Till We Reach That Day lyrics

- Ragtime

Till We Reach That Day lyrics

Till We Reach That Day

MOURNERS
Oh...
Oh...
Oh...

SARAH'S FRIEND
There's a day of hope
May I live to see,
When our hearts are happy
And our souls are free.
Let the new day dawn,
Oh, Lord, I pray.
We'll never get to heaven
Till we reach that day.

MOURNERS
It's a day of peace.
A day of pride.

SARAH'S FRIEND
A day of pride...

MOURNERS
A day of justice
We have been denied.

SARAH'S FRIEND
It's been denied.

MOURNERS
Where a man can live,
And a child can play.
We'll never get to heaven
Till we reach that day.

COALHOUSE
What they did to her,
What they took from her.
She had life in her,
Lord, she had my baby!
Look what they left of her,
Left of her,
Left of my girl!

EMMA
She was nothing
To them,
She was a woman.

COALHOUSE
My girl...

EMMA AND MOTHER
Nothing and no one to them,

EMMA, MOTHER, AND COALHOUSE
So they beat her
And beat her and beat hear and...

MOURNERS
A day of peace...

COALHOUSE
There was blood on the ground!

MOURNERS
A day of pride...

COALHOUSE, EMMA, AND MOTHER
She was only a girl!

MOURNERS
A day of justice...

COALHOUSE, EMMA, MOTHER'S YOUNGER BROTHER, MOTHER, AND FATHER
It will happen again!

MOURNERS
We have been denied...

COALHOUSE, EMMA, MOTHER'S YOUNGER BROTHER, MOTHER, FATHER,
Immigrants, People of Harlem
It will happen again
And again
And again...

MOURNERS
Let the new day dawn,
Oh, Lord...

TATEH
Why does nobody care?

MOTHER'S YOUNGER BROTHER, EMMA
There is blood in the air!

WOMEN
We have voices and souls!

COALHOUSE, MOTHER, EMMA, MOTHER'S YOUNGER BROTHER
What is wrong with this country?

IMMIGRANTS
She was somebody's child!

HARLEM MEN
There are Negroes out there!

IMMIGRANTS, BLACKS, WOMEN, AND EMMA
There are people out there!

ALL
Give the people
A day of peace.
A day of pride.
A day of justice
We have been denied.
Let the new day dawn,
Oh, Lord, I pray...
We'll never get to heaven
Till we reach that day.

Last Update: July, 01st 2014


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Musical: Ragtime. Song: Till We Reach That Day. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes