As the great musical poet Kiki Dee once said, “I’ve got the music in me.” Seriously, music is part of my daily life, so I participate in Song Lyric Sunday. This week’s theme is seconds / minutes / hours, and DJ Tara chose a song from the musical that could take the top spot in her All-Time Favorite Musicals lists, once she sees it… … …
Like our host Helen, I, too, thought of Seasons of Love, from my favorite musical, Rent. (That was fun, clicking on her post and realizing she thought of the same song!). But lately, I’m obsessed with another musical (for a year or so now), one that I haven’t seen yet, but I know I will love and can’t wait to.
This song doesn’t feature the exact words seconds/minutes/hours, but all that adds up to forever, so I think this qualifies, yes? The song is For Forever, from Dear Evan Hansen. The story (from Wikipedia): Evan is a high school senior with severe social anxiety, which inhibits his ability to connect with other people and make friends. After the death of one of his classmates, he fabricates a lie that inadvertently brings him closer to the classmate’s family, while also allowing him to gain his own sense of purpose.
This song is his telling of his faux friendship with the boy who died, to that boy’s parents.
Ben Platt won a Tony award for his performance. I love this video because he’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and still, he’s performing as Evan, not just singing the song.