Movement VII - Crises - Tempo I

Paul McCartney

(Mary Dee and Shanty's home)

MARY DEE (alone in bedroom)
The world you're coming into,
Is no easy place to enter.
Every day is haunted
By the echoes of the past.
Funny thoughts and wild, wild dreams
Will find their way into your mind.

The clouds that hang above us,
May be full of rain and thunder.
But in time they slide away
To find the sun still there.
Lazy days and wild, wild flowers
Will bring some joy into your heart.
And I will always love you,
I'll welcome you into this world.

MARY DEE and BOY SOLO
You-re mine and I will love you.

(Hospital)

NURSE

Do you know who you are
As you lie there sleeping?
Take the time to rest your troubled head.
I will watch over you till the moment you
awake.

Can you hear what I say
As you lie there sleeping?
When misfortunes crowd into your day
And the dark side of life
Has become too much to bear,
I will stay by your side.
Though we don't yet know if there's
something wrong
You were brought in from the street
And a witness said you gave a shout
As you fell down at his feet.

We are running tests
And soon the results will be known.
But I feel I have to warn you,
There may be complications.

But we don't yet know if your child is in danger.
We shall have to wait and see.
In the meantime
There is nothing more for you to do
But sleep.

BOYS
Ghosts of the past left behind.

MEN'S CHORUS (ghosts)
You're sleeping
Amongst us.
We're in your dream.

NURSE
You're dreaming, try to rest, my child.

MEN'S CHORUS (ghosts)
You called us,
We heard you
And we are here.

NURSE
To save your child you must be still.

MEN'S CHORUS (ghosts)
We're ready to listen
To what you ask.

NURSE
Go to sleep

WOMEN'S CHORUS (ghosts)
You're crossing
The water,
The tide is strong.

MARY DEE
No!

WOMEN'S CHORUS (ghosts)
Your child is drawn to us,
Into our throng.

SHANTY
No!

FULL CHORUS (ghosts)
This child is
Most welcome.
Soon one of us.

MARY DEE
No, I tell you!
You'll never get through,
I'll never let you.
No-one is stealing this child.
I'm not afraid of
Ghosts that the past left behind.

SHANTY
Let her recover,
Then let me love her
Until we run out of time.
And in the future
I will promise to be the man
She had in mind.

NURSE
Be still,
Be calm.
Your child is safe.

MARY DEE
Do we live in a world
With an uncertain future
Where a man is unsure of his fate?
Will we come to our senses,
Be fair to each other?
Can we turn it around
Before it's too late?

Do I know that we have the answer?
Yes, I know now
We are together.

So we must bear in mind
That the pages are turning
And the sand will run out of the glass.
In the heat of the battle
We will drive out the demons
And we'll carry the day,
For we must save the child.

MARY DEE and NURSE
(Ah)

MARY DEE and SHANTY
We have come to our senses,
We are part of each other
And we'll carry the day,
For we must save the child.

CHORUS
Do you know that you have the answer?

MARY DEE and SHANTY
Yes, we know now.

CHORUS
We know now.

MARY DEE and SHANTY
We know now.
We are together.

*Lyrics taken from the whole of Movement VII - Crises

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