Anastasia - The Neva Flows Lyrics

2017 Broadway Production
ANASTASIA the Musical - The Neva Flows Lyrics


Gleb:
Be very careful of these rumors that prevail
Be very careful what you say
I was a boy who lived the truth behind the tale
and no one got away
I saw the children as the soldiers closed the gate
The youngest daughter and her pride
My father leaving on the night they met their fate
His pistol by his side

The Neva flows,
a new wind blows
And soon it will be spring
The leaves unfold
The tzar lies cold
A revolution is a simple thing

Gleb (spoken):
I heard the shots
I heard the screams
But it's the silence after I remember most

Gleb (sung):
The world stopped breathing
And I was no longer a boy
My father shook his head and told me not to ask
My mother said he died of shame
But I believe he did a proud and vital task
And in my fathers name:

The Neva flows
A new wind blows
And soon it will be spring
The leaves unfold
The tzar lies cold

Gleb (aside):
Could I have pulled the trigger
If I'd been told.

Be careful what a dream may bring
A revolution
(spoken)
is
(sung)
a simple thing.

[Thanks to Ella Nixon, Sarah Caliph, Casey Mace-y for corrections]

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