Graduation Day

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

Note: The full version of this song appears at the end of the play as a “reprise.” The initial appearance of the song at the beginning of the play is essentially an abridged version of the later piece. Thus, the reprise recording is reiterated here. Feel free to stop playing the song at the point where you hit the end of the lyrics below!

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 get this far.

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

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