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What I Did for Love

Kiss today goodbye
The sweetness and the sorrow
Wish me luck, the same to you
But I can't regret
What I did for love, what I did for love
 
Look, my eyes are dry
The gift was ours to borrow
It's as if we always knew
And I won't forget what I did for love
What I did for love
 
Gone
Love is never gone
As we travel on
Love's what we'll remember
 
Kiss today goodbye
And point me toward tomorrow
We did what we had to do
Won't forget, can't regret
What I did for love
 
[ALL]
What I did for love
 
[DIANA]
What I did for...
 
[ALL]
Love
Love is never gone
As we travel one
Love's what we'll remember
Kiss today goodbye
 
[DIANA]
And point me toward tomorrow
 
[ALL]
Point me toward tomorrow
We did what we had to do
Won't forget, can't regret
What I did for love
What I did for love
 
[DIANA]
What I did for love
 
[ALL]
Love
 

At the Ballet

[SHEILA]
Daddy always thought that he married beneath him
That's what he said, that's what he said
When he proposed, he informed my mother
He was probably her very last chance
And though she was twenty-two
Though she was twenty-two
Though she was twenty-two
She married him
 
Life with my dad wasn't ever a picnic
More like a 'Come as you are.'
When I was five, I remember my mother
Dug earrings out of the car
I knew they weren't hers but it wasn't
Something you'd want to discuss
He wasn't warm
Well, not to her
Well, not to us
 
But everything was beautiful at the ballet
Graceful men lift lovely girls in white
Yes, everything was beautiful at ballet
Hey!
I was happy... at the ballet
 
That's why I started class...
 
[SHEILA AND BEBE]
Up a steep and very narrow stairway
To the voice like a metronome
Up a steep and very narrow stairway
 
[SHEILA]
It wasn't paradise...
 
[BEBE]
It wasn't paradise...
 
[SHEILA AND BEBE]
It wasn't paradise...
 
[SHEILA]
But it was home
 
[BEBE]
Mother always said I'd be very attractive
When I grew up, when I grew up
'Different,' she said, 'With a special something
And a very, very personal flair.'
And though I was eight or nine
Though I was eight or nine
Though I was eight or nine
I hated her
 
Now, 'different' is nice, but it sure isn't pretty
'Pretty' is what it's about
I never met anyone who was 'different'
Who couldn't figure that out
So beautiful I'd never lived to see
But it was clear
If not to her
Well, then to me
That...
 
[MAGGIE AND BEBE]
Everyone is beautiful at the ballet
Every prince has got to have his swan
Yes, everyone is beautiful at the ballet
 
[MAGGIE]
Hey!...
 
[BEBE]
I was pretty...
 
[SHEILA]
At the ballet
 
[MAGGIE, SHEILA AND BEBE]
Up a steep and very narrow stairway
To the voice like a metronome
Up a steep and very narrow stairway
 
[MAGGIE]
It wasn't paradise...
 
[BEBE]
It wasn't paradise...
 
[SHEILA]
It wasn't paradise...
 
[MAGGIE, SHEILA AND BEBE]
But it was home
 
[MAGGIE (Spoken)]
I don't know what they were for or against, really, except each other. I mean, I was born to save their marriage but when my father came to pick my mother up at the hospital, he said, 'Well, I thought this was going to help but I guess it's not...'. Anyway, I did have a fantastic fantasy life. I used to dance around the living room with my arms up like this. My fantasy was that I was an Indian Chief, and he'd say to me, 'Maggie, do you wanna dance?' and I'd say, 'Daddy, I would love to dance!'
 
[SHEILA AND MAGGIE]
Doo-doo-doo-doo
 
[BEBE]
But it was clear...
 
[BEBE AND MAGGIE]
Doo-doo-doo
 
[SHEILA]
When he proposed...
 
[SHEILA AND BEBE]
Doo-doo-doo
 
[MAGGIE]
That I was born to help their marriage and when
 
[MAGGIE AND BEBE]
Doo-doo-doo-doo
 
[SHEILA]
That's what he said...
 
