Soft Power - Dutiful Lyrics

2019 Off-Broadway
Soft Power the Musical - Dutiful Lyrics


JING: (spoken)
Papa! I won't let you go to America!

XUE XING: (spoken)
Jing, what I do is important
We need to care about more than just ourselves
Your mother and I are very lucky to have such a dutiful daughter

JING:
Yes, I am dutiful
I am Chinese

XUE XING:
Yes, you are dutiful
You are Chinese

JING:
I get it I am dutiful

BOTH:
We are Chinese

XUE XING:
My father was a peasant
Who moved here for a better life

BOTH:
At first he was

JING:
Poor

XUE XING:
He was so poor
But he brought something with him
To remind him of his home, his family
He gave it to me
Now I give it to you

JING: (spoken)
It's a rock

XUE XING:
You can hold it in your hand

JING: (spoken)
Just a rock

XUE XING:
It's a rock to remember where you're from
It is strong, it is cool to the touch
It is part of the past just as much as what's ahead

JING:
As what's ahead

XUE XING:
Sadness isn't useful
Emotions mustn't guide you
Feelings always pass. They always pass
Stop and think of your grandpa
And the sacrifice he made. For family
Now dry your tears and smile

JING:
Papa, I'm afraid
Papa, I am scared for you
What is this "America?"
You don't belong in America

XUE XING:
It's a rock
You can hold it in your hand
It's a rock
To remember where you're from

JING:
Papa, I'm afraid
Papa
Papa, I am scared for you
Don't go, don't go

JING: (spoken)
Papa, I hear that the Americans...hate China

XUE XING: (spoken)
Nonsense. That might have been true in the past
But this is 2016

JING: (spoken)
I love you, Papa

(sung)
My father's strong
He is cool to the touch
He is part of the past just as much as

BOTH:
What's ahead

JING:
As what's ahead

XUE XING:
As what's ahead
Feelings always pass. They always pass



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