Stephen Sondheim - Overture/Night Waltz (Love Takes Time) lyrics

Overture/Night Waltz (Love Takes Time) lyrics

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[Desiree] Love takes time [Charlotte] Entirely too much, but sublime. [Anne] Frightening. Love is full of quicksand [Petra] Enlightening. Love is full of tricks, and- [Desiree, Charlotte, Anne, Petra] It does take time- [Madame Armfeldt] Which really is rather a crime. [Fredrika] Curious, love is [Erich] Self-tormenting [Fredrik] Embarra**ing, love is [Carl-Magnus] Unrelenting [All] A labyrinth, love is – Just resenting The time love takes Compounds the confusion it makes. [Fredrik] One muddles the facts with the fakes. [Desiree] And love is a lecture on how to correct your mistakes. [Anne] What shall I wear? [Charlotte] Where is my parasol? [Fredrik] Do I compare? [Carl-Magnus] Would you dare? [Desiree] Have I missed it? [?] Will I ever? [?] Did he notice? [Erich] What will they say? [?] Should I care? [Fredrik] Must I remember it again? [Anne] Why can't we stay just the way- [?] Will I ever- Was I ever- [?] Can I ever- [Madame Armfeldt (spoken)] I have no questions. [All] Loves comes first [Charlotte and Anne] It matters the most at its worst [Desiree] You always feel under-rehearsed [Carl-Magnus] One sets the conditions Then finds the positions Reversed [All] The time love takes Awakens the heart that it breaks And think of the new friends it makes Yes, love is a lecture on how to correct your mistakes What shall I wear? Where is my parasol? Do I compare? Would you dare? Have I missed it? Will I ever- Did he notice? What will they say? Why should I bother? Why should I care? Why can't we stay just the way- Why can't I stand it ? Will I ever- Did I ever- Can I ever- How shall I sleep? Am I my undoing? Where were you? Would she ever? Did she ever? [The questions blend into a cacophony] [Madame Armfeldt (spoken)] I have no answers. I have no time.

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