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lyrics about graduation?#0
Posted: 1/10/06 at 5:52pm
Hi everyone! I'm a senior in high school trying to come up with a good quote for my yearbook. I have a few ideas but I am really drawing a blank here... does anyone have good lyrics from a show about graduation/ cherish the times/ looking forward to future type of thing? I know it sounds cheesy, but I don't know how else to describe it...

Thanks a lot!
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re: lyrics about graduation?#1
Posted: 1/10/06 at 5:56pm
I'm thinking Merrily We Roll Along might have some good stuff. But at the moment I'm not able to conjure any specific ones up. "Our Time" would be good.
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re: lyrics about graduation?#2
Posted: 1/10/06 at 6:05pm
"Let me hit the stage I wanna take my bow, cause Mama I'm a big girl now."

Good because as a senior you are a "big girl" and getting out of the house.

"Burn the bridge, bet the store, baby's coming home no more. Not for the life of me."

Here is a link to a thread that had a ton of senior quotes:
https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.cfm?boardname=bway&thread=809647
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re: lyrics about graduation?#3
Posted: 1/10/06 at 6:17pm
from John and Jen..."Theres a beautiful place waiting for you, There are wonderful things you'll get to do. Out there, Somewhere, about to be discovered. Trust your heart and each new day will show that every goodbye is hello."
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re: lyrics about graduation?#4
Posted: 1/10/06 at 6:30pm
From Carousel, "You'll Never Walk Alone."

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

the song is really nice and you can look up the rest of the lyrics if you want to
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re: lyrics about graduation?#5
Posted: 1/10/06 at 6:33pm
How about a quote from "Bring on Tomorrow" from FAME?

We have arrived
At a moment in our lives
When the future passes into our hands
We will find out
Are we really strong enough
To fulfil what the future demands?

We can stand on the edge
And look out into space
And be awed by the wonders we see
We can all make a pledge
That the whole human race
Will become what we want it to be!

Bring on tomorrow
Let it shine
Like the sun coming up
On a beautiful day
It's yours and mine.
We can make a difference
It's not too late
Bring on tomorrow-
I can't wait!

Long, long ago in a world
We never made
We wew children
Who were making believe

Closing our eyes
We were travelers in air
to a land we would not want to leave
But this fairy tale land
Fades away as we grow
And we all have to say our goodbyes

And we now understand
That this world that we know
Can be ours if we open our eyes
-Was that a fart?
-My fault, I fear.
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re: lyrics about graduation?#6
Posted: 1/10/06 at 6:37pm
It might sound cliche but I love the Rent lyrics: "There's only us, there's only this, forget regret or life is yours to miss, no other road, no other way, no day but today" They're rather nice.
If you are looking for other stuff, the song "Old Friends" from Merrilly We Roll Along is great.
"Some people can thrive and bloom living life in a living room, that's perfect for some people of one hundred and five. But I at least gotta try, when I think of all the sights that I gotta see, all the places I gotta play, all the things that I gotta be at"
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re: lyrics about graduation?#7
Posted: 1/10/06 at 6:40pm
"For Good" from WICKED is great for graduation.

"Because I knew you, I have been changed for good."

However I always like:

"Tomorrow, today will be yesterday."

Which isn't from a musical but I like it anyway. :-P
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re: lyrics about graduation?#8
Posted: 1/10/06 at 8:57pm
i like For Good too..
how about "Friends" by Michael W Smith...its a contemporary Christian song so they mention the Lord...its a beautiful song and i was asked to sing it for a college graduation.
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re: lyrics about graduation?#9
Posted: 1/10/06 at 9:09pm
I was also going to suggest YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE from CAROUSEL because of its context in the musical. The melodic strains fill the air at his daughter's graduation, as Billy Bigelow whispers to her ( "Believe...")... and then goes back to polishing stars.

Sondheim's OUR TIME sounds a good choice as well.
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re: lyrics about graduation?#10
Posted: 1/10/06 at 9:39pm
Michael W. Smith is fine, my school is Christian, so almost everyone uses Bible verses as their quote. That's fine, but I thought i'd make my mark one more time as that theatre girl and use a musical quote! lol... I like all of these ideas! Keep them coming, and thanks for that link to the other thread.

Does anyone have any more suggestions that aren't Wicked or Rent? I like them both (know every word to them both...) but they're common quotes among people my age, even non-theatre buffs.

thanks so much!
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re: lyrics about graduation?#11
Posted: 1/10/06 at 10:02pm
It's a little but metaphorical, but how about:

"Into the woods it's always when
You think at last you're through and then
Into the woods you go again to take another journey"
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re: lyrics about graduation?#12
Posted: 1/10/06 at 10:09pm
Check out "Altar Boyz" or Kristen Chenowith's last album. She's very decout.
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re: lyrics about graduation?#13
Posted: 1/10/06 at 10:58pm
"i believe" from altarboyz

"for good" from wicked

"only for now" from ave q - "each time you smile it'll only last a while, life may be scary but it's only temporary"

all i can think of right now

depends on what your going for - but part of "corner of the sky" from pippin might work too
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re: lyrics about graduation?#14
Posted: 1/11/06 at 12:27am
how about no one is alone...since into the woods was brought up...

or i feel pretty..or what do the simple folk do, or i feel pretty??! hahahahah!! (dirty dancing) just kidding. i am goofy tonight.

how about "something's coming" from west side story?! does it have to be syrupy and ballady?
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re: lyrics about graduation?#15
Posted: 1/11/06 at 7:19am
No, it doesn't have to be syrupy or ballady at all. Something's Coming is a good one!
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re: lyrics about graduation?#16
Posted: 1/11/06 at 9:06am
Who ever put up bring on tommorow ---- it is a graduation song....but it is just so bad! "Unfortunately Carmen couldn't be with us...she died one month ago today....of a drug overdose....THIS IS FOR YOU CARMEN! we will ALWAYS remember your name." ---- sooooooooooo bad.
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Posted: 1/11/06 at 9:08am
Who ever put up bring on tommorow ---- it is a graduation song....but it is just so bad! "Unfortunately Carmen couldn't be with us...she died one month ago today....of a drug overdose....THIS IS FOR YOU CARMEN! we will ALWAYS remember your name." ---- sooooooooooo bad.
When someone blunders, we say that he makes a misstep. Is it then not clear that all the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill our history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing. - Moliere
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re: lyrics about graduation?#18
Posted: 1/11/06 at 9:11am
sorry for the double post, computer is spazzing out :)
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re: lyrics about graduation?#19
Posted: 1/11/06 at 10:13am
for good, my friend and i sang it at our graduation. people teared up. it's a good one.
you say i'm weird! look at everyone you're sitting with! and hey, those guys over there just threw napkins up in the air like they were on something! it's contajous! you can't help it!
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re: lyrics about graduation?#20
Posted: 1/11/06 at 11:13am
you have to look at "the hills of tomorrow" from the original Merrily we roll along. the setting of it is just amazing, and the context is actual students singing at their graduation. it can only be found on the OBC, not the revival.
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re: lyrics about graduation?#21
Posted: 1/11/06 at 3:12pm
"We'll Have Tomorrow" (the deleted song from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS):

"We'll have tomorrow, trust me it's true. We'll have tomorrow - we'll get through. Clouds will be parted - sun will shine bright."
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re: lyrics about graduation?#22
Posted: 1/12/06 at 2:50pm
i agree about Fame. I saw it, and it kind of made me want to throw up a little, lol.