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In an Instant / Way Back to Paradise

Album lyrics:
  1. Act 1
  2. The Map of Your Heart The Map of Your Heart Video
  3. Before the Morning
  4. Mamzell' Marie / Ton Grandpere est le soleil
  5. Beautiful
  6. In an Instant / Way Back to Paradise
  7. When You Look at a Man
  8. The Storm / C'est l'amour / To Find a Lover
  9. Nothing Beats Chicago / Ocean is Different / Danced With a Girl
  10. Tout Mi Mi / He Is My Release / Miracles and Mysteries
  11. I Don't Hear the Ocean / Bird Inside the House
  12. All Eyes Look Upon You / A Month Ago / Danced With a Girl (Reprise) All Eyes Look Upon You / A Month Ago / Danced With a Girl (Reprise) Video
  13. We're Gonna Go to Chicago / And You Would Lie / I Will Give We're Gonna Go to Chicago / And You Would Lie / I Will Give Video
  14. Act I Finale Act I Finale Video
  15. Act 2
  16. Opening / I Will Love You Opening / I Will Love You Video
  17. Cincinnati / You're Looking at the Man Cincinnati / You're Looking at the Man Video
  18. The Scorpion / Lover, Bring Me Summer
  19. Tell Me / Billy Was Sweet / Paradise is Burning Down Tell Me / Billy Was Sweet / Paradise is Burning Down Video
  20. Prison in a Prison Prison in a Prison Video
  21. Better and Best / Good Looking Woman
  22. No Turning Back / Before the Morning (reprise) No Turning Back / Before the Morning (reprise) Video
  23. Beautiful (reprise) Beautiful (reprise) Video
  24. I Will Love You (Reprise) I Will Love You (Reprise) Video
  25. Your Name / Innocence Dies / Finale Your Name / Innocence Dies / Finale Video

In an Instant / Way Back to Paradise lyrics

In an Instant / Way Back to Paradise

In an Instant

PRISONER 1:
In an instant,

PRISONER 2:
white man winked at you

PRISONER 3:
Hot sunshine

PRISONER 1:
In an instant,

PRISONER 2:
your hand trembled

PRISONER 3:
Cold fingers

PRISONERS 1, 2 & 3:
And you lost track of the afternoon
and time flew like a frightened thrush
and you were granting him favors
in an instant


Way Back to Paradise

MARIE CHRISTINE:
We are ruled by our brothers.
We are ruled by our husbands.
We jump at the voices of our masters
and do as they say.
We are bartered and traded
along with cattle and cotton.
We have to be beautiful
and it helps to have a dowry of some kind;
We have to show humility;
And have the presence of mind
to never complain.
And they say it's our fault
We were thrown out of Eden
to be turned into salt.
But there is a way back to paradise;
There is a way;
Study all men:
Learn what they lack.
Sweeten and stroke
before you attack.
Put up a front
then slip through the back;
Be on your way back to paradise.

LISETTE:
Oui, mam-zell'
Oui, mam-zell'

MARIE CHRISTINE:
Long ago back in Eden

LISETTE:
Eden.

MARIE CHRISTINE:
when we didn't need husbands,

LISETTE:
Husbands

MARIE CHRISTINE:
We danced to the voices in the Garden
and had our own way.

LISETTE:
Ou-ye mam-zell'...

MARIE CHRISTINE:
We were taught by mothers
By the river of Knowledge;
Our Garden was beautiful

LISETTE:
Beautiful

MARIE CHRISTINE:
Until the angels came to call,
And on the wings of jealousy
they brought down the fall
and gave the Garden to men.

LISETTE:
Ah

MARIE CHRISTINE:
Put it out of our touch.

LISETTE:
Ah

MARIE CHRISTINE:
We were thrown out of Eden

LISETTE:
Ah

MARIE CHRISTINE:
for knowing too much.
But there is a way back to paradise
There is a way
Bide your time

LISETTE:
Oui, mam-zell'

MARIE CHRISTINE:
Be clever and wise

LISETTE:
Oui, mam-zell'

MARIE CHRISTINE:
When you look at a man

LISETTE:
Oui, mam-zell'

MARIE CHRISTINE:
Look him dead in the eyes.

LISETTE:
Oui, mam-zell'

MARIE CHRISTINE:
Do not be seduced.
Tell him elegant lies.

BOTH:
Be on your way
Be on your way back to paradise.
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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