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For today, Tim Minchin's haunting "Night Will Come" from "Groundhog Day"
Last Edit: Delvino 08:11 am EST 02/02/19
Posted by: Delvino 08:08 am EST 02/02/19

A simply gorgeous song. I started my day with the CD. The song's elegiac ruminations on mortality grounded the show late in act two in an existential dilemma the film only danced around briefly. Or rather, the musical allowed us to pause and reflect as only musicals can. It reminded me of the show's ambitions. And it has a perfect lyric:

On and on and on, you stumble on
Towards the evening sun
She waits for you with open arms
You stare right through her

On and on, you fall towards her
Cold embrace in shadowed doorway
Offers nothing, still she draws you
Ever to her

On and on and on, you stumble on
Towards the sinking sun
Turn a blind eye, fight or run
Rest assured, the night will come

On and on you grasp and guess
And search for patterns in the mess
Of what has been, and what is left
To yet endure

The jester shrugs and plays his part
The fearful see only dark
The pious with their hope-filled hearts
Sing Hallelujah

On and on and on, you stumble on
Towards the cooling sun
Turn a blind eye, fight or run
Rest assured, the night will come

All the love, and all the gold
All you've built and all you've sold
All the power you may hold
You won't evade her
All the steel, all the bricks
All the math and magic tricks
All the carrots, all the sticks
Will not dissuade her

On and on and on, you stumble on
Towards the fading sun
Turn a blind eye, fight or run
Rest assured, the night will come
Rest assured, the night will come
As for that, the rest is just a test of your endurance

You gotta love life
You gotta love life
You gotta love life
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