Vivez Lyrics

Broadway 1997
Scarlet Pimpernel the Musical - Vivez Lyrics

MARGUERITE:
Vivez!
Mes amis, je suis enchantée
simply to move through the sunlight.
Open your eyes to this one bright
moment embracing us.

Vivez!
You have one life, let it be gay.

PERCY:
Shouldn't one do as one's told to?

MARGUERITE:
No! Let the moment enfold you.
Grab up your one golden chance.
Darlings, life is such romance.
Give this world a sweeping glance -
let it set your soul a-dancing
night and day!

Vivez!
Live! Here's to life! Let us be gay!

PERCY:
Let go of each inhibition!

MARGUERITE:
No one need give you permission!
What are you waiting for?

LADY DIGBY or LADY LLEWELLYN:
Vivez!

PERCY:
Live!

LADY DIGBY or LADY LLEWELLYN:
No one lets loose ev'ry which way!

ARMAND:
Life is too short to be guarded!

LADY DIGBY or LADY LLEWELLYN]
I think I'm quite open-hearted.

MARGUERITE:
Loosen that heart if you dare.
Come and lay your passions bare!

LADY DIGBY or LADY LLEWELLYN:
But, my dear, if people stare -

MARGUERITE:
Then it's time to let your hair
come tumbling down!

LADY DIGBY or LADY LLEWELLYN:
What of propriety?
There are rules we obey in society.

MARGUERITE:
You prefer to live calmly and quietly?

LADY DIGBY or LADY LLEWELLYN:
Yes!

MARGUERITE:
But your heart wants to play!

MARGUERITE and PERCY:
These tender hearts of ours
may be endlessly naive,

PERCY:
but we grow strong if we believe!

MARGUERITE and PERCY:
This fragile world of ours
spins us off into the storm -
hold on to me and I'll be warm!

LADY DIGBY:
Winnifred, what to do?

LADY LLEWELLYN:
Well, Davina, we simply must muddle through.

LADIES DIGBY & LLEWELLYN:
If there's no one to shudder and sputter to,
then we might as well live!

MARGUERITE, PERCY, LADIES DIGBY and LLEWELLYN, COMPANY:
Vivez!
You have one life let it be gay.
Don't put it off 'til you're dying -
now is the time to be flying!

MARGUERITE:
Grap up your one golden chance!
Darlings, life is such romance!

COMPANY:
Vivez maintenant! Come dance!

MARGUERITE:
Life is tossing you a new bouquet!
Meet your heart halfway,

COMPANY:
and your heart will say: vivez!

[Thanks to Anne for corrections]

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