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07. 02. 2019. orfej i euridika

Hadestown

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Konceptualni album Anaïs Mitchell iz 2010. godine, koji obrađuje mit o Orfeju i Euridici i smešta ga u post-apokaliptični kontekst ekonomske depresije. Album je kasnije proširen dodatnim numerama i poslužio je kao osnova za mjuzikl.
[ vreme čitanja: ~ 27 min. ]



Wedding Song

[EURYDICE]
Lover, tell me, if you can
Who’s gonna buy the wedding bands?
Times being what they are
Hard, and getting harder all the time

[ORPHEUS]
Lover, when I sing my song
All the rivers sing along
And they’re gonna break their banks for me
To lay their gold around my feet
All a-flashing in the pan
All to fashion for your hand
The rivers are gonna give us the wedding band

[EURYDICE]
Lover, tell me, if you’re able
Who’s gonna lay the wedding table?
Times being what they are
Dark, and getting darker all the time

[ORPHEUS]
Lover, when I sing my song
All the trees are gonna sing along
And bend their branches down to me
To lay their fruit around my feet
The almond and the apple
And the sugar from the maple
The trees gonna lay the wedding table

[EURYDICE]
Lover, tell me, when we’ll wed
Who’s gonna make the wedding bed?
Times being what they are
Hard, and getting harder all the time

[ORPHEUS]
Lover, when I sing my song
All the birds gonna sing along
And they’ll come flying round to me
To lay their feathers at my feet
And we’ll lie down in eiderdown
A pillow ’neath our heads
The birds are gonna make the wedding bed
And the trees are gonna lay the wedding table
And the rivers are gonna give us the wedding band

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Epic (Part I)

[ORPHEUS]
King of diamonds, king of spades
Hades was king of the kingdom of dirt
Miners of mines, diggers of graves
They bowed down to Hades who gave them work
And they bowed down to Hades who made them sweat
Who paid them their wages and set them about
Digging and dredging and dragging the depths
Of the earth to turn its insides out, singing
La la la la la la la…

King of mortar, king of bricks
The River Styx was a river of stones
And Hades laid them high and thick
With a million hands that were not his own
And a million feet that fell in line
And stepped in time with Hades’ step
And a million minds that were just one mind
Like stones in a row
Stone by stone
Row by row
The river rose up, singing
La la la la la la la…

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Way Down Hadestown

[HERMES]
Follow that dollar for a long way down
Far away from the poorhouse door
Either get to hell or to Hadestown
Ain’t no difference anymore!
Way down Hadestown
Way down under the ground
Hound dog howl and the whistle blow
Train comes a-rollin, clickety-clack
Nobody knows where that old train goes
Those who go they don’t come back
Way down Hadestown
Way down under the ground

[PERSEPHONE]
Winter’s nigh and summer’s o’er
I hear that high and lonesome sound
Of my husband coming for
To bring me home to Hadestown
Way down Hadestown
Way down under the ground

[EURYDICE]
Everybody dresses in clothes so fine
Everybody’s pockets are weighted down
Everybody sipping ambrosia wine
In a goldmine in Hadestown
Way down Hadestown
Way down under the ground

[ORPHEUS]
Everybody hungry, everybody tired
Everybody slaves by the sweat of his brow
The wage is nothing and the work is hard
It’s a graveyard in Hadestown
Way down Hadestown
Way down under the ground

[THE FATES]
Every little penny in the wishing well
Every little nickel on the drum
All them shiny little heads and tails
Where do you think they come from?
They come from way down Hadestown
Way down under the ground

[ORPHEUS & HERMES]
Mister Hades is a mean old boss
With a silver whistle and a golden scale
An eye for an eye!
And he weighs the cost
A lie for a lie!
And your soul for sale
Sold!
To the king on the chromium throne
Thrown!
To the bottom of a sing-sing cell
Where the little wheel squeal and the big wheel groan
And you better forget about your wishing well
Way down Hadestown
Way down under the ground

[EURYDICE]
Mr. Hades is a mighty king
Must be making some mighty big deals
Seems like he owns everything
Kind of makes you wonder how it feels
Way down Hadestown
Way down under the ground
Way down Hadestown
Way down under the ground
Way down under the ground
Way down under the ground

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Hey, Little Songbird

[HADES]
Hey, little songbird, give me a song
I’m a busy man and I can’t stay long
I got clients to call, I got orders to fill
I got walls to build, I got riots to quell
And they’re giving me hell back in Hades
Hey, little songbird, cat got your tongue?
Always a pity for one so pretty and young
When poverty comes to clip your wings
And knock the wind right out of your lungs
Hey, nobody sings on empty

[EURYDICE]
Strange is the call of this strange man
I want to fly down and feed at his hand
I want a nice soft place to land
I wanna lie down forever

[HADES]
Hey, little songbird, you got something fine
You’d shine like a diamond down in the mine
And the choice is yours if you’re willing to choose
Seeing as you’ve got nothing to lose
And I could use a canary

[EURYDICE]
Suddenly nothing is as it was
Where are you now, Orpheus?
Wasn’t it always the two of us
Weren’t we birds of a feather?

