Graduation Day (Reprise)

This piece is from the score of the original stage musical Cupid’s Arrow. It is performed by the Entire Company.

Listen to .mp3 sample of Graduation Day (Reprise) from the Original Cast Recording.

See the Cupid’s Arrow post for Original Cast Recording performance credits.

Circle P - Phonorecord Copyright 2007, 1988 Mark S. Meritt

Lyrics & Book Excerpt

STUDENTS (sing):
We couldn’t wait for graduation day.
To get our lives and careers on the way.
PARENTS:
We couldn’t wait for graduation day.
Now there’s one less bill that we have to pay.
But now our kids are out on their own.
PARENTS and THEO:
Soon they’ll have a family and a home.
So all we ask for is a weekly chat on the phone.
STUDENTS:
We’ll get a job and settle down.
Find a new place to call “my hometown.”
On the mailbox we’ll put our name.
So everybody will know we came.
We’ll meet the neighbors and wash the car.
Get a few tapes for the VCR.
And it was college that let us this far.
(STUDENTS toss up their caps, and the song goes on.)
STUDENTS:
We had our fun,
But now it’s done.
All of the times we spent together
Cannot be outdone.
So we’ll look back,
And have to laugh,
‘Cause the only thing that we won’t miss
Is class.
PARENTS:
We so proud of
GEORGE and HARRIET:
Our boy
PHIL and SUSAN:
Our girl.
PARENTS and THEO:
They were in the program,
But we misplaced it.
GUY #1:
I studied
GUYS #1,2:
Engineering,
GUYS #1,2 and GALS #1,2:
Algebra.
GUYS #1-4 and GALS #1-4:
I took the test
STUDENTS:
Last week and aced it.
STUDENTS and PARENTS:
We paid our dues.
And now the choice is
Ours/Theirs to choose.
Now we/they are free
To be what we/they wanna be.
ALL:
We couldn’t wait for graduation day.
Time to say goodbye and be on our way.
We’ll keep in touch as time goes by
And as we go on with our lives.
We had a good time while we were here.
We had some smiles and we had some tears.
Had some tears.
Had some tears.
Graduation used to be so far away.
Graduation used to be so far away.
Graduation used to be so far away.

© 2007 Mark S. Meritt; © 1988 Mark S. Meritt and Ed Budd

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