Movement VII - Crises Lyrics - Paul McCartney



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MARY DEE SINGS TO THE CHILD INSIDE HER, FRETTING FOR ITS FUTURE. SHANTY ARRIVES HOME SLIGHTLY DRUNK, SHORT-TEMPERED AND DEMANDING DINNER. THEY ROW OVER MONEY AND SHANTY'S FEELINGS OF INADEQUACY. SHANTY WOUNDS HER BY DOUBTING HER LOVE AND MARY DEE STORMS OUT - TELLING HIM, AS SHE GOES, THAT SHE IS PREGNANT. IN HER BLIND ANGER AND HURT, SHE RUNS IN FRONT OF A CAR AND IS KNOCKED DOWN.

IN HOSPITAL, A NURSE WILLS HER TO LIVE AS - IN DELIRIUM - MARY DEE SEES THE GHOSTS AGAIN. SHE FIGHTS TO CLING ON TO THE LIFE OF HER BABY AS THE GHOSTS TRY TO STEAL IT FROM HER. AT HER BED, SHANTY PRAYS, PROMISING TO REFORM IF ONLY MARY DEE AND THE BABY ARE SAVED.



ALLEGRO MOLTO (ORCHESTRA)




MARY DEE AND SHANTY'S HOME

MARY DEE
(ALONE IN BEDROOM) THE WORLD YOU'RE COMING INTO,

IS NO EASY PLACE TO ENTER.
EV'RY DAY IS HAUNTED BY THE ECHOES OF THE PAST.
FUNNY THOUGHTS AND WILD, WILD DREAMS
WILL FIND THEIR WAY INTO YOUR MIND.

THE CLOUDS THAT HANG ABOVE US,
MAY BE FULL OF RAIN AND THUNDER.
BUT IN TIME THEY SLIDE AWAY
TO FIND THE SUN STILL THERE.
LAZY DAYS AND WILD, WILD FLOWERS
WILL BRING SOME JOY INTO YOUR HEART.
AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU,
I'LL WELCOME YOU INTO THIS WORLD.


MARY DEE
AND BOY SOLO YOU'RE MINE AND I WILL LOVE YOU.



TEMPO 1 (ORCHESTRA)


SHANTY WHERE'S MY DINNER?

I'VE BEEN WORKING HARD ALL DAY
AND A MAN CAN WORK UP QUITE AN APPETITE THAT WAY.

WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
SOMETHING NOURISHING AND HOT?
I COULD TACKLE QUITE A LOT OF 'YOU KNOW WHAT'
AND ALL I'VE GOT TO SAY TO YOU IS 'WHY NO DINNER?'

I'VE GOT NOTHING ON MY PLATE.
IT'S EXPECTED OF A MATE.
WHY'D 'YA HAVE TO MAKE ME WAIT?
WHERE'S MY...


MARY DEE THIS IS THE WAY WE PUT OUT THE CANDLE,

FAREWELL TO CHILDHOOD.
DEEP IN THE WILD WOOD A FIRE GOES OUT,
AND WHAT ARE WE LEFT WITH NOW WE ARE GROWN UP?


SHANTY THIS IS THE WAY WE PULL UP THE ANCHOR,

GOODBYE TO ROMANCE.
OUT ON THE OCEAN A GOOD SHIP IS LOST,
AND WHAT ARE WE LEFT WITH NOW WE ARE GROWN UP?


MARY DEE TIME TO BE THINKING OF REAL LIFE FEELINGS.

I MUST GET ON.


SHANTY TIME TO BE BUYING THOSE LITTLE TRINKETS I CAN'T AFFORD.

LORD KNOWS I WANT TO GIVE HER THE BEST,
BUT WHERE WILL I FIND THE REST OF THE CASH?


MARY DEE IT'S ONE MAD DASH TO FAME AND FORTUNE.

THE CYMBALS CLASH AND THEN YOU'RE GONE.


SHANTY SO WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING PROMOTION?

THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING, IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.


MARY DEE WHAT GOOD IS COMPLAINING, IT'S GETTING YOU NOWHERE.

AND I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR WHIRLWIND,
IN THE EYE OF YOUR STORM.


SHANTY LET'S NOT ARGUE.

MARY DEE SPARE ME YOUR EXCUSES.

SHANTY NO EXCUSES.

MARY DEE PARDON MY ANGER.

SHANTY WHY ARE YOU DRIVING ME SO HARD?

MARY DEE I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I'M HEARING.

SHANTY YOU DIDN'T COOK ANY DINNER.

MARY DEE I'M NOT A SLAVE, I WORK FOR A LIVING,

I CAN COMMAND THE RESPECT OF MY PEERS.
WHERE DID YOU GO?
YOU WERE OUT WITH THE BOYS.


SHANTY SO WHAT IF I WENT FOR A DRINK?

YOU'D THINK TO LISTEN TO YOU
IT WAS SOME SORT OF CRIME.


