Tick Tick Boom - Louder Than Words Lyrics

2001 Off-Broadway
Tick, Tick... Boom! the Musical - Louder Than Words Lyrics


Music and lyrics written by Jonathan Larson.

JONATHAN:
Why do we play with fire?
Why do we run our finger through the flame?
Why do we leave our hand on the stove,
Although we know, we're in for some pain?

Oh, why do we refuse to hang a light,
When the streets are dangerous?
Why does it take an accident,
Before the truth gets through to us?

Cages or wings,
Which do you prefer?
Ask the birds

Fear or love, baby
Don't say the answer
Actions speak louder than words

Why should we try to be our best
When we can just get by and still gain?
Why do we nod our heads

MICHAEL & JONATHAN:
Although we know

MICHAEL:
The boss is wrong as rain?

JONATHAN:
Why should we blaze a trail
When the well worn path Seems safe and

JONATHAN & SUSAN:
So inviting?

SUSAN:
How, as we travel, can we

JONATHAN & SUSAN:
See the dismay
And keep from fighting?

JONATHAN MICHAEL & SUSAN:
Cages or wings, Cages or wings,
Which do you prefer?
Ask the birds Ah:

ALL:
Fear or love, baby
Don't say the answer

JONATHAN MICHAEL & SUSAN:
Actions speak louder than Louder than, louder than:
Words

What does it take
To wake up a generation?

ALL:
How can you make someone
Take off and fly?

JONATHAN:
If we don't wake up
And shake up the nation
We'll eat the dust
Of the world wondering why

SUSAN:
Why do we stay with lovers

SUSAN & JONATHAN:
Who we know, down deep

SUSAN:
Just aren't right?

JONATHAN:
Why would we rather

ALL:
Put ourselves through hell
Than sleep alone at night?

JONATHAN:
Why do we follow leaders who never lead?

MICHAEL:
Why does it take catastrophe to start a revolution

MICHAEL & SUSAN:
If we're so free?
Tell me why

JONATHAN:
Someone tell me why
So many people bleed

JONATHAN MICHAEL & SUSAN:
Cages or wings, Cages or wings,
Which do you prefer? Ask the birds Ah:

ALL:
Fear or love, baby
Don't say the answer

JONATHAN MICHAEL & SUSAN:
Actions speak louder than Louder than, Louder than,
Louder than, Louder than

ALL:
Cages or wings,
Which do you prefer?

JONATHAN MICHAEL & SUSAN:
Ask the birds Ah:

ALL:
Fear or love, baby
Don't say the answer

JONATHAN MICHAEL & SUSAN:
Actions speak louder Louder than, Louder than
They speak louder Louder than, Louder than
Actions speak louder than words!




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