Movement III - Crypt Lyrics - Paul McCartney

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SHANTY, NOW A CONFUSED TEENAGER, GOES TO A CHURCH DANCE IN THE CRYPT; HE DOUBTS HIS AND GOD'S EXISTENCE. HERE, MARY DEE MATERIALISES - STILL DREAMLIKE - TO HIM AGAIN. STILL HE CANNOT SEE HER. AS HE SINGS OF HIS VISION OF THE FUTURE, MARY DEE BREAKS THE NEWS THAT HIS FATHER HAS DIED. SHANTY IS LEFT SAD AND ALONE.


SHANTY AND SO IT WAS THAT I HAD GROWN

INTO A YOUTH UNCERTAIN, THROWN
AMONGST THE LIONS AND THE LAMBS.
TO PASS THE TIME WE WATCHED THE CHILDREN DANCE.

I USED TO COME HERE WHEN THIS PLACE WAS A CRYPT.
NOW THE MUSIC PLAYS.

OH, DON'T YOU SOMETIMES WISH THEY'D STICK TO THE SCRIPT

AS THE LOCAL PREACHER SAYS?

RAIN FROM HEAVEN WILL BLESSINGS BRING,
BEHOLD THE HARVEST GROWN.
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RAIN FROM HEAVEN FALLS DOWN ON YOU,
BUT ME, I FEEL ALONE.


PREACHER
(SYMPATHETICALLY) ALONE.

SHANTY ALONE.

PREACHER IF THEY WON'T COME TO WORSHIP GOD IN A CHURCH

SOMETHING MUST BE DONE.
WE HAVE TO INSTIGATE A NATION-WIDE SEARCH
FOR A WAY TO MAKE IT FUN.

RAIN FROM HEAVEN WILL BLESSINGS BRING,
BEHOLD THE HARVEST GROWN.


SHANTY AND PREACHER RAIN FROM HEAVEN FALLS DOWN ON YOU,

SHANTY BUT ME, I FEEL ALONE,

ALONE.

HERE NOW, WHAT AM I DOING HERE NOW?
HEAR ME, WHY DO YOU NEVER HEAR ME?
WHY DO YOU NEVER HEAR ME?


MARY DEE (AS HALF-GHOST)
AND WOMEN'S CHORUS I'LL ALWAYS BE HERE. (AH -)

I'LL NEVER LEAVE YOU. (AH -)
I'LL ALWAYS BE IN YOUR MIND.
DREAMS OF THE FUTURE, (AH-)
GHOSTS OF THE PAST LEFT BEHIND.


SHANTY THOUGHT I HAD A VISION, LYING IN A GRAVEYARD,

THOUGHT I HEARD A MELODY INSIDE.
COULD IT BE THE FUTURE,
SPEAKING WITH THE VOICE OF THOSE WHO DIED?

THOUGHT I SAW A KINGDOM, HAPPINESS AND LAUGHTER,
SOMEWHERE FOR AN INNOCENT TO PLAY.
IS THERE ANY JUSTICE?
DO THESE THINGS STILL HAPPEN IN THIS WAY?


MARY DEE DON'T TELL HIM NO, IT ISN'T FAIR.

FOR HE WAS TOLD BY THOSE WHO KNOW
THERE WAS LOVE EV'RYWHERE.


SHANTY LOVE EV'RYWHERE.

MARY DEE NOW'S THE TIME TO TELL HIM,

WHILE HIS MOTHER'S CRYING.
BREAK IT TO HIM GENTLY AS SHE WEEPS.
LET HIM KNOW HIS FATHER
WILL BE WELL LOOKED AFTER, WHERE HE SLEEPS.


SHANTY AND
CHORUS (GHOSTS) (HE'S SLEEPING AMONGST US.)

DON'T SAY IT'S SO,
(HE'S IN OUR DREAMS.)
IT ISN'T FAIR.

(DON'T WORRY.)

FOR I WAS TOLD BY THOSE WHO KNOW
(HE'S WITH US NOW.)
THERE WAS LOVE EV'RYWHERE.

ALONE.



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