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Aspects of Love


ALEX
Love,
Love changes everything:
Hands and faces,
Earth and sky,
Love,
Love changes everything:
How you live and
How you die
Love
Can make the summer fly,
Or a night
Seem like a lifetime.
Yes, Love,
Love changes everything:
Now I tremble
At your name.
Nothing in the
World will ever
Be the same.
Love,
Love changes everything:
Days are longer,
Words mean more.
Love,
Love changes everything:
Pain is deeper
Than before.
Love
Will turn your world around,
And that world
Will last for ever.
Yes, Love,
Love changes everything,
Brings you glory,
Brings you shame.
Nothing in the
World will ever
Be the same.
Why did I go back to see her...?
WOMAN (GIULIETTA)
Alex, it's all in the past...
ALEX
Off
Into the world we go,
Planning futures,
Shaping years.
Love,
Bursts in, and suddenly
All our wisdom
Disappears.
Love
Makes fools of everyone:
All the rules
We make are broken.
Yes, Love,
Love changes everyone.
Live or perish
In its flame.
Love will never,
Never let you
Be the same.

Crooner:
Parlez-vous francais?

Parlez-vous francais?
Je suis sad.
Parlez-vous francais?
I feel bad.
How do you say
"Ce soir vous etes
si belle"?
I only know
A word or so,
Like "Cat" and "School" --
Je suis fool.
Parlez-vous francais?
Please say "oui".
Parlez-vous francais?
Speak to me.
How do you say:
"Vous etes jolie,
Mam'selle?
Cherie,
Where do I commencer,
If you won't parler francais
with me?
Parlez-vous francais?
Say you do.
Parlez-vous francais?
Tell me true.
How do you say:
"Je suis unhappy
fella"?
Cherie,
Adieu to drinks and danser,
If you won't parler francais
with me.
Adieu to drinks and danser,
If you won't parler francais
with me.

SSeeing is believingeeing is Believing
ALEX
Seeing is believing,
And in my arms I see her:
She's here,
Really here,
Really mine now --
She seems at home here...
Seeing is believing,
I dreamt that it would be her:
At last
Life is full,
Life is find now...
Whatever happens,
One thing is certain:
Each time I see
A train go by,
I'll think of us,
The night, the sky
Forever...
ROSE
He's young,
Very young,
But appealing --
I feel I know him...
Seeing is believing
And I like what I see here.
I like
Where I am,
What I'm feeling...
What are we doing?
Can you believe it?
A starving actress and
A star-struck boy --
Oh well, I might
As well enjoy
This moment...
ALEX
Can you believe it?
BOTH
Seeing is believing!
I never thought I'd be here
Is this
Really me?
Am I dreaming?
No way of knowing
Where this is leading...
It's fun forgetting
Who we are...
Who cares?
When now the world is far
Behind us...
Seeing is believing!
My life is just beginning!
We touched,
And my head
Won't stop spinning,
From winning
Your love!

Chanson d'enfanceChanson d'enfance
ROSE
Pas de tendresse
Et pas de joie
Loin d'ici,
Loin de toi.
Rien de plus triste
Que mes soupirs
Lorsque vient le joir
Ou il me faut partir
Chanson d'enfance,
Tu vis toujours dans ma coeur,
Toi, la plus douce!
Toi, la plus tendre.


EEverybody loves a heroverybody Loves a Hero
RIFLE-RANGE BARKER
Who's feeling lucky?
Twenty out of twenty
And a prize could be yours!
FREAK-SHOW BARKER
See "Marie the Monkey"
With the poisonous claws!
RIFLE-RANGE BARKER
There's a prize
To be won!
FREAK-SHOW BARKER
Take a risk,
Take a ride!
RIFLE-RANGE BARKER
Right this way,
Have a go!
FREAK-SHOW BARKER
Try your luck,
And step inside!
CHORUS
If you reach
For the moon,
If you aim
For the sky,
Then the moon
And the sky
Can be yours --
Come on and try!
Everybody loves a hero!
Let's hear it for the man with the gun!
Everybody loves a hero...


SShe'd be far better off with youhe'd be Far Better Off With You
ALEX
I should never have come back here...
GEORGE
Oh, don't talk such nonsense!
ALEX
I'll bow out now --
It's the decent thing to do.
GEORGE
Don't be absurd.
ALEX
I'm a disaster...
GEORGE
Oh, come, come!
ALEX
...It wouldn't last a week --
She'd be far better off with you.
GEORGE
You two have your lives before you.
ALEX
It would end in murder...
GEORGE
I'm too old for her --
It's high time I withdrew.
ALEX
Your place is here.
GEORGE
The jowls are dropping...
ALEX
It's the light.
GEORGE
...The paunch needs propping up --
She'd be far better off with you.
BOTH
Your words are generous and selfless,
But alas untrue --
She'd be far better off with you.
ALEX
You are steeped in wit and wisdom.
GEORGE
Well, I've learnt the odd thing...
ALEX
You could teach George Bernard Shaw
A thing or two!
GEORGE
I had a go...
ALEX
You've dined with Garbo...
GEORGE
Only twice.
ALEX
...Translated "La Boheme" --
She'd be far better off with you.
GEORGE
You're atheletic.
ALEX
You're distinguished.
GEORGE
You don't cheat at croquet.
ALEX
You're more seasoned.
GEORGE
You can skate.
ALEX
You're in "Who's Who".
GEORGE
Just half an inch.
ALEX
We're talking drivel.
GEORGE
So we are.
BOTH
Can't we be civilized?
She'd be far better off with you.
Your words are generous and selfless,
But alas untrue.
It's only Rose that matters!
Just take a look; there's no comparison
Between us two --
She'd be far better off with you!


