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Next to Normal: “So Anyway” My Favorite…Spoiler Alert!

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I already have several posts about Next to Normal on my blog; however, this one is about my favorite song from the show. The song “So Anyway” is just so simple but carries so much weight. Its beautiful melody with the vocals by Alice Ripley creates such an air of anxiousness, conflict, and hopefulness…She is leaving her husband to allow herself the chance to live. It’s a song of decision, and it’s evident that she doesn’t know what will become of herself…But I’ll let the song and the lyrics speak for themselves. 

“So Anyway” 

So anyway I’m leavingI thought you’d like to know 
You faithful come-what-may

But clearly I can’t stay 
We’d both go mad that way

So here I go 
And anyway I’m leaving

I guess that you can see 
I’ll try this on my own 

A life I’ve never know.I’ll face the dread alone 

But I’ll be free. 
With you always beside me 
To catch me when I fall 
I’d never get to know the feel

Of solid ground at all 
With you always believing 
That we can still come through

It makes me feel the fool 
To know that it’s not true 
What doctors call dysfunction 
We tried to call romance 
And true it’s quite a trick 
To tell the dancers from the dance 
But rather than let chance take me 
I’ll take a chance 
I’ll take a chance on leaving 
It’s that or stay and die 
I loved you once and though 
You love me still I know 
It’s time for me to fly 
I loved you once and though 
I love you still I know 
It’s time for me to go 
And so, goodbye

Written by uncannynerdyguy

March 26, 2010 at 1:09 pm

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  1. Jeez. Spoiler alert!


    March 26, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    • They were going to get that from the song anyway if they read the post.


      March 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm

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