Johanna - Mea Culpa Lyrics

Original Broadway production 1979
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the Musical - Johanna - Mea Culpa Lyrics


JUDGE:
Mea culpa, mea culpa,
Mea maxima culpa,
Mea maxima maxima culpa!
God deliver me! Release me!
Forgive me! Restrain me! Pervade me!

Johanna, Johanna,
So suddenly a woman,
The light behind your window
It penetrates your gown...
Johanna, Johanna,
The sun - I see the sun through your...
No!
God!
Deliver me!
Deliver me!
Down!
Down!
Down!

Johanna, Johanna,
I watch you from the shadows
You sigh before your window
And gaze upon the town...
Your lips part, Johanna,
So young and soft and beautiful...
God!
Deliver me!
Filth!
Leave me!
Johanna!
Johanna!
I treasured you in innocence
And loved you like a daughter.
You mock me, Johanna,
You tempt me with your innocence,
You tempt me with those quivering...
No!
God!
Deliver me!
It will-
Stop-
Now! It will-
Stop-
Right-
Now.
Right-
Now.
Right-
Now...

Johanna, Johanna,
I cannot keep you longer.
The world is at your window,
You want to fly away-
You stir me, Johanna,
So suddenly a woman,
I cannot watch you one more day-!
God!
Deliver me!
God!
Deliver me!
God!
Deliver-
God!!

Johanna, Johanna,
I'll keep you here forever,
I'll wed you on the morrow.
Johanna, Johanna,
The world will never touch you,
I'll wed you on the morrow!
As years pass, Johanna,
You'll tend me in my solitude,
No longer as a daughter,
As a woman.
Johanna, Johanna,
I'll hold you here forever then,
You'll keep away from windows and
You'll
Deliver me,
Johanna,
From this
Hot
Red
Devil
With your
Soft
White
Cool
Virgin
Palms...

[Thanks to Sam Wilkes for lyrics]

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