Finding Neverland - The World Is Upside Down Lyrics

Broadway musical 2015
Finding Neverland the Musical - The World Is Upside Down Lyrics


"The World Is Upside Down" is a song from Finding Neverland the musical performed by Matthew Morrison (as J.M. Barrie), Kelsey Grammer (as Charles Frohman), and the Acting Troupe.

[Barrie:]
Welcome my friends
Glad you could join me on this most auspicious day

I hope you'll forgive
Mistakes and errors
We're just getting under way

You may recognize some of the scenes
You all played a part in sowing the seeds

‘Cause there is magic here in my imagination
Just believe and it can be a creation
The stories we invented
All the fun that we found
Appearing here before your eyes
The world is upside down!

[Miss Bassett:]
Our characters

[Miss Jones:]
Nibs and Tootles...?

[Miss Bassett:]
What is their motivation?

Because you see, I have to live and breathe my part, drawing from my own life experience...

[Barrie:]
Nibs is a lost boy

[Miss Bassett:]
Lost! Good, interesting

[Miss Jones:]
Yes...

[Miss Bassett:]
That I can use

[Miss Jones:]
Good, right

[Miss Bassett:]
Is he lost in an emotional purgatory?
...or lost in an existential search for himself?

[Miss Jones:]
Yes!

[Barrie:]
No, he's just lost

[Miss Bassett:]
Good heavens! Where, when, and how?

[Barrie:]
Do you have experience being lost?

[Miss Bassett & Miss Jones:]
We're experiencing it now

[Mr. Henshaw:]
Dogs!

[Miss Potter:]
Boys!

[Mr. Cromer:]
Flying!

[Miss Bassett:] Lost!

[Frohman:]
So...

[Actors:]
Frustration!

[Barrie & Boys:]
Believe and it can

[Actors:]
No!

[Barrie & Boys:]
Be a creation

[Miss Bassett:]
Actors don't fly...

[Mr. Cromer:]
Because actors could die!

[Boys:]
Start by saying I can do
And then you can try

[Miss Jones:]
I can't

[Miss Potter:]
I won’t

[Mr. Henshaw:]
Will not

[Mr. Turrin:]
Not me

[Actors:]
There is no magic in your imagination
I do not believe in your new creation
This disaster is all due to your play
This could be my last first day

[Mr. Cromer:]
Nauseous!

[Miss Potter:]
Anxious...

[Mr. Henshaw:]
My reputation!

[Miss Bassett & Miss Jones:]
Playing lost?

[Actors:]
Get lost! Serious actors cannot work this way!

[Frohman:]
A positive start!

[Actors:]
The world is upside down!

[Thanks to Sylvia for lyrics]

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