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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – A New Life lyrics

A new life,
What I wouldn’t give
To have a new life
One thing I have learned
As I go through life
Nothing is for free
Along the way!
A new start
That’s the thing I need
To give me new heart
Half a chance in life
To find a new part
Just a simple role
That I can play

A new hope
Something to convince me
To renew hope!
A new day
Bright enough to help me
Find my way!

A new chance
One that maybe has
A touch of romance
Where can it be,
The chance for me?

A new dream
I have one I know
That very few dream
I would like to see
That overdue dream
Even though
It never may come true! A new love Though I know there’s no
Such thing as true love
Even so,
Although I never knew love
Still I feel that one dream is my due!
A new world
This one thing I want
To ask of you world
Once before it’s time
To say Adieu, world
One sweet chance to
Prove the cynics wrong!

A new life
More and more I’m sure
As I go through life
Just to play the game
And to pursue life
Just to share it’s pleasures
And belong
That’s what I’ve been here for
All along!
Each days a brand new life!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Transformation lyrics

JEKYLL
September 13th. 11:56 pm. I have started this alone… and I must finish it alone.
There is no longer a choice… I know that I must use myself as the subject of the experiment.
No, there is no choice!
I must put aside the fears I feel inside
There’s no place to hide.
So it comes to this
One last final chance that only I can take
Now everything I’ve fought for is at stake!

Like a warning light, glimmering in red,
Like crimson bloodshed, shimmering in red,
Beautiful and strange,
See the colours change before my eyes!
See how they dance and they sparkle
Like diamonds at night …
Leading out of the darkness and into the light!

11:58 pm. Consumed 10 centiliters of Formula HJ 7. Salty, bitter taste. Stings the tongue.
Warm in the gullet. Heat spreading strongly through my veins. A slight feeling of euphoria.
Light-headedness. No noticeable behavioral differences.

I must be wise,
I must try to a***yze each change in me,
Everything I see.
How will it be?
Will I see the world through different eyes?

Now the die is cast – nothing left to do,
Time alone can prove my theories true.
Show the world …

My God! – What’s this?

Something is happening – I can’t explain –
Something inside me, a breathtaking pain,
Devours and consumes me
And drives me insane!
Suddenly – uncontrolled –
Something is taking hold
Suddenly – agony –
Filling me – killing me!
Suddenly – out of breath –
What is this – is this death?

Suddenly – look at me!
Can it be?
Who is this creature that I see?!

HYDE
Free!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Lucy Meets Hyde lyrics

LUCY
I know you, don’t I?

HYDE
After tonight, my little love,
You will never forget me.
I am destined to be your guardian Angel
Your guide to salvation
In this world of madness.

LUCY
So what’s yer name then, sweet’eart ?

HYDE
Hyde… Edward Hyde.
A toast to the night!
A toast to romance!
To those unafraid
Of taking a chance!

LUCY
I must admit that I like yer approach!
It’s one that I’ve not seen before!

HYDE
Why should you settle for less, dear,
When there’s more!

I am the man
Fate has decreed
Destined to be
All that you need!
I can give you everything you desire
You can give me all I need!
LUCY
Sounds like a nice bit of business
Yes, indeed!

HYDE
I am the man
Mark my words well
With whom you’ll share
Heaven or hell!

LUCY
‘eaven I fancy, ‘as no place for me!
And I can find hell on my own!

HYDE
Like it or not,
You will never be alone!
After tonight, you will never be alone!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Lisa Carew lyrics

[STRIDE]
Lisa Carew, can this be you?
What kind of man is this you’ve taken?
Can you not see the kind of life
That this would be? You are mistaken!
Time to awaken before it’s too late
Before you forever determine you fate!

[LISA]
But Simon, you knew: I had to be free
What I choose to do is decided by me!

Ever since my mother died
My father, bless his darling heart
Has treated me as though I’m still a young child
Maybe his idea was just to wait until I grew up
And then look at me and hope that I’d be her

It’s easy to accept this from a father
He’d rather things remained the way they were
But when it comes to marriage, I must pick whom I prefer!
I am not the weak young thing you’re seeking, Simon
Someone seventeen, obedient and sweet
I am not the protégé to waste your time on, I’m complete!

In Henry’s eyes I see what I am meant to be

[STRIDE]
Lisa, listen to me!

[LISA]
Simon, enough!
There’s nothing more!
Don’t be a bore!
You have your answer!

That’s how things are!
Will always be!
You had your chance, Sir, with me!

[STRIDE]
Someday you’ll regret what you just said to me!
Lisa…

[LISA]
We’ll see, Sir!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Letting Go lyrics

SIR DANVERS
Letting go
When the day comes that I
Must say goodbye to you
It’s the last thing in life
I’ll ever want to do
I know it has to be
But it’s so hard for me
Letting go
Facing up to the truth
That it is time to part
Giving way to the day
That may well break my heart
It’s not a thing I choose
To win I have to lose

LISA
Letting go
Moving on in my life
Into the time to come
Day by day
Page by page
Sure of what I’ve become
Papa, you always knew
That’s what I had to do

BOTH
For I know the only way to grow
Is just by letting go

LISA
Letting go
When the times comes I know
I shall return some day
But ’till then this is when
I have to find my way
It’s a fact of life
SIR DANVERS
Though it isn’t fair

BOTH
There will always be
All the love we share

LISA
Still the hardest thing

BOTH
Is letting go
The hardest thing
Is letting go.

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – It’s A Dangerous Game lyrics

[Verse 1]
LUCY
I feel your fingers-
Brushing my shoulder-
Your tempting touch,
As it tingles my spine-
Watching your eyes
As they invade my soul-
Forbidden pleasures
I’m afraid to make mine.

