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Something Just Broke

 

Something Just Broke Song Lyrics


WOMAN 1
I was out
In the yard,
Taking down the bed sheets,
When my neighbor yelled across:
PROPRIETOR
"The president's been shot."
WOMAN 1
I remember where I was,
Just exactly where I was,
In the yard out back--
PROPRIETOR
"The president's been shot."
MAN 1
I was getting me a shoeshine--
WOMAN 1
--Folding sheets--
MAN 1
--When I heard--
WOMAN 2
We were waiting for a carriage--
MAN 1
--Newsboys--
WOMAN 2
Suddenly there's shouting in the street--
WOMAN 1
--Lizzie's sheets...
THE PROPRIETOR
"The president's been shot."
WOMAN 2
I'll remember it forever--
WOMAN 1
And I thought:
WOMAN 2 and MAN 1
--Where I was, what I was doing--
WOMAN 1
Something just broke...
PROPRIETOR
"The president's been shot."
MAN 1
My God--!
MAN 2
I was up near the ridge,
Plowing--
MAN 3
We were working at the plant--
WOMAN 2
I was halfway throguh correcting the exams--
MAN 2
--When my wife
MAN 3
It was Mike--
MAN 2
She comes tearing 'cross the field--
MAN 3
--Mike the forman--
WOMAN 2
In runs billy--
MAN 3
I mean, he was crying--
WOMAN 2
He was crying--
MAN 2
She was crying--
WOMAN 2, MAN 2, MAN 3
I'll remember it forever...
WOMAN 1
And I thought:
PROPRIETOR
"The president's been shot."
WOMAN 1
You know what?
There are presidents who aren't worth a lot.
WOMAN 2, MAN 2, MAN 3
I kept thinking:
WOMAN 1
There's the kind that gets elected, then forgot.
MAN 1 and WOMAN 1
Mr. Garfield--
WOMAN 2
Mr. Lincoln
MAN 1 and WOMAN 1
--He's a hack.
MAN 3 and WOMAN 1
Bill McKinley--
WOMAN 2
--He's a giant.
MAN 1, MAN 3, WOMAN 1
--He's a joke.
WOMAN 1
Still, something just broke...
PROPRIETOR
"The president is rallying."
"The president is sinking."
"The president is dead."
WOMAN 1
Something just broke.
MAN 2
I was down at the Exchange...
WOMAN 1
Something just made a little dent.
WOMAN 2
I'd been shopping...
MAN 1
I'd been sick...
WOMAN 1
Something just broke--
MAN 3
All I know, it was a Friday...
WOMAN 1
Only for a moment.
MAN1, MAN 2, MAN 3, BOY
I remember it exactly...
WOMAN 1
Something got bent.
WOMAN 2
I'm taking the order...
WOMAN 1
Something jsut left a little mark.
BOY
I was getting dressed...
WOMAN 2
...two potato soups...
WOMAN 1
Something just went a little dark.
Something just went.
MAN 2
And I wondered:
WOMAN 2
I was scared--
MAN 2 and WOMAN 2
What would follow...
WOMAN 1
Something to be mended.
MAN 1
Made me wonder who we are...
WOMAN 1
Something we'll have to weather--
MAN 2
It was seeing all those torches...
WOMAN 1
Bringing us all together--
MAN 2
He was me...
MAN 3
He was us...
WOMAN 1
--If only for a moment...
ALL
I'll remember it forever...
WOMAN 1
Nothing has really ended--
MAN 1, MAN 2, MAN 3, BOY
Where I was, what I was doing...
WOMAN 1
Only just be suspended...
MAN 1, MAN 2, MAN 3, BOY
Like a flash...
WOMAN 1
'Cause something just stirred...
VARIOUS
And I thought
And I thought to myself
And I thought
And I thought
I kept thinking
WOMAN 1
Something just woke.
ALL
Something just spoke,
Something I wish I hadn't heard,
Something bewildering occurred.
BOY and MAN 2
Fix it up fast,
Please--
MAN 2 and MAN 3
Till it's just smoke.
WOMAN 1 and WOMAN 2
Till it's only "Something just passed"--
--Nothing that will last.
WOMAN 1, WOMAN 2, MAN 1
Where I was, what i was doing...
MAN 2, MAN 3, BOY
Nothing but the moment...
WOMAN 2
Just an awful moment...
WOMAN 1
But something just--