Allegiance the musical - Allegiance Lyrics

Broadway production (2015)
Allegiance The Musical - Allegiance Lyrics

"Allegiance" is a song from the musical Allegiance performed by Telly Leung (Sammy) & Christopheren Nomura (Tatsuo). Music & Lyrics by Jay Kuo.

Tatsuo:
That piece of paper there
It is an outrage!
Already tens of thousands lives destroyed for what?

Sammy:
They could deport you back to Japan

Tatsuo:
They call it "questionnaire"
They took our farm
They took our home
And now our honor is at stake
But that they'll never take
Never take

Company:
Allegiance, allegiance

Tatsuo:
You will not serve unless they force you in their army!

Company:
Allegiance, allegiance

Sammy:
Our army!

Tatsuo:
We look like enemy
They see disloyal
Let them accuse me or deport me if they wish!
They talk of liberty
All empty words
They promise justice for our people
Look around!
We are dead upon the ground
Look around

Sammy:
Pop!
I have a chance to defend my country.
I'm taking it.

Tatsuo:
Should my allegiance lie
First with my family?

Kei:
I've got to calm them
Make them listen!

Tatsuo:
If I refuse to bow
Will I harm them instead?

Sammy:
He took a stand
There's a time to take mine!

Tatsuo and Sammy:
If I go through with this...

Tatsuo, Sammy, and Kei:
I may never see them again!

Tatsuo and Sammy:
If I deny myself
What kind of man am I?

Tatsuo:
Someday you'll understand
The path I've chosen
Today!
I answer "no" and "no"
To set my conscience free
My allegiance must lie first
With me!

[Thanks to Meghan for lyrics]
[Thanks to Meghan for corrections]

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