[Chorus]
At the touch of your hand-
At the sound of your voice-
At the moment your eyes meet mine-
I am out of my mind-
I am out of control-
Full of feelings I can’t define!

[Verse 2]
HYDE
It’s a sin with no name-
Like a tiger to tame
And my senses proclaim
It’s a dangerous game!

[Verse 3]
A darker dream
That has no ending
Something unreal
That you want to be true.

[Verse 4]
LUCY
A strange romance
Out of a mystery tale

[Verse 5]
HYDE
The frightened princess
Doesn’t know what to do!

[Chorus]
Does she just run away?
Does she risk it and stay?
Either way, there’s no way to win!

LUCY
All I know is, I’m lost
And I’m counting the cost
My emotions are in a spin!
And though no one’s to blame…

HYDE
It’s a crime and a shame!

LUCY
But it’s true, all the same

HYDE
It’s a dangerous game!

[Verse 6]
BOTH
No one speaks-
Not one word-
All the words are in our eyes
Silence speaks
Loud and clear-
All the words we want to hear!
At the touch of your hand-
At the sound of your voice-
At the moment your eyes meet mine-

[Chorus]
I am losing my mind-
I am losing control-
Full of feelings I can’t define!

HYDE
It’s a sin with no name
Like a tiger to tame

LUCY
And though no one’s to blame

HYDE
It’s a crime and a shame

[Outro]
BOTH
And the angels proclaim
It’s a dangerous game!
It’s a dangerous game!
Such a dangerous game…

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – In His Eyes lyrics

LISA:
I sit and watch the rain,
And see my tears run down the windowpane…
LUCY:
I sit and watch the sky.
And I can hear it breathe a sign…

LISA:
I think of him,
How we were…

LUCY:
And when I think of him,
Then I remember…

LUCY/LISA:
Remember…

LISA:
In his eyes I can see
Where my heart longs to be!

LUCY:
In his eyes I see a gentle glow,
And that’s where I’ll be safe, I know!

LISA:
Safe in his arms, close to his heart…

LUCY:
But I don’t know quite where to start…

LISA:
By looking in his eyes,
Will I see beyond tomorrow?

LUCY:
By looking in his eyes,
Will I see beyond the sorrow
That I feel?
LISA:
Will his eyes reveal to me
Promises or lies?

LUCY:
But he can’t conceal from me
The love in his eyes!

LISA:
I know their every look,
His eyes!

LUCY:
They’re like an open book,
His eyes!

LUCY/LISA:
But most of all the look
That hypnotized me!
LISA:
If I’m wise,
I will walk away,
And gladly…

LUCY:
But, sadly,
I’m not wise,
It’s hard to talk away
The mem’ries that you prize!

LISA:
Love is worth forgiving for!

LUCY:
Now I realize –

LUCY/LISA:
Everything worth living for
Is there, in his eyes!

LISA:
Love is worth forgiving for!
Now I realize –

LUCY:
Now I realize –

LUCY/LISA:
Everything worth living for
Is there, in his eyes!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – I Need To Know lyrics

[JEKYLL]
I need to know
The nature of the demons that possess Man’s soul
I need to know
Why man’s content to let them make him less than whole

Why does he revel in murder and madness?
What is it makes him be less than he should?
Why is he doomed not to reach his potential?
His soul is black when he turns his back upon good

I need to find
A way to get inside the tortured mind of man
I need to try
To separate the good and evil, if I can

One thing is certain—the evil is stronger
Good fights hopeless and desperate fight
I must find ways of adjusting the balance
To bring him back from the empty black edge of night!

I need to go
Where no man has ventured before
To search for the key to the door
That will end all this tragic and senseless decay!
But how to go?
I need to know!

I need to learn
The secrets of the mind that we can not discern
I need to learn
The things that make men pass the point of no return

Why does a wise man take leave of his senses?
Where is that fine line where sanity melts?
When does intelligence give way to madness?
A moment comes when a man becomes something else

I need to know
Why man plays this strange double game
His hand always close to the flame
It’s a deal with the Devil he cannot disclaim
But what’s his aim?
I need to know!

Dear God, guide me
Show me how to succeed
With your wisdom inside me
Henry Jekyll will follow where ever you lead!

I need to see
The truth other men cannot see
To be things that others can’t be
Give me the courage to go where no angel will go
And I will go!
I need to know!

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All Time Low – Dirty Laundry lyrics

[Verse 1]
I don’t believe in saints,
They never make mistakes.
I know it’s not my place,
Who am I to tell you that you need to change?

Her closet’s such a mess,
Filled up with all the skeletons she’s kept.
Nobody’s perfect, I confess,
But she’s perfect enough
Without ever dressing up, yeah.

[Chorus]
Dirty laundry is piling in her room.
She’s got her secrets,
Yeah, I got mine too.
I don’t care about what you did,
Only care about what we do.
Dirty laundry looks good on you.

[Verse 2]
Now here’s some honesty,
Sometimes I trip over your history.
Wish I could change my mind,
But it’s the things I shouldn’t see,
That always catch my eye.

[Chorus]
Dirty laundry is piling in her room.
She’s got her secrets,
Yeah, I got mine too.
I don’t care about what you did,
Only care about what we do.
Dirty laundry looks good on you.

[Hook]
Looks good on you

[Bridge]
Dirty laundry is piling in her room.
She’s got her secrets,
Yeah, I got mine too.
I don’t care about what you did,
Only care about what we do.
Dirty laundry (looks good on you),
Dirty laundry (looks good on you),
Dirty laundry (looks good on you).

[Outro]
It looks good on you.

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – No One Knows Who I Am lyrics

Look at me and tell me who I am
Why I am
What I am
Call me a fool and it’s true, I am
I don’t know who I am
It’s such a shame
I’m such a sham
No one knows who I am

Once there were sweet possibilities
I could see
Just for me
Now all my dreams are just memories
Fated never to be

Time’s not a friend
Hurrying by
I wonder who am I

Am I the face of the future?
Am I the face of the past?
Am I the one who must finish last?

