FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE (Reprise) Song Lyrics
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.
- Aida (complete libretto)
- FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE (Reprise) Lyrics