You Can’t Breathe


Lyrics:
WITCH
WHEN BURDENS START TO CONSUME YOU MY CHILD
I AM HERE TO MAKE EVERYTHING RIGHT
HUMAN NO LONGER FEEL SCORNED OR REVILED
THE TRUTH CAN BE FOUND IN PLAIN SIGHT

(Giant roots come from the bog behind him, dripping wet. They reach over him and the WITCH laughs happily. The roots grab WESLEY and pull him into the water. The set then transitions into an underwater, wide open set with reflections bouncing in the open space. From the center top of the set WESLEY is being pulled by the roots and as he reaches the center space the roots pull into the shadows. WESLEY’S face is not facing the audience. HE is moving about frantically. From the darkness a beautiful female made of tree and roots circles around the boy.)

INTO YOUR LOST SOUL LOOK DEEP THERE I CAN
YOU ARE NOT MY FIRST HUMAN TAKE CARE
MY GIFT IS DECEPTION IF USED BY A MAN
FOR THROUGH ME YOUR SOUL GROWS AWARE

(WESLEY turns around and his face is now masked as a grasshopper)

YOU CAN’T BREATHE
BUT I GUARANTEE
YOU’LL NEVER FEEL MORE ALIVE
YOU CAN’T BREATHE
BUT IF YOU LISTEN TO ME
YOU’LL HAVE A CHANCE TO SURVIVE

(WITCH is behind WESLEY wrapping her arms around his chest.)

I KNOW WHAT YOU WANT AS YOU FLOAT THERE ADRIFT
YOU WANT TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR FATE
TAKE ON THE MASK THAT I GIVE AS A GIFT
PROTECT YOU FROM FEAR AND FROM HATE

(The WITCH notices WESLEY does not want the mask. SHE looks at him face to face)

IF YOU DENY THE MASK? HEAR MY VOICE SPEAK
WHAT YOU WANT FOR YOURSELF MUST BE LEARNED
A QUEST YOU SHALL GO FOR ANSWERS YOU SEEK
THE REDEMPTION OF SOULS MUST BE EARNED

YOU CAN’T BREATHE
BUT I GUARANTEE
YOU’LL NEVER FEEL MORE ALIVE
YOU CAN’T BREATHE
BUT IF YOU LISTEN TO ME
YOU’LL HAVE A CHANCE TO SURVIVE

(The WITCH pulls away and WESLEY floats outward, drowning.)

You’re trapped in limbo, boy human. You must reach the other side of your anger and pain!

FIND THE THREE KEYS, THE CROWN EACH ONE ADORNS
OR REMAIN IN THIS LIMBO BENIGHT
GO FORTH TO MEET THE NEW SUN TO BE BORN
UNLOCK THE PATH TO STAND IN IT’S LIGHT!

YOU CAN’T BREATHE
BUT I GUARANTEE
YOU’LL NEVER FEEL MORE ALIVE
YOU CAN’T BREATHE
BUT IF YOU LISTEN TO ME
YOU’LL HAVE A CHANCE TO SURVIVE
YOU CAN’T BREATHE
BUT I GUARANTEE
YOU’LL NEVER FEEL MORE ALIVE
YOU CAN’T BREATHE
BUT IF YOU LISTEN TO ME
YOU’LL HAVE A CHANCE TO SURVIVE