The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Puffer's Confession Lyrics

2012 Broadway revival
The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Puffer's Confession Lyrics

The song is written by Rupert Holmes.

Oh God, have mercy: your forgiveness do I need!
My string of sins ends here with this most dreadful deed!
I only meant to save my Rosa, but it’s true—
Oh, you bastard Jasper! Christ, I meant to murder you.

Could I see my Rosebud threatened
By this man of massive sin?
He’d revealed his vile desires
So I had to do him in!
To my endless ruination
I took smoke to see me through.
In my sweet hallucination,
I saw Drood – and thought him you!

So I say to all who hear me
You must plan a murder well.
You must view your victim clearly,
As you send him off to Hell!
When I killed, ‘twas well-intended,
Drink and smoke what did me in.
For my sins, I’m apprehended:
Them’s the wages of sin!

Come on.
Give your old love some help with the last line then, hey?

Puffer & Audience:
With the wages of sin!

Puffer (spoken):
Cor’ bloody hell!
Don’t you know they ‘ang women these days?
This is undoubtedly me last chorus!

Puffer & Audience
With the wages of sin!

[Thanks to Liza for lyrics]

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There You Are
A Man Could Go Quite Mad
Two Kinsmen
Moonfall Quartet
The Wages of Sin
Both Sides of the Coin
Perfect Strangers
No Good Can Come from Bad
Never The Luck
Off to the Races
Settling Up the Score
Don't Quit While You're Ahead
The Garden Path to Hell
Out on a Limerick
Jasper's Confession
Rosa's Confession
Puffer's Confession
The Writing on the Wall