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A Poem for Three Voices

Adapted from the poem “You and You Again” by Wade Stevenson.

Adapted from the poem “You and You Again” by Wade Stevenson.


CHORUS VOICES 1 & 2 & 3

You     and        you       again                                         and     you

once         more                        and

                                                              then        again           and


VOICE 1

Here she comes

VOICE 2

and it’s you again

VOICE 3

who else could it be

VOICE 2

could

VOICE 1

Only be you

and it’s true

it’s you again

and only you because

VOICE 2

Only you are the one

VOICE 3

who is truly

with the other me

VOICE 2

who cleaves

VOICES 1 & 2

To you in birth and death

VOICE 3

and love and joy

VOICES 1 & 2 & 3

   and     sorrow           and         longing


CHORUS

You      and        you       again                                         and     you

once         more                        and

                                                              then        again           and


VOICES 1 & 2

And this is more than we thought

VOICE 2

or could reasonably bear

VOICE 1

But it all has to do with                             you

VOICE 2

and how you

VOICE 3

appeared                                    and      came        

VOICE 2

Disappeared                and

VOICE 1

came back                     so                  that

VOICE 3

       no                 matter

VOICE 2

where

VOICE 1

or                                   when


CHORUS

You      and        you       again                                         and     you

once         more                        and

                                                              then        again           and


VOICE 1

It was always you                          yes

VOICE 2

you coming back again

VOICE 1

and being

VOICE 2

with me

VOICE 1

There was no one else

VOICE 2

     there never could have been

VOICE 3

or would ever be

VOICE 2

It was always just you       and I said                        you now

VOICE 1

andyouagain

VOICES 1 & 2 & 3

    and               you                        encore


CHORUS

You      and        you       again                                         and     you

once         more                        and

                                                              then        again           and


VOICE 1

And    you    coming

VOICE 2

and going

VOICE 1

but coming back                                        and

VOICE 2

always again                     and once

VOICE 1

More with me                               and I with you

VOICE 2

so             that                  together

VOICE 1

you        and           I

VOICE 2

we are as one                                  as one

VOICE 3

as one

VOICES 1 & 2 & 3

we are as one


CHORUS

You      and        you       again                                         and     you

once         more                        and

                                                              then        again           and


VOICES 1 & 2

One in two or two in one

VOICE 3

it is hard to say

VOICE 1

because                              it is half

VOICE 2

you and half

VOICE 1

me

VOICE 2

half me                           If it were

VOICE 1

more   me                 than you

VOICE 2

or more you

VOICE 1

than me

VOICES 1 & 2

it wouldn’t be who                   we are

VOICE 3

Because                               what

VOICE 2

we are

VOICE 1

is made

VOICE 2

of half of

VOICE 3

each other’s  wholeness

VOICES 1 & 2 & 3

each other’s wholeness

VOICE 3

just like

VOICE 1

One   egg                 split

VOICE 3

and then joined                               the egg    together

VOICES 1 & 2 & 3

the egg sublime                 or                divine

VOICES 1 & 2

the egg sublime or divine

VOICE 1

the egg sublime                    or divine


CHORUS

You      and        you       again                                         and     you

once         more                        and

                                                              then        again           and


VOICE 3

What matters is the oneness               of        it

VOICE 2

the wholeness    

VOICE 1

the   holiness            of   it

VOICE 3

the holiness of it

VOICES 1 & 2

      the       holiness      of       it

VOICES 1 & 2 & 3

The holding                indivisible           and

VOICE 2

togetherness         of           it

VOICES 1 & 2

   the two bodies                         joined


CHORUS

You      and        you       again                                         and     you

once         more                        and

                                                              then        again           and


VOICES 1 & 2

You and me

VOICE 1

beyond life and death

VOICE 2

beyond the coming and the going

VOICE 3

beyond the coming and the going

VOICE 1

beyond life and death

VOICES 1 & 2

You and me

VOICES 1 & 2 & 3

beyond     the     coming     and  the    going


CHORUS

You      and        you       again                                         and     you

once         more                        and

                                                              then        again           and


VOICES 1 & 2 & 3

Now as one now joined

as one merged

as one meshed

VOICE 1

as one moving

VOICE 2

as one

VOICE 1

as one

VOICES 1 & 2 & 3

as onemoving         as      one

VOICE 3

Immovable

VOICE 2

as one

VOICE 1

for now

VOICES 1 & 2 & 3

   and always think about it (repeat)

VOICE 1

don’t ever forget

VOICES 1 & 2 & 3

   

and always think about it

don’t ever forget


CHORUS

Don’t ever forget

As one moving

Beyond life and death

Two bodies joined

The wholeness or

Holiness of it

The egg sublime

Or

Divine

The holiness of it

Don’t ever forget


You      and        you       again                                         and     you

once         more                        and

                                                              then        again


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