On The Edge Lyrics

Broadway 2017
Come From Away the Musical - On The Edge Lyrics


CLAUDE
Some people spend their days crammed inside shoulder to shoulder with nothing
to do but watch the news and wait for something to happen

ALL
On the edge

BUELA
We've got the TV's going 24/7 in the Cafeteria
The more they watch the more scared and angry they get

ALL
On the edge of the

OZ
Some of the plane people haven't slept in 3 days
None of us have either
And we're jumping at our own shadows

ALL
On the edge of the world

BEULAH
Around suppertime on Thursday,
people are waiting to use the phones and there’s a fight in the hallway

(Ali speaking in Arabic on the phone)

PASSENGER 11
Hey, Hey! What the hell you sayin'?

ALI
I beg your pardon?

PASSENGER 11
You celebrating this? You praying for your friends?

(Ali speaking in Arabic on the phone)

PASSENGER 11
Why doesn’t he speak English?

ALI
Excuse me?

PASSENGER 8
You telling your Muslim friends where to bomb next?

ALI
This was not all Muslims! And I was not –

PASSENGER 11
Go back where you came from!

WOMAN
I'm Muslim and I was born in Connecticut. I'm an American citizen!

PASSENGER 11
You don't look American

WOMAN
What does that even mean?!

ALL
On the edge of the world or wherever we are
We are – We are – We are on the edge
Is there something - I need to do something
To keep me from thinking of all those scenes on the tube
I need something to do – Cause I can't watch the news
No I can't watch the news anymore

ALL
On the edge

CLAUDE
FAA keeps delaying opening the airspace – and here on the ground,
we're dealing with a whole mess of other problems

ALL
On the edge of the

BEVERLEY
Some of the planes are parked on a runway where the surface is all torn up.
That debris gets into an engine and they'll never leave

ALL
On the edge of the world

CLAUDE
One of the big planes, a triple 7, is sinking into the asphalt
If we don't do something, she'll be stuck here forever

ALL
On the edge of the world or wherever we are
We are - We are - We are on
We are - We are - We are - We are on the edge!

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