MARY DEE I NEEDED SOMEONE TO TALK TO

BUT ALL I COULD FIND WAS MYSELF.
IF YOU WERE THE SAME MAN I MARRIED,
YOU'D KNOW THAT YOUR WOMAN NEEDS LOVE.



SHANTY AND WHAT ABOUT ME?

I SUPPOSE I DON'T MATTER.
I'M NOT EVEN SURE
IF YOU EVER LOVED ME.


MARY DEE RIGHT!

THAT'S IT!
I'M OFF!

OH, AND BY THE WAY...YOU'RE ABOUT TO BECOME A FATHER.


SHE RUSHES OUT INTO THE STREET


CHORUS STOP.

WAIT.
HOLD ON.
HOLD ON TO LIFE.

STAY.


HOSPITAL

NURSE DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE

AS YOU LIE THERE SLEEPING?
TAKE THE TIME TO REST YOUR TROUBLED HEAD,
I WILL WATCH OVER YOU TILL THE MOMENT YOU AWAKE.

CAN YOU HEAR WHAT I SAY
AS YOU LIE THERE SLEEPING?
WHEN MISFORTUNES CROWD INTO YOUR DAY
AND THE DARK SIDE OF LIFE
HAS BECOME TOO MUCH TO BEAR,
I WILL STAY BY YOUR SIDE.

THOUGH WE DON'T YET KNOW
IF THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG,

YOU WERE BROUGHT IN FROM THE STREET.
AND A WITNESS SAID YOU GAVE A SHOUT
AS YOU FELL DOWN AT HIS FEET.

WE ARE RUNNING TESTS
AND SOON THE RESULTS WILL BE KNOWN.

BUT I FEEL I HAVE TO WARN YOU,
THERE MAY BE COMPLICATIONS.

BUT WE DON'T YET KNOW IF YOUR CHILD IS IN DANGER,
WE SHALL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.
IN THE MEANTIME THERE IS NOTHING MORE FOR YOU TO DO
BUT SLEEP.


BOYS GHOSTS OF THE PAST LEFT BEHIND.


MEN'S CHORUS
(GHOSTS) YOU'RE SLEEPING AMONGST US, WE'RE IN YOUR DREAM.

NURSE YOU'RE DREAMING. TRY TO REST, MY CHILD.

MEN'S CHORUS
(GHOSTS) YOU CALLED US, WE HEARD YOU AND WE ARE HERE.

NURSE TO SAVE YOUR CHILD YOU MUST BE STILL.

MEN'S CHORUS
(GHOSTS) WE'RE READY TO LISTEN TO WHAT YOU ASK.

NURSE GO TO SLEEP

WOMEN'S CHORUS
(GHOSTS) YOU'RE CROSSING THE WATER, THE TIDE IS STRONG.

MARY DEE NO!

WOMEN'S CHORUS
(GHOSTS) YOUR CHILD IS DRAWN TO US, INTO OUR THRONG.

SHANTY NO!

FULL CHORUS
(GHOSTS) THIS CHILD IS MOST WELCOME, SOON ONE OF US.

MARY DEE NO, I TELL YOU!

YOU'LL NEVER GET THROUGH, I'LL NEVER LET YOU.
NO-ONE IS STEALING THIS CHILD.
I'M NOT AFRAID OF GHOSTS THAT THE PAST LEFT BEHIND.


SHANTY LET HER RECOVER, THEN LET ME LOVE HER

UNTIL WE RUN OUT OF TIME.
AND IN THE FUTURE
I WILL PROMISE TO BE THE MAN SHE HAD IN MIND.


NURSE BE STILL, BE CALM, YOUR CHILD IS SAFE.

MARY DEE DO WE LIVE IN A WORLD WITH AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

WHERE A MAN IS UNSURE OF HIS FATE?
WILL WE COME TO OUR SENSES, BE FAIR TO EACH OTHER?
CAN WE TURN IT AROUND BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE?

DO I KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE ANSWER?
YES, I KNOW NOW WE ARE TOGETHER.

SO WE MUST BEAR IN MIND THAT THE PAGES ARE TURNING
AND THE SAND WILL RUN OUT OF THE GLASS.

IN THE HEAT OF THE BATTLE
WE WILL DRIVE OUT THE DEMONS

AND WE'LL CARRY THE DAY, FOR WE MUST SAVE THE CHILD.


MARY DEE AND NURSE (AH -)

MARY DEE AND SHANTY WE HAVE COME TO OUR SENSES,

WE ARE PART OF EACH OTHER
AND WE'LL CARRY THE DAY, FOR WE MUST SAVE THE CHILD.


CHORUS DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE THE ANSWER?

MARY DEE AND SHANTY YES, WE KNOW NOW.

CHORUS WE KNOW NOW.

MARY DEE AND SHANTY WE KNOW NOW.

WE ARE TOGETHER.





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