The Telescope Lyrics

Musical by Dave Malloy (2014)
Ghost Quartet the Musical - The Telescope Lyrics

DAVE (Astronomer)
Look into my telescope
Tell me what you see

BRITTAIN (Rose Red)
I see a red star

DAVE
Antares
A red hypergiant star
4,900 light years away
And a billion times larger than our sun

BRITTAIN
I see fire in the darkness
Rage against the void
I see everytime man cried out
And raised his sword against god

DAVE
That’s good, that’s good
Now look into my telescope
Tell me what you see

BRITTAIN
I see a blue star

DAVE
Groombridge 1830
Also known as argelander’s star
A class g8 subdwarf
A member of the galactic halo

BRITTAIN
I see mothers weeping in chairs
Clutching their shawls in the morning

BRITTAIN & GELSEY
Everything is lost
All is gone

BRITTAIN
And she tries to find the joy in life
But she is wasting away

DAVE & BRITTAIN
I love the way you see the world
I love the way your soul sings
I wish that i could sing like you
I wish that i could feel things

BRITTAIN
Never take the stars away from me

DAVE
Look into my telescope
Tell me what you see

BRITTAIN
I see
I see two stars

DAVE
Yes
Sigma orionis ab
A binary star
Two stars
Lost in time

BRITTAIN & GELSEY
Two women
In the forest
In the evening
In a light rain
The older has no expression on her face
And the younger hangs her head down

The younger is in love
Was in love
Is in love
Was in love

DAVE & BRITTAIN
But the lover is in love
With the older not the younger
But the lover is in love
With the older not the younger

DAVE & GELSEY
I love the way you see the world
I love the way your soul sings
I wish that i could sing like you
I wish that i could feel things

GELSEY
Never take the stars away from me

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