Movement VII - CRISES
(Paul McCartney)
1991 MPL Communications

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(Mary Dee and Shanty's home) 

MARY DEE (alone in bedroom) 
The world you're coming into, 
Is no easy place to enter. 
Every day is haunted 
By the echoes of the past. 
Funny thoughts and wild; wild dreams 
Will find their way into your mind. 

The clouds that hang above us, 
May be full of rain and thunder. 
But in time they slide away 
To find the sun still there. 
Lazy days and wild. wild flowers 
Will bring some joy into your heart. 
And I will always love you, 
I'll welcome you into this world. 

MARY DEE and BOY SOLO 
You-re mine and I will love you. 

SHANTY 
]Where-s my dinner? 
I've been working hard all day 
And a man can work up quite an appetite that way. 

What's for dinner? 
Something nourishing and hot? 
I could tackle quite a lot of 'you know what' 
And all I've got to say to you is 'Why no dinner?' 

I've got nothing on my plate. 
It's expected of a mate. 
Whyd 'ya have to make me wait? 
Where's my... 

MARY DEE 
This is the way we put out the candle. 
Farewell to childhood. 
Deep in the wild wood a fire goes out, 
And what are we left with 
Now we are grown up? 

SHANTY 
This is the way we pull up the anchor. 
Goodbye to romance. 
Out on the ocean a good ship is lost, 
And what are we left with 
Now we are grown Up? 

MARY DEE 
Time to be thinking of real life feelings. 
I must get on. 

SHANTY 
Time to be buying those little trinkets 
I can't afford. 
Lord knows 
I want to give her the best. 
But where will 
I find the rest of the cash? 

MARY DEE 
It's one mad dash 
To fame and fortune. 
The cymbals clash 
And then you're gone. 

SHANTY 
So what are my chances 
Of getting promotion? 
The way things are going 
It doesn't look good. 

MARY DEE 
What good is complaining, 
It's getting you nowhere. 
And I'm in the middle of your whirlwind 
In the eye of your storm. 

SHANTY 
Let's not argue. 

MARY DEE 
Spare me your excuses. 

SHANTY 
No excuses. 

MARY DEE 
Pardon my anger. 

SHANTY 
Why are you driving me so hard? 

MARY DEE 
I can't believe what I'm hearing. 

SHANTY 
You didn't cook any dinner. 

MARY DEE 
I'm not a slave. 
I work for a living, 
I can command the respect of my peers. 
Where did you go? 
You were out with the boys. 

SHANTY 
So what if I went for a drink? 
You'd think to listen to you 
It was some sort of crime. 

MARY DEE 
I needed someone to talk to 
But all I could find was myself. 
If you were the same man I married, 
You'd know that your woman needs love. 

SHANTY 
And what about me? 
I suppose I don't matter. 
I'm not even sure 
If you ever loved me. 

MARY DEE 
Right! 
That's it! 
I'm off! 

Oh, and by the way...you're about to become a father. 

(She rushes our into the street) 

CHORUS 
Stop. 
Wait. 
Hold on. 
Hold on to life. 

Stay. 

(Hospital) 

NURSE 
Do you know who you are 
As you lie there sleeping? 
Take the time to rest your troubled head. 
I will watch over you till the moment you awake. 

Can you hear what I say 
As you lie there sleeping? 
When misfortunes crowd into your day 
And the dark side of life 
Has become too much to bear, 
I will stay by your side. 
Though we don't yet know if there's something wrong 
You were brought in from the street 
And a witness said you gave a shout 
As you fell down at his feet. 

We are running tests 
And soon the results will be known. 
But I feel I have to warn you, 
There may be complications. 

But we don't yet know if your child is in danger. 
We shall have to wait and see. 
In the meantime 
There is nothing more for you to do 
But sleep. 

BOYS 
Ghosts of the past left behind. 

MEN'S CHORUS (ghosts) 
You're sleeping 
Amongst us. 
We're in your dream. 

NURSE 
You're dreaming. try to rest, my child. 

MEN'S CHORUS (ghosts) 
You called us, 
We heard you 
And we are here. 

NURSE 
To save your child you must be still. 

MEN'S CHORUS (ghosts) 
We're ready to listen 
To what you ask. 

NURSE 
Go to sleep 

WOMEN'S CHORUS (ghosts) 
You're crossing 
The water, 
The tide is strong. 

MARY DEE 
No! 

WOMEN'S CHORUS (ghosts) 
Your child is drawn to us, 
Into our throng. 

SHANTY 
No! 

FULL CHORUS (ghosts) 
This child is 
Most welcome. 
Soon one of us. 

MARY DEE 
No, I tell you! 
You'll never get through, 
I'll never let you. 
No-one is stealing this child. 
I'm not afraid of Ghosts that the past left behind. 

SHANTY 
Let her recover, 
Then let me love her 
Until we run out of time. 
And in the future 
I will promise to be the man 
She had in mind. 

NURSE 
Be still. 
Be calm. 
Your child is safe. 

MARY DEE 
Do we live in a world 
With an uncertain future 
Where a man is unsure of his fate? 
Will we come to our senses 
Be fair to each other? 
Can we turn it around 
Before it's too late? 

Do I know that we have the answer? 
Yes, I know now We are together. 

So we must bear in mind 
That the pages are turning 
And the sand will run out of the glass. 
In the heat of the battle 
We will drive out the demons 
And we'll carry the day, 
For we must save the child. 

MARY DEE and NURSE 
(Ah) 

MARY DEE and SHANTY 
We have come to our senses, 
We are part of each other 
And we'll carry the day, 
For we must save the child. 

CHORUS 
Do you know that you have the answer? 

MARY DEE and SHANTY 
Yes, we know now. 

CHORUS 
We know now. 

MARY DEE and SHANTY 
We know now. 
We are together. 



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