Act 4 S6 I Will Bring You Down

from by Paul Shapera



Featuring Jason Broderick


(The room fades and Soldier 7285 is left)

OTHER SOLDIER: Soldier 7285, why didn’t you fire?
OTHER SOLDIER 2: Soldier 7285, why didn’t you fire?
AUTHORITY: Soldier 7285 you are hereby notified of your court martial for negligence of duty
OTHER SOLDIER: Why didn’t you fire?

I saw her eyes, I’ve never faced
That kind of look that haunted grace
The way she died so willing just
To die for love, to die for love

What kind of masters must I serve
That make this into such a world
Where one must kill such beauty and
Bring this to pass with such cruel hands

Soldier 7285
is who I am it is my life
But I perceive another place
And it must be built upon your grave

And I will bring you down
I will bring you down
I will bring you down

And if I fall someone will see
The way I went, just like she
With eyes of love and heart of light
They too will fight, they too will fight

Today I say it will begin
Today i will begin your end
Today the wind that comes, portends
Will be your end, will be your end

And I will bring you down
I will bring you down
I will bring you down

(Soldier 7285 exits)


from The Dolls Of New Albion, A Steampunk Opera, released May 8, 2012
Featuring Jason Broderick



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