Story Of The Tucks Lyrics Lyrics

Song from the musical 'Tuck Everlasting' performed by Carolee Carmello (Mae), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Jesse), Robert Lenzi (Miles).

May:
Once upon a time
Once upon a time
Can I start like that?

Miles:
Shouldn't start like that

May:
Be patient with me Winnie
I've never told this before
Once there was a man
A man with a wife
And a family

Jesse:
That's Miles and me

May:
Jesse, let me tell the story
I don't wanna start a war
We tore from the west to settle in the east
Looking for a farm or some land at least

Jesse:
Get to the part where I fall from the tree

Miles:
No, you've got it all wrong

May:
Miles, Jesse
Then we found a wood

Jesse:
Yes, we found a wood
Can you guess which wood

Winnie:
Mine?

Jesse:
You're good

May:
Where we found ourselves a clearing
And camped for the night
Just the four of us

Miles:
Plus the cat and the horse
They play a crucial part

May:
Yes, Miles of course
We slept by a spring near an old ash tree

Jesse:
And thats where I carved a T

May:
Jesse!

Miles:
In the morning
In the morning

Miles, Jesse, May:
We had no way of knowing
Without even thinking we drank from the spring
Who knew that spring would change everything

May:
Except for the horse
Everybody drank
Even the cat

Miles:
Remember that?

Jesse:
You can lead a horse to water

Miles:
I think she knows the phrase

May:
So days went by
Then months
Then years
With an ordinary life

Miles:
So it appears

May:
The old horse died at 25

Jesse:
But the cat was still alive

Miles:
We weren't changing
. Jesse:
. We weren't changing
. May:
Miles: We weren't changing
We weren't growing
. Jesse:
. We weren't growing

All three:
We had no way of knowing
Nobody was thinking
It's because of the spring
Who knew that spring would change everything

May:
The town began to talk Jesse:
People shyed away Winnie look at me
They were so outraged we hadn't aged Winnie listen here though
Our lives in pious Jesse:
Our looks perverse I survived a tree fall
He survived much worse

Miles:
Shut up Jesse

May: Jesse:
Still we didn't know Yes of course we knew
Didn't know the spring How could we not know though
Was the cause of it
Or where we'd sit on the delacite balance Jesse:
Between a blessing and a curse The greatest family
In the universe

Miles:
Don't confuse the girl

All three:
The cat and the horse
The T on the tree
The drink that changed us eternally
That's our secret keep it locked up tight

Winnie:
But I still don't understand

Miles:
Enough
Alright
We're not aging
We're not growing
And none of us know why
Once upon a time we drank from your spring
And now we'll never die

Jesse:
And that's the story of the Tucks
The end

Story Of The Tucks Lyrics Lyrics From The Musical Tuck Everlasting


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