My Favorite Songs From Musicals — Part 8

So, we’ve nearly made it. Just one more installment after this one. Now we’re into the ones that tend to make me weepy or that I have some deep, emotional connection with, so…prepare yourself!

20. The Heart Is Slow To Learn — ???
I mentioned earlier about breaking my rules with a song and this is it. Originally the song was called “Our Kind of Love” and was used in another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, then it was retooled for a “possible Phantom sequel” and I’m pretty sure when it was performed here that’s what they billed it as. At the time I was thrilled because I was at the height of my obsession with that musical (1998, age 14). Now, as you know, many years passed before that would come to fruition. “The Heart Is Slow To Learn” had the lyrics changed and became “Love Never Dies.” The first version of the song that I ever heard remains my favorite.

I’ll never love as I have loved you
Why is love cruel? I wish I knew!
Say what you will, it doesn’t matter
Until I die, there’s only you

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My Favorite Songs from Musicals — Part 6

I hope you all are enjoying these! It’s been so much fun assembling them and looking back through all the musicals I’ve enjoyed over the years. We’re nearing the end now and some of them might get a little predictable as far as famous songs go, but I promise the top of the list is worth the wait!

36. I’ve Never Been In Love Before — Guys & Dolls
One of the cutest little musicals. Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando are so funny to watch in it and I particularly enjoy the Sinatra version of this song. It’s simple and sweet and to the point. I love it.

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Poem in Your Pocket Day

Today is national Poem in Your Pocket Day, which is as simple as it sounds. You carry a poem in your pocket and share it with people throughout the day.

Here’s a little secret about me — I carry a poem in my pocket every day. It’s my phone wallpaper and every time I go to check a tweet or read a text, there it is in front of me. I thought I had shared it here before, but I’ve looked back and all I could find was an instagram photo that I posted featuring it, so, here you go.

eecummings

You are tired,
(I think)
Of the always puzzle of living and doing;
And so am I.

Come with me, then,
And we’ll leave it far and far away—
(Only you and I, understand!)

You have played,
(I think)
And broke the toys you were fondest of,
And are a little tired now;
Tired of things that break, and—
Just tired.
So am I.

But I come with a dream in my eyes tonight,
And knock with a rose at the hopeless gate of your heart—
Open to me!
For I will show you the places Nobody knows,
And, if you like,
The perfect places of Sleep.

Ah, come with me!
I’ll blow you that wonderful bubble, the moon,
That floats forever and a day;
I’ll sing you the jacinth song
Of the probable stars;
I will attempt the unstartled steppes of dream,
Until I find the Only Flower,
Which shall keep (I think) your little heart
While the moon comes out of the sea.

– e. e. cummings