Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Happy Birthday Mr. Sondheim!
DOT: Move on...Stop worrying where you're going-Move on. If you can know where you're going, You've gone. Just keep moving on. I chose, and my world was shaken-So what? The choice may have been mistaken, The choosing was not. You have to move on. Look at what you want, Not at where you are, Not at what you'll be-Look at all the things you've done for me: Opened up my eyes, Taught me how to see, Notice every tree-
GEORGE: ...Notice every tree...
DOT: Understand the light-
GEORGE: ...Understand the light...
DOT: Concentrate on now-
GEORGE: I want to move on. I want to explore the light. I want to know how to get through, Through to something new, Something of my own-
BOTH: Move on. Move on.
DOT: Stop worrying it your vision Is new. Let others make that decision- They usually do. You keep moving on.
GEORGE: Look at what you've done,...Something in the light, Then at what you want, Something in the sky,Not at where you are, In the grass,What you'll be. Up behind the trees...Look at all the thingsYou gave to me. Things I hadn't looked atLet me give to you Till now:Something in return. Flower in your hat.And your smile.I would be so pleased... And the color of your hair.
GEORGE: And the way you catch the light.And the care.And the feeling.And the lifeMoving on.
DOT: We've always belonged Together!
BOTH: We will always belong Together!
DOT: Just keep moving on. Anything you do, Let it come from you. Then it will be new. Give us more to see...
From the Pulitzer Winning Sunday in the Park with George, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine.
And Maximum Broadway Radio is playing Sondheim all day long!