The Riddle Lyrics

Broadway 1997
Scarlet Pimpernel the Musical - The Riddle Lyrics

CHAUVELIN:
See the moon slink down in the sky, darling.
Let your fantasies fly, darling.
Life is cold, and the game is old.

MARGUERITE:
Just see how virtue repays you -
you turn, and someone betrays you.
Betray him first, and the game's reversed!

CHAUVELIN & MARGUERITE:
For we all are caught in the middle
of one long, treacherous riddle.
Can I trust you? Should you trust me, too?

CHAUVELIN:
We shamble on through this hell,

MARGUERITE:
taking on more secrets to sell

CHAUVELIN  & MARGUERITE:
'til there comes a day
when we sell our souls away!

PERCY:
Through the mist, your lover is beckoning ...
comes that moment of reckoning.
Faces change, even smiles grow strange.

ALL:
And we all have so many faces,
the real self often erases.
Enticing lies flicker through our eyes!

Feel the terror draw ever nearer
the more you stare in the mirror,
but hold your own, face the wind alone.

CHAUVELIN:
Reel on, love! Toughen your scars!
Year by year, we're falling like stars

ALL, or CHAUVELIN & MARGUERITE?:
'til there comes a day
when we sell our souls away!

PERCY:
Can I run to you?
Are you true to me?

CHAUVELIN:
I'll do unto you
as you do to me!

MARGUERITE:
And we slowly learn
someone has to burn -

ALL:
Better you than me!

PERCY:
Oh, ev'ry Judas once loved a Jesus!

MARGUERITE:
But fin'lly, treason will seize us!

CHAUVELIN:
And only fools follow golden rules!

ALL
We all are caught in the middle
of one long treacherous riddle
of who trusts who ...
maybe I'll trust you ...
but can you trust me?
Wait and see!

[Thanks to Gavin, Anne for corrections]

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