Look at me and tell me who I am
Why I am
What I am
Will I survive?
Who will give a d***?
If no one knows who I am
Nobody knows
Not even you
No one knows who I am

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Murder, Murder lyrics

NEWSBOYS
Second London murder! Murder! General Glossop killed on the steps o’ St. Paul’s Cathedral!

VARIOUS STREET PEOPLE
Look at this, another murder,
Just like the other murder!
That’s poor old General Glossop – dead!
Last week the bishop copped it!
The bloke what done it hopped it!
That feller must be off his ‘ead!

That’s two in the last four days-
This killer has fancy ways!
To kill outside St. Paul’s
Requires a lotta balls!

He hates the upper class!
He must be on ‘is ass!
Who could he be?
Don’t look at me!

VARIOUS GOSSIP LADIES
What a shame! – Dear General Glossop!
Hear there’s a lot of gossip!
Although it didn’t come from me!

Of course not! No! – Of course not!
What about that poor old Bishop?
That dreadful dirt they dish up!
Do you think it’s true?
It well could be!
Imagine!
Fancy!
Really!

I say that it goes to show
Some people we think we know
Aren’t all they might appear!
How right you are my dear!
It’s such a shocking thing!
But awfully interesting!
Who could it be?
Well, now – Let’s see!

STREET PEOPLE
Murder, Murder –
Doin’ folks in
Murder, Murder
Is the worst sin!
Murder, Murder
Has me screamin’
“bloody Murder
In the night!”

Murder, Murder
Makes me blood thin!
Murder, Murder
Makes me ‘ead spin!
Murder, Murder
Starts me drinkin’.
Bloody Murder
In the night!

VARIOUS GOSSIP LADIES
London has a killer on the loose!
Or a gang!
Either way – let ’em hang!

STREET PEOPLE
Gotta get ‘is head inside a noose!
Right away!
The police are no use!

Maybe his nerve will fail him!
They’ve gotta try to nail him!
They’ve gotta trail an’ jail him now!

Murder!
No matter who we’re blamin’,
Till they put wot’s-‘is-name in,
There’s gonna be one flamin’ row!

ALL
Murder, Murder,
It’s a curse, man!
Murder, Murder,
It’s perverse, man!
Murder, Murder,
Nothing’s worse than
Bloody Murder
In the night!

FIRST NEWSBOY
Read about the worst two murders!

SECOND NEWSBOY
Much worse than the first two murders!

FIRST NEWSBOY
That makes it murders three and four!

GOSSIP LADIES
They’ve murdered dear old Bessie!
I hear extremely messy!
And poor old Archie is no more!

STREET PEOPLE
That’s four in the last eight days!
It’s London’s latest craze!

GOSSIPS
This time he was in Park Lane

STREET VENDOR
And he may come back again!

ALL
Until the killer’s found
There’s danger all around!
What can we do?

STREET PEOPLE
We wish we knew!

ALL
Murder, Murder
Once there’s one done
Murder, Murder
Can’t be undone!
Murder, Murder
Lives in London!
Bloody Murder
In the night!

YOUNG BISHOP
Sweet Death has taken this brave man from us!

STREET VENDOR
Sweet Death ‘as raised ‘is score to five!

YOUNG BISHOP
Friends, take what comfort that you can from us!

STREET VENDOR
Thank God us lot are still alive!

YOUNG BISHOP
God in Heaven – now, forever
Take him home and hold him near!

CONGREGATION
God in Heaven – now, forever
Take him – and leave us lot here!

STREET PEOPLE
Catchin’ such a madman could be hard!
Shouldn’t be!
I agree!
We shall see!
Cos they’re all so thick at Scotland Yard!
Tellin’ me
I agree!
So do we

He’ll kill us if we let him!
They gotta go and get him!
I know a way to net him!
How?
Murder!

No matter who we’re blamin’
Till they put wot’s-‘is-name in
There’s gonna be a flamin’ row!

Murder, Murder
On your doorstep!
Murder, Murder
So watch your step!
Murder, Murder
Take one more step,
You’ll be murdered
In the night!

Murder, Murder
Once there’s one done
Murder, Murder
Can’t be undone!
Murder, Murder
Lives in London!
Bloody Murder
In the night!

Murder!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Lucy Meets Jekyll lyrics

[LUCY]
S’ not every day me friends and I
‘as gents like you just droppin’ by
Before you go, you’ll know just why you came here!

[JEKYLL]
Of that, my dear, I’ve little doubt
One only has to look about
It’s not too hard to figure out the game here!

And yet I sense: there’s more to you

[LUCY]
You flatter, sir, you really do!
With half a chance …

[JEKYLL]
…what would you do?

[LUCY]
Don’t ask me!

Here’s to the night! Here’s to romance!
To those unafraid of taking a chance!

[JEKYLL]
I think I’ve taken enough for one day!
And I have learned to my cost
It’s not the fun that it might be once you have… lost

[LUCY]
Oh, what a shame! If you only knew
The games we could play, the things we could do

Yet I can see you’re not up to the chase!
But, if you’re ever in need:
I am the girl, and this is the place. Come to me

JEKYLL
It’s getting late – I have to go
If any time – you never know – you need a friend…

[LUCY]
Dr. Henry Jekyll, 46 Harley Street…
If any time… you never know…
You need a friend… (she hums)

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – How Can I Continue On? lyrics

[JEKYLL]
How can I continue on
When they can block each step I take?

[UTTERSON]
Don’t destroy the work you’ve done
Henry, there’s too much at stake!

