Maybe Someday (reprise)/Thirteen Days in Taunton Lyrics

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Lizzie Borden the Musical - Maybe Someday (reprise)/Thirteen Days in Taunton Lyrics

LIZZIE (spoken)
My name is Lizzie Andrew Borden. Not Elizabeth. Lizzie. Andrew, after my father,
I was so christened. I am innocent. I leave it to my council to speak for me

(sung)
Maybe someday
I'll walk in the open

EMMA (spoken)
My full name is Emma L. Borden, I am the sister of miss Lizzie Borden

LIZZIE
Maybe someday
We'll all forget

BRIDGET (spoken)
The name's Bridget Sullivan. I was sometimes called Maggie by miss Emma and miss Lizzie

LIZZIE
Maybe someday
They won't whisper point and stare

ALICE (spoken)
I am Alice Russell

LIZZIE
But my secret's safe now

ALICE (spoken)
I exchanged calls with miss Lizzie Borden regularly. She always received me upstairs

LIZZIE
My secret's
Safe
Now

ALICE (spoken)
Lizzie spoke of trouble with her stepmother. That Mrs. Borden thought so-and-so.
But the whole thing was, as far as I could see,
that one's own mother might've had more influence over the father.
It was the father more than the mother.
They were young girls. But young girls cannot go and do and have

LIZZIE
They tried to keep me down
But I said no
I'm moving uptown honey
It's where I'm gonna go
But I'm down here in the big house
Help me count the days
I've got thirteen days in Taunton
Then I'll fly away

EMMA (spoken)
I have no recollection of anything of that kind. No sir, I don't seem to remember it.
I don't remember what you asked me. I don't remember the question, nor the answer.
I can only say I don't remember giving it.
I don't know whether I did or not, I can't tell you. I don't know. I was in Fairhaven

LIZZIE
I got my dream team workin'
On my defense
It cost me a bloody fortune
But I spared no expense
'Cause let me tell you
Losing is not a game I play
I'll be leaving by the front door
When I fly away
I got twelve more days in Taunton
And then I'll fly away
I got
Then I'll fly away

ALICE (spoken)
About seven o'clock on the evening of Wednesday,
August third I was waiting for miss Lizzie Borden. But when she came she said-

BRIDGET (spoken)
She was on her way to Benson's pharmacy for prussic acid. To clean a stain

ALICE (spoken)
She said "Mr. and Mrs. Borden were awfully sick last night. We were all sick, all but Maggie."

BRIDGET (spoken)
I had a sick headache and I was sick to my stomach

ALICE (spoken)
And she said Mrs. Borden even told the doctor she thought she had been poisoned.
I asked her who would do something like that and she didn't know.
She said "I can't sleep at night. I'm that afraid somebody will do something."

EMMA & LIZZIE
Now that you mention it I
Can't stand the night
I sit here in the darkness
Waiting for the light

LIZZIE
Eleven days in Taunton waiting
For the break of day
Ten more days in this hole
Then I'll fly away

They love me in the jailhouse
They love me in the street
They love me in the courtroom
Yeah I know I got 'em beat
I got nine more days in Taunton

ALICE
This
This
This is not love
I don't know what it is

LIZZIE
When this whole thing is over
I've got to get away

EMMA (spoken)
Well, I don't know how to describe it to you

BRIDGET (spoken)
It was not a Calico dress

ALICE (spoken)
It was a cheap cotton Bedford cord

EMMA (spoken)
An American cloth

ALICE (spoken)
All cotton

EMMA (spoken)
I think one part of it was black or very-

BRIDGET (spoken)
Light blue

ALICE (spoken)
With a small dark figure

BRIDGET (spoken)
A sprig

ALICE (spoken)
I did not suggest to miss Lizzie Borden that she change her dress

EMMA (spoken)
I think she did

ALICE (spoken)
I saw no blood on that dress. Not a drop

LIZZIE
Can we just drop the dress talk
The subject's getting dull

LIZZIE & BRIDGET
Gonna buy myself a brand new dress
Gonna buy a whole damn closet full
'Cause I got plenty of money
Girl, I just got paid

LIZZIE
Four more days in Taunton
Then I'll fly away

BRIDGET (spoken)
After Mrs. Borden told me to wash the windows,
I didn't see her anymore until I found her dead on the upstairs.
I don't remember to have heard a sound of anyone about the house until Mr. Borden came to the door.
As I unlocked it I said "Oh, p'shaw" and miss Lizzie laughed at the top of the stairs

LIZZIE
You say that I'm not weeping
That I'm not dressed in black
Call me a Yankee Clytemnestra
Well imagine that
I've done my share of crying
Lord my dues is paid
I got three more days in Taunton
Then I'll fly away

ALICE (spoken)
Her sister turned and said "What are you going to do?"

EMMA (spoken)
I swear I didn't say it. The reason I say I didn't say so is because I didn't say so

ALICE (spoken)
And Lizzie said "I'm going to burn this old thing up."

EMMA (spoken)
There was nothing of that kind said

ALICE (spoken)
It was covered in-

EMMA (spoken)
Paint! It was soiled, just as any dress would get soiled
And I said "Why don't you?" or something like that. I can't tell the exact words

ALICE (spoken)
I am quite sure I left the room and told the officer that I saw miss Lizzie Borden burn that dress

ALICE & LIZZIE
Turn of the century
Turn of the screw
Turn of the tables
Between me and you

LIZZIE
Got two more days in Taunton
Until my judgement day
One more day in Taunton
Then I'll fly away

They take me to the courthouse
The verdict's coming in
It only took an hour
For those white-haired gentlemen
To put this all behind me
Oh, today's the day
When the old man says

VOICEOVER
"Not guilty!"

LIZZIE
Watch me fly away

EMMA
Maybe someday

LIZZIE
I'll walk in the open

EMMA
Maybe someday

LIZZIE
We'll all forget

EMMA
Maybe someday

LIZZIE
They won't whisper point and stare but my secret's safe now

EMMA
Yes your secret's safe

EMMA & LIZZIE
Our secret's safe now
Maybe someday
We'll tell the world
Maybe someday
We'll make them understand

ALICE
Maybe someday
You'll come back to me

EMMA
But your secret's safe now

ALICE & BRIDGET
Her secret's safe now

EMMA
Our secret's safe

BRIDGET
Our secret's safe

ALICE
Our secret's safe

ALICE, BRIDGET, EMMA
Now

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