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Poetry Friday: If I Didn't Believe in You by Jason Robert Brown

Don't we get to be happy, Cathy?
At some point down the line
Don't we get to relax?
Without some new tsuris
To push me yet further from you?

If I'm cheering on your side, Cathy
Why can't you support mine?
Why do I have to feel
I've committed some felony
Doing what I always swore I would do?

I don't want you to hurt
I don't want you to sink
But you know what I think?

I think you'll be fine
Just hang on and you'll see
But don't make me wait 'til you do
To be happy with you
Will you listen to me?

No one can give you courage
No one can thicken your skin
I will not fail so you can be comfortable, Cathy
I will not lose because you can't win

- selected lyrics from If I Didn't Believe in You from the musical The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown

Listen to the song as performed by Norbert Leo Butz on the official soundtrack.

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Tags: music, musicals, poetry friday, the last five years, theatre
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