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(Mary Dee and Shanty’s home)[MARY DEE] (alone in bedroom)
The world you’re coming into,
Is no easy place to enter.
Every day is haunted,
By the echoes of the past.
Funny thoughts and wild; wild dreams,
Will find their way into your mind.
The clouds that hang above us,
May be full of rain and thunder.
But in time they slide away,
To find the sun still there.
Lazy days and wild. wild flowers,
Will bring some joy into your heart.
And I will always love you,
I’ll welcome you into this world.
I’ve been working hard all day,
And a man can work up quite an appetite that way.
What’s for dinner?
Something nourishing and hot?
I could tackle quite a lot of ‘you know what’,
And all I’ve got to say to you is ‘Why no dinner?’
I’ve got nothing on my plate,
It’s expected of a mate.
Why d’ya have to make me wait?
Farewell to childhood,
Deep in the wild wood a fire goes out,
And what are we left wit,
Now we are grown up? [SHANTY] This is the way we pull up the anchor,
Goodbye to romance,
Out on the ocean a good ship is lost,
And what are we left with,
Now we are grown Up? [MARY DEE] Time to be thinking of real life feelings,
I must get on. [SHANTY] Time to be buying those little trinkets,
I can’t afford,
I want to give her the best,
But where will,
I find the rest of the cash? [MARY DEE] It’s one mad dash,
To fame and fortune,
The cymbals clash,
And then you’re gone. [SHANTY] So what are my chances,
Of getting promotion?
The way things are going,
It doesn’t look good. [MARY DEE] What good is complaining,
It’s getting you nowhere,
And I’m in the middle of your whirlwind,
In the eye of your storm. [SHANTY] Let’s not argue. [MARY DEE] Spare me your excuses. [SHANTY] No excuses. [MARY DEE] Pardon my anger. [SHANTY] Why are you driving me so hard? [MARY DEE] I can’t believe what I’m hearing. [SHANTY] You didn’t cook any dinner. [MARY DEE] I’m not a slave.
I work for a living,
I can command the respect of my peers.
Where did you go?
You were out with the boys. [SHANTY] So what if I went for a drink?
You’d think to listen to you,
It was some sort of crime. [MARY DEE] I needed someone to talk to,
But all I could find was myself.
If you were the same man I married,
You’d know that your woman needs love. [SHANTY] And what about me?
I suppose I don’t matter.
I’m not even sure,
If you ever loved me. [MARY DEE] Right!
Oh, and by the way… you’re about to become a father.
(She rushes our into the street)[CHORUS] Stop!
Hold on to life!
(Hospital)[NURSE] Do you know who you are,
As you lie there sleeping?
Take the time to rest your troubled head,
I will watch over you till the moment you awake.
Can you hear what I say,
As you lie there sleeping?
When misfortunes crowd into your day,
And the dark side of life,
Has become too much to bear,
I will stay by your side.
Though we don’t yet know if there’s something wrong,
You were brought in from the street,
And a witness said you gave a shout,
As you fell down at his feet.
We are running tests,
And soon the results will be known.
But I feel I have to warn you,
There may be complications.
But we don’t yet know if your child is in danger,
We shall have to wait and see.
In the meantime,
There is nothing more for you to do,
We’re in your dream. [NURSE] You’re dreaming. try to rest, my child. [MEN’S CHORUS] (ghosts)
You called us,
We heard you,
And we are here. [NURSE] To save your child you must be still. [MEN’S CHORUS] (ghosts)
We’re ready to listen,
To what you ask. [NURSE] Go to sleep. [WOMEN’S CHORUS] (ghosts)
The tide is strong. [MARY DEE] No! [WOMEN’S CHORUS] (ghosts)
Your child is drawn to us,
Into our throng. [SHANTY] No! [FULL CHORUS] (ghosts)
This child is,
Soon one of us. [MARY DEE] No, I tell you!
You’ll never get through,
I’ll never let you.
No-one is stealing this child.
I’m not afraid of Ghosts that the past left behind. [SHANTY] Let her recover,
Then let me love her,
Until we run out of time.
And in the future,
I will promise to be the man,
She had in mind. [NURSE] Be still,
Your child is safe. [MARY DEE] Do we live in a world,
With an uncertain future,
Where a man is unsure of his fate?
Will we come to our senses,
Be fair to each other?
Can we turn it around,
Before it’s too late?
Do I know that we have the answer?
Yes, I know now We are together.
So we must bear in mind,
That the pages are turning,
And the sand will run out of the glass.
In the heat of the battle,
We will drive out the demons,
And we’ll carry the day,
For we must save the child.
We are part of each other,
And we’ll carry the day,
For we must save the child. [CHORUS] Do you know that you have the answer? [MARY DEE and SHANTY] Yes, we know now. [CHORUS] We know now. [MARY DEE and SHANTY] We know now,
We are together.
L’histoire de la chanson
Mary Dee chante à l’enfant à naître, inquiète pour son avenir. Shanty rentre légèrement éméché, exigeant son dîner d’un ton excédé. La discussion dérape sur des problèmes d’argent et les difficultés de Shanty. Shanty blesse Mary Dee en remettant en doute l’amour qu’elle lui porte. Elle explose, lui hurle qu’elle est enceinte de lui. Prenant la fuite, folle de colère et de douleur, elle se fait renverser par une voiture. À l’hôpital, une infirmière prie pour la vie de Mary Dee qui, dans son délire, voit à son tour défiler les fantômes du passé et de l’avenir. Elle lutte pour ne pas perdre l’enfant que les fantômes tentent de lui arracher. Shanty prie à son chevet et promet de changer de vie si Mary Dee et l’enfant sont sauvés.