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Song Of Forgetting

This song is by J. Robert Spencer, Alice Ripley and Jennifer Damiano and appears on the musical soundtrack Next to Normal (2009).

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Dan:
This house and all these rooms
Last Christmas or last year
Out back the dogwood blooms
Diana:
Do I really live here?

Dan:
The paint, the walls
All this glass and wood
You don't recall?
Diana:
How I wish I could...

Dan:
Our house on Walton Way
The house with the red door
Our trip to San Tropez
The whole week a downpour

Natalie:
My first few steps
And my first lost tooth
What, nothing yet?
Diana:
Well, to tell the truth...

Dan:
Sing a song of forgetting
A song of the way things were not
Sing of what's lost to you
Of times that you never knew
Sing of not remembering when
Of memories that go unremembered and then
Sing a song of forgetting, again

That day our child was born
Our baby girl's first cry
That gray and drizzly morn
I've never felt so high

Diana:
The day we met
And we shared two beers
Dan:
Then?
Diana:
I forget
Dan:
But that's nineteen years

Natalie:
What a lovely cure
It's a medical miracle
With a mind so pure
That she doesn't know anything

Dan:
It's there, I'm sure
'Cause memories don't die
They don't die
They don't die
Natalie (overlapping):
Die...
They die
Diana (overlapping):
I try...

Dan (Natalie & Diana):
Sing a song of forgetting (Sing a song of forgetting)
A song of the way things were not (A song of the way things were not)
Sing of what's lost to you (What's lost to you, what's lost to you)
Of times that you never knew (You never knew)
All:
Sing of not remembering when
Of memories that go unremembered and then

Dan:
Sing a song of forgetting
Natalie:
Sing a song of forgetting
Diana:
Sing a song of forgetting...
All:
Again

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