[HADES]
Hey, little songbird, let me guess
He’s some kind of poet and he’s penniless
Give him your hand, he’ll give you his hand-to-mouth
He’ll write you a poem when the power’s out
Hey, why not fly south for the winter?
Hey, little songbird, look all around you
See how the vipers and vultures surround you
They’ll take you down, they’ll pick you clean
If you stick around such a desperate scene
See, people get mean when the chips are down

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Gone, I’m Gone

[EURYDICE]
Orpheus, my heart is yours
Always was and will be
It’s my gut I can’t ignore
Orpheus, I’m hungry
Oh, my heart, it aches to stay
But the flesh will have its way
Oh, the way is dark and long
I’m already gone, I’m gone

[THE FATES]
Go ahead and lay the blame
Talk of virtue, talk of sin
Wouldn’t you have done the same?
In her shoes, in her skin
You can have your principles
When you’ve got a bellyful
But hunger has a way with you
There’s no telling what you’re gonna do
When the chips are down
Now that the chips are down
What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down

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When the Chips Are Down

[THE FATES]
Life ain’t easy, life ain’t fair
A girl’s gotta fight for a rightful share
What you gonna do when the chips are down
Now that the chips are down
What you gonna do when the chips are down
Now that the chips are down
Help yourself, to hell with the rest
Even the one who loves you best
What you gonna do when the chips are down
Now that the chips are down
What you gonna do when the chips are down
Now that the chips are down

[EURYDICE]
Oh, my aching heart

[THE FATES]
What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down
Take if you can, give if you must
Ain’t nobody but yourself to trust
What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down
What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down
Aim for the heart, shoot to kill
If you don’t do it then the other one will
What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down
What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down
And the first shall be first
And the last shall be last
Cast your eyes to heaven
You get a knife in the back
Nobody’s righteous
Nobody’s proud
Nobody’s innocent
Now that the chips are down
Now that the
Now that the
Now that the
Now that the
Now that the chips are down

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Wait for Me

[HERMES]
How to get to Hadestown
You’ll have to take the long way down
Through the underground, under cover of night
Laying low, staying out of sight
Ain’t no compass, brother, there ain’t no map
Just a telephone wire and the railroad track
Keep on walking and you don’t look back
’Til you get to the bottomland

[ORPHEUS]
Wait for me, I’m coming
Wait, I’m coming with you
Wait for me, I’m coming too
I’m coming too

[HERMES]
River Styx is high and wide
Cinderbricks and razorwire
Walls of iron and concrete
Hound dogs howling round the gate
Them dogs’ll lay down and play dead
If you got the bones, if you got the bread
But if all you got is your own two legs
You best be glad you got ’em

[ORPHEUS]
Wait for me, I’m coming
Wait, I’m coming with you
Wait for me, I’m coming too
I’m coming too

[HERMES]
You’re on the lam, you’re on the run
Don’t give your name, you don’t have one
And don’t look no one in the eye
That town will try to suck you dry
They’ll suck your brain, they’ll suck your breath
They’ll pluck the heart right out your chest
They’ll truss you up in your Sunday best
And stuff your mouth with cotton

[ORPHEUS]
Wait for me, I’m coming
Wait, I’m coming with you
Wait for me, I’m coming too
I’m coming
Wait, wait, wait, wait

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Why We Build the Wall

[HADES]
Why do we build the wall, my children, my children?
Why do we build the wall?

[ALL TOGETHER]
Why do we build the wall?
We build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

[HADES]
How does the wall keep us free, my children, my children?
How does the wall keep us free?

[ALL TOGETHER]
How does the wall keep us free?
The wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

[HADES]
Who do we call the enemy, my children, my children?
Who do we call the enemy?

[ALL TOGETHER]
Who do we call the enemy?
The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

[HADES]
Because we have and they have not, my children, my children
Because they want what we have got

[ALL TOGETHER]
Because we have and they have not
Because they want what we have got
The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

[HADES]
What do we have that they should want, my children, my children?
What do we have that they should want?

