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Footloose



1-Footloose/On Any Sunday

Ren
Been working so hard
I'm punching my card
Eight hours, for what?
Oh, tell me what I got

Chuck, Lyle & Travis
Been working so hard
I'm punching my card
Eight hours, for what?
Oh, tell me what I got

Wendy Jo
Been working too damn hard
I'm punching that same card
Eight hours, I'm bustin' my butt
Oh, tell me what I got

All
I got this feeling that time's just holding me down

Ren & Urleen
I hate this feeling time is holding me down

All
I'll hit the ceiling or else I'll tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut loose
Footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise
Pull me offa my knees
Jack, get back
C'mon before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
You're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Dig way down in your heart
You're burning, yearning for some -

All
Somebody to tell you
That life ain't passing you by

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
Life ain't passing me by
All
I'm trying to tell you
It will if you don't even try
You can fly

Ren
If you'd only cut loose

All
Cut footloose

All
First!
We've got to turn you around
Second!
Then put your feet on the ground
Third!
Now take a hold of your soul
Life keeps holding me down
Everybody cut everybody cut

The scene shifts to Bomont

Choir
On any Sunday here we'll be
Raising our voices in harmony
One day once our trials have ceased
We will be released

Shaw
On any Sunday, Lord I pray
Tell me exactly the words to say
Give me strength and maybe then
I can reach my fellow men
So we all may rise again
Thank you, Lord, Amen.
(To Ren and Ethel)
Welcome to Bomont
Ren
We've only been here two days and already
Chicago seems a million miles away
But we were barely hanging on there
'Specially with my father gone there's
Not too many places we could stay
But maybe Mom could find a job that's steady
And maybe I could stand it for a year
And maybe things won't be so bad
And maybe I won't miss my dad
And maybe we could start a new life here

Parishoners
Ooh, start a new life here

Ren & Ethel
Have I done the right thing?
Picking up my life
Packing up the past
That's always fright'ning
Have I done the right thing?

Parishoners
The right thing!
The right thing!
We strive to do what's right!
The right thing!
The right thing!
Sin is a matter of black and white!

Kids
There's rumors going 'round about the new kid
And everybody's talking til they're blue
Cuz you know how a stranger is -
If he's not dumb he's dangerous -
But either way, at least it's something new

Shaw
Now I invite you to join my wife Vi and our daughter Ariel
in this morning's convocation

Shaw, Vi & Ariel
God is love
Follow him and never roam
He has made the stars above
Just to light your way back home

Shaw
Everybody!

Ren & Ethel                     Choir                   Shaw & Vi       Kids
We've only been here two        The right thing         God
        days and already        The right thing         is
Chicago seems a million         We strive to do         love
        miles away              what's right
                                                        Follow him and
But we were barely hanging      The right thing         ne-
        on there
'Specially with my/his father   The right thing         ver
        gone
There's not too many places     Sin is a matter of      roam
we could stay                   black and white
                                                        He has made the
But maybe Mom/I can find a      The right thing         stars
        job that's steady       The right thing         a-              There's rumors
                                                                        goin' round
                                                        bove            about
And maybe I/Ren can stand       We do the                               the new kid
        it for a year           right thing             Just to light
                                                        your            And
                                                                        everybody's
                                                                        talkin' til
                                                                        they're blue
Maybe things won't be so        We strive to            way             But either way
        bad                                                             it's something
                                                                        new
And maybe I/Ren won't           do                      back
        miss my/his dad
And maybe we can start a        the right               home            Either way
                                                                        at least it's
        new life here           thing                                   something new                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
All                                                                                                                                                             
On any Sunday morning here we'll be
Raising our voices in harmony
Gathering to join the feast
Asking nought but, Lord, at least
We pray that one day once our trials have ceased
We will be released


2-The Girl Gets Around

Cop
Hey, Cranston, what are you doing with the preacher's daughter?

Chuck
Anything I want

Cop
Oh yeah? What does she get out of it?

Chuck
Everything that she needs!

Ariel
Like you'd know

Chuck
Well, she'd like you to think she was born yesterday
With her innocent looks and her little-town way
When she's smiling at me she's got angels in her eyes

But I've seen how she moves and the girl really cooks
She taught me some tricks you can't learn in books
And I'm starting to think she's the devil in disguise

Chuck, Lyle & Travis
The girl gets around
She knows what she likes
I've got what she needs
Wait till tonight

Chuck & Travis
Just wait!

