The Camera Shop Lyrics Lyrics

GELSEY
This store has been in my family for four generations
See that fiddle on the wall?
It belonged to my great-grandmother
Her name was rose

BRITTAIN (spoken)
Well, that’s my name!

GELSEY
It’s a beautiful name.
Old-fashioned, you don’t hear it a lot anymore

BRITTAIN
The color is so light…what’s it made of?

GELSEY
An old breastbone

BRITTAIN
Creepy

GELSEY
It was the breastbone of her sister
Her name was pearl
I’ll tell you the story:

GELSEY (Pearl White)
Rose and pearl lived by the sea
Gathering salt by the moonlight

GELSEY & BRITTAIN (Pearl White & Rose Red)
And rose loved a man who lived in the trees
Rose cried to pearl, “hold me tight, hold me tight”

GELSEY
Rose went to his treehouse
And looked at the stars through his telescope

GELSEY & BRITTAIN
She wanted to hold his hand
So she wrote him a poem
Signed it and sealed it

GELSEY
In a rice paper envelope

BRITTAIN
With a lily for a stamp

GELSEY
But the man stole her work
He was the editor of a prestigious astronomy journal
He wrote down all she saw
And published it in his name
And rose grew to hate him
And then pearl caught his eye

BRITTAIN (Rose)
I’m a little confused
And more than a little frightened

GELSEY (Pearl)
It’s ok my dear
This is a circular story

GELSEY (Pearl White)
And so rose ran into the forest
And asked a great bear to maul the astronomer
And to turn the cruel sister into a black crow
And put the crow and the corpse in a cave
Until the crow started to starve
And she’d have no choice
But to peck out the eyes of her lover and eat them

BRITTAIN (Rose)
I don’t believe any of this

GELSEY (Pearl)
Don’t you remember?
The bear named his price:

BRENT (Bear)
One pot of honey
One piece of stardust
One secret baptism
And a photo of a ghost

ALL
One pot of honey
One piece of stardust
One secret baptism
And a photo of a ghost

GELSEY (Pearl)
Rose stole the honey from a soldier

GELSEY & BRITTAIN (Pearl White & Rose Red)
She pretended to love

GELSEY
Stole the stardust from an ancient

GELSEY & BRTTAIN
She pretended to care

GELSEY
And for the baptism,
She stole a baby
From a mother
A frightened teenager in a mansion
And took the child into the sea
And the child was blessed

The Camera Shop Lyrics Lyrics From The Musical Ghost Quartet


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