[ALL TOGETHER]
What do we have that they should want?
We have a wall to work upon
We have work and they have none
And our work is never done
My children, my children
And the war is never won
The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free
We build the wall to keep us free

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Our Lady of the Underground

[PERSEPHONE]
I don’t know about you, boys
But if you’re like me, then hanging around
This old manhole is bringing you down
Six-feet-under getting under your skin
Cabin fever is a-setting in
You’re stir crazy! You’re stuck in a rut!
Or you could use a little pick-me-up
I can give you what it is you crave
A little something from the good old days
I got the wind right here in a jar
I got the rain on tap at the bar
I got sunshine up on the shelf
Allow me to introduce myself

Brother, what’s my name?
My name is…

[CROWD]
Our Lady of the Underground!

[PERSEPHONE]
Brother, what’s my name?

[CROWD]
Our Lady of Ways!
Our Lady of Means!

[PERSEPHONE]
Brother, what’s my name?
My name is…

[CROWD]
Our Lady of the Upside Down!

[PERSEPHONE]
Brother what’s my name?
I’ll tell you my name…
Persephone!

Come here, brother, let me guess
It’s the little things you miss
Spring flowers, autumn leaves
Ask me, brother, and you shall receive
Or maybe these just ain’t enough
Maybe you’re looking for some stronger stuff
I got a sight for the sorest eye
When’s the last time you saw the sky?
Wipe away your tears, brother
Brother, I know how you feel
I can see you’re blinded by the sadness of it all
But look a little closer, everything will be revealed
Look a little closer, there’s a crack in the wall

You want stars? I got a skyful
Put a quarter in the slot, you’ll get an eyeful
You want the moon? I got her too
She’s right here waiting in my pay-per-view
Oh, how long’s it been?
A little moonshine ain’t no sin
One at a time, boys, straight line
What the boss don’t know, the boss won’t mind

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Flowers (Eurydice’s Song)

[EURYDICE]
What I wanted was to fall asleep
Close my eyes and disappear
Like a petal on a stream, a feather on the air

Lily white and poppy red
I trembled when he laid me out
You won’t feel a thing, he said, when you go down
Nothing gonna wake you now

Dreams are sweet until they’re not
Men are kind until they aren’t
Flowers bloom until they rot and fall apart

Is anybody listening?
I open my mouth and nothing comes out
Nothing
Nothing gonna wake me now

Flowers, I remember fields
Of flowers, soft beneath my heels
Walking in the sun
I remember someone
Someone by my side
Turned his face to mine
And then I turned away
Into the shade

You, the one I left behind
If you ever walk this way
Come and find me lying in the bed I made

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Nothing Changes

[THE FATES]
Why the struggle? Why the strain?
Why make trouble? Why make scenes?
Why go against the grain?
Why swim upstream?
It ain’t
It ain’t
It ain’t no use
You’re bound
You’re bound
You’re bound to lose
What’s done
What’s done
What’s done is done
That’s the way the river runs
So why get wet? Why break a sweat?
Why waste your precious breath?
Why beat your handsome brow?
Nothing changes
Nothing changes
Nothing changes anyhow

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If It’s True

[ORPHEUS]
If it’s true what they say
If my love is gone for good
They can take this heart away
They can take this flesh and blood
Take my mouth that kissed her mouth
Take my tongue that sung her praise
Take my arms that used to reach out
In the dark where she lay

If it’s true what they say
I’ll be on my way

If it’s true what they say
If there’s nothing to be done
If there’s no part to be played
If there’s no song to be sung
Take this voice, take these hands
I can’t use them anyway
Take this music and the memory
Of the muse from which it came

If it’s true what they say
I’ll be on my way
We can all be on our way
If it’s true what they say

But the ones who tell the lies
Are the solemnest to swear
And the ones who load the dice
Always say the toss is fair
And the ones who deal the cards
Are the ones who take the tricks
With their hands over their hearts
While we play the game they fix
And the ones who speak the words
Always say it is the last
And no answer will be heard
To the question no one asks

So I ask you as a brother
And I ask you as a friend
And I ask you as a lover
And I ask you once again
Is it true what they say?

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Papers (Hades Finds Out)

[Instrumental]


How Long?

[PERSEPHONE]
Hades, my husband, Hades, my light
Hades, my darkness
If you had heard how he sang tonight
You’d pity poor Orpheus!
All of his sorrow won’t fit in his chest
It just burns like a fire in the pit of his chest
And his heart is a bird on a spit in his chest
How long, how long, how long?