[JEKYLL]
But what if they are right
Have I let my dreams misguide me?
I’m so weary of this fight
There’s so little left inside me

[UTTERSON]
And what if you are right
And you didn’t see it through?
You’ve got to see it through

When this all began
You knew there’d be a price to pay
Too late now to turn away
You have come too far

(spoken)
I know you’ll find the way Henry. Goodnight

[JEKYLL]
When this all began, I knew there’d be a price…

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – His Work And Nothing More lyrics

UTTERSON
This is not the man I knew!
There’s something deeply troubling you!
How long do you plan
To hide away here?
This increasing isolation
Only adds to your frustration
And it could endanger your career!
JEKYLL
John, I don’t need you to turn on me as well!
More than ever now I need a friend!
Can’t you see and don’t you know I’ve been through hell?
Don’t condemn what you don’t comprehend!

UTTERSON
Henry, I’m not questioning your motives here!
But is what you’re seeking worth the price?
You’ve turned your back on everything you once held dear
You’re choosing to ignore your friend’s advice!

You have your work
And nothing more!
You are possessed
What is your demon?
You’ve never been
This way before
You’ve lost the fire
You built your dream on!

There’s something strange
There’s something wrong
I see a change
It’s like when love dies.
I who have known
You for so long
I see the pain in your eyes

There was a time
You lived your life
And no one lived
The way that you did!
You had a plan
You found a wife
You saw your world
As very few did!

You had it all!
The overall!
You seemed to know
Just what to live for!
But now it seems
You don’t at all!
You have your work
Nothing more!

UTTERSON
You have your work
And nothing more!
You are possessed
What is your demon?

JEKYLL
Have
I
Be-
Come

You’ve never been
This way before
You’ve lost the fire
You built your dream on

My
Work and
Nothing
More?

There’s something strange
There’s something wrong
I see a change
It’s like when love dies.

I
Know
That’s
Not

I who have known you
For so long
I see the pain
In your eyes.

What
I’m
Living
For!

LISA
Father, you know Henry won’t just walk away
The only way he knows is straight ahead!

SIR DANVERS
Lisa, you’ve not heard a single word I’ve said
My fear is he’s in over his head!
He could lose control and that I dread!
There has been talk
They say he’s gone too far!
He’s locked himself away in his own world
Pursuing this insanity…

LISA
It is his work!

SIR DANVERS
It’s more than work!
He is obsessed!
The man is driven!

LISA
Just give him time!
I ask no more!
His work’s a crime to be forgiven!

SIR DANVERS
There’s something strange
Unless I’m blind
I see a change
Of a bizarre kind!

LISA
There’s not at all!
Don’t be unkind!
The problem’s all in your mind!

SIR DANVERS
He has his work
And nothing more!
He is obsessed
The man is driven!

UTTERSON
Have you
Be-
Come

JEKYLL
Lisa…

LISA
Just give him time
I ask no more!
His work’s a crime
To be forgiven!

UTTERSON
Your
Work and
Nothing
More?

JEKYLL
Lisa…

SIR DANVERS
There’s something strange
Unless I’m blind
I see a change
Of a bizarre kind!
UTTERSON
I
Know
That’s
Not

JEKYLL
Lisa…

LISA
There’s not at all!
Don’t be unkind
The problem’s all
In your mind!

UTTERSON
What
You’re
Living
For

JEKYLL
Lisa…

LISA
Still I pray
Every day
Henry may
Find his way
I pray he
May find
His way

SIR DANVERS
Dear, I pray
Every day
Henry may
Find his way
I pray he
May find
His way

UTTERSON
I
Pray
You
May
Find
Your
Way

JEKYLL
I
Pray
I
May
Find
My
Way

I will pray
Every day
Henry may
Find his way
I pray
He may find I will pray
Every day
You two may
Find your way
I pray
You may find I
Pray
You
May
Find I
Pray
I
May
Find

His way. Your way. Your way. My way.

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Facade lyrics

[ENSEMBLE]
If you live around here
You need cash in the bank
‘Cause the houses ’round here
Are all flashy and swank
An’ the front bit, ha
‘at’s what’s called a facade!

All the people ’round here
Are as posh as can be
You won’t seem hobnobbin’
With rubbish like me
It’s the snob bit
Also called a facade

Every day
People, in their own sweet way
Like to add a coat of paint
And be what they ain’t!

That’s how our little –
Game is played
Livin’ out their masquerade
Getting rich and getting laid
Who’d want to trade?

But there’s one thing I know
And I know it for sure:
This disease that we’ve got
Has got no ready cure!
And I’m certain
Life is terribly hard
When your life’s a facade!

Every night here one house
Or another is a funhouse
‘Cause there’s someone giving a party
As you see, sir!

This one here tonight
Is rather special, am I right?
It’s the betrothal of Sir Danver’s
Daughter, Lisa

Sir Danvers Carew is a good man
They call him the creme de la creme
Whatever that means
He’s a bloody sight better than them!

Nearly everyone you meet
When walking down a London street
Pretends to be a pillar of society

A model of propriety
Sobriety, and piety
Who’s never even heard of notoriety

The ladies an’ gents ‘ere before you
Which none of ’em ever admits
May have saintly looks
But they’re sinners an’ crooks!

Hypocrites!

If you live around here
You need lots of panache
If you live in down, dear
Then you must cut a dash
T’isn’t hard, dear
To create a facade

You must seem to be rich
And to have money to burn
Even though it’s a bitch
Spending more than you earn
That’s the game here
And the name is facade

One or two
Might look kinda well-to-do
But I bet you precious few
Have payed for their boots

I’m inclined to think –
Half mankind thinks the other
Half is blind
Wouldn’t be surprised to find
They’re all in cahoots

At the end of the day
They don’t mean what they say
They don’t say what they mean
They don’t ever come clean
And the answer
Is it’s all a facade

Call a walk promenade
Call a street boulevard
Grease your hair with pomade
You’ll be held in regard

And I betcha
If you stay on your guard (stay on your guard)
They’ll all say you’re a card
People love the facade (stay on your guard)
What’s behind the facade?

