Written in the Stars

Musical: Aida
Song: Written in the Stars
Performers: Heather Headley & Adam Pascal
Broadway Premiere: 2000
Music: Elton John
Lyrics: Tim Rice
Book: Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang
Basis: "Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi
 
 
I am here to tell you we can never meet again. Simple, really, isn't it? A word or two and then a lifetime of not knowing where or how or why or when. You think of me, or speak of me, and wonder what befell that someone you once loved so long ago so well. Never wonder what I'll feel as living shuffles by. You don't have to ask me and I need not reply. Every moment of my life from now until I die, I will think or dream of you and fail to understand how a perfect love can be confounded out of hand. Is it written in the stars? Are we paying for some crime? Is that all that we are good for? Just a stretch of mortal time, or some God's experiment in which we have no say. In which we're given paradise, but only for a day. Nothing can be altered, there is nothing to decide. No escape, no change of heart, nor any place to hide. Oh, you are all I ever want, but this I am denied. Sometimes in my darkest thoughts I wish I'd never learned what it is to be in love and have that love returned. Is it written in the stars? Are we paying for some crime? Is that all that we are good for? Just some stretch of mortal time, or some God's experiment in which we have no say. In which we're given paradise, but only for a day.

Come Alive

You stumble through your days, got your head hung low, your skies' a shade of grey. Like a zombie in a maze, you're asleep inside but you can shake away. 'Cause you're just a dead man walking, thinking that's your only option, but you can flip the switch and brighten up your darkest day. Sun is up and the color's blinding, take the world and redefine it. Leave behind your narrow mind, you'll never be the same. Come alive, come alive, go and ride your light, let it burn so bright. Reaching up to the sky, and it's open wide, you're electrified. 
When the world becomes a fantasy a
nd you're more than you could ever be 'c
ause you're dreaming with your eyes wide open. 
And you know you can't go back again t
o the world that you were living in 'c
ause you're dreaming with your eyes wide open. 
So, come alive! 
I see it in your eyes, y
ou believe that lie t
hat you need to hide your face. 
Afraid to step outside, s
o you lock the door b
ut don't you stay that way. 
No more living in those shadows, y
ou and me we know how that goes. 
'Cause once you see it, oh you'll never, never be the same. 
We'll be the light that's shining, b
ottle up and keep on trying. 
You can prove there's more to you, y
ou cannot be afraid.
 

From Now On

As much as I love the original version with Hugh Jackman, Ramin sure is doing an amazing job! 
 
Det har gjorts så många covers på låtar från "The Greatest Showman" (2017), flest på "This is Me", I guess. (Se mitt förra inlägg med Keala Settle där hon framför låten i filmen). Men denna version med Ramin är väl bara... Ja, jag vet inte. I have no words. Ramin är ju en av mina absoluta favoritsångare, och soundtracket från "The Greatest Showman" är ett av de bästa på senare tid, så gissa hur happy jag blev när jag hörde detta. 
 
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