Newsies - Santa Fe Lyrics

Broadway production 2012
Newsies the Musical - Santa Fe Lyrics


JACK:
Folks, we finally got a headline: "Newsies Crushed as Bulls Attack!"
Crutchie's callin' me dumb crip's just too damn slow.
Guys are fightin', bleedin', fallin', thanks to good ol' Captain Jack.
Captain Jack just wants to close his eyes and go...

Let me go
Far away,
Somewhere they won't never find me, and tomorrow won't remind me of today.
When the city's finally sleepin', and the moon looks old and gray,
I get on a train that's bound for Sante Fe.

And I'm gone!
And I'm done!
No more runnin', no more lyin', no more fat old men denyin' me my pay.
Just a moon so big and yellow it turns night right into day
Dreams come true, yeah, they do, in Sante Fe.

Where does it say you gotta live and die here?
Where does it say a guy can't catch a break?
Why should you only take what you're given?
Why should you spend your whole life livin' trapped where there ain't no future,
Even at seventeen, breaking your back for someone else's sake?
If the life don't seem to suit ya, how 'bout a change of scene,
Far from the lousy headlines and the deadlines in between!

Sante Fe!
My old friend I can't spend my whole life dreamin',
Though I know that's all I seem inclined to do.
I ain't gettin' any younger, and I wanna start brand new.
I need space, and fresh air-
let 'em laugh in my face, i don't care-
Save my place, I'll be there...

Just be real is all I'm askin', not some painting in my head,
'Cause I'm dead if I can't count on you today.
I got nothin' if I ain't got Sante Fe!

[Thanks to Jacques for lyrics]
[Thanks to Brooke for corrections]


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