Water for Elephants - Go Home Lyrics

2024 Broadway
Water for Elephants the Musical - Go Home Lyrics


The song is written by PigPen Theatre Co.

ENSEMBLE:
Hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry

JACOB:
When I see you
You are as firm as winter soil
But warm
(ENSEMBLE: Hurry, hurry)
You are real
You are the world that greeted me
When I was born

You built our home
And all that I owe this life
Was built into its frame
(ENSEMBLE: Hurry)
Up from below
But to the dust return
Before my debt was paid

And how are you gone?
Didn't the world turn on the armor
Of our home
Weren't you holding up the sky
With limbs of stone
How are you gone?

When I left you
I was a penny tossed onto an iron rail
There wasn't anywhere
But a busted casket
And a bed of nails

And how are you gone?

Didn't the world turn on
The axel of our home
Didn't your laughter stoke the fire
That kept us moving on?
How are you gone?
Was it as simple as a jealous man?
Was it as facile as the raising of his hand?
Was it so easy?
To utter a command
And lose the toothless lion
On the noble lamb

Why didn't the Earth embrace
Them where they fell?
Why didn't the store ring out
Their final dying yell?
Why didn't the whole of nature
Come collapsing down?
To bury that god damn bastard
In the deepest hell
And what do you do
When the people that you love
Are torn from you
And there's nothing you can do
There's nothing you can do
There's nothing you can do

ENSEMBLE:
Oh ho!

JACOB:
No it's not as easy as it sounds

ENSEMBLE:
Oh ho!

JACOB:
There is a lion in your house

ENSEMBLE:
Oh ho!

JACOB:
If you can't get in the door,
Then bar the windows
Burn it down and listen to the roar

ENSEMBLE:
Oh ho!

JACOB:
Now there's no home to go back to

ENSEMBLE:
Oh ho!

JACOB:
While she's waiting there for you

ENSEMBLE:
Oh ho!

JACOB:
With a knife in your hand

ENSEMBLE:
There's nothing you won't do
There's nothing you won't do
There's nothing you can do

JACOB:
That she won't understand

ENSEMBLE:
There's nothing you can do
There's nothing you can do
There's nothing you can do



Review: Water for Elephants the Musical Lyrics


Water for Elephants the Musical Lyrics

SYNOPSIS
Silver Stars
Wild
The Road Don't Make You Young
Go Home