Leading Lady
MARCEL:
The perfect leading lady:
Unique and true and towering!
Magnetic, overpowering!
The star the crowds adore!
If they could only know you:
Your humor and humility...
Your strength and your fragility...
They'd love you even more...
Tonight was a wonder!
All the dreams we worked for
Have come true!
My shining leading lady!
Bravo, bravo, bravo!
I owe so much to you.


Other Pleasures
GEORGE:
Jenny,
You're a miracle!
Is there nothing you conceal?
Jenny,
You astonish me!
Never hiding
What you feel...
Other pleasures...
And I've known many...
Afternoons
In warm Venetian squares,
Brief encounters,
Long siestas...
Pleasures old and new
Can't compare with you.
You amaze me!
Where did you come from?
You do things
Champagne could never do.
Crystal winters,
Crimson summers...
Other pleasures --
I would trade them all
For you.
Pleasures old and new
Can't compare with you...
Wild mimosa,...
The scent of evening...
Shuttered rooms
With sunlight breaking through...
Crazy soirees...
Lazy Sundays...
Other pleasures...
I would trade them all
For you.
Sailing off
In the night
On a silver lake...
Taking more
From this life
Thank I ought to take...
Other pleasures...
I would trade them all
For you.


There is More to Love
GIULIETTA:
There is more to love,
So much more,
Than simply making love --
That's easy.
Gazing into eyes,
Pretty eyes,
Which could be any eyes --
That's crazy.
Hands are just hands,
A face is just a face...
They come and go --
They're easy to replace...
There is more to love,
So much more,
Than moon-struck escapades --
That's nothing.
There is peace of mind,
So much peace,
In quiet company --
That's something.
Everyone but him
Seems wrong for me...
Every time I feel
There has to be
More...
If I could hear
The music I heard then,
I'd never let
It fade away again...
Now each time
Love reaches out to me,
I can only feel
There has to be
So much more
To love...
There is more ot love,
So much more...

Mermaid Song
JENNY:
I am a mermaid
With golden hair...
ALEX:
I've never seen one like you!
JENNY:
Not all us mermaids
Have silver tails --
I have no tail at all!
ALEX:
Well, I've never,
Seen any mermaids
With knobbly knees!
I'd say this tale
Was a touch too tall,
Maybe a touch too tall...
JENNY:
Sailors would smash on
My jagged rock,
Lured by my siren's song...
ALEX:
It isn't the
Song of the siren
That tortures men --
That's where your theory
Goes sadly wrong,
That's where it all goes wrong...
JENNY:
I thought you'd know better,
You know nothing
About mermaids.
ALEX: (wry)
You know nothing
About sailors...
JENNY:
I do!
Much more than you!
If you were a sailor
And heard my song,
Would you be lured by me?
ALEX:
I wouldn't be
Foolish enough to
Go near your rock --
I'd steer my galleon out to sea...
BOTH:
...Lonely and lost at sea...



The first man you remember
GEORGE:
I want to be
The first man you remember,
I want to be
The last man you forget.
I want to be
The one you always turn to,
I want to be
The one you won't regret.
May I be first
To say you look delightful?
May I be first
To dance you round the floor?
The very first
To see your face by moonlight?
The very first
To walk you to your door?
JENNY: (playing to George)
Well, young man, I'd be delighted!
There is nothing I would rather do!
What could be a sweeter memory
Than sharing my first dance with you?
GEORGE:
I want to be
The first man you remember...
JENNY:
The very first
To sweep me off my feet.
GEORGE:
I want to be
The one you always turn to...
JENNY:
The first to make
My young heart miss a beat.
(He gently takes her in a dance hold and they tentatively try a few steps around the terrace)
GEORGE:
Seems the stars are far below us...
JENNY:
The moon has never felt so close before...
(looking up at George)
Our first dance will be forever...
GEORGE:
And may it lead to many more!
I want to be
The first man you remember...
JENNY:
The very first
To sweep me off my feet.
GEORGE:
I want to be
The one you always turn to
JENNY:
The first to make
My young heart miss a beat.
(Once again they 'take to the floor', this time in a fuller, more formal dance. The atmosphere is dreamlike and beguiling, and Rose and Hugo are drawn into the dance. Alex declines Jenny's attempts to draw him into the dance as well. At the end of the sequence George leads Jenny back to his seat and the dance dissolves)
GEORGE:
I want to be
The one you always turn to
I want to be
The one you won't regret...
GEORGE AND JENNY:
The very first...
The very first...