Chuck, Lyle & Travis
We'll both make our moves
We'll cover some ground
The girl gets around around around around around around around
Good God, this girl gets around

Ariel
Yeah, he likes to pretend he's a man among men
But with his hands in his pockets, he can't count to ten
Don't worry baby, your secret's safe with me

And he bores me to tears with his beers and his bikes
But I keep him around cuz when temptation strikes
I got the motor, and he's got the key

Chuck, Lyle & Travis
The girl gets around
She knows what she likes

Lyle & Travis
Hah! Knows what she likes

Chuck                             Ariel
I've got what she needs
                                  I've got what you need
Wait til tonight                  Maybe tonight    
We'll both make our moves         We'll both make our moves
Yeah, we'll cover some ground     Yeah, we'll cover some ground

Chuck, Travis, Lyle & Ariel
The girl gets around around around around around around
The girl gets around around around around around around
Good god this girl gets around


3-I Can't Stand Still

Ren
I never walk when I can run
I don't believe I ever could
People try to slow me down
Sayin' "Boy, you really should
Kick back and chill"
But I can't stand still

I called the doctor, he said, "Son,
I cannot offer you a pill"
So I never found relief
And now I've got to move until
I've had my fill
I can't stand still

Back where I come from
Life's never humdrum
I wish I could take you there
Oh, we had the world at our feet
Life was sweet
Ain't no doubt
Grab a seat
Check it out

Oh, I thought it never would end
But I lost it somehow
Would you look at me now?

I'm trying hard to tone it down
Gotta watch my p's & q's
Maybe look before I leap
And then I think "Hey, what's the use?"

Ain't done it yet
And I can't forget how it feels when you dance `til you drop
So don't even start to suggest that I stop
I never will

I can't…
No no no no
No no no no
I can't stand still


4-Somebody's Eyes

Rusty
Careful what you do
Someone's on to you
Careful what you do

Urleen
Careful what you say

Wendy Jo
Cause you're on display
Every night and every day

Rusty
Somebody's hiding in the great unknown

Urleen and Wendy Jo
Unh-hunh

Rusty
And every time you think that you're alone
Somebody's eyes are watching

Urleen
Somebody's eyes are seeing you come and go

Wendy Jo
Somebody's out there, waiting for the show

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
You've got no disguise
From somebody's eyes

Rusty, Wendy Jo, Urleen & Chorus
Somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody's eyes
Whoa-oh
Somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody's eyes
Whoa-oh

Urleen
Careful how you speak
Turn the other cheek
Be careful how you speak

Wendy Jo
Think a naughty joke
And if you get caught
Well, then, boy, you've bought a lot of trouble

Rusty
Somewhere there's someone with a perfect view

Urleen & Wendy Jo
Yoo-hoo

Rusty
And they're just dying for a little peek-a-boo

Urleen & Wendy Jo
Boo!

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
Somebody's eyes are watching
Somebody's eyes will never close, never sleep
Somebody's after the secrets that you keep
Who's got alibis
From somebody's eyes?

Rusty, Wendy Jo, Urleen & Chorus
Somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody's eyes
Whoa-oh
Somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody's eyes
Whoa-oh

Urleen
Never laugh too loud
Never leave a crowd

Wendy Jo
Never dress risqué
There'll be hell to pay

Rusty
If you've ever had anything to hide
Think twice before you step outside

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
Somebody's eyes are watching
Somebody's eyes are following every move
Somebody's waiting to show they don't approve

Urleen
Nothing satisfies

Urleen & Rusty
Somebody's eyes

Wendy Jo
Ain't no alibis

Wendy Jo & Urleen
In somebody's eyes

Rusty
You've got no disguise

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
From somebody's eyes

Chorus
Somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody's eyes

Rusty, Wendy Jo, Urleen & Chorus
Whoa-oh
Somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody's eyes

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
Whoa-oh
Whoa-oh


5-Learning To Be Silent

Vi
Swallowing my words
Staring at the floor
Counting little cracks in the tile
Struggling to smile without chocking
Learning to be silent

Ethel
Watching how the dust
Dances out the door
Noticing my hands start to shake
Contemplating taking up smoking
Learning to be silent

Vi & Ethel
Always hearing

Ethel
"Hush, Ethel!"

Vi
"Please, Vi!"

Vi & Ethel
"Let's not have this conversation"

Ethel
And so I stand by
While my mind takes a small vacation

Vi & Ethel
La la la la la la la la

Vi
Making little sounds
Other folks ignore

Ethel
Quieting the beat of my heart
Never being part of the moment

Vi & Ethel
Learning to be silent

Vi
Learning there are some topics
That we don't even mention

Ethel
And if they come up, then we try
To be vague

Vi
There are subjects from which
We divert all attention

Ethel
And some we avoid like the plague

Vi & Ethel
I'm
Becoming a mime

Vi
Biting my tongue

Ethel
Biding my time

Vi
Trying not to scream

Ethel
Trying not to scream

Vi
Managed it before

Ethel
Managed it before

Vi & Ethel
Knowing if I'm going to survive
Then, dammit!

Ethel
I've got to practice

Vi
Practice
Vi & Ethel
Learning hm hm hm hm

6-Holding Out For A Hero

Ariel
Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
Yeah?

Ariel
Where's the streetwise Hercules
To fight the raising odds?

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
I'd like to know

Ariel
Isn't there a white knight upon
A fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and turn

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
I toss and turn too, oooo

Ariel
And I dream of what I need
I need a hero

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
Doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo ah! Ah!

Ariel
Somewhere after midnight in my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
Hoo hoo hoo hoo

Ariel
Racing on the thunder
And rising with the heat
It's gonna take a Superman
To sweep me off my feet

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night

Wendy Jo
He's gotta be strong

Urleen
And he's gotta be fast

Rusty
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight

All
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life

Ariel
Larger than life

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
Doo doo doo doo ah! Ah!

Ariel
Up where the mountains meet the heavens above

Rusty
Out where the lighting splits the sea

All
I could swear there is someone somewhere watching me
Through the wind and the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach like a fire in my blood

Like a fire in my blood
Like a fire in my blood
Like a fire in my blood
Like a fire in my ah! Ah!

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gota be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
Larger than life
Doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo ah! Ah!
I need a hero!


7-Heaven Help Me

Shaw
I don't enjoy being her jailer
I don't relish telling her "no"
But then I think---
What if I fail her?
How can I just let her go?
I strive to be a good preacher
I try not to go overboard
But then I think---
If I can't reach her
How can I face my Lord?

Heaven help me shoulder my load
Every day's a struggle, still,
Someone's got to take the high road
If I don't, who will?

I became a man of God
To do his work
To spread his word
To ease some pain
And dry some tears
That was the plan

But I might have thought twice if only I knew that
I'd spend all of my time saying, "Ainh, ainh, ainh, no,
No! Don't do that!"

See, everyone pays for salvation
I'm happy to give them the tools
The problem is---
Here's my frustration---
Nobody wants to have rules

So heaven help me with my labors
How can you expect one man to
Save his family and his neighbors?
Heaven help me
Oh, heaven help me
If heaven can't, who can?


8-I'm Free/Heaven Help Me

Ren
Looking into your eyes I know I'm right
If there's anything worth the fear, it's worth the fight
No one can tie my hands
Or make me change my plans
I'm crossin' the line, jumpin' the track
Takin' what's mine and not lookin' back
Heaven helps the man who fights his fear
Every day I face a new frontier
I can't worry what the world will say
I may fly or fall but either way
I'm free
Running away will never set you free
Doesn't matter where you go, I guarantee
Long as we hold our ground
We cannot be bound
We're shakin' the past, makin' our breaks
Takin' control if that's what it takes
Heaven helps the man who fights his fear
We can face it down right now, righ there
Once you're standing on your own two feet
You will not retreat if you repeat
I'm free!
C'mon! Try it!

Kids
I'm free!

Ren
"Let the Lord hear your voice!"

Kids
I'm free
We're shakin' the past, makin' our breaks
Takin' control if that's what it takes

Ren
I'm free!

Kids
Heaven helps the man who fights his fear
We can face it down right now, right here
Maybe we can finally right this wrong
Arm in arm and side by side we're strong
And free!

Shaw
And now word comes to me that some young people in our
community want to change our law and throw a dance. This morning
let's remind ourselves that this law is not about dancing. This
law is a tribute - a tribute to four young people who held the
promise of Bomont's brightest future.

Kids
Heaven helps the man

Shaw
And we stand united in honoring their memory

Kids                    Shaw                    Choir
We can face it down     Heaven help me          You will see us
Right now               Someone's got to        Raising our voices
Right here              save his neighbors      All of our voices
                        Heaven help me          
Making our breaks
                        Oh, heaven help me
For heaven's sake                               For heaven's sake
                        If heaven can't
                                                We will be released     
Heaven helps the man    Who can?                        
Heaven helps the man
Heaven helps the man
I'm free!                                                               

Act II

9-Let's Make Believe We're In Love

Irene
I don't know your name
And you don't know mine
That sounds like a fine place to start

We are strangers, it seems,
With our own separate dreams
But I feel like I know you by heart

Look at the moon slowly rising
Look at those stars up above
Darling, just for tonight
Until we get it right
Let's make believe we're in love

Imagine the bliss
That comes with one kiss
Imagine that feeling won't end

There'll be no tears at stake
And no heart's gonna break
Cuz it never hurts to pretend

Look at the moon slowly rising
Look at those stars up above
Let's begin with hello
Then we'll see where things go
Let's make believe we're in love

It may not yet be true
But let's see what we can do
Let's make believe we're in love


10-Let's Hear It For The Boy

Rusty
My baby, he don't talk sweet
He ain't got much to say
But he loves me, loves me ,loves me
I know that he loves me anyway

And maybe he don't dress fine
But I don't really mind
Cuz every time he pulls me near
I just wanna cheer

Let's hear it for the boy
Let's give the boy a hand
Let's hear it for my baby
You know you gotta understand

Whoa, maybe he's no Romeo
But he's my loving one-man show
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Let's hear it for the boy

Rusty, Ariel, Irene & Doreen
My baby may not be rich
He's watching every dime
But he loves me, loves me, loves me
And we always have a real good time

And maybe he sings off key
But that's alright by me
Cuz what he does he does so well
Makes me wanna yell

Let's hear it for the boy
Let's give the boy a hand
Let's hear it for my baby
You know you gotta understand

Whoa, maybe he's no Romeo
But he's my loving one-man show
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Let's hear it for the boy

Maybe he's no Casanova
Still his kisses knock me ov-ah!

Hear it for the boy
Let's give the boy a hand
Let's hear it for my baby
You know you gotta understand

Oh, he don't score at Bowl-A-Rama
Still, you gotta thank his Mama

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Let's hear it for the boy
Hear it for my man
Let's hear it for my baby


11-Can You Find It In Your Heart?

Vi
Can you find it in your heart to forgive her?
Can you stop and see there's a part of her
That's trying to obey
While part of her is dying to run away?
Can't you hear what she's trying to say?

Can't you find it in your soul
To accept her?
If she stumbles on your holy path,
Do you have to reprimand?
Or are there ways to make her
Understand
Without using the back of your hand?

Can't you remember
When we were that age?
Pumped up with promise
And wrestling with age
Can't you remember
When we were a family back when?
Could we be one again?

Does it ever cross your mind that I miss you?
Is there any chance we'll find the joy
That we shared at the start?
Can you remember what you felt before
That feeling fell apart?
Can you find it in your heart?
Have you lost my love somewhere far behind
Or can you find it in your heart?


12-Mama Says (You Can't Back Down)

Willard
Everything I ever learned
That gets me through the worst
I learned at my Mama's knee
Now, anytime I'm turned around
I turn to Mama first
And you'd be wise
To memorize
What Mama says to me
Now, Mama ain't been wrong yet. And I'm living proof
Jeter
Take that for what it's worth

Willard
Mama says
Don't use a toaster while standing in the shower
Now who an argue with that?
Mama says
Don't hold your breath for longer than an hour
The woman knows where it's at!
And Mama says it doesn't matter
If you're a king or you're a clown
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down

Bickle
You can't back down, Ren!

Willard
Now, Ren, you've not yet had the pleasure of meeting my Mama,
but these boys here have. C'mon and help me out, fellas.

Jeter, Garvin & Bickle
Mama says

Willard
Don't drink hot coffee lying down in bed
Don't even give it a thought

Jeter, Garvin & Bickle
It's a mess
Mama says

Willard
Never eat anything bigger than your head
Is she a whiz or what?

Jeter, Garvin & Bickle
Oh yes!

Willard
And Mama says it doesn't matter
If you're a king or you're a clown
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down
Mama makes a lot of sense
If you know how to listen
She is clear and concise
Daddy says, "I love her, son,
But she's got marbles missin'"
But I say, "Hey! It's free advice
And what d'you expect at that price?"