[HADES]
How long? Just as long as Hades is King
Nothing comes of wishing on stars
And nothing comes of the songs people sing
However sorry they are
Give them a piece and they’ll take it all
Show them the crack and they’ll tear down the wall
Lend them an ear and the Kingdom will fall
The Kingdom will fall for a song

[PERSEPHONE]
What does he care for the logic of kings?
The laws of your underworld?
It is only for love that he sings!
He sings for the love of a girl!

[HADES]
You and your pity don’t fit in my bed
You just burn like a fire in the pit of my bed
And I turn like a bird on a spit in my bed
How long, how long, how long?

[PERSEPHONE]
How long? Just as long as I am your wife
It’s true the earth must die
But then the earth comes back to life
And the sun just goes on rising

[HADES & PERSEPHONE]
And how does the sun even fit in the sky?
It just burns like a fire in the pit of the sky
And the earth is a bird on a spit in the sky
How long, how long, how long?

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Epic (Part II)

[ORPHEUS]
Heavy and hard is the heart of the king
King of iron, king of steel
The heart of the king loves everything
Like the hammer loves the nail

But the heart of a man is a simple one
Small and soft, flesh and blood
And all that it loves is a woman
A woman is all that it loves

And Hades is king of the scythe and the sword
He covers the world in the color of rust
He scrapes the sky and scars the earth
And he comes down heavy and hard on us

But even that hardest of hearts unhardened
Suddenly, when he saw her there
Persephone in her mother’s garden
Sun on her shoulders, wind in her hair

The smell of the flowers she held in her hand
And the pollen that fell from her fingertips
And suddenly Hades was only a man
With a taste of nectar upon his lips, singing:

La la la la la la la…

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Lover’s Desire

[Instrumental]


His Kiss, the Riot

[HADES]
The devil take this Orpheus
And his belladonna kiss
Beautiful and poisonous
Lovely! Deadly!

Now it thickens on my tongue
Now it quickens in my lung
Now I’m stricken! Now I’m stung!
It’s done already!

Dangerous, this jack of hearts
With his kiss, the riot starts

All my children came here poor
Clamoring for bed and board
Now what do they clamor for?
Freedom! Freedom!

Have I made myself their Lord
Just to fall upon the sword
Of some pauper’s minor chord?
Who will lead them?

Who lays all the best laid plans?
Who makes work for idle hands?

Only one thing to be done
Let them think that they have won
Let them leave together
Under one condition
Orpheus, the undersigned
Shall not turn to look behind
She’s out of sight!
And he’s out of his mind!

Every coward seems courageous
In the safety of the crowd
Bravery can be contagious
When the band is playing loud
Nothing makes a man so bold
As a woman’s smile and a hand to hold
But all alone, his blood runs thin
And doubt comes…doubt comes in

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Doubt Comes In

[ORPHEUS & THE FATES]
Doubt comes in
And strips the paint
Doubt comes in
And turns the wine
Doubt comes in and leaves a trace
Of vinegar and turpentine
Where are you? Where are you now?
Doubt comes in
And kills the lights
Doubt comes in
And chills the air
Doubt comes in and all falls silent
It’s as though you aren’t there
Where are you? Where are you now?

[EURYDICE]
Orpheus
You’re shivering
Is it cold or fear?
Just keep singing
The coldest night
Of the coldest year
Comes right before the spring

[ORPHEUS & THE FATES]
Doubt comes in
With tricky fingers
Doubt comes in
With fickle tongues
Doubt comes in and my heart falters
And forgets the songs it sung
Where are you? Where are you now?

[EURYDICE]
Orpheus
Hold on
Hold on tight
It won’t be long
’cause the darkest hour
Of the darkest night
Comes right before the dawn

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I Raise My Cup to Him

[EURYDICE]
Pour the wine and raise a cup
Drink up, brothers, you know how
And spill a drop for Orpheus
Wherever he is now

[PERSEPHONE]
Some birds sing when the sun shines bright
My praise is not for them
But the one who sings in the dead of night
I raise my cup to him

[EURYDICE]
Wherever he is wandering
Alone upon the earth
Let all our singing follow him
And bring him comfort
Some flowers bloom when the green grass grows
My praise is not for them
But the one who blooms in the bitter snow
I raise my cup to him

[PERSEPHONE]
I raise my cup and drink it up

[EURYDICE]
I raise it high and drink it dry

[PERSEPHONE]
To Orpheus and all of us
Goodnight, brothers, goodnight

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