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Elton John Broadway Aida Lyrics Tim Rice
Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Elton John. For voice, piano and guitar chords. From the Broadway musical "Aida". Format:
piano/vocal/chords songbook. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names, guitar chord diagrams and color photos. Broadway and Pop Rock. 152 pages.
Music: Elton John
Lyrics: Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang
FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE (Reprise)
Nothing is an accident
We are free to have it all
We are what we want to be
It's in ourselves to rise or fall
(RADAMES picks up a goblet from the table.)
This is easy to believe
When distant places call to me
It's harder from the palace yard
Fortune favors the...
(RADAMES turns upstage and throws the chalice off. AIDA and the SERVANT turn
and begin to walk off.)
Where are you from?
Ikaita. It a village near...
...near the Second Cataract. The river's an entirely different color there.
No, it's an entirely different color here.
My father and I use to spend days sailing the Nile. He'd let me choose the
course. And sometimes I'd even run us aground on purpose... whenever I wanted
to see something on the shore.
Did you ever sail north?
No. My father felt the First Cataract, being so close to the border of Egypt
was too...Was too dangerous a place to take me.
But there are no Egyptians in the First Cataract. Only these tiny, grassy
islands. And the sunlight is different there. In Egypt it is direct and
harsh. But there it shimmers. It's the most beautiful place I've ever seen.
Of course, it's Nubia. I would like to see that part of my country.
8. ENCHANTMENT PASSING THROUGH
To sail away to half discovered places
To see the secrets so few eyes have seen
To see moments of enchantment on our faces
The moments when we smile and those in between
Are you talking about Nubia now?
Yes, in a way.
If I could leave this place then I'd be sailing
To corners of my land where there would be
Sweet southern winds of liberty prevailing
The beauty so majestic and so free
I will take you sailing. South, you can be my guide.
Would you let me steer?
Would you run us aground?
Oh yes. Wherever there are no people. I'd jump out of the boat, kick off my
sandals and run. And there'd be no one there to scold me and tell me to
behave like a good...to behave.
There'd be no ties of time and space to bind me
And no horizon I could not pursue
I'd leave the world's misfortunes far behind me
I'd put my faith and trust in something new
RADAMES & AIDA
But why should I tell you this
A stranger I just met
A woman whom I hardly know at all and should forget
RADAMES & AIDA
A journey we can only dream of
Enchantment passing through
And how is it I say these things
So easily to you
This is meaningless! I'll never take you sailing. I'm never going to leave
Egypt again. Instead, I'll sit on the throne and send other men off on
You talk as though you've been enslaved.
Not with chains, maybe, but with a marriage promise.
(AIDA begins dabbing her eyes with her dress.)
What is that for?
To dry my weeping eyes. Forced to marry a princess? Oh, what hardships. I
know - you want to go to lands where people have been living for centuries
and say that you "discovered" them. But instead, you're being thrust onto
the Pharaoh's throne. It is a great tragedy.
You go too far.
No! You go too far. If you don't like your fate, change it. You are your own
master. There are no shackles on you. So don't expect any pity or
understanding from this humble palace slave.
Stop! I command you to stop!
But why did I tell her this?
A stranger I've just met
A woman who I hardly know at all and will forget
Anonymous and gone tomorrow
Enchantment passing through
And all I've done is tell her things
she already knew
She knew ...She knew....
AMNERIS' DRESSING ROOM
AMNERIS sits at her dressing stand, brushing her hair, forcibly. AIDA enters.
(Offers to brush AMNERIS' hair.)
Here, let me.
(AMNERIS hands her the brush. AIDA brushes the Princess' hair.)
How is your father?
I don't understand it. This illness of his came on so suddenly. Weeks ago he
was healthy. And the court physicians, they have no idea what it is. Well,
it was a magnificent feast, though, wasn't it?
Oh, there is so much to do to get ready for the wedding ceremony. From the
bronzed entry statue of me, to the centerpieces of lilies and roses arranged
to look like... me.
It must be difficult.
Planning a wedding?
No. Being a Princess.
Oh, you have no idea. The responsibilities are... overwhelming.
Your people must expect so much.
They want a goddess and I'm just...
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