Second Letter lyrics
I, too, have cried inside.
You must not be ashamed of your tears.
I love you for your tears.
Your absence only makes my love grow stronger.
And when I cannot bear it any longer -
(We hear another scream come from upstairs.
Music stops as Giorgio rises, concerned; the
others continue to eat, unfazed.)
Don't be alarmed. It's my cousin. I am so accustomed to her
outbursts that I forget how unsettling they must be to a newcomer.
My apologies for not warning you.
She's not been having a good day. And a doctor is always expected
to help hurt, even when there is nothing one can possibly do.
More lamb please.
I've noticed you finally managed to track down some tarragon.
Yes, I'm glad you approved...
(Another scream; the Colonel looks to the Doctor)
(He wearily rises and crosses to the stairs, which he climbs.)
Sergeant, are there any more carrots?
Seconds for you, Lieutenant? Can I take that as a compliment?
No, Sergeant, they're for my horses.
(Laughter. Torasso gives Giorgio a slap
on the back. Giorgio is not amused.)
In time, Captain Bacchetti, you too will get used
to life amongst us.
(Snare drums; everyone gets up. Clara enters while the
soldiers formate to a march. Clara sings from another letter,
accompanied chiefly by drums and sporadic bugle calls) Last Update: June, 10th 2013