Jeter, Garvin & Bickle
Mama says
Willard
What you believe in is all you really own
And I believe that she's right

Jeter, Garvin & Bickle
Mama says

Willard
If you've got doubts, well, then, boy, you're not alone
Just means you're ready to fight
And Mama says it doesn't matter
If you're a king or you're a clown
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down, down, down, down
You can turn up the heat

Bickle
You can turn up the road

Willard
You can carry a beat

Garvin
You can carry a load

Willard
You can throw a bit
Jeter
You can throw a punch

Willard
You can bring up a child

Ren
You can bring up your lunch!
A one, two, three!

All
And Mama says it doesn't matter

Willard
If you drive a hard bargain or drive around town

All
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down!

Willard
I thought of one more thing
Mama says
Don't buy a chandelier unless you've got a ceiling
I don't know what that's about
Mama says
Don't chew on tin foil unless you like that feeling
Somehow she figured that out
Willard, Garvin, Bickle & Jeter
And Mama says it doesn't matter
If you're a king or you're a clown
Once you drive up a mountain

Willard
Remember, boy
Everyone's countin' on you

All
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down!

Willard
That's my Mama!


13-Almost Paradise

Ren
I thought that dreams belonged to other men
Cuz each time I got close, they'd fall apart again

Ariel
I feared my heart would beat in secrecy

Both
I faced the nights alone
Oh, how could I have known
That all my life I only needed you?
Whoa, almost paradise
We're knocking on heaven's door
Almost paradise
How could we ask for more?
I swear that I can see forever in your eyes
Paradise

Ariel
I thought that perfect love was hard to find
I'd almost given up
You must've read my mind

Ren
And all those dreams I saved for a rainy day

Both
They're finally coming trye
I'll share them all with you
Cuz now we hold the future in our hands
Whoa, almost paradise
We're knocking on heaven's door
Almost paradise
How could we ask for more?
I swear that I can see forever in your eyes
Paradise

Ren
And in your arms salvation's not so far away

Ariel
It's getting closer

Both
Closer every day
Almost paradise
We're knocking on heaven's door
Almost paradise
How could we ask for more?
I swear that I can see forever in your eyes
Paradise
Paradise


14-Dancing Is Not A Crime

Ren                                     Garvin, Jeter, Bickle & Willard
Dancing is not a crime
                                        Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Ever since the dawn of time
If anything, everybody had
The right to howl at the moon
And to move all night                   Ah-ooo
                                        Move all night
When folks were tribal -
Back before the bible -
They were liable to dance
When the crops came in
Or they'd pull out all the stops
When the earth would spin
Or maybe
                                        What?
They had a battle to win
So they'd go thumpin' on a tree trunk   (thump, thump, thump, thump)
Grooving to the free funk                                       
                                        Yeah!
And just like that
                                        In nothin' flat
There'd be hands clappin'
Toes tappin', feet flappin'
Dogs yappin'
Hey!                                    Hey!
I coulda told you that would happen
They would dance
                                        They would dance
Every time they had the chance
Whatever the season
        or circumstance
They found a reason to throw a
        party in their pants
And they'd dance
                                        Wow!
                                        They would dance
Yeah, dance                             Yeah!
                                        They would dance
Oh, dance                               Dance
                                        They would dance
Yeah, dance                             Dance
                                        They would dance
(gavel raps)                                            
(Ren opens a Bible)
So if you've heard about
Adam and Abraham, you will
Remember this guy from the
Book of Sam-uel. David?
Y'know, Kind David?
                                        Dave
He make a science outta
        knockin' out giants
                                        The bigger they come
                                        The harder they fall
He didn't like math or
geography, but, check                   Check this out:
this out:
He loved choreography!
(Ren does a few steps)
                                        Careful, Ren
                                        There's a law
                                        Now what were you saying
                                        To Reverend Shaw?
Right here, in black and white
Says he was "leaping and dancing
        with all of his might"
Leaping and dancing                     Leaping and dancing
        in front of his Lord
But David wasn't doing it
        for some reward
                                        No, no, no, no
It might sound odd
But David thought it brought him
        closer to God
So he would dance
                                        Hal-le-lu
Every time he had the chance
Whatever the season                     Whatever the season
        or circumstance                         or circumstance
He found a reason to throw
        a party in his pants            In his pants
And he'd dance
                                        Par-tay!
He would dance                                                  
So dancing doesn't always
        make you do nasties
Look at the Book of Ecclesiastes
                                        Okay
There's a time to laugh
A time to weep
                                        Boo-hoo
There's a time to plant
A time to reap
And there's a time                      And there's a time
        to dance                                to dance
It says it right here right here
                                        Right here
Man doth dance
                                        And it was good
And if the Bible tells me so
Then what have I got to fear?
                                        Got no fear
We only wanna kick our heels
And I betcha ev'ry one of you knows
        how that feels
I betcha do
                                        They do
Uh huh
I betcha do
                                        They say they don't
                                        But we know they do
People been dancing
        since God knows when
And that's the way
        it should be again
So let's dance                          Hal-le-lu
Ev'ry time we get the chance            Let's dance
Whatever the season
        or circumstance
Find a reason to throw                  Find a reason
        that party in your pants
And then
Dance                                   Dance
Amen                                    Whatever the season
Dance dance dance dance                 Dance dance dance dance
Whatever the season                     Whatever the season
Or reason                               Or reason
It's pleasin'                           It's pleasin'
To dance                                To dance


