Lately I’ve been posting Lyrics of the Day, featuring some of my favorite songs from Broadway musicals. It sucks how our office kind of banned YouTube so I cannot embed the videos that go along with the lyrics.
I love Broadway musicals. Hence, this blog. And as a proof, here are the top ten songs that always get me through the day. And some just speak the story of my life.
1. I’m Alive- Next to Normal
Originally sung by Aaron Tveit
Favorite lines from the song: I’m alive/I’m right behind you. /You say forget, /But I remind you. /You can try to hide, /You know that I will find you. /’Cause if you won’t grieve me /You won’t leave me behind…
2. Love Heals- Rent
Sung by the whole cast
Favorite lines from the song: Love heals when pain’s too much to bear/When you reach out your hand/And only wind is there/When life’s unfair when things like us are not to be
3. I Honestly Love You-The Boy from Oz
Sung by Hugh Jackman and Jarrod Emick
Favorite lines from the song: You don’t have to answer I see it in your eyes/Maybe it was better left unsaid/But this is pure and simple and you must realize/That it’s coming from my heart and not my head
4. No Matter What- Whistle Down the Wind
Favorite lines from the song: No matter what they tell us, no matter what they do/No matter what they teach us, what we believe is true/I can’t deny what I believe, I can’t be what I’m not/I know this loves forever, I know no matter what/I can’t deny what I believe, I can’t be what I’m not/I know this loves forever, that’s all that matters now no matter what
5. Second Chances- Allegiance
Sung by Lea Salonga
Favorite lines from the song: What’s past is past but it’s not the last/We’re not alive to just remember./When life has said to you,/Not a chance, but two…/Life has granted you a second chance.
6. With You- Ghost the Musical
Sung by Caissie Levy
Favorite lines from the song: I keep thinking that you’ll be calling/Everyone says that it’s all in my head/And I can’t accept it yet/I’m not ready to just give in/I know that I can’t live in this pain/With these feelings of regret
7. Someone Like You-Jekyll and Hyde
Sung by Linda Eder
Favorite Lines from the song: And now I see a world/I’ve never seen before -/Your love to open every door,/You set me free,/Now I can soar!
8. Suddenly Seymour- Little Shop of Horrors
Favorite lines from the song: Tell me this feeling last ’til forever/Tell me the bad times are clean washed away/Please understand that it’s still strange and frightening/For losers like I’ve been it’s so hard to say
9. Brotherhood of Men- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Sung by Daniel Radcliffe
Favorite lines from the song: One man may seem incompetent, /Another not make sense, /While others look like quite a waste /Of company expense.
10. I Believe- Book of Mormon
Sung by Andrew Rannells
Favorite lines from the song: The Scriptures say that if you ask in faith/If you ask God Himself, you will know /But you must ask Him without any doubt /And let your spirit grow…
So there you go. How about you? What are your favorite lines from Broadway musicals?