20 Musical Theatre Lyrics To Stir Your Soul



“Now they’ll walk on my arm through the distant night.
And I won’t let them stray from my heart.
Through the wind, through the dark, through the winter light
I will read all their dreams to the stars.”

-Spring Awakening


“So you fill your life with sound
And if you dance like hell, you hope you never touch the ground.
What happens when the music stops?”

-Bare: A Pop Opera


“Time goes by, plans grow stale
People die, and parties fail.
How did we come to this?”

-The Wild Party


“Someone to make you come through
Who’ll always be there, as frightened as you
Of being alive.”



“I’ve had so much trouble finding my way there
When I get close, it disappears.
If we can get there, we’re going to stay there
If it takes us miles. If it takes us years.”



“And now whatever way our stories end,
I know you have rewritten mine by being my friend.”



“The price of love is loss
But still we pay
We love anyway.”

-Next to Normal


“You never saw how far the crack had opened
You never knew I had run out of rope and
I could never rescue you.”

-The Last 5 Years


“Don’t come back here
I didn’t raise you
To give away your days
Like me.”

-Fun Home


“I can’t go write another song I’m too afraid to play
Or dream how things can change but only see what’s in my way.
I can’t go back to what I was before
Now that I can see so much more.”



“Cages or wings: which do you prefer?
Ask the birds.
Fear or love, baby, don’t say the answer:
Actions speak louder than words.”



“Witches can be right, giants can be good.
You decide what’s right.
You decide what’s good.”

-Into the Woods


“Lay on the beach, dream within reach, don’t stray beyond.
Some girls fight hard, some face the trial
Some girls were just meant to smile.”

-Legally Blonde


“I think they meant it, when they said you can’t buy love.
Now I know you can rent it
A new lease you are, my love.”



“I think it’s time we give it up
And figure out what’s stopping us
From breathing easy and talking straight.”



“You learn to count the quiet winds
An hour with no unprompted tears
And not to count the deadly days
As they fade into years.”



“There is one thing that’s eternal,
That cannot be torn apart,
There is one thing that remains forever true.
Past the thinking, past the breathing,
Past the beating of my heart,
It will all fade away but you.”

-The Bridges of Madison County


“I am here to tell you we can never meet again
Simple really, isn’t it, a word or two and then
A lifetime of not knowing where or how or why or when.”



“This is wanting something, this is reaching for it
This is wishing that a moment would arrive
This is taking chances, this is almost touching, what the beauty is.”

-The Light In The Piazza


“All this wishful thinking
Gets me nowhere I can’t stay
Though my heart is broken
It keeps breaking every day”

-Ghost, the Musical