In Transit the Musical - The Moving Song Lyrics

A New A Cappella Musical on Broadway (2016)
In Transit the Musical - The Moving Song Lyrics

"The Moving Song" is a song performed by Erin Mackey (Ali) from the musical IN TRANSIT.

ALI
I RAN 26 MILES
26 MILES!
MAKE THAT 26 POINT 2
AND FINALLY FORGOT ABOUT THE PAST THREE YEARS AND YOU
BUT THE C TRAIN GOT THE BEST OF ME
AT 26 POINT 3...

IT WAS SUMMER IN SEATTLE, YOU WERE A TOURIST AT THE PIER
YOU ASKED ME FOR DIRECTIONS, I ASKED YOU OUT FOR A BEER
I’D NEVER LAUGHED SO MUCH BEFORE
THAT DATE TURNED INTO EIGHTEEN MORE
YOU AND I WERE STARTING TO GROOVE

Why did I quit school and move across the country for a guy I just met?
It’s New York! My brother’s there. I’ll get my own place. It’ll be an adventure.

IT’S TIME TO MOVE

ONE AUTUMN NIGHT IN PROSPECT PARK, OUT OF THE BLUE
YOU HAD A BRILLIANT THOUGHT, LET’S PAY ONE RENT INSTEAD OF TWO
SO I DECIDED THERE AND THEN
TO PACK MY BAGS ONCE AGAIN
EVEN THOUGH MY MOM DID NOT APPROVE

I mean, I know we haven’t been together that long...but it feels so right.
I swear -- I know what I’m doing.

IT’S TIME TO MOVE

I HAD FALLEN INTO LOVE, THINGS HAD FALLEN INTO PLACE
TWO WINTERS PASSED AND SUDDENLY, YOU SAID YOU NEEDED SPACE
SAID YOU COULDN’T SEE YOUR LIFE WITH ME
NO MATTER HOW YOU TRIED
SO I PACKED MY THINGS
CRASHED WITH A FRIEND
FOR WEEKS ON END I CRIED

FOUND MY OWN PLACE IN HARLEM THROUGH A CRAIGSLIST AD

DARK AND SMALL AND LONELY, BUT THE ONLY CHOICE I HAD
THE SEASONS CAME, THE SEASONS WENT
I WORKED, I SLEPT, I PAID MY RENT
AND THOUGHT OF ALL THE WAYS I COULD IMPROVE

I’m keeping busy just like everyone says to do. 
I’m reading, I’m trying new activities, I’m running...and running...and running...

Toward what?

SO NOW I GET THE NEWS THAT SOMEONE ELSE IS MOVING TOO
YOU MET A GIRL, AND LOOK AT THAT, SHE'S MOVING IN WITH YOU

AND HERE AND NOW, IT’S CLEAR TO SEE
YOU’RE HEADING FORWARD -- WITHOUT ME
THERE’S NOTHING I CAN DO OR SAY OR PROVE

ALL THE ENDLESS NIGHTS OF CRYING
ALL THE THEORIES, ALL THE TRYING
ALL THE CHASING AND DEVOTION
WHAT’S THE POINT OF ALL THIS MOTION?
I’M STILL STUCK HERE STANDING STILL
AND YOU’RE STILL GONE

IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON.
TIME TO MOVE ON...

IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON.

[Thanks to James Allen Ford for lyrics]

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The Moving Song lyrics from In Transit the Musical