So Many Words are Left Unsaid (Grusha)

from by Mark Nichols

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Lyrics by Brecht, music by Nichols


There was yearning, but
There was no waiting

The oath is broken
Neither could say why

Hear what she thought, but did not say

While you fought in the battle, love
The bloody battle
I found a helpless infant and
Had not the heart to destroy him
I cared for a creature who was lost
Had to look for breadcrumbs,
I broke myself for that which was not mine
That which other people started
Someone must help
The little tree needs water
The lamb loses its way
When shepherds are asleep
And its cry is unheard
Someone has to help it


from Caucasian Chalk Circle, released November 13, 2012
Performed by Mark Nichols



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Mark Nichols Los Angeles, California

Is a writer, director, composer and filmmaker, but is known mainly as a creator of music theater works, including HOW TO SURVIVE THE APOCALYPSE: A BURNING OPERA, LITTLE BOY GOES TO HELL, JOE BEAN, and for his popular score for Brecht's CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE. Info at ... more


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