[JEKYLL]
Look behind the facade

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Confrontation lyrics

JEKYLL
It’s over now, I know inside
No one will ever know
The sorry tale of Edward Hyde
And those who died
No one must ever know
They’d only see the tragedy
They’d not see my intent
The shadow of Hyde’s evil
Will forever kill
The good that I had meant

Am I a good man?
Am I a mad man?
It’s such a fine line
Between a good man and a…

HYDE
Do you really think
That I would ever let you go?
Do you think I’d ever set you free?
If you do, I’m sad to say,
It simply isn’t so.
You will never get away from me!

JEKYLL
All that you are
Is a face in the mirror!
I close my eyes, and you’ll disappear!

HYDE
I’m what you face
When you face in the mirror!
Long as you live, I will still be here!

JEKYLL
All that you are
Is the end of a nightmare!
All that you are is a dying scream!
After tonight,
I shall end this demon dream!

HYDE
This is not a dream, my friend-
And it will never end!
This one is the nightmare that goes on!
Hyde is here to stay,
No matter what you may pretend-
And I’ll flourish, long after you’re gone!

JEKYLL
Soon you will die,
And my memory will hide you!
You cannot choose but to loose control

HYDE
You can’t control me!
I live deep inside you!
Each day you’ll feel me devour your soul!

JEKYLL
I don’t need you to survive,
Like you need me!
I’ll become whole
As you dance with death!
And I’ll rejoice
As you breathe your final breath!

HYDE
For I’ll live inside you forever!

JEKYLL
No!

HYDE
With Satan himself by my side!

JEKYLL
No!

HYDE
And I know that, now and forever,
They’ll never be able to separate
Jekyll from Hyde!

JEKYLL
Can’t you see
It’s over now?
It’s time to die!

HYDE
No, not I!
Only you!

JEKYLL
If I die,
You die too!

HYDE
You’ll die in me,
I’ll be you!

JEKYLL
Dam you, Hyde!
Set me free!

HYDE
Can’t you see,
You are me?

JEKYLL
No!
Deep inside -!

HYDE
I am you!
You are Hyde!

JEKYLL
No – never!

HYDE
Yes, forever!

JEKYLL
God d*** you, Hyde!
Take all your evil deeds,
And rot in hell!

HYDE
I’ll see you there, Jekyll!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Bring On The Men lyrics

[LUCY (with prostitutes in background)]
There was a time, I don’t know when
I didn’t have much time for men
But this is now and that was then, I’m learning

A girl alone, all on her own
Must try to have a heart of stone
So I try not to make it known, my yearning

I try to show I have no need
I really do – I don’t succeed

So let’s bring on the men
And let the fun begin
A little touch of sin
Why wait another minute

Step this way, it’s time for us to play
They say we may not pass this way again
So let’s waste no more time
Bring on the men!

I always knew, I always said
That silk and lace in black and red
Will drive a man right off his head, it’s easy

So many men, so little time
I want them all, is that a crime?

[MEN]
No!

[LUCY]
I don’t know why they say that I’m too easy

They make me laugh, they make me cry
They make me sick, so God knows why

We say bring on the men
And let the fun begin
A little touch of sin
Why wait another minute

Step this way, it’s time for us to play
They say we may not pass this way again
So let’s waste no more time
Bring on the men!

They break your heart
They steal your soul
Take you apart
And yet they somehow make you whole

So what’s the game?
I suppose a rose by any other name
The perfume and the prick’s the same

(interlude with prostitutes teasing johns)

[LUCY]
I like to have a man for breakfast each day
I’m very social and I like it that way
By late mid-morning I need something to munch
So I ask over two men for lunch

And men are mad about my afternoon teas
They’re quite informal, I just do it to please
Those triple sandwiches are my favorite ones
I’m also very partial to buns

My healthy appetite gets strongest at night
My at-home dinners are my men-friends’ delight
When I invite the fellas over to dine
They all come early, in bed by nine

[LUCY]
So let’s bring on the men
And let the fun begin
A little touch of sin
Why wait another minute

Step this way, it’s time for us to play
They say we may not pass this way again
So let’s waste no more time
Bring on the men!

[PROSTITUTE ENSEMBLE]
Big men, small men
Short men, tall men
I guess that means almost all men
I’m a player, long as they are men men men!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Board Of Governors lyrics

[RECORDING SECRETARY (spoken)]
The Board of Governors of St. Jude’s Hospital is now in session
Sir Danvers Carew, KBE, Chairman
His Grace, The Bishop of Basingstoke
General Lord Glossop
The Right Honorable Sir Archibald Proops, Q.C
Lady Beaconsfield
Lord Savage
The Order of business will be conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Governors, Mr. Simon Stride

[STRIDE (spoken)
Proposition No. 929: Presented by Dr. Henry Jekyll

[GENERAL GLOSSOP] (overlapping)
Jekyll, you’re all talk an’ no result!…

[BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE] (overlapping)
Forever asking us to endorse empty promises!

[SIR ARCHIBALD PROOPS] (overlapping)
What’s all the mystery? Much ado about nothing, if you ask me…

[LADY BEACONSFIELD] (overlapping)
You’re the laughingstock of your profession and polite society! The mad scientist!

[STRIDE]
Order! Order!

