The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Rosa's Confession Lyrics

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

The song is written by Rupert Holmes.

Were you so blind? You could not see? I killed him, yes!
And it was wonderful to do, I do confess!
To have him done, to do him in, to see it through…
You surely know by now I meant to murder you!

Thought you I was so blind
As not to know your mind:
Of what intent each compliment you claimed you meant as kind.
To feel myself unrobed and probed
With every movement of your eyes—
Oh, but realize!
A child can go quite mad,
And not know good from bad
And calmly plan to kill a man, and feel but only glad.
To rid herself, to bid herself a murderous goodbye—
Not Edwin who
I sought, but you!
I meant for you to die!

But the night was far from bright,
Thick with wet and thunder.
Thatching fell, dispatched from hell,
Is it yet a wonder?
Could not see the arms of me
Stretched out with scarf in hand.
Saw your coat and tied Ned’s throat
Just like a deadly wedding band…

So long a time
They’ve thought
That I’m a Dresden doll,
Quite na?ve,
But I believe
This pain, my brain,
More tortured than they might conceive!
With these late additions,
I have now revealed
Murderous admissions
Hitherto concealed—
Damn you all, I say,
You let him drive me mad!
Madness led to this;
No good can come from bad!
No good, no good can come from bad!

[Thanks to Liza for lyrics]

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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
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Puffer's Confession
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