!llmind Take A Break - Interlude cover

Take A Break - Interlude
by !llmind
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Verse 1
Un-deux-trois-quatre-cinq-six-sept-huit-neuf (un-deux-trois-quatre-cinq-six-sept-huit-neuf )
Verse 2
Good, un deux trois quatre cinq six sept huit (un-deux-trois-quatre-cinq-six-sept-huit-neuf )
Verse 3
Sept-huit-neuf (sept-huit-neuf)
Verse 4
Sept-huit-neuf (sept-huit-neuf)
Verse 5
One-two-three-four-five-six-seven-eight-nine
Verse 6
My dearest, Angelica, tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
I trust you'll understand the reference to another Scottish tragedy without my having to name the play
They think me Macbeth, and ambition is my folly
I'm a polymath, a pain in the ass, a massive pain
Madison is Banquo, Jefferson's Macduff
And Birnam Wood is Congress on its way to Dunsinane
Verse 7
And there you are, an ocean away
Do you have to live an ocean away
Thoughts of you subside
Then I get another letter
I cannot put the notion away
Verse 8
Take a break
Verse 9
I am on my way
Verse 10
There's a little surprise before supper and it cannot wait
Verse 11
I'll be there in just a minute, save my plate
Verse 12
Alexander (okay, okay)
Verse 13
Your son is nine years old today
He has something he'd like to say
He's been practicing all day
Philip, take it away
Verse 14
Daddy, daddy, look
My name is Philip
I am a poet, I wrote this poem jus to show it
And I just turned nine
You can write rhymes but you can't write mine
Verse 15
(What)
I practice French and play piano with my mother
I have a sister, but I want a little brother (okay)
Verse 16
My daddy's trying to start America's bank
Un deux trois quatre cinq (bravo)
Verse 17
Take a break
Verse 18
Hey, our kid is pretty great
Verse 19
Run away with us for the summer, let's go upstate
Verse 20
Eliza, I've got so much on my plate
Verse 21
We can all go stay with my father
There's a lake I know (I know)
Verse 22
In a nearby park (I'd love to go)
Verse 23
You and I can go when the night gets dark
Verse 24
I will try to get away
Verse 25
My dearest Alexander
You must get through to Jefferson
Sit down with him and compromise
Don't stop 'til you agree
Your favourite older sister
Angelica, reminds you
There's someone in your corner all the way across the sea
Verse 26
In a letter I received from you two weeks ago
I noticed a comma in the middle of a phrase
It changed the meaning, did you intend this
One stroke and you've consumed my waking days, it says
Verse 27
My dearest Angelica
Verse 28
With a comma after dearest, you've written
Verse 29
My dearest, Angelica
Verse 30
Anyway, all this to say
I'm coming home this summer at my sister's invitation
I'll be there with your family if you make your way upstate
I know you're very busy I know your work's important
But I'm crossing the ocean and I just can't wait
Verse 31
You won't be an ocean away
You will only be a moment away
Verse 32
Alexander, come downstairs, Angelica's arriving today
Verse 33
Angelica
Verse 34
Eliza
Verse 35
The Schuyler sisters
Verse 36
Alexander
Verse 37
Hi
Verse 38
It's good to see your face
Verse 39
Angelica, tell this man John Adams spends the summer with his family
Verse 40
Angelica, tell my wife John Adams doesn't have a real job anyway
Verse 41
You're not joining us, wait
Verse 42
I'm afraid I cannot join you upstate
Verse 43
Alexander, I came all this way
Verse 44
She came all this way (all this way, take a break)
Verse 45
You know I have to get my plan through Congress
Verse 46
Run away with us for the summer let's go upstate
Verse 47
I lose my job if I don't get my plan through Congress
Verse 48
We can all go stay with our father
Verse 49
There's a lake I know (I know I'll miss you face)
(In a nearby park) (screw your courage to the sticking place)
Verse 50
You and I can go (Eliza's right)
Verse 51
Take a break and get away
Verse 52
Run away with us for the summer (let's go upstate)
Verse 53
Where we can stay (we can all go stay with our father)
If you take your time (look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now)
Verse 54
You will make your mark
Verse 55
Close your eyes and dream
Verse 56
When the night gets dark
Take a break
I have to get my plan through Congress
I can't stop until I get this plan through Congress

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