[JEKYLL]
Distinguished Governors
I have glimpsed the future
Seen miracles that stun the mind
And marvels only science can find
To shape tomorrow for mankind
And I can show them to you
If you wish me to

Friends, you’re aware there are two sides to each of us
Good and evil, compassion and hate
If we could extract all the evil from each of us
Think of the world that we could create
A world without anger or violence or strife
Where man wouldn’t kill anymore
A world of compassion, where passion for life
Would banish the madness of war

I’m close to finding the key to duality
Chemical Formulae which could – and would
Alter the patterns of man’s personality
Guiding him either to evil or good!
Weigh the potential, the great possibilities
Colleagues – dear friends, understand
We have a chance to make history here in our hand

Each of us is the embodiment of two distinct and opposing forces – Good and Evil – each fighting for supremacy inside us. If we could separate these two forces, we could control and ultimately eliminate all evil from mankind. My experiments with animals have led me to believe that the day is not far off when this separation will be possible. To achieve it, I must be allowed to try my formula on a living human being!

[BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE]
And what if you’re right, Jekyll? And you do manage to separate Good from Evil… what happens to the evil?

[JEKYLL]
There are doomed, broken souls in a thousand asylums
I defy you to say you don’t care if you can
In the name of compassion and medical science
I can save many lives, if you give me one man

[BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE]
I tell you now, the Church will never sanction it!

[VARIOUS ]
Sacrilege! Lunacy! Blasphemy! Heresy!

[SIR ARCHIBALD PROOPS]
You seem to be treading on dangerous ground
In legal terms, I’d say – extremely unsound!

[BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE]
The whole thing’s un-christian, barbaric and odd!
You’re playing with fire when you start to play God!

[STRIDE]
The Bishop speaks for all of us
When he says you’re playing God!
There’s such a thing as ethics
Over which you ride rough-shod!
You’re a Doctor, not a saviour
Doctor Jekyll, for a start!
But I judge from your behaviour
You can’t tell the two apart!

[JEKYLL]
Dear Mr. Stride, I am simply a scientist
I have a code to which I remain true
I don’t presume to the stature of moralist
I leave pretension like that, Sir, to you!

[SIR DANVERS]
Henry, I’ve always encouraged your enterprise
And I’ve been hopeful that you would succeed!
But in the face of these powerful arguments
I see no choice but for you to concede!

[JEKYLL]
I know my fate is yours to choose
But if they win, the world would lose
I am on the brink of great success!
I beg you, Governors, you must say “Yes!”

[LADY BEACONSFIELD]
Doctor Jekyll, enough of this ranting, Sir!
This is a hospital, here to save lives!

[GOVERNORS]
Do you think we would let you play havoc
With all the high principles for which it strives?

Do you expect us to compromise all that we stand for
Indulging your dangerous games?
How many rules should we break for your dubious games?

[JEKYLL]
Can’t you see? I am not playing games!

Just give me the opportunity!

[GENERAL GLOSSOP]
This whole thing’s too bizarre!

[SIR DANVERS]
Open up your eyes and see!

[BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE]
This man has gone too far!

[JEKYLL]
Unless you listen to me…

[STRIDE]
Doctor, please watch your tone!
Dammit, man, can’t you see?
You’re on your own!

[JEKYLL] (overlapping)
Fools!
You fools!
God damn your rules
Look at yourselves
Civilized men!
Why can’t you see?

[SIR DANVERS](overlapping)
Henry!

[PROOPS] (overlapping)
Jekyll!

[BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE] (overlapping)
Blasphemy!

[GENERAL GLOSSOP] (overlapping)
Mutiny!

[LORD SAVAGE] (overlapping)
Damn me!

[LADY BEACONSFIELD] (overlapping)
Really!

[SIR DANVERS] (overlapping)
Henry!

[GOVERNERS]
(unintelligible yelling)

[STRIDE]
Order! Order!

[JEKYLL (spoken)]
If I ever needed further justification for my experiments, gentlemen, you have just provided it!

[JEKYLL (sung)
Just look at what has happened here!
Mix anger with a touch of fear
The danger’s all too crystal-clear
Just look at you!

Our darker side keeps breaking through
Observe it now – in me and you!
The evil that all men can do
Must be controlled!
I beg of you
I’ll show you all it can be done!

Here is a chance to take charge of our fate
Deep down you must know that tomorrow’s too late
One rule of life we cannot rearrange
The only thing constant is change
The only thing constant… is change

[STRIDE]
Distinguished colleagues, your verdict, please
All those is favour, say “Aye”
All those opposed, “Nay”

[GOVERNORS]
Nay! Nay! Nay! Nay!
Positively, absolutely nay!

[STRIDE]
Sir Danvers?

[SIR DANVERS]
Abstain

[STRIDE (spoken)]
By five votes to none – with one abstention – Proposition 929 is rejected. Thank you for your time, Dr. Jekyll

[SIR DANVERS (spoken)]
I am truly sorry, Henry

[JEKYLL]
All these precious years I’ve dedicated to this dream
Now with a word they claim the power to deny me
Who are they to judge what I am doing?
They know nothing of the endless possibilities I see

It’s ludicrous I’m bound by their decision
Seems vision is a word they’ve never heard!
If it mattered less, I’d treat it with derision It’s absurd!

And yet the fact remains
Those bastards hold the reins!

[STRIDE]
I’m so sorry, Doctor Jekyll
What a really rotten shame!
I so hope that what has happened
Won’t destroy your precious name!

Henry Jekyll, I despise you!
You have stolen the girl who should be my wife!
But there’ll come a day, not so far away
When you’ll not only pay
You will pay all your life!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Bitch, Bitch, Bitch lyrics

[LADY BEACONSFIELD]
Lord and Lady Hare
Fighting over there
Darling, do beware
She’s a bitch

[LORD SAVAGE]
Lady Aberdare’s
Having an affair
With the butler there
Just her niche

[VICIOUS PARTY GUESTS]
Fine party, divine party
A touch tarty, but stinkin’ rich

[LADY BEACONSFIELD]
What a pretty smile
Mrs. Grenville-Heath
Pity they are not all her teeth..

