High Flying Adored [From Evita]

Mandy Patinkin, Patti LuPone

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Mandy Patinkin

Mandel Bruce "Mandy" Patinkin ( /pəˈtɪŋkɨn/; born November 30, 1952) is an American actor of stage and screen and a tenor singer. He is a noted interpreter of the musical works of Stephen Sondheim, and is best known for his work in musical theatre, originating iconic roles such as Georges Seurat in Sunday in the Park with George. more »


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High flying, adored, so young, the instant queen, 
 A rich beautiful thing of all the talents, a cross between 
 A fantasy of the bedroom and a saint 
 You were just a back street girl 
 Hustling and fighting 
 Scratching and biting 
 High flying, adored, did you believe in your wildest moments 
 All this would be yours, that you'd become the lady of them all? 
 Were there stars in your eyes when you crawled in at night 
 From the bars, from the sidewalks 
 From the gutter theatrical? 
 Don't look down, it's a long, long way to fall 
 High flying, adored, what happens now, where do you go from here? 
 For someone on top of the world, the view is not exactly clear 
 A shame you did it all at twenty-six 
 There are no mysteries now 
 Nothing can thrill you 
 No-one fulfill you 
 High flying, adored, I hope you come to terms with boredom 
 So famous, so easily, so soon, is not the wisest thing to be 
 You won't care if they love you, it's been done before 
 You'll despair if they hate you 
 You'll be drained of all energy 
 All the young who've made it would agree 
 High flying, adored, that's good to hear, but unimportant 
 My story's quite usual, local girl makes good, weds famous man 
 I was slap in the right place at the perfect time 
 Filled a gap--I was lucky 
 But one thing I'll say for me 
 No-one else can fill it like I can

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