Amphibiava Lyrics

2013 West End
The Light Princess Musical - Amphibiava Lyrics

Song was written by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson.

Digby:
With this crown of reeds and crimson lilies,
I name you Althea Selma Isadora d’Arcy,
Queen of the Lake.

Althea:
With this crown of reeds and crimson lilies,
As well as swan feathers and tadpole larva,
And this wee teeny china-blue-green thing,
I name you Digby Ignacio Dylan Constantine,
King of the Lake.
King of our Kingdom,
Actually Queendom,
Actually our new
Democratic Republic
That I now name –
“Amphiviava”!

Digby:
Amphibiava?

Both:
Amphibiava!

Digby:
Here we don’t fight and stain
The water beneath our feet –

Althea:
Sweet water!

Digby:
With  blood
As they do in those, those other places –

Althea:
Those places –

Digby:
In this oasis –

Althea:
We merely swim
In our crimson crowns –

Both:
And fall!

Althea:
Like  this!
Look, there’s minnows, fruits galore –
A feast fit for a king, King D.

Digby:
And this dragonfly is your footman –
Loyal in Lake or sky, Queen A.

Althea:    
And this teeny china-blue-green thing
Is your royal steward, King D.

Digby:    
And this lily-leaf is papyrus
For your great proclamations, Queen A.

Althea:    
From this lily-leaf papyrus,
In this safe place
I now proclaim –

Digby:     
She now proclaims –

Althea:     
What’s mine is yours,
Yours is mine –

Both:    
Ours is ours –

Althea:     
Forever!

Both:    
Theirs is theirs –

Digby:
Yours: all mine;
Mine: yours, forever!

Althea:     
Forever!

Digby:    
So come and join us here
In this calm oasis.

Both:    
In the night’s dim light
We glimmer –

Althea:    
And swim –

Both:     
And fall ...

Althea:    
That’s all. Amphibiava!

Digby:    
Forever ...

Althea:    
Forever ...

Digby:     
Fall with me forever ...

Althea:
Forever ...

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