journey of a lifetime
A circus in Paris. Jenny's 15th birthday. The performance is in full swing. We see George, Rose, Alex, and Jenny and at the same time they show that they are thenselves watching.
We are greeted by a whirlwind of activity: clowns, jugglers, tumblers perform under the streamers and gaudy lights. Various of the circus performers, led by a chanteuse in exaggerated make-up and costume, strike up a some as accompaniment -- part hymn in praise of daring, part invitation for a volunteer from the audience.
At certain points the chanteuse has the circus audience joining in with the song).
CHORUS:
Take the journey of a lifetime!
It's only just a drum-roll away!
On the journey of a lifetime
Every day's a high-wire day!
CHANTEUSE:
If you've got what it takes,
The stars and streamers are yours!
Take a risk in the ring
And feel the thrill of applause!
(Drum-roll. A knife-thrower appears and with his assistant enters the ring. Applause)
If you reach
For the moon,
If you aim
For the stars,
Then the moon
And the sky,
Can be yours --
Come on and try!
There's a prize
To be won
Take a risk,
Take a ride,
Right this way,
Have a go,
Try your luck --
And step inside!
If you reach
For the moon,
If you aim
For the stars,
Then the moon
And the sky,
Can be yours --
Come on and try!
(A volunteer is now being sought for the knife-thrower's act. Attention focuses on Jenny and Alex, seated side by side. She asks him to step forward, and when eventually he does, it is much to the annoyance of George. Alex is led away by the assistant)
CHORUS:
Take the journey of a lifetime!
It's only just a drum-roll away!
On the journey of a lifetime
Every day's a high-wire day!
CHANTEUSE:
If you've got what it takes,
The stars and streamers are yours!
Take a risk in the ring
And feel the thrill of applause!
(Alex now reappears clad in a sequined circus jacket. He takes up his position and duly braves the hail of knives. The trick is greeted with great approval by all but George, who is evidently becoming increasingly distressed by Jenny'sobsession for his nephew. As the applause fades the song starts up once again.)
If you reach
For the moon,
If you aim
For the stars,
Then the moon
And the sky,
Can be yours --
Come on and try!
There's a prize
To be won
Take a risk,
Take a ride,
Right this way,
Have a go,
Try your luck --
And step inside!



Falling
ALEX:
Love, and your
World can become
A madhouse.
Love and your
World can become
A circus.
Love turns around...
Jenny, your
Love is a
Drug that I dare
Not take, a
Drug to make me mad...
Rose, I'd never
Harm the girl.
JENNY: (overlapping)
Love
Has turned my
World around,
And my
World now turns round
Alex...
ROSE:
Love should not
Be used as a weapon.
Why, Alex,
Why can't you
See it's George you're...?
ALEX, JENNY & ROSE:
Breaking
And burning...
Breaking
And bleeding...
In the name of
Love...
GEORGE:
Love is a
Knife. It's a curse.
A cancer.
To love is to
Hate letting
Go...
Jenny, I can
Never share your
Love...
ALEX, JENNY, ROSE & GEORGE:
And I'm falling,
I am suddenly falling,
And my story
Is older than the stars...
ALEX, JENNY & ROSE:
Suddenly falling
I can feel myself falling...
Down into this
Madhoise
Of love...
GEORGE:
Suddenly falling
I can feel myself falling...
In this
Madhouse of
Love...


Hand me the wine and the dice
GIULIETTA:
George was an original man.
He did not want to change human life.
He rejoiced in the way we are made.
He rejoiced in the way we are made.
He did not look forward to heaven --
He was happy with the earth.
He loved and understood
The flesh, food, wine, love...
He lived for today and firmly believed:
If death were given a voice,
That voice would scream through the sky:
Live while you may for I am coming...
So...
Hand me the wine and the dice,
I want my carnival now,
While I have thirst and lust for living!
So gather all you can reap,
Before you're under the plough --
The hand of death is unforgiving!
Hand me the wine and the dice,
While there are grapes on the vine --
Life is a round of endless pleasures!
The end is always in sight,
But it tastes better with wind --
Why pay your life in tiny measures?
Hand me the wine and the dice,
The time is racing away --
There's not a taste that's not worth trying!
And if tommorow it ends,
I won't have wasted today --
I will have lived like I am dying.


Anything but lonely
ROSE:
Anything but lonely,
Anything but empty rooms.
There's so much in life to share --
What's the sense when no one else is there?
Anything but lonely,
Anything but only me.
Quiet years in too much space:
That's the thing that's hard to face,
And...
You have a right to go,
But you should also know
That I won't be alone for long.
Long days with nothing said
Are not what lie ahead --
I'm sorry, but I'm not that strong.
Anything but lonely,
Anything but passing time.
Lonely's what I'll never be,
While there's still some life in me,
And...
I'm still young, don't forget,
It isn't over yet --
So many hearts for me to thrill.
If you're not here to say
How good I look each day,
I'll have to find someone who will.
Anything but lonely,
Anything but empty rooms.
There's so much in life to share --
What's the sense when no one else is
there...?
Just promise one thing.
ALEX:
All right.
What is it?
ROSE:
Don't ask me questions...
You must promise first...
ALEX:
I can't
I must know what it is.
ROSE:
Don't leave me!