Dixie Darr

My Literary Advent Calendar, Day Twenty-Six

In Uncategorized on December 22, 2016 at 7:31 am


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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Something’s Coming

Enough of the gloom and doom. We’re looking forward to something wondrous, yet the hymns we sing for Advent are almost without exception cheerless and dark. Here’s a song that I think we should sing this time of the year. Can’t you feel the excitement? Aren’t you happy and eagerly looking forward to the big day?

Here’s a link if you want to listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu7sRdRrm_w

Full disclosure, the original Broadway cast album was the first album I ever bought.

Could be!
Who knows?
There’s something due any day;
I will know right away,
Soon as it shows.
It may come cannonballing down through the sky,
Gleam in its eye,
Bright as a rose!

Who knows?
It’s only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Under a tree.
I got a feeling there’s a miracle due,
Gonna come true,
Coming to me!

Could it be? Yes, it could.
Something’s coming, something good,
If I can wait!
Something’s coming, I don’t know what it is,
But it is
Gonna be great!

With a click, with a shock,
Phone’ll jingle, door’ll knock,
Open the latch!
Something’s coming, don’t know when, but it’s soon;
Catch the moon,
One-handed catch!

Around the corner,
Or whistling down the river,
Come on, deliver
To me!
Will it be? Yes, it will.
Maybe just by holding still,
It’ll be there!

Come on, something, come on in, don’t be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!
The air is humming,
And something great is coming!
Who knows?
It’s only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe tonight . . .

Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

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