15-I Confess

Shaw
Oh yes! He has all the answers!
He's gonna set me straight
How can he presume to know what I've been through?
He hasn't got a clue!
But how could anyone
Unless they've had a son?
As perfect as a child could be
The best of all the best in me
My brush with immortality
My kid
For sixteen winters and fifteen springs
I had a son, and still it stings
When I remember all the things
We did
Me and my kid
Simple things like fishing at the lake
Tip-toeing out before dawn
Bobby would worry
If we didn't hurry
All of the fish would be gone
We would sit and huddle in the boat
Waiting for something to bite
And I'd watch the sunrise
In my own son's eyes
And the world would fill up with light
And Bobby would ask a million questions:
"Daddy? How many is the biggest number?" or "Daddy, why do I have a thumb?"
And I confess
I didn't always have the answers
I didn't always know which way was true
Nevertheless
I always tried to lead with love
That's all that any father can do
As the years went by we had our diff'rences
(But then, who doesn't?)
Even if the friendship wasn't all it was before
We shared a lot
And who'd have thought that so much joy
Could vanish in a blink?
Who ever stops to think?
And in that final moment
Who knows what went wrong?
The questions come too late
And linger far too long and
I confess
I don't always have the answers
I don't always know which way is true
Nevertheless
I've always tried to lead with love
It's all that any father can do
And then look! Look! What do I do?!
This boy comes to me
This fatherless child
I scoff at his pain and I send him away!
My daughter speaks up
And I shout her down
I won't hear a word of what she has to say!
My wife reaches out
And I turn my back
I send her to bed without even a kiss!
Can my God forgive
The things I have done
While I've tried forgetting how much I'm still
        missing my son?
I'm tired of feeling nothing but numb
Maybe the time has come
To finally let the world in
But how do I begin?
Give me strength and maybe then
I can reach my fellow men
So we all may rise again
        (He stands before his congregation)
I confess
I don't always have the answers
I don't always know which way is true
Nevertheless
I've always tried to lead with love
Please, join me in asking our Lord to guide
and protect our children.


16-Can You Find It In Your Heart? (Reprise)

Shaw
I hope you never doubt that I love you
If that's hard to figure out sometimes, well, then, I apologize
But you are dearer to my life than you could ever realize
If I try to make amends
Can you teach me how to start?
Can you find it in your heart?


17-Footloose (Finale)

Ren
I rented my tux

Garvin & Bickle
Bought flowers -

Jeter
Twelve bucks!

Willard
And on my twenty-third try
I finally tied my tie

Ren, Willard, Garvin, Jeter & Bickle
I got this feeling
That time's no longer holding me down

Ariel
Been feeling so strange
My life is about to change

Rusty
I know just how she feels

Urleen, Wendy Jo & Rusty
That's what happens when you're wearing heels

All
Let's hit the ceiling
And then let's tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut loose
Footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please! Louise!
Pull me offa me knees
Jack! Get back!
C'mon before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
I've got this feeling that time ain't holding me down

Rusty, Wendy Jo & Urleen
Time ain't holding me

Willard, Travis & Lyle
Life ain't holding me down

All
Let's hit the ceiling
And then let's tear up this town

Boys
Ooh wee, Marie
Shake it, shake it for me!

Girls
Whoa, Milo
C'mon, c'mon let's go!

All
Cut footloose
Cut footloose, whoa!
First, we've got to turn you around
Then put your feet on the ground
Now take a hold of your soul
Now take a hold of your soul
Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!
Ah - ah - ah - ah
Everybody cut everybody cut
Everybody cut everybody cut

Ren
Everybody

All
Everybody

Ren
Everybody

All
Everybody
Everybody cut footloose!