Carrie - Evening Prayers Lyrics

2012 Off-Broadway revival musical
Carrie the Musical - Evening Prayers Lyrics


Carrie:
Jesus watches from the wall,
But his face is cold as stone.
If he loves me,
Why do I feel so all alone?
Baby savior, meek and mild,
What do you do with my prayers?
If you hear me,
Why do I feel that no one cares?

Margaret:
Father almighty,
She's only a child
But the woman is waking inside her.
She will be lost
If her passion runs wild,
So I can't let her stumble and fall.
As you help your child divine,
Give me the strength to help mine.

Carrie:
Mama sees inside my soul,
But her face is cold as stone.
If she loves me
Why do I feel so all alone?

So alone

There's a movement in my head
Satan? Angels? What can it be?
It's growing!
It's stirring!
It's churning, shifting!
Bending!

(Spoken)
Carrie: What's happening to me?
Margaret: You can go to bed now.
Carrie: Yes, Mama
Margaret: It's getting late, say your prayers.
Carrie: Now, I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
(Both) If I die, before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.

Margaret:
I never wanted to cause you such pain
But there are times when my life is so frightening
Maybe I do things that I can't explain
But my feelings for you never change
You are still my precious one
Can you forgive what I've done

Carrie (Margaret):
Mama, you don't (I was wrong)
Need forgiveness from me
I know that you do (It hurts me)
What you have to (to hurt you.) (I'd rather die)
I want to dry all your tears (Then see you)
So you'll see (Suffer)
That I'm sorry for letting you down (One day you'll bless me, by taking away)
God bless me now (Look inside your heart)
Can you look inside your heart (That's where forgiveness must start)
Show me the mercy that you've always shown (After all)

Both:
We have no one except each other

Carrie (Margaret):
(The world outside)
I was so afraid that you'll leave me alone (Can't understand you)
And I'd die if you pushed me away (When they betray you I'll always be here!)
Promise you'll be here. (You're the reason I'm alive)
You're the reason I'm alive. (You're the only reason I'm alive)
You're my survival

Both:
In my life there's only one thing true
I love (will always love) you

[Thanks to Rene for corrections]

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