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Ariadne

Ariadne lyrics

Ariadne

XANTHIAS:
What was she like? Your wife?

DIONYSOS:
Ah...
She was young, she was wild,
Ariadne...
She was shy, like a child,
Had this funny dimple when she smiled,
Lips as soft as petals,
Hair the color of the sun,
Breasts --

XANTHIAS:
I get it.

DIONYSOS:
And eyes that looked at me as if I were a god.
Which I am.

XANTHIAS:
Half.

DIONYSOS:
[Pointing at the tiller]
You steer.

XANTHIAS:
Tell me more.

DIONYSOS:
Being young, feeling odd,
I mean, when you're married to a god,
Mingling with the likes of
Zeus and Hera, Aphrodite and Apollo...

XANTHIAS:
Namedropper.

DIONYSOS:
So I gave her a crown
On the day we were wed.
"If you look like a goddess,
You'll feel like a goddess,"
I said.
Ariadne...

[XANTHIAS, touched, stops steering]

And the years filled with joy
And my heart filled with pride,
Just to know Ariadne was there at my side.
Then she died.
Being mortal, she died...

She was young, she was shy,
Ariadne...
She was young, as was I,
Surely, she was much too young to die.
So I flung her crown high into the sky,
In a rage,
With a cry:
"Ariadne!... Ariadne!..."

And its jewels broke free
And they never came down,
But they stayed there as stars
In the shape of a crown.
And they're there every night
As a sign of our love,
And it fills me with joy
And it fills me with pain.

It reminds me of how much
I miss her and want her
And wish every day she were here.

There are no stars in hell.
Just as well...

Ariadne... Ariadne... Ariadne...
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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Musical: Frogs, The. Song: Ariadne. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes