Meadowlark

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Patti Ann LuPone (born April 21, 1949) is an American singer and actress, known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Eva Perón in the 1979 stage musical Evita and for her Olivier Award-winning performance as Fantine in the original London cast of Les Misérables. more »


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2008
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When I was a girl l I had a favorite story 
Of the meadowlark who lived where the rivers wind 
Her voice could match the angels' in its glory 
But she was blind, the lark was blind
An old king came and took her to his palace 
Where the walls were burnished bronze and golden braid 
And he fed her fruit and nuts from an ivory chalice 
And he prayed: 

"Sing for me, my meadowlark, 
Sing for me of the silver morning,
Set me free, my meadowlark, 
And I'll buy you a priceless jewel 
And cloth of brocade and crewel 
And I'll love you for life, 
If you will sing for me."

Then one day as the lark sang by the water 
The god of the sun heard her in his flight 
And her singing moved him so 
He came and brought her the gift of sight
He gave her sight 
And she opened her eyes to the shimmer and the splendor 
Of this beautiful, young god, so proud and strong
And he called to the lark in a voice both rough and tender
"Come along. 
Fly with me, my meadowlark,
Fly with me on the silver morning,
Past the sea where the dolphins bark
We will dance on the coral beaches,
Make a feast of the plums and peaches 
Just as far as your vision reaches 
Fly with me."

But the meadowlark said no
For the old king loved her so 
She couldn't bear to wound his pride
So the sun god flew away 
And when the king came down that day 
He found his meadowlark had died
Every time I heard that part I cried 

And now I stand here starry-eyed and stormy 
Oh, just when I thought my heart was finally numb 
A beautiful, young man appears before me, 
Singing â??come, oh, won't you come?â??
And what can I do if finally for the first time 
The one I'm burning for returns the glow? 
If love has come at last it's picked the worst time
Still I know
I've got to go

Fly away, meadowlark 
Fly away in the silver morning, 
If I stay, I'll grow to curse the dark 
So it's off where the days won't bind me 
I know I leave wounds behind me 
But I won't let tomorrow find me 
Back this way 
Before my past once again can blind me 
Fly away
And we won't wait 
To say good-bye 
My beautiful young man 
And I.

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Written by: STEPHEN LAWRENCE SCHWARTZ

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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