Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 89: If I Can't Love Her

All right...I have had this song stuck in my head at some time every day for the last four days, so I'm wondering if it should be a part of my blog. This is one of my favorite songs ever, and again, it comes from Beauty and the Beast: The Musical. Howard Ashman wrote five new songs for Broadway in 1994 after the Disney movie score in 1991. Terrance Mann, who is awesome, was the part of the Beast. So Good! But anyway, as for me, I love this song (and I think my roommates will kill me if I sing it aloud one more time...:) ), but it kept me awake last night. That is why I am putting it here--so that I can get some sleep tonight.

And in my twisted face
There's not the slightest trace
Of anything that even hints of kindness...
And from my tortured shape
No comfort, no escape--
I see, but deep within is utter blindness.
As my dream dies
As the time flies
Love, a lost illusion...
Cold and driven
To this sad conclusion.
No beauty could move me,
No goodness improve me.
No power on earth, if I can't love her!
No passion could reach me,
No lesson could teach me,
How I could have loved her and made her love me too--
If I can't love her, then who?
Long ago I should have seen
All the things I could have been...
Careless and unthinking, I moved onward!
No pain could be deeper,
No life could be cheaper,
No point anymore, if I can't love her...
No spirit could win me,
No hope left within me,
Hope I could have loved her and that she'd set me free--
But it's not to be,
If I can't love her--
Let the world be done with me!

P.S. By the way, if a man were to sing this for me, they would totally win major brownie points...yeah :).


  1. I am Belle in my family so for my Senior Trip after High School my Grandma took me to see this play in St George and I will never forget when the Beast sang this song. Moving!

  2. Yeah...I have never seen the musical, but I have some of the songs from Disney mixes that I own. I love this song, and I'm not even sure why...except that perhaps I can be a hopeless romantic from time to time...:)