[SHEILA AND MAGGIE]
Doo-doo-doo
 
[BEBE]
That's what she said...
 
[BEBE AND SHEILA]
Doo-doo-doo
 
[MAGGIE]
I used to dance around the living room...
 
[BEBE AND SHEILA]
Doo-doo-doo-doo
 
[SHEILA]
He wasn't warm...
 
[SHEILA AND MAGGIE]
Doo-doo-doo
 
[BEBE]
Not to her...
 
[MAGGIE]
It was an Indian chief and he'd say:
'Maggie, do you wanna dance?'
And I'd say, 'Daddy, I would love to...'
 
Everything was beautiful at the ballet
Raise your arms and someone's always there
Yes, everything was beautiful at the ballet
At the ballet
At the ballet!
 
[MAGGIE, SHEILA AND BEBE]
Yes, everything was beautiful at the ballet
 
[MAGGIE]
Hey!
 
[BEBE]
I was pretty...
 
[SHEILA]
I was happy...
 
[MAGGIE]
'I would love to...'
 
[MAGGIE, SHEILA AND BEBE]
At the ballet
 

Nothing

I'm so excited because I'm gonna go
to the High School of Performing Arts!
I mean, I was dying to be a serious actress.
Anyway, it's the first day acting class-
and we're in the auditorium and the teacher,
Mr. Karp... Oh, Mr. Karp...
Anyway, he puts us up on the stage with
our legs around each other,
one in back of the other and he says:
'Okay... we're going to do improvisations.
Now, you're on a bobsled. It's snowing out.
And it's cold...Okay...GO!'
 
Ev'ry day for a week we would try to
Feel the motion, feel the motion
Down the hill.
 
Ev'ry day for a week we would try to
Hear the wind rush, hear the wind rush,
Feel the chill.
 
And I dug right down to the bottom of my soul
To see what I had inside.
Yes, I dug right down to the bottom of my soul
And I tried, I tried.
 
And everybody's goin' 'Whooooosh, whooooosh ...
I feel the snow... I feel the cold... I feel the air.'
And Mr. Karp turns to me and he says,
'Okay, Morales. What did you feel?'
 
And I said...'Nothing,
I'm feeling nothing,'
And he says 'Nothing
Could get a girl transferred.'
 
They all felt something,
But I felt nothing
Except the feeling
That this bullshit was absurd!
 
But I said to myself, 'Hey, it's only the first week.
Maybe it's genetic.
They don't have bobsleds in San Juan!'
 
Second week, more advanced, and we had to
Be a table, be a sportscar...
Ice-cream cone.
 
Mister Karp, he would say,'Very good,
except Morales. Try, Morales,
All alone.'
 
And I dug right down to the bottom of my soul
To see how an ice cream felt.
Yes, I dug right down to the bottom of my soul
And I tried to melt.
 
The kids yelled, 'Nothing!'
They called me 'Nothing'
And Karp allowed it,
Which really makes me burn.
 
The were so helpful.
They called me 'Hopeless',
Until I really didn't know
Where else to turn.
 
And Karp kept saying,
'Morales, I think you should transfer to Girl's High,
You'll never be an actress, Never!' Jesus Christ!
 
Went to church, praying, 'Santa Maria,
Send me guidance, send me guidance,'
On my knees.
 
Went to church, praying, 'Santa Maria,
Help me feel it, help me feel it.
Pretty please!'
 
And a voice from down at the bottom of my soul
Came up to the top of my head.
And the voice from down at the bottom of my soul,
Here is what it said:
 
'This man is nothing!
This course is nothing!
If you want something,
Go find another class.
 
And when you find one
You'll be an actress.'
And I assure you that's what
Fin'lly came to pass.
 
Six months later I heard that Karp had died.
And I dug right down to the bottom of my soul...
And cried.
'Cause I felt... nothing.