[LORD SAVAGE]
Lord Devere as well
He’s as queer as hell
And bi-sexuelle
Likes to switch

[ALL]
Dee-licious, and so vicious!
Our one wish is to
Bitch, bitch, bitch!

[BUTLER]
Lady Postlethwaite

[LADY BEACONSFIELD]
God, she’s put on weight!

[LORD SAVAGE]
Gives you more to hate!

[LADY BEACONSFIELD]
Mean old bitch!

[BUTLER]
Lady Leopold

[LORD SAVAGE]
Looking really old!

[LADY BEACONSFIELD]
Poor Sir Leopold

[LORD SAVAGE]
She’s a witch!

[ALL]
Chic people, unique people
And freak people we quickly ditch!

[BUTLER]
Lady Delaware

[LADY BEACONSFIELD]
Awful color hair!
That’s her lover there
With the twitch!

[BUTLER]
Lord and Lady Biggs

[LORD SAVAGE]
What a pair of pigs!
Wear each other’s wigs!

[LORD SAVAGE & LADY BEACONSFIELD]
Itch! Itch! Itch!

[ALL]
June wedding
The bride dreading
The leg-spreading
While London’s rich
Come here and
Bitch, bitch, bitch
Bitch, bitch, bitch!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Sympathy, Tenderness lyrics

LUCY
Sympathy, tenderness,
Warm as the summer
Offer me their embrace.
Friendliness, gentleness,
Strangers to my life –
They are there in his face.

Goodness and sweetness
And kindness
Abound in this place.

I am in love with
The things that I see in his face.
It’s a memory I know, time
Will never erase!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Streak Of Madness lyrics

JEKYLL
September 14th. 5:00 am. This is a strange, new, sweet sensation.
I am younger. lighter, happier in body and soul – twice as alive and tenfold more wicked – which intoxicates and delights me like wine – adding fearful new hardships to my desperate battle for success.
September 20th. 10:50 am. The experiments are now in their second week. The transformations are beyond imagining. Unspeakable nightmares besiege my senses. The most racking pains, and a horror of the spirit that exceeds all dreams of death.

September 25th. 8:00 pm. I have radically altered the balance of the formula, to contain and overcome the powerful and darker forces at work inside me. I am aware of my peril, and the need to control Hyde’s evil influence, which disappears within me like a stain of breath upon a mirror. He has found the perfect hiding place…

What streak of madness lies inside of me?
What is the truth my fears conceal?
What evil force makes Edward Hyde of me?
What darker side of me does this reveal?

Am I the man that I appear to be?
Or am I someone I don’t know?
Is there some monster drawing near to me?
Becoming clear to see?
Will what I fear to be be so?
What is this strange obsession
That’s tearing me apart?
Some strange deranged expression
Of what’s in my heart?
This is a deadly game I have to win!
This is a fight I dare not lose!
I have an adversary steeped in sin
Who wages war within
In ways I can’t begin to use…

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Someone Like You lyrics

LUCY
I peer through windows, watch life go by …
Dream of tomorrow and wonder why …
The past is holding me, keeping life at bay.
I wander, lost in yesterday,
Wanting to fly,
But scared to try …
But if someone like you
Found someone like me,
Then suddenly, nothing would ever be the same.
My heart would take wing,
And I’d feel so alive,
If someone like you found me.

So many secrets I’d long to share!
All I have needed is someone there
To help me see a world
I’ve never seen before.
A love to open any door
To set me free,
So I can soar!

If someone like you
Found someone like me,
Then suddenly, nothing would ever be the same.
There’d be a new way to live,
A new life to love,
If someone like you found me …
Oh, if someone like you
Found someone like me,
Then suddenly, nothing would ever be the same.
My heart would take wing
And I’d feel so alive!

If someone like you loved me …
Loved me …
… loved me!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Reflections lyrics

JEKYLL
My two natures have memory in common.
I am aware that I am slowly losing hold
Of my original and better self…
And becoming absorbed into my second
And worse self.
Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, is pure evil.
As Jekyll, I can share in the pleasures and wickedness of Hyde.
I have more than a father’s interest in him,
And he has more than a son’s indifference towards me!
As Hyde, I care only for myself
And nothing for Jekyll!
As Jekyll, I know how Hyde
Fears my power to cut him off – by suicide!
And yet I find it in my heart to pity him
So wonderful is his love of life!
So wonderful is his love of life!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Prologue lyrics

[JEKYLL, spoken]
In each of us, there are two natures. If this primitive duality of man—good and evil—could be housed in separate identities, life would be relieved of all that is unbearable. It is the curse of mankind that these polar twins should be constantly struggling…

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Possessed lyrics

[JEKYLL]
Lisa, all my life I’ve been possessed
By one great all consuming quest
And that’s my driving reason to survive!

[LISA]
My love, you know
I live to see that dream come true
My world consists of it and you
Together we will keep the dream alive!

Henry, I adore you
Always have done, always will do
But I, too, have dreams!
Maybe not as grand as yours
Or hard to understand as yours
But nonetheless my dreams!
You and I together will be…

[JEKYLL]
Darling, try to see what I see!

[LISA]
Henry, please believe me
I see everything there is to see!

[JEKYLL]
Then what, by God, am I supposed to do?!

[LISA]
When this all began
You knew there’d be a price to pay
Too late now to turn away
You have come too far
I know you’ll find a way

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – Once Upon A Dream (Lisa) lyrics

LISA
When this all began…
I knew there’d be a price…
Once upon a dream,
I was lost in love’s embrace.
There I found a perfect place,
Once upon a dream.

Once there was a time
Like no other time before.
Hope was still an open door
Once upon a dream.

And I was unafraid,
The dream was so exciting.
But now I see it fade
And I am here alone!

