In Transit the Musical - Deep Beneath the City/ Not There Yet Lyrics

A New A Cappella Musical on Broadway (2016)
In Transit the Musical - Deep Beneath the City/ Not There Yet Lyrics

ALL
DEEP BENEATH THE CITY
WITH A THOUSAND OTHER STRANGERS
PACKED LIKE DRIVEN CATTLE
SPEEDING THROUGH A MAZE
RATTLING AND LURCHING
READING POETRY IN MOTION
A MUFFLED SPEAKER TELLS US
TO EXPECT DELAYS

ALL
DIH DIT DIT DIH DIT DIT (ETC.)

JANE/NATE
SHIT

ALI
SORRY

TRENT
EXCUSE ME

CHRIS
HOLD THE DOOR

NATE
WAIT!

MS. WILLIAMS
I SHOULD’VE HAILED A CAB

TRENT
EDITS TO THE CONTRACT ARE DUE

JANE
DID I FORGET MY PHONE?

ALI
THAT CONSTRUCTION IS NEW

TRENT
MONTHLY PASS

ALI
LATE FOR CLASS

MS. WILLIAMS
KISS MY ASS

ALI/MS. WILLIAMS/TRENT
OH MY GOD 
NATE
GOD, I HOPE MY UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIM COMES THROUGH

MS. WILLIAMS
WHY DID I WEAR THESE HEELS?

CHRIS
GOTTA MAKE MY QUOTA THIS WEEK

JANE
WHERE IN THE HELL’S THE TRAIN?

NATE
THIS AROMA’S UNIQUE

ALI
I’M SO LATE

TRENT
TEN OF EIGHT

JANE
HATE THE WAIT

JANE/TRENT
DON’T THEY KNOW

JANE/TRENT/NATE
THAT I GOT PLACES THAT

ALL
I NEED TO GO

JANE
BUT I’M NOT THERE YET
I’M NOT THERE YET

ALL
STILL

ALI
FIVE

JANE
NINE

TRENT
TWELVE

MS. WILLIAMS
TEN

NATE
FORTY-SIX
MINUTES AWAY
ON THE F

JANE
ON THE R

ALI/TRENT
ON THE FRIGGIN’ A

JANE
HAVE TO GET WHERE I

ALL
HAVE TO GET
BUT I’M NOT THERE YET!

DAVE
EXCUSE ME --

SOPHIA
OUCH!

STEVEN
A SEAT!

NINA
IS THAT LADY PREGNANT OR FAT?

STEVEN
I THINK --

DAVE
ANOTHER ROUTE?

SOPHIA
HEY! DON’T EYE ME LIKE THAT!
WHAT A SLEEZE...

NINA
C’MON, PLEASE 
STEVEN
IF I SQUEEZE

NINA/STEVEN/SOPHIA
HOLY CRAP!

DAVE
CRAP, WHY IS THE SEAT ALL WET WHERE I JUST SAT?

NATE
I WISH I KNEW THE TIME

JANE
WHERE IS THIS AUDITION?

STEVEN
A-CHOO!

TRENT
DID I JUST MISS MY STOP?

ALI
THANKS, I DON’T WANT THE FLU

NINA
MEET THE GOAL

SOPHIA
GRAB THE POLE

TRENT
NO CONTROL

JANE/TRENT/ALTHEA/ALI
MTA

JANE/TRENT/ALI
I’M GOIN’ SOMEWHERE
AND YOU’RE

JANE/TRENT/ALTHEA/ALI/NATE/

TRENT
IN MY WAY, ‘CAUSE

ALL
I’M NOT THERE YET
I’M NOT THERE YET
STILL
ALI
THREE

JANE
FIVE

TRENT
NINE

MS. WILLIAMS
EIGHT

NATE
THIRTEEN
MINUTES SO FAR

NATE/ALI/JANE
UNDERGROUND ON A TRACK IN A CROWDED CAR
TIL I GET WHERE I

ALL
HAVE TO GET
BUT I’M NOT THERE YET

ALL
HOW LONG UNTIL...

JANE
I CAN DO
WHAT I DREAMED I WOULD DO
I WOULD DO FOR A LIVING?

ALL
AND HOW LONG ‘TIL

TRENT
I CAN LOVE WHO I LOVE
AND MY WORLD IS FORGIVING

ALL
I THOUGHT BY NOW

NATE & ALI
I’D BE BACK ON MY FEET
AND I’D BE WHERE I NEED TO BE

JANE/NATE/ALI/TRENT
INSTEAD I’M PACKED WITH STRANGERS


ALL
RIDING THE UPTOWN

ALI/JANE
3

TRENT/NINA
DOWNTOWN D

ALTHEA/SOPHIA
CROSSTOWN E

NATE/CHRIS/DAVE/STEVEN
LOCAL G

BOXMAN
Ladies and gentlemen, due to train traffic ahead we are being momentarily held.

ALL
Fuuuuuuuuuuuck.


ALL
GOTTA DEAL WITH THE FACT THAT
I’M NOT THE ONE DRIVIN’
GOTTA TUNE OUT THE WORLD
AS A MEANS OF SURVIVIN’

NOT AT HOME, NOT AT PLAY, NOT AT WORK, NOT IN BED
NOT ASLEEP, NOT AWAKE, NOT ALIVE AND NOT DEAD
NOT IN PLACE BUT STILL NOT MOVING AHEAD

BOXMAN
EIGHT MILLION SOULS SO BUSY RUSHING AROUND
BLIND TO THE BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT
AND DEAF TO THE SOUND --
OF THE POLYRHYTHMIC MELODY
THE MULTILAYERED HARMONY
THE EVERCHANGING SYMPHONY
OF LIFE UNDERGROUND

WHERE TOGETHER WE RIDE, AND TOGETHER WE WAIT
IN A TINY METAL ROOM AS WE ZOOM TOWARD OUR FATE
AND WE STRESS ON THE EXPRESS, AND WE BITCH AND WE MOAN
IN AN UNNATURAL PROXIMITY, TOGETHER BUT ALONE
EIGHT MILLION SOULS RACE TO THEIR DESTINATIONS
IN THIS LIMBO LIFE WE LIVE BETWEEN STATIONS

(DRUM FILL)

ALL
NO I’M NOT THERE!
WHY AM I NOT THERE YET?
JUST

ALI
TWO

JANE
ONE

NATE
FOUR

MS. WILLIAMS
SIX

TRENT
SEVENTEEN
MINUTES FROM HERE

ALI/JANE/TRENT
BUT THE TRACK AND THE MAP AND MY ROUTE’S NOT CLEAR

ALL
WILL I GET WHERE I HAVE TO GET?

ALI
I’M NOT THERE...

MS. WILLIAMS
NOT THERE...

JANE/TRENT/NATE/CHRIS/ALI/MS. WILLIAMS
NOT THERE...
I’M

ALL
DEEP BENEATH THE CITY
WITH A THOUSAND OTHER STRANGERS!!!

[Thanks to James Allen Ford for lyrics]

IN TRANSIT the Musical Deep Beneath the City / Not There Yet Lyrics


Other Album Songs: In Transit the Musical Songs