And the Gods Heard Her Prayer Lyrics

Broadway production (1990)
Once on This Island the Musical - And the Gods Heard Her Prayer Lyrics

(Music by Stephen Flaherty and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens)

[A STORYTELLER]
And the gods heard her prayer.
[ASAKA (Spoken)]
The peasant girl wants a grand homme to carry carry her away!
[sung]
I should...
Find a tree all covered with mangos
Juicy mangos, fat and well-fed
Pick a mango
[AGWE]
A juicy mango
[ERZULIE]
A lovely mango
[PAPA GE]
A poison mango
[ASAKA]
Drop the mango...
[ALL]
BOOM!
[ASAKA]
And knock some sense in her head!
[ALL GODS]
Knock some sense in her head!
[AGWE]
Splash her with a wave!
[PAPA GE]
Scare her half to death!
[ERZULIE]
Give her what she wants?
[ASAKA, AGWE, PAPA GE]
Give her what she...?
[ERZULIE]
give her what she wants
Love has many powers
If the love is true
It can cross the earth [To Asaka]
And withstand the storm [To Agwe]
It can conquer even you [To Papa Ge]
[PAPA GE (Spoken)]
Hah! Love conquer death? Why, I could stop her heart like that!
[ERZULIE (Spoken)]
Stop her heart from beating, yes. But not from loving. Not if love is what she chooses.
[PAPA GE]
Ridiculous!
[AGWE]
Interesting!
[ASAKA]
More amusing than mangos!
[ALL]
Hmmm... No. Hmmm... A journey!
[ERZULIE]
I will give her strength
When the time is right
[ASAKA]
I will guide her way
[PAPA GE]
I will make her choose!
[AGWE]
And I'll provide the place
Where two different worlds will meet Tonight.
[ALL]
Tonight!

[Thanks to Dani Starr for lyrics]

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