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


[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?
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[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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