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Fred Gwynne, Kimberly Farr, and other cast members in the musical More Than You Deserve

Stephen Collins, Kimberly Farr, and other cast members in the musical More Than You Deserve

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This song is based on "Rainbow" from Rhinegold.

LyricsEdit

PROLOGUE:

And in a time of endless trouble and eternal grief
There came a man with an epic dream to bring us all relief
And when it seemed the dark of night and woe would never cease
There came a man with an impossible dream to give us all release

And he built us a glorious city of hope
A promised land for every underprivileged slope

And when a beautiful kingdom arose in the bloodshot sky
We left our battered war torn homes
And we left our battered war torn cries and moans
And we followed our saviour through the bloodshot sky
And we could not help but cry
No we could not help but cry

DILLON:
Nestled in a valley underneath the mountain
Right before a river beneath a harvest moon
I see a city glowing in the moonlight
I'm going to build this city of hope
This city of hope very soon

FIONA:
Yes it's good, Micky
It's very good, you understood

DILLON & FIONA:
Playing in a schoolyard and praying in a chapel
Running by the river and singing in the rain
I hear the people singing with abandon
Glorious and happy
Only pleasure in the city, never pain

VIETNAMESE:
Major, lead us to our home in space
Castle high for a holy race
Walls of cloud and a dreamy dome
Hallowed halls in our holiest of homes

Major, lead us to our home in space
Castle high for a holy race
Walls of cloud and a dreamy dome
Hallowed halls in our holiest of homes

Glory, glory to our home in space
Glory, glory to our holy race
Glory, glory to our dreamy dome
Glory, glory to our holiest of homes

Major, lead us to the mighty tower
Shining monument of all our power
Long may it last, our place in the sky
Home forever 'cause we'll never, never die

Major, lead us to the mighty tower
Shining monument of all our power
Long may it last, our place in the sky
Home forever 'cause we'll never, never die

Glory, glory to the mighty tower
Shining monument of all our power
Glory, glory to our place in the sky
Glory, glory 'cause we'll never, never die

Glory, glory 'cause we'll never, never die

Alternate verses:

I see a city by a winding stream
A jewel of a city full of hope and dreams
Where people are free to do
Exactly as they choose to do
And this city of hope will come to be because of you

I see a city in a golden field
A glittering city where dreams are revealed
Where skies are emerald-blue
And lilacs sip the morning dew
And this city of hope will come to be because of you, thanks to you

I see an eight lane highway straight as a ruler
With restaurants on either side, I see an A&P
Where parking's free and the sidewalk's a mile wide
Where drive-in movies play only shows you would take your kids to see
I swear I shall build this city, it is my destiny

I see a city full of laughter and song
A pacified city free of Viet Cong
Where everyone lives the way
A human being should live today
And this city of hope will be complete by the first of May

I see a courthouse standing strong as a castle
And justice is always done, I hear the postman shout good morning out
As he sets down his quarts in the sun
Where Green Shield stamps are free
And nobody goes out in dungarees
I swear I'll create this city, it is my destiny

I see a city by a winding stream
A shimmering city full of hopes and dreams
Where people are free to do
Exactly what they ought to do
And this city of hope will come to be, it is my destiny
My special gesture to you, from me

Alternate chorus:

See our city standing proud and tall
Safe and strong within a mighty wall
Houses high with an eternal lease
Cloudless skies over crowded streets of peace
Lead us gently to a new tomorrow
Shining future from a past of sorrow
See our millions passing through the gate
Noble nation joining hands to meet our fate

Glory glory hear our joyous cry
Glory glory hear the hills reply
Glory glory to your mighty towers
Shining monument to love's great power
Long may it last our place in the sky
Home forever 'cause we'll never ever die

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