5 Sondheim Songs To Know Me

5. “Good Thing Going”, Merrily We Roll Along

“And while it’s going along, you take for granted some love will wear away.
We took for granted a lot, but still I say, it could have kept on going.”

4. “Moments In The Woods”, Into The Woods

“Let the moment go. Don’t forget it for a moment, though.
Just remembering you’ve had an “and” when you’re back to “or”
makes the “or” mean more than it did before.”

3. Rose’s Turn, Gypsy

“What I got in me, what I’ve been holding down inside of me, oh, if I ever let it out,
there wouldn’t be signs big enough! There wouldn’t be lights bright enough!”

2. “Losing My Mind”, Follies

“You said you loved me…or were you just being kind?
Or am I losing my mind?”
  1. “Being Alive”, Company
“Make me confused. Mock me with praise. Let me be used. Vary my days.
But alone is alone, not alive.”

Honorable Mentions:

“Send In The Clowns”, A Little Night Music

“Don’t you love farce? My fault, I fear.
I thought that you’d want what I want. Sorry, my dear.”

“Move On”, Sunday in the Park with George

“I chose and my world was shaken, so what?
The choice may have been mistaken, the choosing was not.”

“I’m Still Here”, Follies

“I’ve stuffed the dailies in my shoes. Strummed ukuleles, sung the blues.
Seen all my dreams disappear, but I’m here.”

“Marry Me A Little”, Company

“We’ll look not too deep. We’ll go not too far.
We won’t have to give up a thing. We’ll stay who we are.”

“No One Is Alone”, Into The Woods

“Witches can be right, giants can be good.
You decide what’s right, you decide what’s good.”

“Take Me To The World,” Evening Primrose

“Just hold my hand whenever we arrive.
Take me to a world where I can be alive.”

xx

JB