I'll be the light before it gets dark

♪ cause I'm the one who memorized the beat of your heart

♪ I never intended to push you far

♪ or force you into submission over who you are

♪ I'll be the light before it gets dark

♪ cause I'm the one who memorized the beat of your heart

♪ I never intended to push you far

♪ or force you into submission over who you are

[echoing] ♪ are, are, are

[metallic clinking]

[buzzing]

[out of breath panting]

♪ I think humility would rather have different reasons to visit

♪ but if it must, it will, and if it will, then you gon' get it

♪ now the scriptures' making sense in an ironic turn of events

♪ Caught me balling up my fists to the note of self righteousness

♪ instead of hog-tying my pain to a pen and a page

♪ so I scribbled until the miracle got to a vein

♪ and my momma was still my momma in spite of the war

♪ Who for her baby would choke an elephant out of its roar

- (♪ Oooh, oooh )

- Diji: ♪ I'll be the light before it gets dark

♪ cause I'm the one who memorized the beat of your heart

♪ I never intended to push you far

♪ or force you into submission over who you are

♪ I'll be the light before it gets dark

♪ cause I'm the one who memorized the beat of your heart

♪ I never intended to push you far

♪ or force you into submission over who you are

- ♪ Thaw out the joy in the heat of your palm

♪ pretend it's cool that Hope was leading you on

♪ write the bitterest, most infamous, villainous poem

♪ nearly blow out a lung every chance you get to perform

♪ believe your momma when she says that it broke her too

♪ and also when she says your ex ain't that cute

♪ then make peace with the sticks and stones inside of you

♪ and fly when she says you can go back to your school

- (♪ Oooh, oooh )

[zipping bag]

(♪ Oooh, oooh )

[phone chimes for incoming text]

[phone chimes again]

[writing audibly]


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