Once upon a dream
You were heaven sent to me.
Was it never meant to be?
Are you just a dream?
Could we begin again
Once upon a dream …

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – No One Must Ever Know lyrics

JEKYLL
October 7th. After midnight. The experiment is out of control. The transformations are starting to recur of their own accord. I cannot bear much more. The beast has taken a heavy toll, not only on me, who can yet be saved, but on others, who cannot. I remain convinced there is a way to counteract the effects of the formula, but I must have new chemicals for the antidote soon. Every day they say they will be delivered, but still they do not come! I dare not leave this place. I am dangerous – more dangerous than any wild animal stalking its prey…

No one must ever know
What I have done
For if anyone does
All my work is undone
And I must gain control
Of this monster inside
In the name of the people who’ve died!

But how to deal
With a foe I can’t see
Who whenever he wants
Takes possession of me?

In the battle of wills
That is raging inside,
Will I end up as me, or as Hyde?

Could it be?
Have I really lost my way?
Have I lost my mind?
Will I lose the day?

Am I a good man?
Am I a mad man?
It’s such a fine line
Between a good man and a bad…

Somehow I have to get back
To the place where my journey started.
Find the course I charted
When I first departed.

Somehow I have to hang on
To the vision that first inspired me,
To the hope that fired me
When the world admired me!
I’ll find a way back to the higher ground!
And see the view I saw before.
I’ll search the world until the answer’s found!
And then success will pound upon my door!

Somehow I have to rebuild
All the dreams that the wind have scattered.
From what fate has shattered –
I’ll retrieve what mattered!

Somehow I’ve got to go on
Till the evil has been defeated,
Till my work’s compleated –
I will not be cheated!

God! You must help me carry on!
When it seems all hope has gone,
I have got to carry on!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – This Is The Moment lyrics

[JEKYLL]
This the moment
This is the day
When I send all my doubts
And demons on their way
Every endeavor I have made ever
Is coming into play
Is here and now today

This is the moment
This is the time
When the momentum and the moment
Are in rhyme
Give me this moment
This precious chance
I’ll gather up my past
And make some sense at last

This is the moment
When all I’ve done
All of the dreaming
Scheming and screaming
Become one
This is the day
See it sparkle and shine
When all I’ve lived for
Becomes mine

For all these years
I’ve faced the world alone
And now the time has come
To prove to them I made it
On my own

This is the moment
My final test
Destiny beckoned
I never reckoned second best
I won’t look down
I must not fall
This is the moment
The sweetest moment
Of them all

This is the moment
Damn all the odds
This day or never
I’ll sit forever with the gods
When I look back
I will always recall
Moment for moment
This was the moment
The greatest moment
Of them all

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – The World Has Gone Insane lyrics

JEKYLL
The world has gone insane!
And parasites are eating at my brain!
And nothing is the way it was before!
A pack o’ wolves is howling at my door!
I’m living in a non-stop nightmare!
Dead men’s dreams!
Filled with screaming pain!
Hurling me to mad extremes
In a world that’s gone insane!

The world has lost its head!
And every evil hour is filled with dread!
I’m floating on a lake – But upside down!
And when I try to breathe, I start to drown!
I cannot speak
As nameless ghosts and faceless ghouls
Bid me join the dead!
No one tells these gruesome fools
That the world has lost its head!

Fiendish creatures leave their graves to taunt me!
Old friends risen from the dead to haunt me!
God forsaken images that daunt me
Drowning in an endless flood of blood!

The world has lost its mind!
And everywhere I turn, I fear I’ll find
Some nightmare even worse than those I see!
Satanic demons closing in on me!
How can it be
That even though they see my plight,
Everyone is blind!
Night is day and day is night
In a world that’s lost its mind!
The world has gone berserk!
And hiding in the murk, new monsters lurk!
I see a sea of snakes upon the floor!
I see the reaper grinning at my door!
I scream in silence!

Bad is good and good is bad!
Sacred if profane!
And it’s wiser to be mad…

HYDE
In a world that’s gone insane!

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Frank Wildhorn – Jekyll And Hyde Concept Album – The Wedding Reception lyrics

JEKYLL
Mrs. Jekyll, may I have this dance?

LISA
Dr. Jekyll, you may have every dance.

UTTERSON
Henry, what is it?

JEKYLL
Don’t make a fuss… terrible pain… get me out of here… need to breathe.

UTTERSON
Oh, my God!

JEKYLL
Oh, God, what now?
Oh God, not now!
Help me somehow!
Please take the pain away!

Feel it fill me!
This will kill me!
Please, God, will me
Somehow to fight, I pray!

Oh, God, help me!
God have mercy!
Don’t let her see!
Not on our wedding day!

LISA
Henry?

HYDE
There is no Henry!… Only Hyde!

STRIDE
Look at this monster, Lisa!

HYDE
And what would you have done with her, Stride?
Put her in one of your Camden Town w****houses and rented her out a shilling a time?

STRIDE
D*** you, Jekyll – enough!

HYDE
Enough, indeed! End-of-game!
We seem to be married, my love!
Ready for our bridal bed, are you?

UTTERSON
Henry, stay back! Don’t touch her! I beg you – stop! Stop now!

LISA
Henry! Oh God Henry …
Henry, it’s me! If this is you, show me!

UTTERSON
Lisa, no! Stay back!
SIR DANVERS
No! Stop him!

HYDE
Stay! Or she dies!

LISA
Henry, I know you don’t want to hurt me! I know you can hear me… Let me go…
Henry, please… For us… Let me go… please…

JEKYLL
Do it, John. I beg you. Set me free.

UTTERSON
I can’t, Henry!

JEKYLL
We promised, remember?

UTTERSON
Forgive me.

LISA
NO!

HYDE / JEKYLL
Lisa…Lisa…Lisa…

LISA
Go to sleep, my tormented love.