Soldier & Rose

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lyrics

SOLDIER & ROSE
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[DAVE]
Side 1, Track 6. “Soldier & Rose.”

[GELSEY (Soldier)]
I AM A SOLDIER
AND AS A SOLDIER
I’VE GOTTEN USED TO DEATH
GHOSTS DON’T BOTHER ME ANYMORE
I KNOW I’VE GOT MINE COMING
SO SOME MOANING IN THE NIGHT
ISN’T ANY BIG THING

[BRITTAIN (Rose Red)]
COME HERE SOLDIER
LOOK ME IN THE EYES
IF I TOLD YOU I LOVED YOU
WOULD YOU GIVE ME SOME HONEY?

[GELSEY]
I’VE GOT MINE COMING
IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME

[BRITTAIN]
COME HERE SOLDIER
SIT DOWN IN MY LAP
IF I TOLD YOU WHEN I SAW YOU
I FELT A LITTLE SHOCK
AND THAT ALL THE STARS
AND MOONS AND SKIES
AND BIRDS AND TREES
AND SHARKS AND SEAS
AND EVEN I
BEGAN TO CRY
AND TREMBLE

[DAVE & BRENT]
TREMBLE

[BRITTAIN & GELSEY]
AND MY HEART LEAPS IN MY THROAT
I FEEL ELECTRIC PULSES IN MY FINGERTIPS

[DAVE & BRENT]
TREMBLE

[BRITTAIN]
COME HERE SOLDIER
LET ME SUCK YOUR THUMB

IF I TOLD YOU THIS IS SPECIAL
AND LOVE IS MORE THAN CHEMICALS
THAT IT’S ME AND YOU
AND ANGELS TOO
AND TIME WILL END
AND WE’LL TRANSCEND
AND RISE ABOVE THE ASH AND DIRT
AND BABY I COULD NEVER HURT YOU
CUZ YOU ARE ME

[DAVE & BRENT]
TREMBLE

[BRITTAIN]
WOULD YOU BELIEVE ME?
DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE?
DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE?

[GELSEY]
I AM A SOLDIER
I DON’T BELIEVE IN ANYTHING
BUT IF YOU’RE GONNA STEAL MY HONEY
PLEASE WAIT UNTIL I’M DRUNK

THEN TAKE ME ONTO THE DANCE FLOOR
AND LET ME CRY AGAINST YOUR CHEEK
THEN TAKE ME OUT BACK
AND SHOOT ME IN THE ALLEY
I WON’T SPEAK
I WON’T SAY A WORD
I WON’T COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU
I WON’T HAVE THE TIME
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credits

from Ghost Quartet, released October 31, 2014

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Dave Malloy New York

Theater composer, writer, performer. Shows include Ghost Quartet; Black Wizard / Blue Wizard; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; All Hands; Three Pianos; Beardo; Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage; The Sewers; Sandwich; Clown Bible; and (The 99-cent) Miss Saigon. ... more

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