Octet Lyrics

A British Musical by Craig Adams & Ian Watson
LIFT the Musical - Octet Lyrics

"Octet" is a song from the musical LIFT performed by Company.

ANGEL
AM I FUCKING NUTS?
JUST HIT A ONE WAY STREET WITH NO TURNING.
BUT I’M GETTING OFF ON THE FACT HE’S STRAIGHT.
WHO AM I KIDDING?

MAYBE AS I’VE LOOKED THE OTHER WAY
YOU’VE BEEN STANDING THERE,
ADMIRING MY ... ADMIRING MY ...
IF I TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND
THAT I’M IN CHARGE HERE,
OR IF I DECIDE TO CHANGE DIRECTION
THAT’LL BE OK. IT’S OK.
HEADING STRAIGHT TO THESE UNCHARTERED ROADS
AND NEVER LOOKING BACK. AND MISS ALL DIVERSION SIGNS.
I HIT THE OPEN ROADS.

BYT/TDH/SECRETARY/AMY
I KEEP BUSY I KEEP YOUR PICTURE IN A DRAWER,
WHERE I KNOW IT WON’T JUMP OUT.

FRENCH TEACHER/KATE/SARAH
BUT YOU TWIST MY ARM,

BUSKER
THEN YOU SMILE A LITTLE.

SECRETARY
AND IT MAKES ME WARM.

BUSKER/ANGEL
MUST HAVE SLEPT THROUGH A CYCLE.
CAN’T WAKE MYSELF
CAN’T SEEM TO SHAKE OFF THIS ...

ALL
SO YOU TAKE CONTROL, COZ YOU NEED ME THERE.
YOU’RE A CATALYST, A DIVERSION, I CANNOT DO WITHOUT.

FRENCH TEACHER
AND CANNOT TRANSLATE.

ALL
BUT NOW I’M LOST.

KATE
LOST IN HIS LAUGHTER,

SECRETARY
LOST IN A LETTER, TAKING DICTATION,

BOTH
LOST IN HIS SMILE.

ALL
BUT NOW I’M LOST.

ANGEL                                   BYT  
LOST IN A CHAT-ROOM,          LOST IN A TICKET,
LOST IN DIVERSIONS,             LEFT IN A DRAWER,
LOST ON AN A ROAD.             LOST IN HER SMILE.

FRENCH TEACHER
LOST IN A SMELL
LEFT ON HER PILLOW.

ALL
BUT NOW I’M LOST. LOST IN THIS CITY.
LOST IN A MINUTE, CROWDED BY FACES,
NON OF THEM YOURS.
LOST LOOKING FOR ANSWERS.

FRENCH TEACHER/BUSKER
LOST KNOWING THE ANSWERS.

BYT
IS IT THE WAY YOU THINK SHE REMEMBERS YOU?
AS SHE’LL PLACE A COIN INSIDE YOUR CASE,

ANGEL
SMILES AT YOU AS SHE WALKS BY.

FRENCH TEACHER
OR IS IT HOW YOU THINK OF HER,

KATE
THINK OF HER,

FRENCH TEACHER/BYT
HOW MANY MINUTES YOU WASTE THINKING?

ANGEL
THE TIME FOR BEING TONGUE-TIED IS OVER.
TELL HER NOW.

ALL
IT’S TIME YOU FACED YOUR FEELINGS.
JUST SAY HOW YOU FEEL.
JUST FINISH THE SONG.

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Octet Lyrics from LIFT the Musical