BANDSTAND - Breathe Lyrics

The New American Musical 2017
Bandstand the Musical - Breathe Lyrics

"Breathe" is a song from Bandstand the musical performed by Corey Cott (Donny), Alex Bender (Nick), Geoff Packard (Wayne), Brandon J. Ellis (Davy), James Nathan Hopkins (Jimmy), Joe Carroll (Johnny) and Laura Osnes (Julia).

Wayne:
Um, you've got a mistake in the voicing.

Donny:
Where?

Wayne:
Bar 74, the chords coming off the bridge, I should be on the fifth, move everyone else up.

Donny:
No, it's fine.

Wayne:
trombone on the third in that register is like breaking rule number one-

Donny:
Then i'm breaking the rule, Wayne! Relax. The sky won't fall.
Come on guys, do those bars. Everyone. 2, 3, 4!

Hallelujah. So just. Breathe through the instrument.
Breathe through the end of the phrase. And as everyone plays, it's gets easier. Easier.

It's good but watch out on "proud and tall" you're making it minor, it should be major.
You're doing proud and tall, and it should be proud and tall.

Julia:
Proud and tall?

Donny:
Again.

Julia:
Proud and tall.

Donny:
With me.

Donny and Julia:
Proud and tall.

Donny:
That's it!

Now, when you guys play those stabs at the end,
Can we jump on that syncopation more and make the fall off bigger.

Johnny:
They should have choreography there. Haha. Hornography.

Davy:
I hear Nick gives lessons.

Johnny:
Ha!

Nick:
Piss off.

Davy:
It's a good thing you're one of the best

Davy, Wayne, Nick:
Because putting up with you is an endurance test.

Donny:
But I know all this is worth all the sweat

All:
Because when we're names the winners we will finally get to have:

Wayne:
Order out of chaos.

Davy:
And money to burn

Nick:
No more need for teaching.

Jimmy:
The promised return

Jimmy and Johnny:
To life the way it was,

All:
And we can have this all because, I look to my left and look to my right,
And see other guy who fight the same fight.
And during those few short hours a day, the noise in my head goes away.

And I, breathe through the instrument. Breathe through the end of the phrase.
And as everyone plays. It gets easier.

[Thanks to Katherine for lyrics]
[Thanks to Katherine for corrections]

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