In Transit the Musical - Choosing Not to Know Lyrics

A New A Cappella Musical on Broadway (2016)
In Transit the Musical - Choosing Not to Know Lyrics

"Choosing Not to Know" is a song performed by Justin Guarini (Trent) from the musical IN TRANSIT.

TRENT
I’m glad you came to visit, Momma.  This has been a really nice couple of days.


TRENT
Listen, Momma ...there’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you --

MOMMA
Oh, Trent -- do you think we’ll have time tomorrow to see Grant’s Tomb?
‘Member how Daddy used to ask us who’s buried there...

TRENT
Momma, wait.  I just need to --

MOMMA
Oh, and the Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park...


TRENT
YOU CUT ME OFF, YOU CLOSE YOUR EARS
YOU TURN ASIDE JUST LIKE YOU’VE DONE FOR YEARS
YOU’RE HAPPY WITH THE STATUS QUO
WHY ARE YOU CHOOSING NOT TO KNOW?

Momma, you know I’ve lived with Steven, my roommate, for 3 years now...

MOMMA
It says here that the Cloisters is a division of the Metropolitan.

TRENT
So, about Steven --

MOMMA
Trent, dear.  I am reading my guidebook.

TRENT
IT’S TAKEN TIME

CHURCHGOERS
WE BELIEVE...

TRENT
TO GATHER NERVE

CHURCHGOERS
WE BELIEVE...

TRENT
I THINK THE TRUTH IS WHAT WE BOTH DESERVE

CHURCHGOERS
WE BELIEVE...

TRENT
I’M TRYIN’ TO SAY SOMETHING LOUD AND CLEAR
WHY ARE YOU CHOOSING NOT TO HEAR?

CHURCHGOERS
THE WORD IS TRUE.

TRENT
Momma, listen to me.  There’s something I have to tell you. 

MOMMA
Oh, now hush, honey.

TRENT
Momma, --

MOMMA
Shhh!

TRENT
You already know.  You know –-

MOMMA
Trent-Michael, please don’t!

All I’ve got is the Word of God.
It’s the one thing I can hold onto while the world keeps changing around me.
I wish your father were here.

TRENT
OH IT SAYS IN YOUR BIBLE MY LIFE IS A SIN
AND A FIGHT AGAINST GOD IS A FIGHT I CAN’T WIN
ONCE I SAY IT OUT LOUD, THEN IT CAN’T BE UNDONE
YOU ALREADY LOST DADDY, YOU CAN’T LOSE YOUR SON
YOU NEED TO FACE

CHURCHGOERS
WE BELIEVE...

TRENT
THE TRUTH SOMEDAY

CHURCHGOERS
WE BELIEVE...

TRENT
BUT JUST FOR NOW I’LL LET YOU HAVE YOUR WAY

CHURCHGOERS
WE BELIEVE...

TRENT
I KNOW YOU LOVE ME, BUT EVEN SO -- 
IT’S CLEAR YOU’D HAVE TO LET ME GO

TRENT                                                                     CHURCHGOERS
THAT’S WHY YOU’RE CHOOSING NOT TO KNOW          THE WORD IS TRUE
THAT’S WHY YOU’RE CHOOSING NOT TO KNOW          THE WORD IS TRUE
YOU’RE CHOOSING NOT TO KNOW                             THE WORD IS TRUE

MOMMA
You said you needed a winter coat.  How ‘bout we go to Macy’s and find a nice warm one?


TRENT
Sure, Momma.  That’d be nice.

[Thanks to James Allen Ford and Andy K for lyrics]

Other Album Songs: In Transit the Musical Songs
Choosing Not to Know lyrics from IN TRANSIT the musical