It Comes as no Surprise Lyrics DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

Broadway production 2015
Doctor Zhivago the Musical - It Comes as no Surprise Lyrics

"It Comes As No Surprise" from musical "Doctor Zhivago" starring Tam Mutu and Kelli Barrett.

This song is a duet sung by Yurii Zhivago's wife, Tonia Gromeko, and his star-crossed lover, the mysterious Lara Guishar. Tonia is played by Lora Lee Gayer (Follies 2011 revival- Young Sally), and Lara is played by the amazingly talented Kelli Barrett (Wicked- Nessarose Thropp). It is in the key of A major until Lara sings, "Shouldn't I be calm and distant?" Then, it is sung in a sort of F major with a slight texture chage until they both finally sing "And it comes as no surprise/There's forgiveness in her eyes." From there the song is sung in B flat major with the regular texture. Enjoy!!!

TONIA (Lora):
Here we are
Face to face
Now my heart begins to race
Suddenly there's no escape
From what I'm feeling

LARA (Kelli):
All at odds

TONIA:
Shy and scared

LARA:
Lost for words

TONIA:
Unprepared

BOTH:
And an anguish that I dare not risk revealing

And it comes as no surprise

TONIA:
She is gracious

LARA:
She is kind

BOTH:
More than I would be if I were in her place

TONIA:
When I dreamed about this day
I was sure what I would say

BOTH:
But it's not at all the way that I imagined
Face to face

TONIA:
Has she heard
Where he is
If he's hurt
If he lives

BOTH:
I pray my darkest fear isn't showing
So the words stay inside

LARA:
Like my hope

TONIA:
Like my pride

BOTH:
And a moral strain I'm asking her is knowing

But it comes as no surprise

TONIA:
She's his passion

LARA:
She's his wife

BOTH:
And I know that I could never interfere

And a little of me dies
When I look into her eyes

TONIA:
Is it anger

LARA:
Is it sadness

BOTH:
Is it madness
That brings us here

LARA:
Shouldn't I be calm and distant?

TONIA:
Shouldn't I be cold and proud?

BOTH:
And I know that it's the wiser thing to stay restrained
But still I want to speak
Still I want to scream
Still I want to cry out loud

And it comes as no surprise

LARA:
There's forgiveness in her eyes

BOTH:
And it's taking all my strength to hide the tears

And it comes as no surprise

LARA:
That he needs her in his life

But it comes as a surprise

BOTH:
I feel him closer
When she is near

I feel him closer
When she is near

[Thanks to Eponine for lyrics]

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